April 22, 2024
Other News

NHTSA wants to impose updated tire aging regulations

As we all know, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is the entity responsible for both a lot of good and also a lot of frustration. Overall, I believe they are working towards a safer driving environment, even if at times they seem out to get certain categories of drivers or a particular car

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Honda

2011 Honda Civic recalled due to a fuel tank valve issue

You’d think the Japanese have plenty on their hands with the recent tsunami and earthquake situation but as it happens, it’s not. One of their cars, the 2011 Honda Civic has been identified by the NHTSA as suffering from a serious problem.

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Kia

Kia is going to recall the “old” Optima

The Koreans may have struck gold with the current generation of the 2011 Kia Optima but they missed a point with the previous generation of this car. The 2006-2008 model year of the Kia Optima sedan because there’s a problem that’s related to the transmission.

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Jeep

NHTSA says the Jeep Wrangler doesn’t need a recall

Now here’s something special, the NHTSA came up with an announcement concerning an automotive recall that isn’t supposed to happen. The Jeep Wrangler is one of the cars that doesn’t suffer from any flaws with fuel spillage systems.

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Saab

Saab Recalls the 2010 and 2011 9-3

It had been a while since we spoke of a new recall so might as well find out about what happened at Saab this Sunday morning. The Swedish have announced that they are going to be inviting all 2010-2011 Saab 9-3 owners in to the dealers for a cup of coffee.

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Honda

Honda Accord Hybrid under the NHTSA magnifying glass

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced that they’re pulling out all the stops in a new investigation. The latest NHTSA investigation focuses on the Honda Accord Hybrid and a serious problem which may be related to unintended acceleration.

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Buick Cadillac

Safety recall involving Buick and Cadillac sedans

According to an investigation done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed some problems with the 2010-2011 model years of the Buick Lucerne and the Cadillac DTS. As a result, all of the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS owners with this particular model year should soon visit their dealers because of a few safety

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Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz posts a new recall

The Americans at the NHTSA have caught the Germans at Mercedes-Benz out with some problems. Sadly, the problem Mercedes is experiencing has lead to a very big recall on quite a few of the Stuttgart based manufacturer’s models.

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VW

Volkswagen Routan minivan recalled

Volkswagen USA has just announced that they will be recalling almost 16.000 Routan minivans over a possible fire hazard discovered. The current recall is the fourth to be made this month after General Motors, BMW and Chrysler issued recalls on certain models for problems that could lead to a fire.

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General Motors

GM recalling over 1.5 million cars worldwide

Numerous General Motors cars and trucks sold globally will be recalled by GM due to a problem with the wind shield wiper fluid heating system. While the recall concerns a total of 1.53 million Buick, Hummer, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC and Saturn models, most of them have been sold in the U.S. with an estimated 1.36

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Chrysler Jeep

Massive 2006-2010 Jeep Wrangler recall

Yet another recall news frightens the motorists, in particular the owners of any Jeep Wrangler that was produced between May 15, 2006 and August 9, 2010. The Jeeps produced within this period total up nearly 300.000 (288,968 to be precise) units and they are troubled by their brakes.

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Chrysler

Massive Chrysler recall over fire risk

Chrysler have just announced a massive recall involving nearly 285.000 2008-2009 minivans for a problem of the wiring in the doors that may lead to a fire. This is the second time this year that Chrysler’s minivans are going on to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website for a major recall.

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Chrysler

Chrysler recall of 25000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles

It would seem that the problem of unintentional accelerations is still haunting us as Chrysler announced today that it is recalling some 25,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles to fix a sticking gas pedal issue. The troublesome pedals in the Chrysler vehicles apparently are made by the same supplier involved in a much larger recall of

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Ford

Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan probed for sticky accelerators

Remember the times when Toyota’s recall, sticky accelerators and floor mats problems were grabbing headlines left and right? Well, of course you do, because it wasn’t that long ago, to be honest, and there are still some lawsuits looking over this particular issue but it’s not over. Oh no, there’s more bad news to come

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Chevrolet General Motors

NHTSA running an investigation on 2004 Corvettes

The 2004 Chevrolet Corvette is undergoing investigation from the NHTSA after there have been several complaints in relation to the fuel tanks of these vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has opened the investigation into 33,000 of these 2004 Chevrolet Corvettes over leaky fuel tank problems.

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Subaru

Subaru issues a safety recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for the 2010 model year Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback crossovers equipped with a continuously variable transmission. The recall affects a total of 29,443 vehicles that are spec’d up with the CVT in the States.

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Infiniti

Recalls, this time it’s Infiniti

Nissan has made one of those announcements that is troublesome but it’s sort of becoming an every day event. There will be a recall, quite a big one and focused on a serious problem with the 134.215 Infinitis in question.

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