January 27, 2023
Scion Subaru

Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S hit problems

Toyota’s GT86 spin-offs for the United States market have hit a bit of a slump recently. Owners aren’t the happiest bunch out there. They’ve hardly taken delivery of what’s the sportiest cheap car out there and it seems like it’s starting to feel about as much as it costs. The clever adaptive ECU they’ve used […]

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Audi

2012 Audi Q5 gets recalled

You have yourself a relatively new Audi Q5, it’s a 2012 model, it comes with all the toys you want and it gives you the right feeling you need from it. There’s a luxurious feel to the interior and there’s a high driving position for you without needing to drive some enormous cumbersome SUV. According […]

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Mini

Mini Countryman rally days are put on hold

Not everything coming from the news box these days is happy. You can console yourself with the season but you know it’s going to take more than that. These bad news come from the British are Mini, or rather the British at Prodrive. They handle the Mini Countryman rally project and they’ve got bad news […]

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Ford

Ford recalls thousands of F-Series pickups

According to the NHTSA several thousand Ford F-Series pickup trucks wearing 2011 and 2012 model years will be headed for a recall pretty soon. The problems that generated this action are due to a manufacturing issue that’s not necessarily problematic in the real world, but misses to comply with some federal standards. Models affected by […]

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Toyota

2011 Toyota Tundra recalled voluntarily

I’ll probably never forget the mess Toyota got into with all those unintended acceleration/floor mat and such problems but it does feel nice to see them constantly working on it. One of their latest efforts will be this just announced voluntary recall that concerns the 2011 Toyota Tundra pickup.

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Honda

2011 Honda Odyssey gets another recall

The 2011 Honda Odyssey already had a recall this year and it was one of the weirdest ever, one I blamed on users more than Honda. Honda’s previous recall was related to some wiper problems, but this time the 2011 Odyssey has trouble with the front windows.

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Toyota

A voluntary recall issued for the Toyota Sienna

Ah Toyota, it’s the car company that’s almost always been named in the same sentence as the word “recall”. And what do we have here, Toyota has just issued a voluntary recall for one of their models, the Sienna minivan. Now that’s a surprise.

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Jaguar

Jaguar recalling XJ because of windscreen wiper problems

It seems that while the British at Jaguar are clearly moving forward since the Indians took over. Every now and again, massive leaps forward do imply a few mistakes along the way. This is just the case of the new Jaguar XJ.

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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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Nissan

Nissan world wide recall

The Japanese at Nissan seem to have made a bit of a mistake with their cars and even the Infiniti brand suffers from it. The problem is that this mistake Nissan made will lead to a world wide recall for 2.1 million of their products. At first, the problem is not that big as it’s […]

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Volvo

Volvo issued a recall over airbag problems

After posting news of a pretty important recall to come from Chrysler the NHTSA has yet more information to unsettle drivers. According to the announcement made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this recall affects a total of nearly 10.000 vehicles produced by Swedish automaker Volvo.

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Ford Lincoln

Lincoln is considering a new Continental

Lincoln is considering bringing back a trademark model for them, the huge saloon they appropriately called the Continental. The higher ups over in Dearborn aren’t so easily convinced, they reckon a compact model makes for better sales and would help the brand image a lot more than raising a leviathan from the dead.

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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

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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Chrysler

Chrysler may exceede Marchionne’s expectations

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has made a recent statement in which he confirmed his optimism in Chrysler’s performance since it has surpassed all expectations by achieving profitability and plugging a severe cash leak in less than a year since filing for bankruptcy. His statement was pretty much full of words of praise for the American […]

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Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Chrysler recalls 40000 vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC isn’t having the best of luck overall and this is just another blow to the company image as a defect that is related to the ignition is making for a recall. The problem apparently is that the cars allow the removal of the key from the ignition before the car is shifted […]

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Toyota

Toyota’s recall completed more than 3 million cars

Toyota announced that they completed a massive part of the fabled, very mediated and very expensive recall of their cars. The recall involved seeing more than three million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles fixed so far.

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Hummer

Hummer unleashes a recall on the H3

Recalls aren’t big news any more and this concerns me a bit, there are quite a lot going on and with such a great number of them around you may start to think, how much longer until they figure out an issue with my car? Hopefully you will not get the chance to read a […]

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