Recalls: Jaguar XF And XK

Jaguar XF Jaguar released yesterday a recall notice that affects certain 2010MY XF models and XK sports cars due to a potential problem with the power assist steering system. In the document filled with the NHTSA, the automaker said that the power assist steering pipes have been assembled with zinc-nickel plating that might not provide a sufficient... the full post

Recalls: 2011 US-spec Honda Civic

2011 US-spec Honda Civic Even Honda which sells probably the most reliable cars in the world is having problems with one of their models. We are talking here about the US-spec 2011 Civic model which has a problem with a possible defective fuel pump module. The Japanese automaker will recall 18,056 Civics from the 2011 model year. According to NHTSA... the full post

Recalls: 70,115 Kia Optima Sedans

Kia Optima The Korean automaker Kia has issued a recall on 70,115 Optima sedan units that were manufactured between September 29, 2005 and June 13, 2007 due to a problem related to the transmission that might cause the vehicles to roll even while they are in park. Kia Optima Kia said that some of these cars might have a transmission shift cable that... the full post

PETA Has The Solution For Your Mazda’s Spider Problem!

2009 Mazda 6 Two days ago, we’ve mentioned that Mazda has issued a recall for 52,000 units of their 6 model because the evaporative canister vent line might be the perfect home for a species of spiders. If the web clogs the line, excessive negative pressure might build up in the fuel tank, which may lead to the cracking of the tank. Anyway, People... the full post

Recalls: Several 2008-2011 Toyota Models

The list of recalls doesn’t seem to end for Toyota as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced recalls for yet another 22,000 trucks and SUVs due to improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems. The cars in question are certain 2008-2011 FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Sequoia models that have been fitted... the full post

Recalls: 2010-2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Jeep Wrangler Although the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) decided that Chrysler doesn’t have to recall the Jeep Wranglers with the model year 2007 and 2008 due to the fuel leaks, they do have to recall 20,459 units of the 2010 and 2011 Jeep Wranglers because of improperly front and rear axle fasteners. NHTSA affirmed that... the full post

Mazda 6 Suffers From Arachnophobia

2010 Mazda 6 … And the award for the strangest recall in all automotive history goes to… the Mazda 6! The Japanese automaker Mazda has issued a recall for 52,000 units of their 6 model because of potential obstruction in the car’s evaporative systems. To be more exact, on some 2009 and 2010 models, the evaporative canister vent line is the perfect... the full post

Ford Recalls 144,000 F-150s

2005 Ford F-150 Not only Toyota is recalling cars these days because Ford recently announced that they are recalling 144,000 F-150 pickups from the 2005 and 2006 model years due to concerns that the airbags may deploy without warning. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advised the Blue Oval company to recall the pickup truck after... the full post

Not Again! Toyota Recalls 2.12 Million Cars In The US

Although the Japanese automaker may be off the hook as far as the suspicions of unwanted sudden acceleration due to the software-driven throttles after the investigations conducted by NHTSA-NASA, Toyota is once again on the first page of the newspapers because they’ve announced that they are safety recalling about 2.12 million cars in the US to address... the full post

Toyota Loses Bid To Speed-Up Injuries And Death Law Suits

On December 10th, a federal judge denied Toyota’s bid to dismiss the lawsuits that were claiming personal injuries and deaths caused by sudden acceleration incidents, making a final tentative ruling. The lawyers for the injured families and customers of those killed in car accidents provided enough support for their claims in order to allow the cases... the full post

Honda recalls Accord Crosstour models over passenger airbag issues

Honda has recently announced a brand new recall, affecting specific Accord Crosstour models. It seems that 3,336 models have a problem with the front passenger airbag. More specifically, the airbag hasn’t been tested properly with child-sized crash test dummies. Even though Honda specifically advises children under 12 to ride in the back, the... the full post

Nissan also recalls several models over faulty Garmin GPS systems

It seems that the recent problems GPS navigation manufacturer Garmin had with its Nuvi line has also affected quite a lot of Nissan models. For those who don’t remember, the electronics company was forced to issue a recall several weeks ago on many of its Nuvi devices, as the battery was prone to overheat, which might lead to a fire in extreme... the full post

Suzuki recalls SX4, Grand Vitara and Equator over Garmin navigation fire risk

Last week, we revealed that GPS device manufacturer Garmin will recall some of its popular models due to a faulty battery which can overheat and even lead to a fire. Some of those models were used as in-car navigation for certain Suzuki vehicles. At that time, the Japanese company said it will talk with Garmin and see which cars need to be recalled. Now,... the full post

Kia recalls Soul and Sorento models over wiring problems

Kia has just announced a brand new recall, affecting the 2010 Soul and 2011 Sorento models It seems that the vehicles in question have a problem with the wiring of the interior lighting fixtures. In the Soul, the wires power the lights in the front speakers, while in the Sorento, they power the lighting in the front and rear doors. In total, 35,185... the full post

Ferrari 458 Italia officially recalled over fire risk

After a lot of burning Ferrari 458 Italia supercars were reported all over the world, from France to Switzerland or even China, the Italian automaker has decided to issue a voluntary recall. It seems that the fire-prone supercars suffer from a faulty adhesive, used to attach a heat shield under the rear fender. In high temperatures, that adhesive might... the full post