Showing posts in the category of Recalls

GM Ignition Switch Defect Expected To Result In Record-Breaking Penalty


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General Motors will likely face a massive fine following a government inquiry into the ignition switch scandal that was uncovered last year and is now tied to more than 100 deaths.

Porsche Issues Recall For 918 Spyder, Affects 223 Cars In The USA


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Porsche's extravagant 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar is experience some…technical difficulties after the company discovered a wiring problem.

Takata Reportedly Changed Airbags To Prevent Ruptures In 2008


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As the Takata airbag scandal continues to unfold, sources say the company at the center of the largest consumer product recall knew about the problem in 2008 and quietly made fixes.

Takata Air Bag Recall Explodes To 33.8 Million Cars, Making It The Biggest Recall Ever


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Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata's woes just got worse, much worse, as at the US Transportation Department's insistence, they nearly doubled the amount of recalled cars, from 18 million to 33.8 million.

Ford Recalls Over 12,300 F-150 Trucks Due Problem That May Cause Loss Of Steering


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Ford is issuing a safety recall for certain 2015 F-150 models in North America, because of a serious problem.

Fiat Recalls 5,600 500 EVs To Fix Software Glitch


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A software malfunction has forced Fiat to call back 5,600 all-electric 500 city cars. The models were built from March 2012 to November 1st 2014.

The automaker explains that “if the vehicle goes in to limp home mode, incompatible software between Electric Vehicle Control Unit and Battery Pack Control Module may cause the electric propulsion system to fully shut down.”

Have All Ferrari LaFerraris Been Recalled Due To Fire Risk?


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It would appear so, although Ferrari itself is reportedly denying it. Autoblog.nl says all LaFerraris are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard; owners are now being notified, or so we’re told.

Toyota Recalls All The RAV4 EVs Because Of A Crash Risk


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A problem with the Toyota RAV4 EV and its Tesla-developed drivetrain has forced the Japanese automaker to recall the roughly 2,500 electric vehicles it produced in a short-lived relationship with the California company.

GM Recalls 64,000 Volts Due to Carbon Monoxide Worries


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GM has issued a recall for 64,000 Volts, built between 2011 and 2013, following two injuries from carbon monoxide.

FCA Recalls 2,211 Challenger & Charger SRT Hellcats Over Possible Fuel Leak


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Planning your next highway rolling start drag race Youtube video? Not so fast. In fact, better check in with Dodge in order to see if your hose seals have been properly installed.

Jeep And Dodge Recalling Almost Half A Million SUVs Worldwide


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a voluntary recall of an estimated 467,480 SUVs worldwide to address a potential stalling problem.

Jaguar Land Rover Recalls 104,000 Cars in the U.S. Due to Braking Concerns


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Jaguar Land Rover North America is about to recall as many as 104,000 cars, in order to fix potential issues that could lead to faulty braking and lightning, according to Bloomberg.

Suzuki Halts Sales of Celerio After Brake Failure in Testing


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Suzuki suspended sales of its Celerio in UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand after a repeated brake failure while tested by British magazines Autocar and WhatCar.

VW Group Recalls More Than 93,500 Cars Over Fuel Leak Problems


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If you're still happy while cruising around in your 2011 through 2013 VW, Audi or Porsche, you may want to brace yourself for a pesky yet necessary trip to the dealer in order to replace your fuel injector rails.

Polaris Stop Sale of Slingshot, Issues Recall for Possible Steering Rack Fault


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Polaris has just announced that it is stopping sale of the new Slingshot three-wheeler after it discovered some vehicles may have defective ball bearings in their steering racks – it’s issuing a voluntary recall.

Lincoln Recalls All MKCs Built Through September to Relocate Push-Button Starter


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Ford announced it is recalling all Lincoln MKC SUVs built through September 9, 2014, for two separate issues that can cause the engine to shut off while driving.

 The main issue affects all 13,574 MKCs built and is related to the design of the push-button starter and gear shifter on the MKC’s center stack.

VW Recalls Nearly 88,000 Cars In The U.S. Over Fire Risk, Headlight Concerns


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Volkswagen of America has issued two recalls this week concerning US-market 2014 and 2015 model-year Golfs, GTIs, Beetles, Passats and Jettas.

NHTSA Wins Most Legal Battles Against Automakers


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Since the 1960s, when car safety became an issue and relevant laws were drafted, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has had a history of prevailing over recall issues that end up in court.

Porsche Recalls 205 918 Spyders Worldwide to Replace Chassis Components


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As you probably know, Porsche will only build 918 units of the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar, all of which have been already sold. But 205 owners of the $1,180,000 sports car will not be very thrilled to hear that their cars will be recalled “as a precautionary measure.”

Nissan Recalls 470,000 Vehicles Globally for Possible Fuel Leaks


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Nissan announced that it is issuing a worldwide recall for around 470,000 cars and SUVs over possible fuel leaks. The recall affects Nissan and Infiniti vehicles from 2012 to 2015 model years with direct injection engines.