GM Recalls 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles due to Roof Panel Defect

Due to a software defect in the slide or tilt function for the roof panel, General Motors will recall 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that were manufactured from October 24, 2011 to March 5, 2015.  The models include the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Malibus.  These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 18, [...]

April 13th, 2015|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Ford Recalls 83,250 2012-2014 Vehicles due to Improper Installation of the Halfshaft

Ford announced it would recall 83,250 vehicles involving an installation defect of the halfshaft retention circlip.  During the manufacturing of the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed as designed.  As a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning. If [...]

August 19th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Recalls Another 2.4 Million Vehicles for Internal Circuit Defect, GM Eclipses 13 Million Cars Recalled this Year Alone

The recalls continue to roll out of GM. Only 5 ½ months into the new year, GM has astonishingly eclipsed 13 million vehicles that have been recalled due to a wide variety of defects and dangers.  On May 16, 2014, GM announced it would recall another 2.4 million automobiles due to an internal circuit defect. [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Ford Recalls 1,176,771 2013-2014 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls Involving Air Bag and Door Defects

Ford announced it will recall 1,176,771 vehicles in two separate actions that affect three different models. The recalls involve air bag and door defects in 2013-2014 models. The largest recall affects 594,785 Ford Escape and Ford C-Max vehicles.  The model years affects the newest models from 2013 and 2014.  They were manufactured in two different [...]

May 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Again Recalls 2,191,014 Ignition Switch Vehicles for Another Different Defect

On Friday, GM did what was become the norm for 2014 for the automobile giant.  GM issued another recall. Under heavy scrutiny from Congress and NHTSA for the ignition switch recall that resulted in congressional hearings for two days, GM recalled the same ignition switch vehicles that have been embroiled in controversy for another defect.  [...]

April 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

GM Recalls 619,122 Older Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt Models due to Ignition Switch Defect

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt GM will recall 619,122 vehicles due to an ignition switch defect.  The vehicles affected by this recall are the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles.  The issue is that the ignition switch torque performance is not up to specification.  A heavy key ring or a “jarring event” such [...]

February 19th, 2014|Automobile Defects|0 Comments