Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

Previously, it was reported that Takata was a subject of a criminal investigation over defective air bags where 10 major automakers have recalled nearly 8 million airbags in the U.S.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents sending shards of sharp metal into the vehicle [...]

December 4th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Honda Set to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall in Millions of Cars after Takata Refuses NHTSA Recall

Ford Recalls 186,024 Vehicles in Salt Belt States due to Fuel Tank Leaks

Ford has recalled 186,042 older model vehicles due to a fuel tank leak caused by corrosion.  The recall affects the 2007-2008 model Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge vehicles.  These vehicles were manufactured from June 15, 2006 to September 22, 2008 and originally sold or currently registered in the “Salt Belt States”.  These states include Connecticut, [...]

December 1st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 186,024 Vehicles in Salt Belt States due to Fuel Tank Leaks

Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Ford is recalling 746,842 vehicles from their 2013 and 2014 model years due to an air bag defect.  In all of the affected vehicles, the circuit board in the Restraints Control Module (RCM) may develop a short-circuit over time.  This is because when the conformal coating was applied to portions of the RCM at the [...]

October 6th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

BMW will recall 573,935 sedans, coupes, convertibles and Sports Wagons due to a defect in the passenger side air bag.  This is an expansion of BMW’s earlier recall back in April 2013.  The problem is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator.  The issue is the inflator may release [...]

July 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

On the heels of a $1.2 billion criminal penalty over concealing information and misleading consumers over the unintended acceleration issue, Toyota announced a 6.39 million car recall globally affecting 25 different models in 5 separate recalls. The total recall affects nearly 2 million cars in North America alone. Click here to read the full article: [...]

April 11th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

GM to Recall 303,000 New Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Vehicles due to Fire Risk

Despite being named the North American Truck of the Year today in Detroit, the redesigned and new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be recalled due to parts of the pickup's exhaust system could overheat due to a software defect.  Due to the software malfunction, the overheating of the exhaust system could cause a fire.  General Motors [...]

January 13th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM to Recall 303,000 New Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Vehicles due to Fire Risk

18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s Recalled

General Motors announced that 18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s were being recalled because the wheel lug nuts may loosen causing the wheels to separate from the vehicle leading to catastrophic potential results.  The vehicles involved are Cadillac SRXs manufactured between January 31, 2012 and March 18, 2013, a significant portion of the product line. GM will [...]

May 31st, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on 18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s Recalled