December Automobile Defects

December Automobile Defects include brakes, airbags and fuel systems.

2019 Buick and Chevrolet - Illuminated Airbag Warning

General Motors will be contacting a small number of owners of certain 2019 Buick and Chevrolet vehicles, because of a problem affecting the airbag system.

November Automobile Safety Recalls

November Recalls Include Ford, BMW & Subaru for engine, airbag and fuel problems.

Kia - Power Relay And Steering Problem

Owners of certain Kia Niro and Sorneto vehicles will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding two separate recalls. For more information about these defects, owners are asked to contact Kia customer service.

GM September Recalls Include Electrical, Steering & Braking Problems

General Motors issued four recalls this September for problems with the electric seat heaters, brakes and steering. Owners will be asked to return to their dealerships for repairs.

Toyota Electrical & Airbag Problems

Toyota will be sending out recall notices to certain 2016-2018 Prius and 2012 Avalon owners for problems affecting the electrical and air bag systems.

Defects Affecting Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep & RAM; Vans, Trucks & SUVs

Chrysler announced six recalls this month for defects affecting Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM vans, trucks and SUVs. Owners who would like more information about the recall affecting their vehicle can contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1

Proposed Fuel Economy Standards for 2021-2026 Vehicles

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed rule making, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule

BMW Safety & Defect News

A small number of BMW drivers will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding four separate recalls affecting vehicle braking, control, safety and structure. Below is a list of the NHTSA safety reports for these defects.

June Recalls Affecting General Motors Vehicles

GM has decided that defects affecting vehicle safety exists in certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles.

Chrysler & Porsche Suspension Problem

Automobile suspensions have evolved over the years giving way to advanced systems designed to maximize control, enhance passenger comfort and provide steering stability.

Hyundai / Kia Hybrid Actuator Leaks

The Hyundai Motor group will be asking owners of some 2017 Hyundai Ioniq and 2017 Kia Niro hybrids, to return their vehicles to their dealers to inspect and, if necessary, replace the hydraulic clutch actuator (HCA).

Electric Auxiliary Water Pump Failure On BMW, MINI & Rolls Royce Vehicles

BMW is recalling certain BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce vehicles due to an issue with the engine and cooling system. The defect affects the electric auxiliary water pump on MINI models equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged engines as well as 8 and 12 cylinde

2018 Indian Motorcycle Electrical Problem

The Indian Motorcycle Company will be contacting the owners of certain 2018 111ci motorcycles regarding a problem affecting the electrical system.

Toyota Prius Inverter Failure

Once again, the electrical power system of some Toyota Prius models are being questioned as inverter failures continue to be a problem.

Honda Odyssey Second Row Seat Defect

Honda will be asking owners of certain 2014-2016 Odyssey vehicles to return to their dealers because of a problem affecting the second row outboard seats.

Ford Inaccurate Transmission Indication

Ford will be asking the owners of certain 2018 trucks and 2017-2018 Mustang vehicles to return to their dealers for a problem affecting the transmission indication.

Ford Fusion & Focus Overheating Clutch

Ford will be asking the owners of certain Ford Fusion & Focus cars, to return to their dealerships to correct a problem affecting the power train system. The vehicles affected include: 2015-2016 Ford Focus equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed ma

2014-2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Recalled For Steering

Ford will be contacting the owners of certain 2014-2018 Ford Fusion and 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ sedans regarding a problem affecting the steering system.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Airbag Deployment Investigation

Hyundai will be asking owners of certain 2011 Sonata sedans, produced by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, to return to their dealerships for a problem affecting the airbag and seat belt safety systems.

2018 Jaguar XF Airbag Deployment Problem

A concern as been identified with the supplementary restraint system in certain Jaguar XF Sportbrake vehicles. Vehicles in this condition may not meet the required frontal airbag protection requirements during certain low speed impact scenarios.

Toyota & Lexus Fuel Leaks

Toyota will be asking the owners of certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles to return to their dealerships for problems affecting the fuel delivery system.

RAM Trucks Recalled For Shifting Problem

Chrysler will be contacting the owners of certain 2017-2018 RAM trucks regarding a problem affecting the brake shift interlock.

2015-2017 Nissan Juke Brake Master Cylinder Leaks

A small number of 2015-2017 Nissan Juke owners will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding a problem affecting their vehicles braking system.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine Stall

Chrysler will be contacting the owners of certain 2017 Pacifica vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engines, regarding a problem affecting the electrical system and engine cooling.

Takata Airbag Recall Expanded

Takata have expanded their already massive airbag recall to include an additional 3.3 million inflators over concerns they could explode and launch dangerous metal fragments into the vehicle’s cabin. This is the third of five planned recalls.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Investigated For Seat Belt Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened a preliminary investigation into the safety of the seat belts in certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicles.

2017 Mercedes G550 Increased Braking Effort

Daimler will be contacting the owners of certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 & G550 4x4 Squared vehicles for a problem affecting the braking system.

2012-2014 Audi A6 & A7 Fuel Smell

Volkswagen will be contacting the owners of certain 2012-2014 Audi A6 & A7 vehicles regarding a problem affecting the fuel system.

Failing Alternators For Chrysler - Dodge - Jeep

Chrysler is recalling certain Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with 3.6L engines and a 160 amp alternator.

2018 Jeep Cherokee and Compass Engine Stall

A small number of 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Jeep Compass owners will be contacted by Chrysler regarding a problem affecting their vehicles oil pump.

2014-2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Airbag Warning Light

Mitsubishi will be contacting the owners of certain 2014-2018 Mitsubishi Mirage cars about a software problem that could increase the risk of injury during a crash.

2018 Ford F-150 Power Train & Engine Problems

Ford will be contacting the owners of certain 2018 Ford F-150 trucks regarding two separate defects that could affect the safety of their vehicle. Because the vehicles are 2018 models, most of the affected will still be under dealer control.

Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra Fuel Tank Problem

General Motors has decided that a defect affecting vehicle safety exists in certain 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and 2011-2015 GMC Sierra 3500 trucks equipped with gas engines and dual fuel tanks.

2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 Airbag Warning Light

Nissan will be contacting the owners of certain 2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 crossover vehicles regarding a problem that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW Recalls Vehicles For Fire Risk

BMW will be contacting vehicle owners regarding two separate recalls affecting almost 1.5 million vehicles.

Ford F-Series Doors May Not Latch

Approxamately one million Ford F-Series owners can expect to receive notices from the manufacturer, regarding a problem affecting the safety of the door latches in their trucks.

Mercedes-Benz - Inadvertent Deployment Of Driver Airbag

Daimler will be askig a large number of Mercedes-Benz owners to return to their dealerships for a problem that could affect the steering components in their vehicle.

Hyundai Engine And Suspension Defects

Hyundai have announced that they will be recalling certain 2017 Santa Fe and 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles for two separate manufacturing problems.

RAM Truck Water Pump Failure

Some 2013-2017 RAM 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 trucks equipped with Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel engines may experience water pump failure that could lead to an engine compartment fire.

2015-2016 Mazda6 Illuminated Warning Lights

Mazda is recalling certain 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles for a manufacturing error that could result in multiple illuminated dashboard warning lights, loss of power steering and deactivation of the airbags.

2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan Engine Stalls

A software problem affecting certain 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles could have drivers experiencing unexpected stalling.

Temporary Loss Of Steering Assist In GM Trucks

A temporary loss of electric power steering in certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks will have approximately 700,000 vehicle owners returning to their dealerships for repairs.

BMW Vehicles Under Investigation For Fires

A report from ABC News claims that parked BMW vehicles have been catching fire over the past five years, prompting questions about the safety of the German automaker’s vehicles.

Ford Explorer Investigated For Exhaust Odor Issues

The NHTSA office of defects are investigating the 2011-2017 Ford Explorer and the 2016-2017 Ford Explorer Police Intercept, after receiving reports exhaust smells in the vehicle occupant compartments.

NHTSA Warns Drivers About Dangers Of Recycled & Fake Airbags

Consumers whose vehicles have been in a crash and had their air bags replaced by a repair shop that is not part of a new car dealership within the past three years or who have purchased a replacement air bag online should have their vehicle inspected.

Dodge Journey Airbag Warning Light

Owners of certain 2011-2015 Dodge Journey crossovers can expect to receive a manufacturer notice regarding a problem affecting the airbag system. If drivers are experiencing an illuminated airbag warning light, unintended wiper operation, inoperable ste

What You Need To Know About The Lemon Law: Electrical And Electronic Problems

If you are having repeated electrical or electronic issues and the manufacturer is unable to fix them, your vehicle could be a lemon.

Legal Battles Continue For Owners Of Vehicles With Takata Airbags

The legal battle over deadly Takata airbags is seeing some resolution after four automakers agree to compensate approximately 16 million owners of recalled vehicles.

Safety Groups Question FTCs Changes to Certified Pre-Owned Designation

Recent changes to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) certified pre-owned vehicle designation has the Center for Auto Safety and five other consumer and safety groups questioning the FTC's commitment to consumer protection.

Buying A Used Car? It May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Last year, most major car companies said they would not sell any used vehicles with open recalls, but the massive Takata airbag recall has made that promise a costly one, as a backlog of vehicles sit awaiting airbag repairs.

The Latest Takata Air Bag Recalls

The latest round of recalls, announced late last week, will have vehicle owners returning to their dealerships to have the front passenger air bag inflators replaced.

Chrysler Investigated For Complaints Of Unexpected Rollaway

Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees earlier this year due to a similar issue with a different transmission shifter design. The Jeep problem is being blamed for the death of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who was crushed in his dr

Volkswagen Buybacks For Faked Emissions Tests

In total, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion compensating consumers. That settlement also includes $2.7 billion for unspecified environmental mitigation and $2 billion to promote zero-emissions vehicles.

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NHTSA Confirms 11th Death Tied To Takata Airbags

The Department of Transportation continues to ask for the news media and public’s assistance to find the remaining unrepaired vehicles. Drivers of these vehicles should immediately visit to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding sa

Vehicle Recalls VS Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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GM Recalls Millions Of Vehicles For An Airbag Software Defect

General Motors is recalling up to 4.3 million vehicles worldwide to repair an airbag defect that has been linked to one death.

Lemon Law Buybacks

With approximately 50 million used cars sold each year, it is estimated that 75,000 have been repurchased by manufacturers under various state "lemon laws". All 50 states have Lemon Laws which require manufacturers to buy back vehicles from customers...

NHTSA Asks Media And Public To Help Fix High-Risk Takata Airbags

The NHTSA is warning drivers that certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles are equipped with Takata airbags that are at high risk of rupturing during deployment.

Fiat Chrysler Buybacks And Recalls

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be paying up to $105 million in fines after a July 2nd hearing with the NHTSA over their handling of 23 recalls affecting over 11 million vehicles. The hearing found that the automaker was slow in responding to...

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Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

Volkswagen has admitted to using a cheat software that allowed as many as 11 million vehicles equipped with 2.0 liter diesel engines to pass U.S. emissions tests despite emitting more pollutants than legally acceptable.