Subaru recalls 10,000 2014 Foresters for bad carpeted floor mats

Perhaps taking a page out of their parent company Toyota, or even avoiding their debacles altogether, Subaru is already recalling their newest offering, the 2014 Forester. In all, about 10,000 crossover utility vehicles were affected. The vehicles are being recalled for the carpeted floor mats that may curl up, due to the heat inside of the vehicle (which…

Highlights from the Shanghai Auto Show

The premiere auto show in the world’s largest automotive market took place this past weekend. Many major automakers launched all-new products, many of them are critical for their continued success in China. From concepts to production-ready vehicles, the name of the game appeared to be resurrecting iconic names, perhaps as to breathe new life into…

Rolls-Royce recalls the Ghost for incorrect labels

No, this isn’t Casper masquerading around as someone else, but rather one of the most iconic automakers in the world be subjected to a recall. Rolls-Royce is recalling a whooping 10 Ghosts that were put together with unicorn dust and magic from March 27, 2012, through July 13, 2012. Apparently even the luxury British automaker is suspect to…

Honda recalls minivans and crossovers for shift interlock issue

The latest Honda recall only adds to the million plus vehicles that have been recalled thus far this year, this time for an issue involving the shift interlock. In all, over 200,000 vehicles are going back to the dealership. More specifically, the following vehicles are being recalled: 2012-2013 Honda CR-V crossover (129,000) 2012-2013 Honda Odyssey…

Nissan recalls new SUVs for brake problem

Nissan Motor Company announced on Friday that they will be recalling their Pathfinder, as well as their luxury division Infiniti JX for a potentially dangerous brake issue. In all, over 19,000 vehicles will be affected by the latest Nissan recall. This was the result of an investigation, due to a field report concerning brake failure that was filed…

Southeast Toyota recalls several vehicles for incorrect labels

The latest Toyota recall comes not from the manufacturer, but one of their distributors, in particular, Southeast Toyota (also know as SET). These vehicles were equipped with labels that were outside of the allowable percentage of actual weight added…one percent to be exact. Although the percentage may seem minute, it does disqualify their compliance in accordance of…

GE Fleet Services begins reporting vehicle recalls for their clients

In a long overdue announcement, GE Fleet Services will begin working with vehicle reporting authority Carfax in notifying fleet managers of vehicle recalls for those that have not been addressed and resolved. Due to the ever-expanding number of recalls of vehicles from major automakers, in addition to some increasing their fleet sales, this has become a critical…

Hyundai recalls Elantra for headliner support bracket issue

The other Hyundai recall involves the 2011-2013 Elantra, although it’s not a part of the same recall as the Hyundai Sonata, or the massive recall with the other vehicles in the South Korean automaker’s lineup. This particular recall came about after one of their customers reported that a headliner support bracket had broken off and…

Hyundai recalls about 200,000 Sonatas for faulty brake light switch

As a part of a massive Hyundai recall involving a total of 1.7 million vehicles, every 2011 model year Sonata that was built at their Montgomery, Alabama assembly point is also going back to their respective dealers. In all, this represents over 200,000 of the South Korean automaker‘s midsize sedan. The safety issue concerns the brake light…

Massive Toyota recall over defective airbags also includes Honda and Nissan

The latest Toyota recall is also one of the biggest in history…not only that, but it involves two other major Japanese automakers. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota are all announcing that collectively, over 3.4 million vehicles will be recalled for defective airbags. The issue stems from the supplier that all three have used to supply their airbags,…