Federal safety regulators upgrades Pontiac G6 recall query

Although it’s normally referred to as an investigation, federal safety regulators have escalated the recall query involving approximately 551,511 Pontiac G6 sedans to an “engineering analysis”. The vehicles involved were produced for the 2005 to 2008 model years. If the regulators find probable cause, it could lead to another massive GM recall. General Motors shuttered the…

Aston Martin recalls nearly 700 vehicles for defective throttle arms

Aston Martin has formally announced that they will be recalling most of their lineup for defective throttle arms. In all, 689 vehicles from 2012-2013 will see an unscheduled visit to their dealership. Of that amount, only 489 are currently registered to their owners. The affected vehicles are: Aston Martin DB9 Aston Martin Rapide  Aston Martin Virage…

Bankrupt Coda recalls Electric Sedan

Coda, the startup electric car maker currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, has announced a recall on their 2012 Electric Sedan. Although 117 vehicles may not seem like a large number, since Coda did not sell many of them in the first place (hence the bankruptcy proceedings), it’s proportionate to a large scale recall from companies like Chrysler and…

NHTSA investigates possible GM recall for brake light issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that they are investigating several GM vehicles for a possible faulty brake light issue. If it were to go to a GM recall, it would affect three of their brands, and over one million vehicles. More specifically, the possible GM recall could affect the following vehicles:…

Chrysler’s Jeep recalls nearly 470,000 Grand Cherokees and Commanders

Chrysler Corporation has announced that they will be recalling over 469,000 of their Jeep SUVs for a potentially hazardous issue. The vehicles affected are: 2005 – 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2006 – 2010 Jeep Commander The main issue is that if the vehicle is started, it may shift into neutral. Neither Chrysler or the NHTSA were clear…

Chrysler recalls Dodge Dart for Powertrain Control Modules

Chrysler has announced a recall for their Dodge division’s 2013 Dart compact sedan, another one in a string of recalls over the past couple of months. More specifically, they will be recalling over 14,800 of the Fiat-based (Fiat is the majority shareholder of Chrysler) vehicle. The reason for the latest Chrysler recall has to do with the powertrain control modules (PCM)….

Honda under investigation for possible defective air bags

Honda is under investigation from the U.S. safety regulators, who are trying to determine whether or not the Japanese automaker will need to recall some of their Odyssey minivans. If the recall is issued, it would affect 320,000 vehicles produced for the 2003 and 2004 model years. The issue that the minivans are being investigated…

2014 Toyota Corolla debuts to the world

Toyota Motor Company officially debuted the 11th-generation of their best-selling compact sedan last Thursday, the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Featuring all-new exterior and interior designs, an available 140-horsepower four-cylinder engine, and a continuously variable transmission dubbed “CVTi-S”, Toyota hopes to reclaim its position as the best selling compact vehicle in its class, having recently lost the crown to…

Jeep recall: over 630,000 vehicles worldwide

Chrysler’s Jeep division has announced today that they will be issuing two separate recalls, unrelated to the recent rejection of the NHTSA’s request to recall over 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees to reposition their fuel tanks. In all, over 630,000 vehicles are affected, with most of them being sold in the United States. The first…

GM recalls Cadillac and Chevrolets for brake light issue

GM has announced a small recall for two of their sedans from their Cadillac luxury division, as well as their recently introduced 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The Cadillacs affected are the 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS…in all, approximately 1,627 vehicles will be going back to the dealership. GM did not state as to how many Impalas will be…