Tall Man, Small Car: No Problem

I love small cars. I’m also a tall man. How tall? Well, I’m 6’6″, 225 lbs. To get a good idea of how tall I am, here’s a picture of me in the back seat of a Scion iQ:   Now that you have come down from that feeling of shock and awe,  you can imagine…

Chrysler recalls RAM light-duty and commercial trucks for several issues

As the final part of the massive Chrysler recall announced last week, the Auburn Hills, Michigan automaker is also recalling several of their RAM trucks. In all, Chrysler has issued 12 separate recall campaigns since early last month, during the tumultuous pushback of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommending that they recall the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand…

Chrysler recalls several minivans for numerous issues

Part of the massive Chrysler recall announced last week included two for their best-selling minivans, the Chrysler Town and County, Dodge Grand Caravan, and the RAM C/V Tradesman (a Grand Caravan converted for cargo duty). In all, over 282,000 2013 models worldwide are affected, the vast majority of them being in the United States. The first issue…

Massive Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep recall over defective electronics

Chrysler has once again announced a massive recall concerning many vehicles in their respective brands, totaling over 840,000 vehicles in all. The latest Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep recall affects those with defective electronics in the head restraints. The vehicles affected are: 2011- 2013 Chrysler 200 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty…

Toyota recalls Yaris subcompact for power steering issue

Toyota Motor Company announced that they will be recalling their Yaris subcompact hatchback and sedan worldwide for a power steering issue. Although most of the vehicles affected were sold in other countries, this will affect approximately 74 vehicles sold in the United States. All of the vehicles in question were produced between August 2010 to…

Hyundai recalls Azera full-size sedan for airbag sensor issue

South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced that they will be recalling their full-size 2013 Azera sedan for an airbag sensor issue. In all, over 5,200 vehicles will be affected by the latest Hyundai recall. The issue concerns the sensor that is located in the passenger seat (generally in the seat cushion), that is normally able to detect the…

Honda recalls Fit subcompact hatchback again for defective window switch

American Honda has announced another recall on their Fit subcompact hatchback, the first one occurring in January 2010 for a similar issue. More specifically, over 143,000 2007 and 2008 Honda Fits (over 685,000 worldwide) are being recalled for a potentially faulty window switch that could also become a fire hazard. It has been determined that if rain water…

Ford recalls several vehicles for door latch issue

Ford Motor Company announced a recall of some of their more popular vehicles for a door latch issue. More specifically, they will be recalling the 2013 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans, as well as the Ford Explorer crossover utility vehicle (the Explorer rides on the same Volvo-derived platform as the aforementioned sedans). All three vehicles were produced…