Patterson Kia of Arlington becomes first dealer in Texas to accept Bitcoin

In an unprecedented move, Patterson Kia of Arlington has become the first dealer in Texas to accept Bitcoin as payment for their new and used vehicles. This announcement follows on the heels of the Lamborghini, McLaren, Land Rover, and Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealerships that also accept the cryptocurrency as well. The reason for accepting Bitcoins is so that customers…

Total Recall: GM, Tesla, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ford recalls

The following vehicles have been recalled from their respective automakers over the past several days. GM’s Chevrolet and GMC divisions, Acura, Nissan, and Ford have all issued recalls for their vehicles. In the case of Tesla, they’ve issued a recall for their Model S’s adapter, and with Chrysler’s Jeep division, it’s a matter of not carrying out…

Total Recall: Land Rover, Nissan, Volvo, GM, and Ford recalls

Although typically the last week of the year coincides with the holiday season, which in turn means that for most industries, it’s the slowest time of the year. Not so for the folks over at the NHTSA, which are still reporting (alongside automakers) the latest recalls from Land Rover, Nissan, Volvo, GM, and Ford. Here’s the recap:…

Total Recall: Chrysler, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Suzuki, and Honda

The following vehicles have been recalled over the past couple of weeks, ranging from the Fiat-controlled Chrysler Group, which includes Dodge, RAM, and Maserati (which is owned by Ferrari), to the major German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Even the now-defunct Japanese automaker Suzuki has been affected, and Honda has issued yet another Honda Odyssey recall. Chrysler is recalling the…

BMW recalls several models for air bag issue

BMW North America has announced a recall concerning several of their vehicles for an air bag issue. In all, 76,565 of the following vehicles are a part of the latest BMW recall: 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons 2006-2007 525i, 525xi,…

Honda recalls Acura MDX and RLX for loose bolts

Over the past weekend, Honda has issued two recalls for their premium Acura RLX full size sedan, as well as their best-selling MDX crossover, for the same issue: loose bolts. In all, 7,751  RLXs, and 19,197 of the MDX crossover, will be affect by the latest Honda recall. To clarify, although the recall is for loose bolts…

Volkswagen recalls Tiguans and Jetta hybrids for various issues

Volkswagen has issued two recalls for their Tiguan small crossover utility vehicle, as well as their compact Jetta hybrid sedan. In all, 62,155 2009-2011 Tiguans, as well as 3,837 2013 Jetta hybrids that were manufactured from October 2012 to October 2013 will be affected. The Tiguan recall is for the exterior light circuit fuse. More specifically, the…

Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep recalled for balance shaft bearing issue

Chrysler has announced a recall that will affect vehicles in their Dodge, Jeep, as well as those bearing their own name. In all, only 522 vehicles will be a part of the latest Chrysler recall. The vehicles include: 2013 Chrysler 200 2013 Dodge Avenger 2014 Jeep Patriot 2014 Jeep Compass The reason for the recall is because of the…

Toyota recalls Tacoma pickups for valve spring issue

Toyota has announced another recall, the third one in the past month. This time, it’s for their Tacoma mid-sized pickup. In all, approximately 4000 of the pickups produced for the 2013-2014 model years will be affected. The recall is for Tacomas that are equipped with the 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine. It has been determined that the engine valve spring…

Hyundai expands Genesis recall

Hyundai has announced that they will be expanding their recall for the 2009-2012 Genesis luxury midsize sedans. Previously, they had announced the recall that involved approximately 27,500 vehicles, but have since included an additional 16,000 units, which brings the grand total to about 43,500. The production dates have also expanded as well, now from April 30, 2008, through…