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…

Mitsubishi recalls Outlander Sport for possible detaching sunroof

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that they will be recalling 3,181 of their best-selling Outlander Sport small crossover. The models affected were produced for the 2011 model year.  The reason for the Mitsubishi recall concerns the way that the optional panoramic sunroof was installed at the factory. Normally, primer is applied to the vehicle, before the adhesive is applied….

2014 Mazda3 debuts to the world

The long-awaited 2014 Mazda 3 was revealed to the world yesterday, replacing the highly acclaimed, yet increasingly stale version currently on dealer lots. The 3 is all-new, boasting the KODO design language in the exterior, while receiving an also all-new interior, as well as the option of having two four-cylinder engines. The latter will bridge…

Fiat dealers to begin selling Alfa Romeo in December

According to an unnamed source, it has been confirmed (as of this writing) that Fiat dealerships in the United States will begin selling the long-awaited Alfa Romeo lineup of vehicles in December. The first vehicle to arrive from Italy is the (also) long-awaited Alfa Romeo 4C sports car, with styling cues taken from its bigger brother, the 8C Competizione….

NHTSA to investigate Suzuki Grand Vitara, SX4 for airbag issues

Despite having completed their bankruptcy proceedings, Suzuki vehicles are still subject to investigations and recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  (NHTSA) has announced that they have launched an investigation into the 2006-2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara, as well as the 2007-2011 Suzuki SX4 for issues pertaining to the safety restraint systems, more specifically for the passenger…