Tesla issues first recall for their Model S vehicles

Upstart American electric car company Tesla has announced that they will be recalling some of their 2013 Model S electric sedans, making this the first one for the Model S in their brief history, having recalled their previous vehicle, a two-seat roadster based on the outgoing Lotus Elise, twice. More specifically, they’ll be recalling 1,228 of them that were…

Chrysler decides to recall Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty after all

At the eleventh hour, Chrysler decided to recall their 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Libertys, bowing to the intense pressure applied from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whenever the NHTSA had recommended that Chrysler recall the SUVs for what they determine them to have a design flaw in the placement of the fuel tank, they had…

GM recalls older SUVs for possible fire risk

GM is expanding their recall to include over 231,000 (193,000 in the United States) older SUVs, all of which are no longer in production. In fact, some of the brands are no longer in existence. Here is the breakdown of the SUVs involved in the latest GM recall: 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2006-2007 GMC Envoy 2006-2007 Buick…

Mercedes recalls SLK roadsters for defective sensors

Mercedes Benz announced that they will be recalling a small number of their 2013 SLK roadsters. More specifically, they are recalling 71 SLK250 and SLK350s that were produced between October 9, 2012, to November 20, 2012. The defect lies in the passenger seat occupant classification sensor (OCS). Normally, this works in conjunction with the latest-generation airbag system…

Honda recalls S2000 and Acura RSX to repair brake issue

Honda has announced that they will be recalling over 18,000 of their vehicles for a potentially dangerous brake issue. More specifically, 5,239 of their now-defunct S2000 roadster produced for the 2006-2007 model years, as well as 13,113 of the also-defunct 2006 Acura RSX sports coupe, are affected by the recall. The issue concerns the brake system,…

Chrysler recalls RAM trucks for faulty turn signals

Chrysler has announced that they will be recalling 30,197 of their 2013 RAM pickup trucks for faulty turn signals, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles affected were produced between September 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013. The trucks being recalled are: 2013 RAM 1500 2013 RAM 2500 2013 RAM 3500 The issues affects…

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:…