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…

Toyota recalls hybrids for brake issue

Toyota Motor Company announced today that they will be recalling over 242,000 hybrids, including approximately 86,500 that were sold in the United States, for a potential brake defect. The models affected are the Toyota Prius, and the HS 250h from their Lexus luxury division. More specifically, only the hybrids that were produced for the 2010 model…

Chrysler rejects U.S. safety regulator’s request for Jeep recall

In an unprecedented, yet risky move, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker Chrysler announced that they will not be complying with the federal safety regulator’s Jeep recall request. The request comes after an investigation with the United States Transportation department, which has been conducted with the automaker for the past three years. More specifically, Chrysler stated that they…

My Favourite Cars

Now, most everyone that knows me well understands that I’m a big car guy, bordering on obsession…after all, it was my first love. And while those same people (and many others) know that I’m not particularly fond of Toyota, I do, in fact, have a lot of favourite cars. So with that in mind, here’s…

Lotus recalling Evora sports cars for exemption labels

Lotus Cars has announced that they will be recalling a select few of their uplevel Evora sports car. More specifically, they will be recalling 28 of them, which were produced between September and November of 2012. Although there is no mechanical issues, the vehicles did not come with a temporary exemption label, although they have…