Ford issues three separate recalls

Ford Motor Company announced this past Friday that they will be issuing three recalls involving many of their vehicles, including those from their Lincoln Motor Company luxury division. Although two are relatively minor, one recall involves nearly 465,000 vehicles, 390,000 of which were sold in the United States. The major recall is for fuel tanks that could…

Cadillac recalls SRX crossovers for possible wheels coming off

Yes, you read that right…GM’s storied Cadillac division has issued a recall to have the registered owners bring back their 2013 SRX crossover vehicles back to the dealerships for bad wheels. In all, nearly 20,000 vehicles are affected, with the lion’s share being sold and registered in the United States (18,871to be exact, with the rest being exported to…

Mercedes recalls select GL crossover models for seat belt anchor issue

Mercedes-Benz has recently announced that they will recall select 2013 GL seven-seat crossover models for a defective seat belt part. Although the vehicles being recalled were produced between May 15, 2012 and October 4, 2012, the German automaker did not release the official total amount coming back to the dealership. The vehicles being recalled include the following…

Maserati recalls vehicles for rear tie-rod issues

In a rare move, Maserati North America announced that they will be recalling both vehicles in their lineup. More specifically, the 2005 – 2008 Quattroporte sedan, as well as the 2008 Granturismo coupe are being recalled for possible defective rear tie rod assemblies. Although the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C is being recalled as well, this vehicle is not sold…

NHTSA to close investigations for Ford, Jeep recalls

With both Ford and Chrysler’s Jeep recalls earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be closing their investigations into the Ford minivan and Jeep recalls, respectively. The Ford recall was for nearly 200,000 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and its corporate cousin, the Mercury Monterey (both vehicles have identical powertrain and major mechanical components), in order to…

Mitsubishi set to possibly bring entry-level subcompact sedan to U.S.

Don’t call it a Mirage…literally. Mitsubishi is set to introduce yet another new vehicle to their dealer network that has been starving for new product for years now, ever since the Japanese automaker reduced the lineup by shuttering such vehicles as the Galant and Eclipse. This time though, it won’t be another SUV/crossover, as the redesigned…

Subaru recalls Legacy and Outback vehicles for steering issues

Subaru has announced that they will be recalling their 2013 Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon, both of which were manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 15, 2012. In all, 5,379 vehicles were affected. The reason for the recall has to do with the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly (the inner shaft…

Chrysler’s RAM division recalls trucks for coolant valve issue

Chrysler Corporation’s RAM Trucks (formerly a part of the Dodge division, having being separated into its own brand by Sergio Marchionne) has announced a recall for their 2013 RAM pickup truck. In all, only 498 trucks are being recalled. The newest issue concerns the coolant bypass valve, which could get stuck in a position that could prevent…

Back to the future: Chrysler finds solution to old Jeep recall

In a Jeep recall that originated back in 2011, Chrysler’s famed SUV division has devised a solution to the unsolved problem. As odd is it may sound, announcing a recall, then coming up with the solution later is not that uncommon. Toyota had announced a recall for their RAV4 compact crossover last summer, and has yet to be…