Ford Super Duty under NHTSA investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA for short, has announced that they have launched an investigation concerning the 2008 Ford F-250 and 350 Super Duty trucks. The investigation was started after the agency had received five complaints concerning the steering box failing to operate. The owners went on to state that the failure…

Toyota Recall: FJ Cruisers for really bright lights

Although there have been many Toyota recalls this year, this particular one is a first for the beleaguered Japanese automaker. This time, they’re recalling the FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV) for lamp assemblies that have been deemed to be excessively bright. This is the second recall for the SUV this year (in March, over 209,000 FJs were…

BMW recalls 3 series for airbag issues

In an update from the massive multi-automaker recall from a few weeks ago, BMW has formally announced which vehicles are coming back to the dealership. Officially, the 2002-2003 3 Series is being recalled…in all, over 42,000 vehicles will be affected. This only adds to the total number of vehicles that were recalled, eclipsing 3.4 million as of this writing….

Dodge possibly recalling Vipers for suspension issue

Long before Sergio Marchionne rechristened it the SRT, it was known throughout the automotive world as the Dodge Viper, the snake on four wheels that is a beast to handle. While it takes a higher level of skill to tame one of these, having a possible suspension issue could make bad matters worse. As of this writing, the…

Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas to fix spare tire

The latest Nissan recall is the second one in recent memory, this time affecting the acclaimed 2013 Nissan Altima. In all, over 123,000 vehicles will be a part of the recall, in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The issue was traced back to the production assembly that has since been addressed…

Honda recalls Fit Sports to fix software issue

In the long line of Honda recalls, the latest one concerns the 2012, as well as the 2013 Fit Sport subcompact hatchback. The problem lies within the stability control software…whenever the Fit Sport is equipped with a specific type of tire (Honda has not said as to what type/manufacturer tire it actually is), the yaw rate…

Mitsubishi banks on new models increasing sales

Mitsubishi has boldly predicted that based on introducing new models, sales will increase over the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31st. The new models in question are the recent debuts of the three-row crossover Outlander, as well as the entry-level subcompact Mirage. Speaking of the Mirage, it was last seen on our shores back in 2003. For…

Subaru recalls 10,000 2014 Foresters for bad carpeted floor mats

Perhaps taking a page out of their parent company Toyota, or even avoiding their debacles altogether, Subaru is already recalling their newest offering, the 2014 Forester. In all, about 10,000 crossover utility vehicles were affected. The vehicles are being recalled for the carpeted floor mats that may curl up, due to the heat inside of the vehicle (which…

Highlights from the Shanghai Auto Show

The premiere auto show in the world’s largest automotive market took place this past weekend. Many major automakers launched all-new products, many of them are critical for their continued success in China. From concepts to production-ready vehicles, the name of the game appeared to be resurrecting iconic names, perhaps as to breathe new life into…

Rolls-Royce recalls the Ghost for incorrect labels

No, this isn’t Casper masquerading around as someone else, but rather one of the most iconic automakers in the world be subjected to a recall. Rolls-Royce is recalling a whooping 10 Ghosts that were put together with unicorn dust and magic from March 27, 2012, through July 13, 2012. Apparently even the luxury British automaker is suspect to…