GM recall Chevrolet Sonics for possible fire risk

General Motors announced on Friday that they will be recalling their best-selling Chevrolet Sonic subcompact vehicle for defective fuel tank strap welds that could potentially catch on fire. In all, over 1,600 vehicles produced for the 2013-2014 model years will be affected. Most of the recalled vehicles are currently sitting on dealership lots in both the United States…

Ford recalls vehicles for defective door chime

Ford has announced a recall today for nearly 23,800 vehicles for a non-functioning door chime, an alert that the vehicle is required to make, per federal regulated. The 2012-2013 Focus EV and C-Max hybrid and plug-in vehicles, manufactured at the assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, will be affected. Approximately 22,900 vehicles were sold in the United States, and…

RAM and Jeep recalls for software issues

Chrysler’s RAM and Jeep divisions announced a recall for their trucks and sport utility vehicles, concerning a software issue. In all, approximately 10,800 of the 2014 RAM pickups, as well as about 132,000 of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles will be affected by the latest RAM and Jeep recall. The software issue in the Jeep Grand…

BMW recalls several models for brake failure

BMW North America has announced a voluntary recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for several of their models for possible brake failure. Although there has not been any formal notice from the NHTSA, BMW plans on moving forward with recalling over 76,000 of their 2012-2014 BMW 3 and 5 Series sedans, X1 and X3…

A Few Screws Loose: Mazda recalls 6 sedan

Mazda is recalling their midsized 6 sedan for a door latch issue, which could ultimately cause the doors to either inadvertently open, or fail to close. In all, 161,400 of the vehicles that were produced for the 2009-2013 model years will be affected. The vehicles were produced at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan, a…

Nissan recalls several vehicles worldwide for sensor issue

Nissan has announced that they will be recalling several vehicles worldwide for a sensor issue. In America, nearly 98,000 of their luxury division Infiniti’s M midsized sedans that were produced for the 2006-2010 will be a part of the recall. Other vehicles include the 2004-2013 Nissan X-Trail sport utility vehicles, as well as the Serena, Lafesta, and Fuga…

Toyota recalls Sienna minivan for a gearshift lever issue

Toyota has announced that they will be recalling their popular Sienna minivan for a gearshift lever issue. In all, nearly 615,000 vehicles that were produced for both the 2004-2005, as well as the 2007-2009 model years are affected. The issue with the gearshift lever is that there is a defect in the shift lever assembly that…

Jaguar’s next small car to spawn coupe and wagon variants

After the demise of the Jaguar X-Type, the Coventry automaker has been without a small entry-level vehicle to take on the stalwarts of the industry, BMW’s 3-Series and Mercedes Benz’s C-Class. Now with the introductions of the midsized XF sedan, flagship XJ sedan, and the XK convertible and coupe, Jaguar can now concentrate on creating a small luxury sedan that…

Alfa Romeo delays 4C sports car’s US launch until mid-2014

The on-again, off-again relaunch of the storied Italian automaker Alfa Romeo, itself a division of Fiat, is once again being delayed. The vehicle that will usher in the next chapter is the Alfa Romeo 4C, a sports car positioned to compete with the likes of the Porsche Cayman, is now due to arrive on our shores in…

Nissan Xterra may be facing extinction

Generally speaking, slow sales equates to automakers ending a particular model, usually at the end of the product cycle. A couple of signs that point to the inevitable are the lack of updates while their brethren receive regular ones, and the lack of advertising, which those dollars are allocated towards new and refreshed products. In…