BMW recalls 5 Series sedans for electrical issues

BMW North America has announced a recall for their 5 Series midsize sedan. In all, over 134,000 vehicles produced for the 2008-2010 model years, including the high-performance M5, will be recalled for an electrical issue. More specifically, the German automaker estimates that about 15 percent of the vehicles being recalled have an issue with the rear…

Honda recalls minivans and crossovers for airbag issue

Honda has announced today that they will be recalling their popular Odyssey minivan once again, this time for a glitch in the airbag system. In all, nearly 342,000 built for the 2003-2004 model years will be affected. In addition to the Odyssey being recalled, Honda is also recalling their luxury division’s best-selling Acura MDX crossover, which is built…

Suzuki recalls vehicles for airbag issue

Although they’re no longer officially selling new vehicles in the United States (they have not exhausted their current inventory as of this writing), the newly-christened Suzuki Motor of America is still susceptible to recalls (just ask Coda). Suzuki announced that they will be recalling two of their vehicles for an airbag issue. In all, over 190,000 2006-2011…

Toyota recalls crossovers and hybrid sedans again for revised repair procedure

Following up from a previous Toyota recall from November (itself the result of an investigation from June 2012), the Japanese automakers is issuing another recall for the same vehicles. To recap, about 780,000 2006-2011 RAV4 crossovers and the Lexus HS250h hybrid sedan (which was discontinued last year) are being recalled for a rear tie-rod revised adjustment. The June…

Honda recalls Pilots and Odysseys for engine issue

Honda is recalling their popular Pilot sport utility vehicle, as well as their Odyssey minivan, for an engine issue. With the Pilot, both the 2WD and 4WD versions are affected. In all, only 270 2013 model year vehicles are involved. The recall is a result of manufacturing process of the engine piston. During the process, the heat…

Volvo recalls new sedans and crossovers for software issue

Volvo is recalling several of their sedans and crossovers that are equipped with keyless ignition, for a software issue. In all, 7,767 S60 and S80 sedans, as well as the 2014 XC60 and XC70 crossovers are affected. Volvo did not state how many of the models specifically are going to be recalled. The issue concerns the…

Dual Toyota recalls for a number of issues

Toyota has announced today that they will be recalling several of their vehicles, including those from their luxury division, Lexus. In all, over 369,000 vehicles worldwide are affected by the recall, and of those, nearly 235,000 are in the United States. The larger Toyota recall of the two involves the 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid SUVs, as well as the…

Ford recalls C-Max hybrids for roof issue

Ford is recalling their C-Max MPV hybrid in a recent announcement. In all, the 33,021 vehicles that were produced from Jan. 19, 2012, and June 25, 2013 were not equipped with the panoramic glass roof (an option on the SE and SEL trims). Ironically, if you go to Ford’s “Build and Price” page on their main site,…

BMW recalls X5 xDrive35d SAVs for fuel filter heater issue

BMW North America is recalling their 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), in an announcement made earlier today. For those that may not be familiar with BMW’s relatively new naming strategy, the xDrive indicates that the vehicles are equipped with “xDrive”, BMW-speak for all-wheel drive. The 35d indicates that the engine in the X5 is…

GM recalls Chevrolet Cruzes for brake assist issue

General Motors (GM) has announced a recall for their 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans today. In all, nearly 300,000 vehicles that are equipped with the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission combination will be affected. The issue concerns the brake assist system, which could malfunction inadvertently without warning. This could cause drivers to have to apply additional…