Total Recall: Chrysler, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Suzuki, and Honda

The following vehicles have been recalled over the past couple of weeks, ranging from the Fiat-controlled Chrysler Group, which includes Dodge, RAM, and Maserati (which is owned by Ferrari), to the major German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Even the now-defunct Japanese automaker Suzuki has been affected, and Honda has issued yet another Honda Odyssey recall. Chrysler is recalling the…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Update: Massive Honda, Nissan, Mazda, and Toyota recall also includes GM and BMW

The latest update on the massive Toyota recall for airbags that included all of the major Japanese automakers (Honda, Nissan, and Mazda) has revealed that both GM and BMW will be recalling vehicles as well. It makes sense that GM would be involved, simply because of the vehicle that will be included…the 2003 Pontiac Vibe. This vehicle…

BMW recalls 3 Series, 1 Series, and Z4 Roadster for bad battery cable

It’s rare to see a BMW recall, but the Bavarian automaker has done just that…and not just on any car. They’re recalling their bread-and-butter, the best-selling 3 series. In addition, they are also recalling the 1 series, as well as the Z4 roadster. The issue at hand concerns the battery cable…apparently, there is a fault between…

Next BMW Z4 to Be Based on the Scion FR-S

I guess BMW is giving up making sports cars as well…looks like Subaru has to roll up its sleeves and really get to work! While the automotive world is still reeling with BMW getting into bed with the devil itself, we’re just now starting to see the fruition of their long-term partnership. The next-generation Z4…