Total Recall: GM, Tesla, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ford recalls

The following vehicles have been recalled from their respective automakers over the past several days. GM’s Chevrolet and GMC divisions, Acura, Nissan, and Ford have all issued recalls for their vehicles. In the case of Tesla, they’ve issued a recall for their Model S’s adapter, and with Chrysler’s Jeep division, it’s a matter of not carrying out…

Total Recall: Land Rover, Nissan, Volvo, GM, and Ford recalls

Although typically the last week of the year coincides with the holiday season, which in turn means that for most industries, it’s the slowest time of the year. Not so for the folks over at the NHTSA, which are still reporting (alongside automakers) the latest recalls from Land Rover, Nissan, Volvo, GM, and Ford. Here’s the recap:…

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…

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,…

Ford recalls Lincoln MKZ for transmission issue

Ford has announced another recall this week, in addition to the Escape recalls. The 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid midsize premium sedan is being recalled for a transmission issue. In all, 7,329 vehicles that were produced from April 26, 2012 to September 24, 2013 will be affected. The transmission issue has to do with the ability of being…

Ford issues three recalls for Focus electric and Escape, avoids another one

Ford has announced two recalls concerning their Focus electric vehicle, as well as the oft-recalled Espace crossover utility vehicle. The Escape has been recalled seven times since the newest generation went on sale back in the spring of 2012. Approximately 2,456 2012-2014 Focus electric vehicles that were produced from September 15, 2011, through August 23, 2013 will be…

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford surprisingly unveiled the Ford Atlas Concept truck today at the North American International Auto Show. It showcases the latest design and technologies that Ford plans on rolling out with all of their trucks in the near future. Since Ford aesthetically separated the F-150 from the Ford Super Duty Series back in 1998 (the F-250 still…

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…

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…

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…