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…

Mercedes recalls SLK roadsters for defective sensors

Mercedes Benz announced that they will be recalling a small number of their 2013 SLK roadsters. More specifically, they are recalling 71 SLK250 and SLK350s that were produced between October 9, 2012, to November 20, 2012. The defect lies in the passenger seat occupant classification sensor (OCS). Normally, this works in conjunction with the latest-generation airbag system…

Mercedes recalls select GL crossover models for seat belt anchor issue

Mercedes-Benz has recently announced that they will recall select 2013 GL seven-seat crossover models for a defective seat belt part. Although the vehicles being recalled were produced between May 15, 2012 and October 4, 2012, the German automaker did not release the official total amount coming back to the dealership. The vehicles being recalled include the following…

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…

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA

  The Bavarian automaker is debuting a crossover concept that should slot between the GL and the GLK in their crossover/SUV lineup, with more muscular styling and exclusive technology. As far as the styling goes, it is a radical departure from their current utility design theme, but it ties in to recent launches, such as the…

2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Fresh off of the hot release of the Mercedes Benz A-Klasse, they have followed that up with the introduction of the hotted-up entry level car, the A45 AMG. Featuring the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine, 4MATIC (MB-speak for their version of all-wheel-drive), and standard AMG exterior and interior bits, the A45 is poised to change the game…