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Ford recalls 213,000 vehicles including some Explorers
Earlier this week, Ford Motor Company issued three new safety recalls that might affect a vehicle that you own.  More than 213,000 vehicles are affected, although some are police interceptors and ambulances.  As with all recalls, I encourage you to follow up if your vehicle is on the list. ... Read more
More recall problems dog Honda and Acura; NHTSA investigates Nissan recall repair
It seems like only yesterday that Honda said its big recall issues were handled. Now, however, there are new difficulties on the horizon and the company has taken out full-page ads in local newspapers (like the Austin American Statesman) to tell owners that their vehicles are subject to a... Read more
Nissan expands Altima recall
The Altima is a big seller for Nissan, and in an effort to keep it that way, the carmaker has expanded its recall for a potentially faulty hood latch that might cause the hood to fly up while the car is in motion. The first part of this recall... Read more
Texas police chief helped develop 2016 Ford Interceptor
When a police dog unveiled Ford’s new Interceptor SUV at the Chicago Auto Show, the company also introduced their police advisory team — law enforcement professionals who had spent almost two years providing direct input into the development of their vehicle, the successor to the nation’s largest selling police... Read more
New recalls tap Dodge, GM, Hyundai and Jeep
It has thankfully been pretty quiet this year when it comes to recalls, but they are still out there, and I wanted to share the info with you. The first affects about 200,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles, specifically the 2008 – 2010 Elantra and the 2009 – 2010 Elantra Touring;... Read more
Ram ups the ante with new Laramie Limited Edition
Just when it would seem that no one could create a more luxurious pickup than the ones already in the market, someone does. This time it’s the Ram Brand, which is introducing a new Laramie Limited Edition at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of... Read more
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition highlighted at Chicago Auto Show
Chevy has combined the award-winning Colorado with a well-equipped sampling of the GearOn accessory system for an introduction at the Chicago Auto Show this week. GearOn accessories are available for every Colorado vehicle, but this is a get-there-faster combination designed to meet a range of needs without individually specifying... Read more
Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai teases with small truck concept
     It’s only a twinkle in the eyes of designers and engineers at this point, but that is where everything starts.  This year’s truck twinkle is the Hyundai Santa Cruz — a vehicle with a split personality.  Described as a crossover truck concept, the Santa Cruz is sporty with... Read more