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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
While there is no formal NHTSA recall as yet, Toyota last week stopped sales and delivery of about 36,000 vehicles already in dealerships.  The affected models include 2013 and 2014 Tundra, Avalon, Sienna and some Camry and Corolla models. The problem, detected by NHTSA’s Korean counterpart, is that material... Read more
It is extremely rare for one vehicle manufacturer to win both the Car of the Year and Truck of the Year honors at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but Chevy proved that it can still be done. The all-new Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 won for North... Read more
Michelin North America is recalling Michelin LTX M/X tires for tread separation problems which can lead to rapid air loss resulting in possible loss of vehicle control and increased risk of a crash. The tires in question were produced from January 10, 2010 and June 23, 2012 and were... Read more
America’s best selling midsize truck has been hit with a multi-year recall.  Announced yesterday, the voluntary safety recall involves about 342,000 Tacoma’s built between 2004 and 2011. Again, seat belt hardware is the culprit.  Screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor inside the seat... Read more
There’s lots of recall news this week.  Jeep has agreed to recall as many as 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles, rather than the 2.7 million that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested.  Now exempt from the recall are 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees that... Read more
So often, when I write about anything that smacks of heavy-handed regulatory muscle, you Texas sportsmen remind me that the less government involvement in vehicle matters the better.  With that in mind, I think we all need a round of applause for Chrysler, who this week told the National... Read more
It seems like only yesterday (in fact, it was only a couple days ago) that I reported that the latest wave of recalls seemed larger than usual, driven by the Honda CR-V action for a window switch that might cause fires. This new worldwide Toyota seems to be for a... Read more

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