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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
Latest round of recalls ends the summer of 2014
Today is the last day of summer, and here is a list of the latest vehicle recalls in no particular order: General Motors — Brake defect for parking brake which can remained partially engaged causing the brakes to heat up. Cadillac XTS – 2013, 2014 Chevrolet Impala – recent... Read more
Recalls again  drive this week’s news: Dodge, Ford, Jeep
It would seem that we are again unable to get away from the giant recall machine. This week it’s 651,000 Jeeps and Dodge SUVs and 92,000 Ford vehicles. Here are the specifics: Chrysler 2011 – 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011 – 2014 Dodge Durange Vanity mirror lights (lighted sunvisor) ... Read more
Important recall: 1.39 million Ford vehicles
I thought I had gotten away with a new recall-less week, but no luck. This time the the recalls affect more than 900,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs for a potential problem with the torque sensor in the steering column in 2008 to 2011 vehicles.  Also on the... Read more
While I am working on a major truck feature for the print version of the April issue of the magazine, this was important enough to require a quick piece to let you know about two recalls that could affect you. In the largest recall in recent years, Graco is... 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
A software problem that can cause engine fires has prompted a voluntary recall of GM’s recently introduced Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Eight fires with no reported injuries have occurred, prompting the company’s action.  It appears that the overheating of the exhaust system on these trucks is linked... Read more