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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
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
It’s happening again for Ford’s 2013 Escape.  For the seventh time since it was introduced last year, some versions of the popular SUV have been recalled for a problem that’s important enough to require immediate attention. The 1.6L engine version has experienced engine overheating leading to a small number... Read more
It’s always ugly when a manufacturer has to issue a recall, but the one issued Friday by Chrysler is both large and somewhat confusing.  Encompassing about 1.2-million vehicles, about 453,000 are actually affected, but the company is taking no chances that any will be overlooked when they are repaired.... Read more
I hate recall stories!  I suspect they bore you, too, unless you (or someone you know) owns one of the vehicles in question; in which case, they are exceptionally important.  So: here they are: 239,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars (2011, 2012) with 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 automatic transmissions. ... 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