It’s a most unusual recall, but Subaru is recalling 633,842 Forester (2009-12), Legacy (2010-11), Outback (2010-11) and Tribeca (2006 – 2012) for a possible problem with a dealer-installed add-on.  A potential electrical short can occure with certain puddle lamps and — since Subaru did not factory install them — which... Read more
They are just off the production line, but 55,000 2013 GM vehicles are being recalled for a serious defect with the steering column assembly module where there is a possibly malformed column lock actuator in the lock module and/or fractured park lock cables in the assembly. As a result,... Read more
I was a lucky woman this week.  Ford’s elves dropped off a brand new 2013 F-150 Raptor and I can pretend that it’s mine for a while.  But, I’m not the only one who can have a Raptor for Christmas, and recipients don’t even need to have a driver’s... Read more
In a press release today, General Motors announced the voluntary recall of 145,000 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks from 2010 to 2012 model year. The problem is a missing secondary latch on the hood which can lead to the hood flying open on the highway. There have... Read more
The long-anticipated debut of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks  came today with much flourish and excitement, as journalists enjoyed an unveiling long in the making. Both GM truck traditionalists and those those looking for a different perspective on a workhorse truck or a sport... Read more
They are terrific looking trucks with outstanding features: and NO, I can’t share them with you until Wednesday.  No more camouflage, no sneaky tricks.  This is the real deal, and I promise that you will never see this spy shot again. GM is showing the new trucks — their... Read more
Back in October, when I reported that The Texas Auto Writers Association had named the RAM 1500 Truck of Texas, the award season had just begun.  Now, with a sweep of the Motor Trend and Truck Trends, it seems clear that RAM has the potential to increase its standing... Read more
For decades, the Ford Explorer has been a favorite of those whose SUV must be highly versatile, cost effective and appropriate for family, work and sporting duty. The range of options that can be specified and a starting price under $29,000 allows many consumers to find a competitively-priced combo that fits... Read more