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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
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
Urgent: More than 200,000 vehicles in Ford recall today
It’s a new month and the first of November’s recalls are by Ford. They include some 2014 and 2015 model year, as well as older vehicles. It seems that Ford, like its competitors, is using a quick recall strategy, and that will keep the number of recalled vehicles down,... Read more
Urgent: large recalls hit Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Ford
The bogey man is back for Halloween with new recalls; and, for a change, these are not linked to either faulty ignitions or airbags. Together they affect more than 750,000 Chrysler trucks and SUVs and Ford SUVs, so take note. The Chrysler recalls involve 2010 – 2014 Ram 2500... Read more
Urgent recall for airbags covers almost 5-million vehicles
A huge recall for defective airbags is again in the news and I still do not understand why the U.S.government has not taken a strong stand against the manufacturer, Takata Corporation.  I generally like the regulators to stay out of much of the automotive industry, but this is a... 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
The Recall Rumba: has a recalled vehicle has been fixed and August recalls
For months this column has been clogged with recall information.  I suspect that this pattern will not change anytime soon.  Frequently, as a result, I am asked whether this means that today’s cars and trucks are built more carelessly, have more defects, or are just plain worse than their... 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