I hear from used car buyers who discover something wrong with their car after they had made the purchase. But what upsets them is that the manufacturer “knows” about the problem and is doing nothing about it. Sorry, but this one’s your problem most of the time - not theirs.
Earlier this year, after Jalopnik pointed to a tide of transmission complaints from owners of 2011 Ford Mustangs, Ford identified several issues with the car's Chinese-built Getrag MT82 six-speed, and issued a pair of service bulletins. Now, the Feds are done poking around. The verdict? No recall. The transmission's…
Volkswagen said today it would recall nearly 170,000 diesel-powered Golfs, Jettas and Audi A3 to fix a fuel line that could leak. What makes it more interesting is just how hard VW had to work to find the defect.
Upscale versions of the Jeep Wrangler now eschew the bare plastic trim for painted wheel arches and roofs. But one owner, after taking his 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara home, noticed that the wheel arches on one side weren't color-matched. In fact, they were the wheel arches from the 2011 model year Wrangler.
There's no equivalent in China to America's array of lemon laws, forcing owners of massively defective new vehicles to exorcise their demons in other ways, whether it's sledgehammers or dragging a broken Volvo through the streets with an ox.
This Chevy Camaro put on quite a drifting demonstration at a Michigan dragstrip last weekend. Right up until its side air bags decided they'd had one too many donuts and spontaneously deployed, slightly burning a passenger. UPDATE
Lee Adams of central Florida owns 14 high-end sports cars, including a Ferrari, Mosler, Ariel Atom and a Corvette ZR1. Or he used to own a ZR1, until he had to call 911 after getting locked inside.
For the past four years, BMW owners have complained of frequently failing fuel pumps in BMW's twin-turbocharged engine sold in the 335i sedan and other models. With lawsuits and national attention growing, BMW's now forced to address the problem. UPDATE!
NHTSA opens probe after 32 complaints of fuel tank straps failing on F-150 pickups from 1997-2001. [NHTSA]
One Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution owner was understandably surprised when the gas pedal on his nearly new $40,000 car snapped off right under his foot. With just 2000 miles on the clock of his Evo X, the owner claims he was driving "with a little enthusiasm," pressed down on the gas pedal "as I normally would", at which…