You may have heard that Australian auto journalist Peter Barnwell inadvertently burned a Ford Everest SUV to the ground last week. Ford is now saying their investigation has concluded; somebody put the battery in wrong.
While you were getting a sandwich around the corner, Ford was announcing a recall on 451,865 cars.
The mighty Toyota Tacoma has been taken down a peg by a nasty little issue with the leaf spring suspension. Apparently it's liable to "fracture due to stress and corrosion," which can mean a pointy piece of metal will repeatedly ram into your truck's gas tank and spill its contents all over the road.
The third-generation Honda Odyssey was a wildly popular minivan, so there's good news, for everyone with children, this week from the NHTSA. Honda is recalling 886,815 Odysseys, because your fuel pump may leak, which of course can lead to fiery death.
We would expect an Italian supercar to meet a fiery death after its glorious engine has been damaged in an accident. Turns out, we're wrong. The Murcielago will burst into flames no matter where you hit it.
Facing the ever tightening noose of a forced recall, Toyota's issued a voluntary recall to address complaints of unintended acceleration leading to Fiery Death, which was originally blamed on loose carpets. In total, eight models are effected, details below.