Volkswagen’s suggested fixes for its 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles fitted with emissions-cheating software keep getting rejected, and now the automaker has decided on a plan to buy back some of the effected models—but only the certified pre-owned vehicles currently in the Dieselgate sales-ban limbo on…
“Happy Manipulating!!!” wrote Takata airbag engineer Bob Schubert in an email obtained by The New York Times. Schubert’s 2006 note regarding airbag tests was one of many documents unsealed from a personal injury lawsuit against Takata that suggest the company has a systemic issue with data manipulation.
Yamaha is recalling each and every YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, their new flagship superbike, all over the world. Because it could light you on fire. Or seize up and make you crash.
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Volkswagen’s troubles continue, but this time it’s not emissions-related cheating, it’s failing camshaft lobes which can wreak havoc on braking performance.
The feds have been publicly flogging Fiat Chrysler over the botched handling of some 11 million recalled vehicles. NHTSA could impose fines up to $700 million on the automaker, so it’s no surprise that Fiat Chrysler and its CEO are starting to play nice with the government agency.
General Motors announced the recall of 196,379 Hummers for fire risk. Three people suffered minor burns due to the issue, and GM said earlier today those were the only fires related to the issue. Now it’s come out that 42 fires have been reported.
A Justice Department inquiry found that GM’s failure to disclose a faulty ignition problem in their cars constituted criminal wrongdoing, the New York Times reported Friday. The penalty has yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be the largest ever faced by an automaker for criminal wrongdoing, surpassing the $1.2…
Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 2014 and 2015 motorcycles – from the Electra Glide to the Road King –because of clutches that won’t fully disengage. The problem was discovered through customer complaints, including 27 crashes resulting in four minor injuries.
Chevrolet Volt owners are inadvertently leaving their plug-in hybrids runnings in their garages, causing the battery to drain, the engine to fire up, and leading to two carbon monoxide-related injuries. Now GM is recalling around 64,000 Volts.
The Takata airbag recall has included over 16 million cars globally and 4.3 million in the U.S., and the latest documents filed to NHTSA include GM vehicles for the first time.
GM and Chrysler aren't the only one with ignition issues. Harley-Davidson is recalling over 3,300 bikes that could switch from "on" to "accessory" because of excessive vibration.
Not to be left out of the recall news today, Chrysler has expanded a recall from 2010 to include another 695,957 vehicles for an ignition issue that sounds awfully familiar.
It. Never. Ends. GM is recalling another 7.6 million vehicles for six new ignition-related safety defects in models ranging from 1997 to 2014. And according to the automaker, these recalled cars are responsible for seven crashes resulting in eight injuries and three deaths.
In this morning’s Morning Shift Matt Hardibro pointed out that GM used a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to skirt the official recall notification process. He also hit on the legal requirement for a public facing VIN look up tool, something I wrote about last year.
Last year Congress provided the Secretary of Transportation expanded authorities on how vehicle recall notifications were sent to vehicle owners. The goal of this new authority, according to congressional report language, was to “improve efficacy.”