A restructuring plan under consideration for longtime Japanese auto supplier Takata, responsible for the largest automotive safety recall ever, would make the company stop producing airbag inflators, sources told Reuters. Takata has had to replace more than 100 million defective inflators worldwide.
America’s best-selling car, the Mazda RX-8 has been recalled (again) for some fuel system and suspension weirdness. It’s a really strange thing to hear about since the cars are basically the most reliable and bulletproof things ever made.
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Tesla announced this morning that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X SUVs built between February and October 2016 over a potential manufacturing issue. Specifically, it’s related to a gear in electric parking brakes that could’ve been manufactured improperly, and, if that gear breaks, it might…
Fiat Chrysler is targeted in a new federal lawsuit over problematic gear shifters in former Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep vehicles—many of which were subjected to a massive recall last year—that’s also linked to the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to read or we’ll get really passive aggressive at you.
You are familiar with this car, yes? The 2017 Maserati Levante? Known for its stellar quality and unbeatable reliability, right? Of course not. It is Italian.
After 51 fires were reported, Daimler AG made the decision to recall 1 million newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles before they become Car-B-Ques, reports Automotive News. A defective starter part has been named as the source of the car fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, America’s auto safety regulator, issued a recall of Lamborghinis earlier this month because a faulty fuel system could potentially lead to a fire. In other news, water is wet and the earth is round.
If you want to buy a car from a company that actually, genuinely seems to give a damn about you, then I think Suzuki may have just proved themselves to be worthy of your business. I say this because it appears that Suzuki has issued a recall for a minor issue affecting some of their 1996 Cappuccino roadsters. And by…
We all know the tricks and tips for hypermiling your car to maximize efficiency, but what if there was a legitimate need to run down your fuel at a rapid pace? What is the best method to do so while staying safe, legal and not causing damage to your car?
Tesla’s issuing a recall over an aftermarket charging accessory. Two non-standard charging accessories overheated, and no one was injured and there was no property damage.
We’ve all been convinced that some RX-8 hasn’t had any problems like those other RX-8s. Definitely not. That one RX-8 is fine. It’s great. But it doesn’t matter what you’ve heard, because now almost every Mazda RX-8 is being recalled for a potential fuel leak.
The highly controversial Executive Director for the Center for Auto Safety, Clarence Ditlow, spent the last 40 years fighting to keep unsafe vehicles off the road, and helping car buyers fight back against big auto companies. But now, after a long battle with colon cancer, he has died at the age of 72.
Remember Mercedes-Benz’s new self-driving car that isn’t really a self-driving car, and isn’t the best at attempting to drive itself anyway? It just got recalled for the potential to randomly stall the engine. Thanks to a wiring problem, just putting pressure on the rear seats could cut Mercedes’ new E300 off.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed the eleventh death caused by an exploding Takata airbag. A 50 year-old woman died from her injuries following a collision while driving her 2001 Honda Civic on September 30th.
Shelly Shields from Alberta, Canada just dropped some big coin on a new Ford F-450 King Ranch, only to learn that the thing shoots flames out of its tailpipe like a rocket ship. What’s going on?
Recalling just a handful of cars more than BMW did for risk of fire earlier in the week, about 350,000 Honda Civics are on the recall list for problems with the car’s electric parking brake. So, if you see a 2016 Civic rolling down a hill toward you, please to not assume that someone is controlling it.
It’s no Dieselgate, but it’s still pretty embarrassing—BMW has filed a recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for just one BMW X3 for risk of fire in the electric power steering system, which “may not have been welded properly.”
Toyota just recalled 340,000 examples of its questionably-styled new Prius because the cable-controlled foot-brake might not work. And that’d be a big problem on an incline, where the little sedan’s low rolling resistance tires and slick drag coefficient would turn this thing into a rolling hybrid of destruction.