The family of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin has reportedly settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler over a 2016 rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the 27-year-old in his driveway.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are all the stories that everyone else will be talking about over the tire-balancing machine.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America because the steering wheel is at risk of detaching from the steering column.
To the great shock of Jalopnik’s staff, there are more than 368,000 Mitsubishis from recent model years in America. We know because that’s how many have been recalled for major issues recently, which is a unique way to get the word out. Oh, and, by the way, your Lancer’s sunroof could fly off at any moment.
Poor Mitsubishi just can’t really catch a break can it? Yesterday we celebrated because it managed to sell over 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. last year and today we’ve got some recall news for you. You win some, you lose some.
Take your car in for the airbag recall if it applies to you! Takata started 2018 by issuing a recall for another 3.3 million airbag inflators, while automakers are literally going door-to-door telling drivers to get their car fixed if it needs the fix. Meanwhile, another person has died due to a defective airbag…
The largest automotive recall in United States history is being expanded once again by Takata, the Detroit Free Press announced. Takata is adding 3.3 million airbag inflators due to a faulty explosive chemical used in the ignition of the airbag.
Humans are historically and foolishly bad at heeding a warning in a letter, going to a shop and having their car repaired for free. That’s called “getting a recall done,” and people are so terrible at it that Honda employees are going to homes telling customers to take their potentially explosive Takata airbags…
Around a year ago, I tried to turn on my headlights on my 2008 Honda Fit, and they did not come on. “Huh,” I thought, “I should fix that.” Instead of fixing it, I drove around for a couple weeks using my brights, because I’m a lazy asshole. When I finally did take it into the shop (it needed a few other things done),…