A small and manageable amount of cars will have to be put on the calendars at BMW’s repair shops soon, since the company had to issue two different recalls spanning 1.4 million vehicles for risk of fire. It’ll be more than a month before repairs start, but BMW encourages owners to keep their cars outside until then.
If you own a Subaru WRX or WRX STI, I have no idea why you would be listening to anything other than the engine’s delightful burble. But if you checked the box for the optional factory-installed subwoofer in the trunk, Subaru is recalling your car due to subwoofer sparking, overheating and, potentially, fire.
Frankly, the existence of strollers designed specifically to allow people to dash around with babies and toddlers at grown adult speeds is slightly concerning—though somehow safe for children at least eight months old. Not so with at least one brand of strollers, though, which announced a major recall over concerns…
Mazda announced a recall of around 60,000 Mazda 6 sedans in the U.S. and Canada, The Detroit News reports. Improper welding may cause a wire shortage that will disable power steering. Debris left during the welding process can cause wires to rub together, potentially disabling the airbag.
The Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive safety recall in history. It’s almost guaranteed that either you or somebody you know has owned a car with a Takata airbag inflator. Here’s a video that explains what’s so dangerous about them, and why it should terrify you.
It has happened: some of the last great American sweethearts, the Dodge Challenger/Charger Hellcats, are being recalled.
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The other day, my fiancé and I were going through papers and textbooks we didn’t need in preparation to move into our new house. He picked up an open envelope that had “something about a Honda Civic recall” in it, and mumbled that he was recycling it as he walked out the door. “Stop!” I said. “STOP!”
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.
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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.