Category: Car Reviews

Mazda to recall 2.3 million vehicles worldwide

Mazda Motor Corp. said on Thursday it would recall a total of 2.3 million vehicles worldwide over potential problems with their rear gates, along with a separate issue involving diesel engines. The Japanese auto maker said it was recalling around 390,000 vehicles – including the Mazda 3, which is available as sedan and hatchback, and Read More

GM recalling 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers

General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The problem affects the 2013 models of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. GM says those vehicles were built with ball joints that could corrode and wear out to render the windshield wipers inoperable. A Read More

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars due to seat belt, air bag problems

Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash. Nissan North America, Inc. says the first problem is with a sensor that detects if the front passenger seat is occupied. The issue, with 3.2 million cars, can have the Read More

Parents of ‘Star Trek’ actor sue FCA over fatal crash

The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of Jeep Grand Cherokees, claiming the company manufactured unsafe gear selectors that led to their 27-year-old son being crushed in his own driveway. The actor’s 2015 Cherokee rolled backward down a driveway of his home on June 19, Read More

Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari selling new vehicles with faulty air bags: U.S. Senate report

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of auto makers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. The vehicles are legal to sell since the U.S. National Highway Read More

Toyota recalls 3.37 million cars over airbag, emissions control issues

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units. The automaker on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million cars over a possible fault in emissions control units. That followed an announcement late on Tuesday that 1.43 million cars needed repairs over a separate issue Read More

Fiat Chrysler recalls 13,000 Maserati cars for rollaway issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars in the United States because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in ‘park’ mode, documents posted on a government website Thursday showed. In April, Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.1 million vehicles worldwide over the same Read More

Fiat Chrysler to investigate after ‘Star Trek’ actor dies when recalled Jeep crashes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Monday it would investigate a crash that killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin in his recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Yelchin was killed when the SUV rolled away and pinned him against a fence in Los Angeles, police said on Sunday. Fiat Chrysler in April recalled more than 1.1 Read More

Four companies selling new cars with potentially defective Takata air bag inflators: report

Four auto makers are selling new vehicles with Takata air bag inflators even though the devices are potentially defective and likely to be recalled within a few years, according to a Senate report. Some Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years are equipped with a type of inflator Read More

Fiat Chrysler recalling 35,000 Wranglers in Canada due to off-road problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Wednesday it will recall 506,420 of its popular Jeep Wrangler SUVs because off-road driving may cause the driver-side air bag not to open in a crash. Fiat Chrysler is not aware of any injuries or crashes related to the issue, the company said in a statement on its North American Read More

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