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    Report: NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe
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    Typically when we report on the findings of an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's because the government body has discovered a safety issue and prescribed a recall. In this case, however, NHTSA has closed an investigation into a reported performance ...

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    Report: Honda issues bizarre non-recall on Odyssey over badge placement
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    Without looking under the hood or at a vehicle history report, one of the easiest way to tell if a car has had body work done is to check the location and placement of the exterior badges. A crooked, misplaced or missing badge can be a telltale sign that there has been some sort of body or paint ...

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    Report: Hyundai issuing TSB for Sonata steering issues
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    Hyundai is reportedly working up a customer service campaign regarding steering issues with certain Sonata models. The Korean automaker told Consumer Reports that the campaign is for sedans equipped with 18-inch wheels, built between September 2010 and May 2011. According to Consumer Reports, ...

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    Ford issues TSB for 2011 Mustang over clutch problems
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has issued a dealer Technical Service Bulletin for a clutch issue on 2011 Mustangs built before April 25, 2010. Affected models with less than 10,00 miles might experience a clutch pedal stayout condition, where the clutch ...

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    REPORT: Tata investigating as Nano owners report steering column fires
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    Tata Nano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If we weren't car guys, we could understand the attraction of a bare-bones car with a sticker price coming in at a fraction of a conventional car's. Heck, we still do. But we know as well as you do that in order to get the pricing that ...

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    REPORT: Ford widens cruise control recall by 4.5M vehicles - now biggest in company history
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    For the past ten years, Ford has been doing a dance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and consumers over the issue of leaking cruise control switches in certain company vehicles. As of 2008, it had recalled some 9.6 million vehicles to repair a faulty Texas Instruments ...

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    Reports of Toyota RAV4 gearbox woes mount as owner anger grows
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    Imagine merging into speeding highway traffic when your transmission suddenly balks at the shift, leaving you struggling to choose between that 70,000-pound semi filling your rear view mirror or the shrinking median on the right side of the road. This scenario is just one of the complaints being ...

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    BMW recalling 2008MY 1- and 3-Series; plus 2009MY X5 and X6 models over safety concerns
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    BMW 135i Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    A potential fault with the side airbags fitted to 2008 BMW 1- and 3-Series cars has lead to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, possible fitment of the wrong crimp connector can cause the ...

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    Kia recalling 2001-2004 Optima sedans in rust-prone states over subframe corrosion
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    The 2001-2004 Kia Optima is being recalled in several states for corrosion of the front subframe. The recall covers some 36,538 examples sold in the U.S. in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New ...

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    Burying the Dead: Pontiac G8 faces recall over faulty taillamps, tire-pressure sensors
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    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors may have already buried its Pontiac division, but the brand's recent passing isn't stopping a posthumous recall campaign by the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The action, which ...

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    GM recalls Camaro, Traverse, SUVs/pickups for various issues
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    General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a suite of recalls for the Chevrolet Camaro, Traverse and various body-on-frame SUVs and pickups (Cadillac's Escalade, Chevrolet's Avalanche, Colorado, Suburban and Tahoe, along with GMC's Canyon and Yukon). The ...

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    37,000+ Dodge Ram pickups recalled over... faulty HVAC software?!
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    Dodge is recalling 37,407 Ram pickups from the 2009 model year to repair faulty software that controls the manual temperature controls (not the digital dual-zone temp controller).According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the system's faulty programming can render defrosting ...

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    REPORT: NHTSA investigating if 2002-05 Ford Explorers/Mercury Mountaineers can slip out of park
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun looking at Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers from the 2002-2005 model years. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, out of some 1.4 million SUVs produced, more than 200 complaints have been filed with the government agency ...

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    Toyota recalling nearly 40k Highlanders fitted with... optional stainless exhaust tip?!
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    Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are announcing an equipment safety recall on the Japanese automaker's 2008 Highlanders and Highlander Hybrid models. On the 2008 model year crossover, the optional stainless steel exhaust tip retention clamp apparently has a ...

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    25,000+ 2010 Mazda3s recalled over potential wiring harness fault
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    2010 Mazda3 - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    The hotly-awaited Mazda3 is only now filtering into U.S. dealerships after hitting other markets, but there's already a snag – more than 25,000 units are being recalled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the safety ...

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    Jeep recalling more than 47,000 Liberty, Commander, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler models
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    Chrysler is recalling over 47,000 models, including the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, and Wrangler four-door that may have reversed wiring on the driver's airbag controller, a defect that may inhibit the airbag's deployment. Additionally, the 2002 and 2003 Jeep Libertys sold in New England ...

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    Dodge recalling 72,000 Rams and nearly 17,000 Journeys from 2008-09
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    The 2008 and 2009 Dodge Ram and 2009 Dodge Journey are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each for a different reason. The Ram's windshield wiper motor isn't adequately protected from water, so it could fail completely due to water intrusion. Initial numbers ...

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    Mitsubishi recalls 2008-2009 Lancers and Outlanders over faulty brakes
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    If you have a 2008-'09 Mitsubishi Lancer or Outlander equipped with an automatic or CVT transmission, listen up – your car may be facing a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working with the Japanese automaker to recall some 39,711 vehicles that may have problems ...

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    Toyota recalls 1.3M Yaris models, which begs the question: What's the plural of Yaris?
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Toyota Yaris
    The 2006 and 2007 model Toyota Yaris is being recalled over a seat belt problem. In severe frontal crashes, a foam pad could reportedly ignite. The recall affects 1.3 million Yaris units (Yarises? Yarii?) worldwide, with 134,900 of those ...

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    Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione being recalled over ball joints
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    Turns out the Alfa Romeo 8C - or the U.S. verson of it, at least - isn't perfect after all. Due to an incorrect torque setting on the front and rear suspension upper and lower ball joint nuts, Maserati is recalling 7,912 vehicles in the U.S. They include the 8Cs that have made it over here (thought ...

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