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    Honda issues TSB for third-gear issue, fix is free

    Honda has finally issued a TSB on the third gear issue that's been plaguing everything from the Civic Si to the Acura TL. According to affected owners, when the manual transmission was in third gear, it would occasionally pop into neutral and occasionally grind into place. Honda originally didn't ...

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    Scion xB spontaneously combusts during dealer service

    Click above for more pics of the Scion xB post-fire damageAn auto dealer service center is a lot like a doctor's office for your car. When something is wrong or your ride needs a check-up, a technician can set things right. Of course sometimes doctors make mistakes like taking off your left foot ...

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    U.S. recalls climb 25 percent in 2007

    Problems with older vehicles have helped recalls jump 25% from 2006 to 2007, with over 14 million owners receiving the dreaded notice this year. Topping this year's list with 5.5 million recalls is Ford Motor Company, due mostly to a cruise control problem. Volkswagen also saw a rise in recalls, ...

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    Toyota expresses regret for Tundra camshaft failures on internet forums

    Our good buddy Mike Levine over at has updated his report on the story surrounding the failure of 20 camshaft in the 2007 Toyota Tundra's 5.7L V8 engine. Levine noticed that Toyota has already posted on two internet forums expressing regret to Tundra owners over the incident. Though ...

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    Ford GT owners get shafted, so to speak

    Ah, the joys of owning an exotic. This time it's an issue with the half-shafts on the Ford GT separating and causing a loss of power. Fortunately, for both Ford and GT owners, this has only occurred on four vehicles and isn't as widespread as the 60 some incidents of broken shaft bolts that Ford ...

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    Oil sludging atonement: Toyota settles class-action suit

    If you're the owner of certain Toyota products built with the 2.2L I4 or 3.0L V6 between 1997 and 2002, you may soon be receiving notification from the automaker concerning its recent settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Filed as the result of damage caused by sludged oil (which ultimately can ...

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    Scion recalls 30,000 tC's

    Toyota's 'youth' division seems to be suffering the same recall woes as its parent company, which now includes 30,000 Scion tC coupes. It seems that when the key is in the 'ON' position or was removed within a minute and half, and the door is slammed shut, the side airbags may deploy.The recall ...

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    Mazda to voluntarily recall the RX-8

    In yet another installment of the Mazda RX-8 customer satisfaction drama, we can confirm that the manufacturer will announce a voluntary recall on 2004, 2005 and some 2006 model year RX-8s. Mazda has confirmed to us that owners will be receiving notices in the next month or so, as the company is ...

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    Jeep owners on hot seat as DCX recalls 111,000 Grand Cherokees

    Owners of some 2003 and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees can be expecting a recall letter sometime in July; that is, if they haven't already experienced charred backsides urging them to return to their dealers. DaimlerChrysler will be performing a campaign on the vehicles to address an issue with the ...

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    Toyota recalls an opportunity to shine?

    Talk about looking for silver linings. Matt Vella of BusinessWeek takes Toyota's one million vehicle recall and turns it on its ear. Public relations expert Mark Hass of Hass MS&L points out that recalls don't carry the stigmas they once did. According to Hass, unless ...

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    GM Dexcool lawsuit may soon gain class-action status

    The bright orange Dexcool coolant used in many General Motors vehicles over the past decade promised to bring extended maintenance - 5 years or 150,000 miles - to cooling systems, but many owners instead found themselves with vehicles that required system flushes, gasket replacement, and even ...

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    Bum steer: NHTSA investigating Toyota Tundra for bad ball joints

    Investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are once again turning their gaze to the Toyota Tundra. The regulatory group's study of the popular pickup's steering mechanism already led to a recall of 790,000 units last year, which included models like the 2002-2004 ...

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    Federal lawsuit claims GM should recall 7.5 million vehicles over faulty wipers

    A new lawsuit filed in federal court is claiming that General Motors created some 7.5 million trucks, vans, and SUVs with defective wipers. The legal action comes after the automaker recalled 1.7 million vehicles in 2003 to replace wiper circuit boards and motor mechanism covers-- that action ...

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    NHTSA recalls nearly 900,000 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that 805,368 1999-2000 model year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are being recalled for faulty tailgate cables that can deteriorate via corrosion... a potentially dangerous condition when supporting ...


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