Video footage of a crash caused by a driver suddenly braking in front of a car that was following too close caught the attention of police in Fox Valley, WI.
Harley-Davidson discovers a problem with corrosion in the banjo bolt on the front master brake cylinder, and has issued a recall for 19,015 motorcycles to address the issue.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story contained language erroneously linking this recall action to a Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango brake recall announced in March. According to Eric Mayne, a media relations manager at Chrysler, the two safety issues are unrelated. The text in the story below has been updated to reflect this information.
In what is likely the largest EV recall ever, Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles worldwide because of a braking issue, Reuters reports.
Honda Element – Click above for high-res image gallery
When wheels are covered with brake dust, the entire car looks dirty and in many cases, a basic wash will do little to rectify the problem. Most associate brake dust as a mere nuisance, but others actually see the sight of pad particles as a fundamental problem with the functionality of a vehicle's brakes. That may sound a bit strange to some, but J.D. Power seems to agree that brake dust is indeed a quality problem.
2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for a high-res image gallery