1. Ivan Leon

    BMW X1 Recalled Because It Doesn’t Meet Federal Safety Standards

    BMW is recalling 106,182 of its 2016 to 2019 X1 SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the event of a crash where an occupant’s head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact, as required by federal safety standards. The...
  2. Ivan Leon

    Hyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

  3. Ivan Leon

    Small SUVs not all that bright, tests show

    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/tEVLw3aqL6Q ARTICLE: http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/small-suvs-not-all-that-bright-tests-show-2044974 And it's much the same story for sedans as well: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/3Sp7nvuOxtY ARTICLE...
  4. Ivan Leon

    Volkswagen Recalling 92,000 Cars For Shearing Camshafts, Loss Of Power Brakes

  5. Ivan Leon

    Feds Say Fiat Chrysler 'Significantly' Under-Reported Deaths And Injuries

  6. Ivan Leon

    Public hearing on Takata recall

    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to hold a public hearing on Takata's huge airbag inflator recall, which could prompt regulators to take a stronger hand in efforts to eliminate the deadly defect from nearly 20 million vehicles. The auto safety watchdog said on...
  7. Ivan Leon

    Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Cars in the U.S. to Fix Air Bag Flaw

    Volkswagen AG is recalling as many as 420,000 cars in the U.S., to fix a flaw that may prevent their air bags from deploying in an accident. The recall affects seven models made between 2010 and 2014, including the Golf, Jetta and Passat, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
  8. Ivan Leon

    Report: Feds To Hit Fiat Chrysler With Record $105M Fine Over Recalls

    Fiat Chrysler has recently drawn the ire of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over “a litany of failures” with millions of vehicle recalls, including older Jeeps linked to fatal fires. According to a Wall Street Journal report, we now know Fiat Chrysler will face penalties...
  9. Ivan Leon

    Why Hasn't GM Recalled These Two Trucks With A Similar Fiery Issue?

    Last week, under threat of a federal investigation, GM recalled almost every Hummer H3 it had built, because of a potentially dangerous design problem. Our analysis of a government database shows complaints of similar problems from owners of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, two trucks built...
  10. Ivan Leon

    GM Didn't Recall The Hummer Over Fires Until The Feds Threatened Them

    General Motors recalled nearly 200,000 Hummer H3s last week, over fears that they might catch fire. But it turns out that GM knew that flaming Hummers were a problem for several years before that. And what’s worse, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exclusively told Jalopnik...
  11. Ivan Leon

    Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles

    Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. In the involved vehicles, the current software settings for the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU could result in higher...
  12. Ivan Leon

    Honda expands Takata recall by 1.39 million vehicles

    Honda Motor Co. said Monday it will expand by 1.39 million cars a nationwide recall of vehicles with potentially defective passenger Takata air bags. The Japanese automaker said the reason was because Takata has declared all of the passenger vehicles defective — even though Honda had told the...
  13. Ivan Leon

    Takata Can't Even Do A Recall Correctly

    While Takata has agreed to the largest consumer product recall ever of 34 million cars with their defective and potentially explosive airbags, millions of cars with Takata airbags have already had theirs replaced under previous recalls. Except hundreds of thousands of those airbags will now...
  14. Ivan Leon

    Takata To Recall 34 Million U.S. Cars In Largest Product Recall Ever

    Takata, the beleaguered Japanese auto parts supplier currently under fire for deaths and injuries related to explosive airbags, has agreed to a recall of 33.8 million U.S. cars with those airbags, for what is believed to be the largest single consumer product recall in American history...
  15. Ivan Leon

    Feds To Shame Fiat-Chrysler In Rare Public Hearing Into Recalls

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is none-to-pleased about Fiat Chrysler’s handling of some 20 recalls affecting over 10 million vehicles, and it’s holding a public hearing on July 2, to aid in the investigation of how the automaker has handled the recalls. In short, NHTSA is...
  16. Ivan Leon

    NHTSA Re-Recalling 2.12 Million Cars, Half Of Which Are In Other Recall

    The feds are recalling another 2.12 million vehicles in the never-ending airbag disaster after it was discovered that the fix originally offered wasn't good enough and airbags were blowing up in the absence of a crash. About half are in a different Takata recall and thus could send shrapnel...
  17. Ivan Leon

    U.S. opens probe into 50,000 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening an investigation into 50,000 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs for fire risks after a high-profile fire in a San Diego-area vehicle. The auto safety agency said it received a report of a severe engine compartment fire incident...
  18. Ivan Leon

    Honda hit with $70 million fine for not reporting accident information

    The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims. The Japanese automaker...
  19. Ivan Leon

    10 carmakers meet on air bag testing

    Ten rival automakers that have recalled millions of vehicles for defective air bag inflators met for more than three hours in Romulus on Thursday. Increasingly frustrated with a lack of answers from air bag supplier Takata Corp. the automakers are banding together to find their own solutions...
  20. Ivan Leon

    Honda to expand investigative air bag recall globally

    Honda Motor said it will expand an 'investigative' recall to replace potentially lethal Takata Corp air bag inflators across the globe, taking the total Takata-related recall tally of all brands to more than 19 million since 2008. Honda earlier added about 2.6 million cars in the United...