Recalls

RecallsA Recall For Old Mazdas
Transport Canada just published a recall targeting no less than 232,000 Mazdas. On a wide range of models, it seems that a problem in the ignition switch can cause a short-circuit. If that were to happen, smoke can pour out of the steering column, and in some case, fire may …
RecallsBFGoodrich Recalls 6,400 Light Truck Tires in Canada
Tire manufacturer BFGoodrich realized that under severe usage the sidewall of some of its tires have ruptured and experienced a sudden loss of pressure. Obviously, this results in a potential loss of control or vehicle crash. About 129,000 tires have been recalled in North America, and about 6,400 of those …
RecallsRecord Fine For Fiat Chrysler
We usually say that legislators are powerless against manufacturers that are less than honest about how they handle parts of their business. This time however, the American government just made use of the long arm of the Law: Fiat Chrysler was hit with a $105 million USD fine because of …
RecallsToyota Recalls 625,000 Priuses Over Software Problem
Toyota just announced that its best-selling hybrid, the Prius, has to be recalled for a problem in its electric drivetrain. In some case, the software that controls the electric motor and the hybrid controller can cause the circuit board’s transistors to heat up. Usually, this would cause a warning light …
RecallsHyundai Recalls 140,000 Sonatas
Big news! Hyundai just recalled 140,000 Sonatas, built between April 25th and December 4th, 2014. These vehicles might encounter a problem with the front-passenger seatbelt, which might not lock in place. Concerned owners will receive a letter in the upcoming weeks asking them to report to their dealership in order …
RecallsTakata Recall: 2001-2005 Honda Civic Added To The List
The most recent addition to the infamous Takata recall is an especially popular model: the 2001-2005 Honda Civic (and the 2003-2007 Accord). These cars were built with a Takata-branded airbag, which contains a faulty inflator. In a crash hard enough to activate the car’s passive safety system, said inflator could …
RecallsTakata's Recall Hits Japan
So far, pretty much every vehicle in the Takata recall –where a defective inflator could over-inflate the airbags, which could then explode and send shrapnel into the passenger’s face– has been located in North America, and more specifically in regions where high temperature and increased humidity could exacerbate the risk …
RecallsDouble Recall For Ford
Bad news for Ford: the Dearborn manufacturer has to recall nearly 500,000 vehicles in North America for an electric power steering problem, and they also announced another recall, this one targeting around 20,000 Ecoboost Mustangs. The first mechanical problem is with the electric power steering; it can fail and come …
RecallsPorsche's 918 Spyder Getting Recalled... Again
The fastest of all Porsches, the 918 Spyder, has just been recalled; according to investigations by the manufacturer, a piece of carbon fibre could chafe the engine loom, which could eventually cause a loss of power or even a fire. Hurry up and warn every 918 owner you know. We …
RecallsTakata Airbags: More And More Recalls
The Takata airbag recall is still ongoing, with a new wave of vehicles to be recalled. More than 10 million cars worldwide have been added to the list of vehicles equipped with a problematic airbag. As a reminder, Japanese safety equipment manufacturer Takata was accused of selling a defective airbag …
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