Nissan Recalls 25K Sentra and Leaf Vehicles for Air Bag Problem

Nissan North America is recalling 25,283 vehicles due to a problem involving airbags that may not deploy properly if there was a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects 2015 to 2017 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles and 2014 to 2017 Nissan Sentra cars. Specifically, airbag inflator components made in by Daicel in Beaver Dam, Kentucky are defective as … Read More

Toyota Recalls 228,000 Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Oil Leaks

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. is recalling roughly a quarter of a million 2016 and 2017 Tacoma pickup trucks due to a potential oil leak in the rear differential that could seize and lock the back wheels. The company stated that over time and with continued use, the leaking oil could damage the rear differential. A driver operating the pickup … Read More

Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles for Parking Brake Issue

Parking Brake Recall for Tesla Model X Electric Vehicles Tesla Inc., is recalling 53,000 vehicles due to a potential issue with the parking brake. Specifically, the Palo Alto, California-based EV manufacturer reports that the parking brake on certain Model S and Model X vehicles may get stuck in the “on position” due to a small gear that holds and operates the … Read More

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 58K Cars Due to Loss of Power Steering Issue

Mercedes-Benz USA plans to recall some 58,323 luxury SUVs made in 2016 and 2017 due to an electric power steering problem that could create a loss of power and increased crash risk for drivers. “This is a dangerous defect that could cause serious injuries or even death,” said Attorney James Johnson. “A driver experiencing a loss of power steering would … Read More

35,674 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs Recalled for Door Problem

Some owners of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport compact SUVs may unexpectedly have their doors fly open while driving due to a faulty inside door latch mechanism. The inside door latches may not work properly at higher temperatures, though they work correctly under normal weather conditions. Mitsubishi Motors North America reported that the latch elements manufactured by its Japanese parts … Read More

33K 2017 Subaru Impreza Cars Recalled for Stalling Problem

DETROIT, Michigan (April 20, 2017) — Some owners of the 2017 Subaru Impreza reported in January that their brand new vehicles were unexpectedly stalling. Subaru Corporation investigated the problem and now has recalled some 33,000, 2017 Subaru Impreza vehicles in the United States. The recall  was announced this week due to a problem the auto maker discovered with winter fuel blends that could cause … Read More

How Does California Lemon Law Apply to Electric and Hybrid Vehicles?

More consumers are choosing green vehicles such as electric and hybrids, especially in California where there is considerable infrastructure to support it. Indeed, more than half of all electric vehicle sales was in the Golden State – in part due to its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goal of 1.5 million vehicles by 2025. National sales of electric vehicles went up 37 … Read More

John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due To Crash Hazard

Moline, Illinois (April 12, 2017) — Consumers who own certain crossover John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles are being asked to stop driving them and take them in for repairs after the manufacturer announced a problem with the dust boot on the throttle cable that can come loose. If this happens the vehicle may not slow down or stop, posing a crash hazard. So far, … Read More

Kia Recall 618,160 Optima, Sorento and Sportage Vehicles

Kia Motor Company is recalling 618,160 vehicles due to premature bearing wear in the engine that if left unchecked could result in a collision because the engine may seize up and stall. The recall affects three models ranging going back as far as 2011: 2011 to 2014 Kia Optima 2012 to 2014 Kia Sorento 2011 to 2013 Kia Sportage Kia Motor Company stated … Read More

Yamaha Recalls 22,000 FJ-09, FZ-09 and XSR900 Motorcycles

CYPRESS, CA and WASHINGTON, DC – Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has issued a recall for 22,433 motorcycles, specifically the 2015 to 2017 FJ-09, the FZ-09 and the XSR900 bikes due to handlebar mounts that may potentially loosen. The motorcycle manufacturer stated that the lower handlebar holder was reportedly painted improperly. Specifically, they believe an inadequate thread-locking agent was used on the stud … Read More

Hyundai, Kia Recall 1.4 Million Cars, SUVs Due to Engine Failure and Stalling

This is a new recall for an old problem. Roughly 1.4 million Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are being recalled by the South Korean-based automaker due to a safety risk associated with the vehicles’ engine failure and stalling. It’s an issue that the company had with other models two years ago. Fortunately there are no known injuries or collisions. The … Read More

Top 10 Safest “Cool Cars” for Teen Drivers Under $10,000

The cars on our Top 10 List not only have the cool factor, they meet the highest safety standards and they sell for under $10,000. So before you put the brakes on your teen’s dream car, consider checking the safety ratings or finding a similar vehicle with top safety ratings that has the same features they want. Most teens will shop for … Read More