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Another Chevrolet Bolt catches fire

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A 2019 Chevrolet Bolt caught fire in a garage in Georgia on the September 13, 2021 No injuries were reported and property damage was minimal A timeframe for the recall of all Chevrolet Bolt models ever made has yet to be announced   Among growing...

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Recalled For Potentially Loose Hood Hinge Screws

At speed, the Aventador may jettison its engine cover. A “thermal effect” causes the screws to lose torque. 221 Aventador SVJ units are affected by the recall. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is just about the top when it comes to the Italian supercar’s company’s...

New Ford Bronco Sport Off To A Rough Start With Two Recalls In Less Than A Week

The first recall involved the rear suspension. The latest one concerns the front suspension. Within a five-day span, Ford has issued two recalls involving its hotly-anticipated Bronco Sport. The robust-looking compact SUV is slowly but surely trickling onto roads across the continent however not...

Mercedes-Benz Recalling More Than 1 Million Vehicles

It involves a software malfunction in the communication module. This is part of the eCall system which relays vehicle position information to emergency responders. Many modern vehicles are equipped with onboard emergency help systems that activate in the event of an accident. Some of...

Hyundai Recalls Another 471,000 Tucson SUVs Over Potential Fire Hazard

The original recall involved 180,000 Tucson SUVs globally. Involves a possible short circuit in the ABS system. Recalled vehicles are from the 2016-18, and 2020-21 model years. This recall first surfaced in September of last year but has since grown to include more and...

56,000 New Volkswagen Golfs Recalled For Software Issues

The recall is voluntary. It involves the infotainment system and reversing camera. This is not the first time VW experiences software bugs. This is the cost of introducing all-new highly-sophisticated technologies in new vehicles. As we know, things can go wrong, and if they...

Hyundai and Kia Engine Fire Recall: More Than 420,000 Cars Affected In The U.S.

The latest engine fire recall affects 294,756 Kia vehicles and 128,948 Hyundai vehicles. Affected engines include the 2.0L inline-four, the 2.4L inline-four and the 1.6L inline-four. Dealers will inspect the engines, make the necessary repairs and even replace them as needed. A Hyundai and...

Hyundai And Kia To Pay $210 Million Auto Safety Civil Penalty

Penalty handed for failing to issue a recall in a timely fashion. Recall involved 1.6 million vehicles with known engine failures. Hyundai and Kia were under the microscope for a few years as complaints pertaining to faulty 4-cylinder engines dating as far back as...

GM Issues Airbag Recall On 7 Million Vehicles Worldwide

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The recall is related to the ongoing Takata airbag recalls. GM had argued that the now recalled airbags were fine. The Takata airbag story dates back to 2014. The Takata airbag incident quickly became the largest auto recall in history, shortly after it was...

Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Class Action Lawsuit Given Green Light

The malfunctioning AEB system is found in the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue SUVs. 14 crashes and five injuries so far reported. More than 1,400 reports concerning the AEB have been filed. The advent of driver assistance system technologies in vehicles is one of the greatest...