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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...

Ford Issues Recalls For Faulty Rearview Camera, Brake Pedal Bracket

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Rearview camera display can glitch intermittently. On Mustangs, the brake pedal bracket can break. Super-Duty trucks can have a faulty wheel-end yoke. Not all recalls are equal but even so, all need to be addressed especially when there are safety issues. In Ford’s case,...

GM Recalls C8 Chevrolet Corvette For Front Hood Opening Issues

The C8 Vette’s hood flies open when not fully latched. GM will update the software and modify the key fob. One fix will be to limit the car’s speed to 26 mph if the hood is not fully closed. We’ve reported on this issue...

Top Deadliest Recall Or Automotive Issues

Many car manufacturers know what’s going on before a recall is issued. Often, recalls and defects are a result of cost-cutting measures. Emerging technologies will not put an end to recalls, and other safety-related issues. Following the publication of my overview of Volkswagen a...

Are Recall Repairs Part Of An Essential Service?

FCA Canada has just recalled 47,000 vehicles because of a potential distraction. This issue stems from the rearview camera’s image may remain onscreen for more than 10 seconds. Recall raises questions about essential repairs on our cars and SUVs. Although a safety defect, the...

Volvo Recalling Nearly 750,000 Vehicles For Active Safety Braking Issue

All Volvos built from November 2018 are affected. The Automatic Emergency Braking system may not activate as expected. Thankfully, no accidents or emergencies have been reported. Issues like these bring to light how much we’ve come to depend on technologies as well as the...

Everything You Need To Know About The Massive Toyota/Lexus Recall

Nearly 1.8 million Lexus and Toyota vehicles are involved. There are 111,529 recalled vehicles in Canada. A faulty fuel pump is the issue. This recall affects vehicles manufactured from 2013 up to 2019 and is not limited to any one model or segment, and...

Toyota To Recall 3.4 Million Over Potential Safety Defects

Nearly 3 million of these vehicles are in North America. Affected cars and SUVs were manufactured between 2010 and 2019. A defective electronic control unit (ECU) may not operate as planned in the event of an accident. Toyota has just announced that it will be...