2018 Toyota RAV4 parked
Trucks & SUVs

1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs Are Being Investigated by the US Government for This Scary Reason

The RAV4 is one of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. But these days? Toyota’s bestselling SUV is being faced with some troubling news. Because, according to sources, the U.S. government is currently investigating complaints surrounding engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 SUVs. The RAV4 is being investigated for a potential …

A photo of a 2017 Ford Explorer Outdoors.
Trucks & SUVs

Ford Recalls 375,000 Explorers After 13 Crashes and 6 Injuries

Got a 2013-2017 Ford Explorer? You may want to listen up because Ford just announced a recall that affects over 375,000 SUVs. The problem isn’t light either, given that suspension failures have been directly linked to at least 13 crashed and six injuries. Excessive corrosion is causing vital suspension components to fracture. According to Car …

A red Ferrari 812 Superfast taking a turn at a racetrack
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Recall Alert: Ferrari Has a Window Problem

The NHTSA and Ferrari have announced a recall. The recall involves rear windows are not bonding the way they should. 1,063 units are affected by the recall in the USA.  What vehicle is part of the recall The 2018-2020 model years of the 812 Superfast are the subject of the recall. They were made between …

People going for a ride in a Bayliner boat
Marine & RVs

Is Your Boat on This Massive Recall List?

If you have a boat, you naturally want to stay on top of maintenance. Boating is one of those recreational activities that will come to an abrupt halt when there are any issues with your boat. Just like cars, trucks, SUVs, and RVs, boats are also susceptible to issues that require a recall. On the …

2020 RAM 1500 Laramie is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
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Recall Alert: 186,233 Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

A voluntary recall has been issued for Ram 1500 pickup trucks. It seems that the foot pedals and floor mats do not mix. That is the message out of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles camp. Specifically at issue for the recall are all-weather floor mats and the Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with adjustable pedals. They appear to be having …

An NHTSA employee poses with the crash test dummies.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Safety Recall — There’s an App for That

Recalls are a pain. The manufacturer has to save face by issuing the recall, and the consumer is stuck trying to get an appointment to have an inspection or repair accomplished. But, those are not the hard parts or a recall. The hard part is notifying people after vehicles have change hands quickly. Also, sometimes …

The front grill of the new 2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV, Lincoln's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, is displayed at the New York International Auto Show
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Recall Alert: Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator

A grand total of 528 Ford and Lincoln vehicles are the subjects of a safety recall. No accidents or injuries have occurred yet in relation to recall. All the models affected by the recall are from the current 2020 model year. These are the vehicles in the recall There are 528 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviators affected by the …

A green Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van on the production line at the Mercedes-Benz AG Ludwigsfelde plant
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recalls: Sprinter Vans, Trailers, and a Tire

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has issued recalls for several popular recreational vehicles and a specific tire. Some of these are minor issues, such as a label. Some, not so much, such as a tire. Please review the recall information below and take action as necessary so that you can enjoy your RV, trailer, or …

A crash test dummy and meets a deployed airbag
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: 12 Million Airbags Still Need to Be Fixed

Mention the name Takata, and many people immediately think of airbags. That is because Takata was one of the largest airbag manufacturers in the world. It is their airbags that are typically associated with a recall for flying shrapnel once they are deployed. Some of those incidents have caused deaths. But, new information indicates the …

2019 Jeep Compass off-roading in mud
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1 Million Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Could See a Recall

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is seemingly preparing for a huge recall that is yet to be announced. Emissions have been a big topic of several industrywide recalls in recent years and may be the subject for the supposed recall action at the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands. Approximately one million vehicles could be affected.  …

A white Mitsubishi Outlander on display at an auto show
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Recall Alert: Mitsubishi Recalls 177,000 Vehicles

As many as 177,000 Mitsubishi vehicles are involved in a recall. The announcement of the recall comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigations Enforcement. This recall affects up to five years of select models.  The vehicles in the recall There are two models involved in the recall. Both of them are crossover vehicles. …

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: Over 1 Million Dodge and Chrysler Vehicles

Over 1 million Dodge and Chrysler vehicles are being included in a recall. The announcement of the recall comes as a result of an investigation into concerns of some potentially related injuries. The recall will affect some older Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. What are the vehicles in the recall Over one million vehicles are involved …

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The 2015 VW Passat Has Some Concerning Recalls

The Volkswagen Passat is an affordable option for getting a low-end luxury sedan that still offers a great driving and handling experience. It’s practical and it’s stylish, receiving many updates over the years to improve the car’s appearance and make it look more modern and even more aggressive. The 2015 model year of the Volkswagen …

Takata airbag recall
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Never Try to Fix Your Car Recall Yourself

Even some of the most reliable cars on the road can be subject to manufacture recalls. Although usually for mechanical reasons, today software glitches can also prompt a car to be recalled. The Toyota Highlander, for example, has been a part of both a software-related and mechanical recall. The latter case is especially problematic, as …