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Categories: Recalls

Hyundai Recalls 11,000 Genesis Models

On: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:33AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Hyundai has issued a recall of their halo car, the Hyundai Genesis. There seems to have been a problem with the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires. These tires were from the factory, and came as standard equipment. Apparently these tires may some an inherent flaw from the factory, as some of them have shown a propensity to start to crack along the sidewall. Obviously, cracks in the sidewall of any tire can result not only in air loss; potentially a very dangerous blow out that could cause serious injury or even death in the event of a crash.

The affected Genesis models were 2015 models built between March 3, 2014 through February 9, 2015, and, obviously, equipped with the tires in question. The total number of cars affected number 11,142 in all. Hyundai has said it will notify owners and schedule appointments at dealerships to replace the faulty tires with a different brand of tire that hopefully won't do the same thing. The recall is set to begin February 19, 2016. Questions can be directed to Hyundai's customer service at 855-671-3059. Read on for the full report …


Audi Recalls 21,000 Vehicles

On: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 11:54AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Audi's parent company Volkswagen Group of America has issued a recall of 21,074 models in all due to a defect in the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS).  Models affected are Audi A6 models produced between March 28, 2011 through March 19, 2013 and Audi A7 models made between January 25, 2011 through March 19, 2013. This recall affects models that were equipped with heated and cooled seats. It seems that the PODS may not recognize that there is a person in the passenger seat, which in turn may not activate the front passenger airbags, which would cause the air bags not to deploy in the event of a crash. Obviously, this defect presents a clear danger to passengers and could cause significant injury without the benefit of an air bag.


Jeep Recalls 32,000 Cherokees

On: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:53AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Jeep Recalls 32,000 Cherokees test 1-1

Chrysler has issued a recall of its brand new Jeep Cherokee from the past two models years. While this is unfortunate it isn't completely unexpected as most new versions (especially one such as the Cherokee that remained the same for decades) typically have a lot of kinks and bugs to be worked out before they are perfected.


2013-2014 Dodge Dart recalled over power brake failure

On: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:53AM | By: Teddy Field


2013-2014 Dodge Dart recalled over power brake failure test 1-1

In terms of affordable transportation, the Dodge Dart is tough to beat. It's got some peppy drivetrains, lots of interior room, and style for days. It was also quite a safe little car, until it was discovered that the brakes could suddenly lose power assist, which could turn the little Dart into a Projectile...


 

450,000 copies of the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan recalled over fire risk

On: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 12:28PM | By: Teddy Field


450,000 copies of the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan recalled over fire risk test 1-1

When the refreshed Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan debuted in 2010, they were hot cars. Midsize stalwarts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord finally had serious American competition. And now the popular Ford twins could become 'hot' for another reason. A very bad reason...


Tesla Recalls Every Single Model S Ever Made

On: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:19PM | By: Teddy Field


Tesla Recalls Every Single Model S Ever Made test 1-1

Tesla has always marched to the beat of their own drum. And when it comes to handling safety recalls, other car manufacturers could learn a thing or two from the Silicon Valley newcomer. They recently discovered a safety issue on one car, so just to be safe, they're recalling every Model S that they've ever made...


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure

On: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:56PM | By: Teddy Field


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure test 1-1

The Kia Soul is an automotive fashion statement, that's adored by grandmothers and their grandkids alike. But that funky four-wheel hamster might become death trap, if you suddenly lose control of the steering. So if you own a Kia Soul, you might want to check this out...


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment

On: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:15AM | By: Teddy Field


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment test 1-1

Airbags contain a deployment apparatus that allow them to pop out at up to 200 mph. With that much force at their disposal, an airbag is able to react to an impact almost instantly. But if you're just driving over, say, railroad tracks, a sudden airbag deployment could cause you to loose control and have a real accident. And then you wouldn't have an airbag to protect you. This is the problem facing certain Mercedes GLK and C-Class drivers. So let's have a look and see which models are being recalled...


GM Vehicles Recalled Over Faulty Ignition Switches and Airbags... Again

On: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:37AM | By: Teddy Field


GM Vehicles Recalled Over Faulty Ignition Switches and Airbags... Again test 1-1

Can lightning strike the same place twice? It would seem so, because General Motors is recalling a bunch of their 2014/2015 vehicles to fix bad ignition switches and Takada side airbags. Except this time, they issued the recalls before anybody got hurt...


Fire Risk Prompts Recall and Stop-sale of the 2015-2016 Mazda3

On: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 1:05PM | By: Teddy Field


Fire Risk Prompts Recall and Stop-sale of the 2015-2016 Mazda3 test 1-1

The 2015 / 2016 Mazda3 is one of the most exciting compact cars on the market today. It offers the perfect blend of performance and economy, wrapped in a package that handles as good as it looks. However, they've just discovered that the current Mazda3 might be exciting for another reason. A very bad reason... like 'set itself on fire' bad...


Feds Reveal Widespread Cheating By Volkswagen In Clean Air Tests; Fines Could Exceed Billions Of Dollars

On: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:43AM | By: Carl Malek


Feds Reveal Widespread Cheating By Volkswagen In Clean Air Tests; Fines Could Exceed Billions Of Dollars test 1-1

In a stunning announcement released earlier this week, the federal government revealed that Volkswagen intentionally installed software in nearly half a million diesel-equipped vehicles to help them achieve higher emissions control efficiency numbers; it could result in what could be a landmark case for green vehicles, and perhaps a new hurdle for the recently resurgent diesel vehicle market.