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Categories: Safety

Honda Recalls 350,000 Civics!

On: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:14PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Honda Recalls 350,000 Civics! test 1-1

At times it seems that we take quite a lot of things for granted. Modern technology has permeated every facet of our existence and has raised the standard of just about everything that runs on electric. We have come to just expect things to do more for us, and also do them better and more quickly. Whether it is a cell phone or a new car, we just expect more, and sometimes, we don’t get it. We don’t get it because, at the root of everything, people are still in charge of creating these machines, and people are flawed creatures, so it should stand to reason that flawed creature, will occasionally create flawed machines. Such is the fate of the 2016 Honda Civic.

Land Rover Recalls 10,000 Trucks

On: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 3:40PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Land Rover Recalls 10,000 Trucks test 1-1

In most circles, if you have made it to the level in life that you can comfortably afford a Land Rover, you’re probably going to be regarded as someone that “made it” in life.  These trucks are high class, high end, luxury SUVs that are just as capable off-road as they are making an impression at gala events that necessitate valet keys.  But even these extremely impressive image making machines can have their Achilles Heal once in a while. Cars of all kinds are just machines after all, and because their are built by flawed creators, they end up being flawed creations, and some more than others from time to time.  And while the old adage, ‘You get what you pay for” may come into play in some people’s minds, even the most expensive cars and trucks can prove to the less than perfect, no matter what their cost.  in their most recent hiccup, parent company Jaguar has issued a recall of 10,455 Land Rover vehicles in all.  

Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:12AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls test 1-1

When you finally decide on a new car to purchase, it is a wonderful day. The feeling of going to the dealership with a clear sense of what you want, what you’re willing to pay, and what you’re willing to walk away from if necessary is very empowering and in a way, helps you become a bit better of a functioning adult. You finally get your new keys in your hand and drive off the lot, and you don’t have a care in the world except for how far out in the work parking lot you’re going to have to leave your car in order to preserve the brand new clear-coat.

Chrysler Recalls 400,000 Cars

On: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 4:17PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Chrysler Recalls 400,000 Cars test 1-1

There aren’t too many people who can argue that technology isn’t a good thing. The world has become smaller, the ease of connecting to people and information takes seconds where it used to take years, and people are living longer lives thanks to advances in so many areas. This progress has also helped our automobiles become better transportation devices. No longer do we have to stand outside and hand-crank our Model T and hope the snapback doesn’t break our shoulder. We also don’t have to suffer though painfully slow or rickety rides on wooden wheels. The advent of the transmission helped alleviate some of those problems, and gave cars significantly longer ranges, and with more gears, shifting became easier and fuel economy got better. 


Mitsubishi Recalls 174,000 Cars!

On: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 12:09PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Mitsubishi Recalls Lancer and Outlander Models test 2

Sometimes, it’s hard to predict the future.  Well, actually, it’s almost always hard to predict the future.  Whether it’s the future of an election, the weather, who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner, or where Waldo is going to turn up.  It’s also difficult for automakers to predict just where and how their cars will be located, and how they will act when they get there.  A car that is sold in Minnesota is going to have to deal with much different environmental challenges than say, a car Arizona, or Florida.  Each region has its own set of characteristic weather, and this can have adverse effects on cars.  Such is the case for Mitsubishi Motors.  They produced a number of cars, quite a number, in fact:  174,382 in all that have been subject to a voluntary recall thanks to Mother Nature.  

Toyota recalls 480,000 Hybrids!

On: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 8:47AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Toyota recalls 480,000 Hybrids! test 1-1

When it comes to building cars, there are literally thousands upon thousands of pieces that go into their creation. Engine, suspension, body, interior, exterior, there are so many areas to keep track of that it is almost mind boggling to the average human being. Beyond that, when producing cars, you then have to perfect the process, and then repeat it thousands, and even millions of times over and over. So it’s no wonder that, occasionally, some of those products come away with a defect or two, and a few cars need to be brought back for some revisions.

Pay attention; you're still in the driver's seat

On: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 5:04PM | By: Arnold Knox

Pay attention; you're still in the driver's seat test 1-1

The dominoes are falling. On May 7th, a Tesla Model S strikes a tractor-trailer in Williston, Florida. The Model S driver is killed. On June 28th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opens an investigation of Tesla in regards to the fatal accident; their main concern seems to be with the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) in Telsa’s Autopilot driver-assist system.

Nissan recalls 28,000 Infiniti Q50 models

On: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:07PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Nissan recalls 28,000 Infiniti Q50 models test 1-1

Technology is generally a good thing. We use it for everything. What once took us hours and sometimes weeks at the library, or making phone calls, or searching through pages and pages of dusty old documents dredged up from some dank basement in the mountains can now be done in seconds while sitting on a moving bus or train, watching television, or sitting on the toilet, and sometimes minutes, depending on the WiFi connection.

BMW Recalls 21,000 Cars

On: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:42AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

BMW Recalls 21,000 Cars test 1-1

BMW has long since lived up to its self-proclaimed "Ultimate Driving Machine" moniker. We have seen dozens of examples of BMW's ability to produce amazingly powerful, fast, luxurious, and elegant cars, while still making them fun to drive day-to-day. But even the mighty BMW is subject to a screwup here and there. It's inevitable; you build millions of cars, and you're bound to have a few that don't quite come out right. It happens to bakers, bartenders, authors, and, obviously, carmakers; the odds are that if you produce a lot of something, eventually a small percentage will be incorrect.

NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures,

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:33PM | By: Carl Malek

NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures, test 1-1

Following several recent reports of suspension failure in Tesla's Model S, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has closed its investigation into the matter, stating that the majority of the complaints were false; it also clarified Tesla's position regarding its scrutinized Goodwill agreements.

Kia Recalls 5,000 Forte Units

On: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:00PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Kia Recalls 5,000 Forte Units test 1-1

For some time now, Kia has been making quite the climb up the caste system of car companies, from lowly newcomer on to serious contender for entry-level supremacy.  But over the course of time, even the best efforts of things don't always go as planned. Those of you who may own a 2013 Forte model built between September 10–October 31 of 2012 may be victim to some of those unplanned events. It seems that there are a total of 5,245 Forte models that may have been produced with seatbelt retractor retainer plates that have screws that weren't properly tightened.