Hyundai Tucson Expands Recall for Engine Fire Risk
Last September, the South Korean auto manufacturer, Hyundai, issued a recall for certain 2019-2021 models of Tucson crossover SUVs due to an electrical short in the car’s computer that could potentially start fires, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initial recall was for about 180,000 vehicle models. In January, however, the...read moreRead More
Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall
Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric Cars Catch Fire Car manufacturer Hyundai has issued its second recall of electric vehicles in less than a year. In October of 2020, 12 fires were reported in Kona Electric cars, causing the company to recall 6,707 vehicles. The fault lies in the batteries. Software...read moreRead More
What Is Recall Clustering?
Recall clustering is a phenomenon that occurs when automakers delay recalls to minimize stock penalties and avoid being the first safety issue in a news cycle. Researchers at Notre Dame recently uncovered the problematic trend in a study called, “Hiding in the Herd: The Product Recall Clustering Phenomenon.” After analyzing 3,117 auto recalls over a 48-year period, researchers...read moreRead More
Troublesome Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Recalled for Numerous Defects
Naturally, many people who buy “luxury vehicles” expect them to be beautiful, high-performance, durable, and equipped with high-quality features. Yet, even the newest and best-in-class vehicles can prove to be troublesome. That seems to be the case with some of the latest Alfa Romeo vehicles, including the 2018 Stelvio which has been recalled by the National...read moreRead More
Do I Have a Lemon Vehicle If My Car Was Recalled?
While a recalled vehicle and a lemon have similarities, they are viewed quite differently under the law. What Is a Recall? It is important first to understand how a recall is determined on a national level. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems that a specific vehicle, part, or add-on is no longer meeting the...read moreRead More
What If My Car is Recalled During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or an automotive manufacturer issues a recall, it means an automobile has a serious problem that poses a safety risk to consumers and other roadway users. A recall also means the issue is so serious that it has to be fixed. But what if your vehicle is recalled...read moreRead More
Driving a Toyota or Lexus? It May Need its Engine Replaced
If you recently purchased a brand-new Lexus or Toyota, you may be driving a vehicle that could overheat, stall, or catch fire at any moment, placing your safety at grave risk. So far, more than 44,000 2019 and 2020 cars and SUVs have been recalled due to a defect in the engine block, according to Consumer...read moreRead More
Toyota & Lexus Recall Nearly 700K Vehicles for Faulty Fuel Pump
One of the most dangerous issues that a driver can face is having their vehicle stall while it’s in motion, especially while the person is driving on one of Southern California’s busy freeways. Unfortunately though, there have been vehicle defects that have led to engine stalling and one of Toyota’s latest recalls is evidence that the issue...read moreRead More
Car of the Month – Audi 2019 e-Tron – Recall Problems
2019 Audi e-Tron Recall It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to have production line problems. However, it can be disappointing when you learn that the vehicle you just purchased or leased has been recalled. Not only can this be an inconvenience, many times, it’s also a safety issue that needs to be rectified sooner than later....read moreRead More
Car of the Month – Chrysler Recalls 2019-2020 Dodge Ram 1500 Trucks
When you purchase or lease a new vehicle, you expect all components to be in safe, working order. Unfortunately, many vehicles leave the production line with defects that can pose a severe safety risk for drivers, passengers, and other motorists. If you are the owner of a 2019-2020 Dodge Ram 1500, your vehicle could be one of...read moreRead More
Ford Issues 3 Recalls Due to Crash Concerns
Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 1.5 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the United States and Canada due to three separate issues which cause significant safety concerns. The recall involves select 2011-13 Ford F-150 pickups with six-speed automatic transmissions, 2017-19 Lincoln Continental vehicles, and select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, and Lincoln Nautilus vehicles....read moreRead More
Tesla Exec Responds to Calls for Help on Social Media
Despite their innovative technology and stylish design making electric cars better-performing and more desirable than perhaps ever before, Tesla has been no stranger to maintenance and defect issues, particularly lately with both their Model S and Model X vehicles suffering from serious defects both in their components and their operating software. However, many Tesla owners...read moreRead More