This recall brings new meaning to the idea of driving a car until the wheels fall off. Usually that means driving a car hard or driving it until it’s so old that the wheels simply fall off like something out of a cartoon. In the case of the 2019 Mazda3, a manufacturing issue could cause […]
We get it, everybody’s busy. But according to recent data, millions of people are still riding around with Takata airbags that can cause injury and death if they deploy in an accident. It’s easy and free to get them replaced, and a new peer-to-peer safety platform called Carma Project is helping people point their friends […]
Recalls in the automotive industry are so commonplace they’re often nothing more than a footnote in the daily news. If they’re big enough, like the Takata airbag recall, then the news is everywhere. The Takata recall is so big it’s taking time to get replacement parts. Several U.S. Senators think people should be given loaner […]
Automakers issue vehicle recalls on a regular basis for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes they’re minor issues that, while still important to repair, don’t run the risk of causing a major problem when you’re driving. Ford, however, just issued a recall for a serious issue. Some of the steering wheels in its cars might come […]
Ford recalled 153,000 vehicles in 2016 due to a problem with their automatic transmissions, which could unexpectedly shift into first gear causing drivers to lose control. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking a closer look at the problem and may expand the number of recalled vehicles by another 1.4 million.
Vehicle recalls are handled pretty much the same way by every automaker. They send emails and postcards to let you know about the problem and then you have to schedule a time for the repair. Bugatti, being a rather exclusive brand, handles things differently with more personalized service thanks to their Flying Doctors.
The Takata airbag recall affects 34 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. It’s the largest auto recall in U.S. history and it’s a serious one. Despite the best efforts of automakers to reach out to consumers who own affected cars, roughly two-thirds of those cars still need repairs.
In our increasingly digital world, more and more of what lands in that mailbox at the end of the driveway is junk mail. No one sends a letter these days so it’s likely bills, unwanted flyers from the local grocery store, and postcards from politicians looking for your support. There’s a good chance you’ve thrown […]
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