MSNBC reports that Honda Japan will recall nearly 700,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defective engine spring that can cause the engine to stall. The Honda Fit, Freed and City compact car models are affected by the vehicle recall. At this time, no accidents or injuries have been reported that are related to the problem, Read on! →


Auto dealer regulation has been on the minds of House Democrats of late, or more specifically a lack thereof. Their belief is that the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would hamper auto dealers’ ability to recover during these trying financial times by limiting their ability to continue offering dealer-assisted financing.  Led by New Read on! →


According to a pair of bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week, German automaker BMW is recalling a wide variety of  recent models for an overheating, faulty auxiliary water pump. The recall also extends to one model made by the BMW ultra-luxury division, Rolls-Royce. Auto enthusiasts with good memories may remember the Read on! →


Now that your tires are all ready for winter, let’s stand up and continue our survey of things to do to winterize your vehicle. Winterize your battery The increased use of wipers, heaters, defrosters and lights in winter will tax a battery to a greater degree than at other times of the year. Batteries can Read on! →


Porsche has announced a recall for more than 100,000 units of the Cayenne SUV worldwide. The issue is with the headlights, which can detach from the front bumper and pose serious safety risks. Somebody call 911 Porsche has announced a recall of the 2011 and 2012 model year Cayenne SUVs, for a headlight issue that Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Ford Fiesta recall because the passenger side curtain airbag will not deploy in some of the cars if there is no passenger in the front. That creates dangers for passengers in the rear passenger seat, where children often sit. Fiesta recall not over a defect According Read on! →


Ford has joined the ranks of companies making electric cars by releasing the Ford Focus Electric, which is being slowly rolled out across the country. The electric Focus is not taking the world by storm; only a few people have purchased one. Slow-burning debut Like many other green vehicles, the electric Ford Focus is being Read on! →


Not many cars stay in production for 30 years. One of the few that has, the Lada Riva, was one of the icons of the Soviet auto industry. Now, it is being phased out as the company is being modernized. Some things stay the same The list of cars that remain in production for several Read on! →


In a vehicle, the headliner can be a difficult problem, especially when there is a stain or unpleasant smell. Cleaning a headliner correctly can help extend its life by years, possibly decades. Breaking down a headliner Headliners are generally attached to vehicles using mostly glue and lamination of some kind. The lamination loses holding power Read on! →


A Los Angeles woman, disgruntled with fuel mileage claims made by Honda, is taking a novel approach to her legal grievances. She has decided to opt out of a proposed class-action suit and take the automaker to small-claims court. Furthermore, she is encouraging other Honda owners to do the same thing. If the strategy is Read on! →