Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports indicate that Ford Motor Co. is recalling an additional 11,500 new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the application of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall Read on! →

Since the unintended acceleration debacle a few years ago, a number of current and former owners have sued Toyota after they felt their cars’ resale values were hurt by it. A number of Toyota economic loss suits are currently pending, as many feel the recalls have diminished the trade-in value. Number of pending Toyota economic Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Thursday that brake override systems be made mandatory in all new vehicles. The proposal comes as a fallout to large-scale Toyota recalls in 2009 and 2010 for deadly, unintended accelerations. Override braking system required Under the NHTSA proposal, all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. would Read on! →

In what is starting to sound like a broken record in the automotive press, Mazda has just announced that it will be recalling 217,500 of its Tribute SUVs for unintended acceleration troubles. This comes just one day after the recall of 485,000 Ford Escape SUVs for the same issue. Unintended acceleration issues Mazda Motor Corp. Read on! →

Toyota is recalling 7.5 million cars globally, and 2.5 million in the U.S. The recall is over a failed master switch that could cause a fire in the driver’s side door. Toyota recall largest since 2010 The massive recall is the automaker’s largest since those in 2009 and 2010 over unintended accelerations. And it could Read on! →

A study, commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has found older women are the usual suspects in accidents involving unintended acceleration. The study asserts that the usual cause of the phenomenon is mistakenly pressing the accelerator pedal. Driver error After the recall and investigation into unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, the phenomenon of Read on! →