Elon Musk Takes Heat for Poorly Timed April Fools’ Joke, Remaining Auto Pranks Boring

April Fools’ Day is a great holiday when you’re 12 years old but, as an adult, there are only so many people you can trick into drinking spoiled milk outside of your own family without getting into trouble. The world just doesn’t have…

Vehicle Recalls Are Down in the U.S., but Not Everyone’s Celebrating

Automotive recalls in the United States dropped to the lowest level since 2013 last year. In 2017, domestic recalls fell to 30.7 million — far less than 2016’s record high of 53 million. That’s good news, right? Probably. The National Highw…

Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death

After confirming a second death related to a ruptured Takata airbag in a 2006 Ranger, Ford is telling owners of 2902 affected pickup trucks to stop driving them immediately. The automaker said Thursday that parts are available now for fixes, and it’s contacting the vehicles’ owners. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ford […]

Honda Recalls 900,000 Odyssey Minivans for Second-Row Seats That Come Loose

Honda said it’s recalling about 900,000 Odyssey minivans from the 2011 through 2017 model years in North America because second-row seats can come loose in “moderate to heavy braking.” Some 800,000 of those are in the United States. The issue relates to the second-row seating system’s ability to move from side to side. The system […]