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 […]

Say it Ain’t So: Honda Recalls Over 800,000 Minivans Over Dangerous Seating Situation

It’s never easy to find out something you thought was objectively perfect has a fatal flaw. Honda is recalling over 800,000 Odyssey minivans due to faulty passenger seating that has resulted in around 46 reported injuries. According to the manufa…

Nissan Cites Staffing Issues as Cause for Final Inspection Snafu, Subaru Says Sorry

On Friday, Nissan Motor Co. blamed a shortage of key staff for improper final inspection procedures at Japanese assembly plants. The problem, which amounts to little more than not having having a specially certified technician give each vehicle a final…

Nissan Back On Track in Japan, Resumes Vehicle Production

Nissan is resuming production at five of its domestic plants this Tuesday after Japan’s transport ministry finally approved changes to the improper final-inspection procedures that forced a major vehicle recall in October. The issue involved final chec…