Category Archives: Recalls

January Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of January 2011, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address these potential issues: 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Express, Silverado, Suburban, … Continue reading

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Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of December 2010, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address these potential issues (link to report is below the list): 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS for disabled front … Continue reading

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Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of November 2010, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): 2010-2011 Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne models with V8 engines for starter cables (p. 5). 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado … Continue reading

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Is Your Toyota Under Recall?

Short (non-Twitter) post.  Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at this Toyota web site to find out if it’s subject to any safety recalls or service campaigns. Not sure where to find your VIN? The site tells you that too.

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Stuck Throttle: What I Would Do

With all the news about unintended acceleration of various Toyota vehicles, here’s what I’d do if it happened to me [Disclaimer: I’m not liable for anything that may arise out of using this advice]. I believe the majority of the … Continue reading

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Toyota Recall: A World of Hurt

Thus far the tally is up to 8.1 million Toyota cars and trucks in North America and Europe are being recalled for unintended acceleration problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into this issue, and … Continue reading

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Toyota Suspending Sales of 8 Models Due to Recall

I’ve lost track of how many cars Toyota is recalling. It involves at least 4 million vehicles, and there is some overlap among different problems. There were issues involving stalling engines and others, but most of the attention has been … Continue reading

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NHTSA Investigating Toyota Corolla, Matrix Automobiles

This is not a Toyota blog. It’s just that Toyotas are good used cars to consider so this is important information to know if you are considering buying one of these cars. So while I still remember this, Automotive News … Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles

This is somewhat old news but it’s still very much in play so it’s worth mentioning. Toyota has recalled about 3.8 million vehicles citing an issue with floormats that could cause the throttle to stick. The problem is suspected of … Continue reading

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