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GM: Don't Fight the Victims' Compensation Fund

04.01.2014
GM has known about problems with its ignitions for more than a decade, investigators say, so now's the time to fess up, come clean, and start rebuilding trust.

Total Recall: GM Bites the Bullet

03.20.2014
"Unmitigated crap cans from the day they left the factories... these flawed, uncompetitive machines bespoke GM’s utter indifference to cars as it chased rich SUV profits..."

Today: Nervous About Recall Warning

11.26.2013
Tom and Ray counsel a nervous Honda Fit owner who's been advised not to park his car in the garage until a fire-causing defect is repaired. How worried should he be? Tom and Ray say it's possible he can ignore the warnin. For example, if he's been wanting an excuse to remodel his garage...

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

03.03.2011
This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out.

Eileen gets a nasty air bag surprise.

07.01.2010
I hope you can help me. My rear passenger side air bag deployed, along with the passenger side mid bag and the window shield. There was no impact. I was moving at 35-40 mph on a smooth road with no...

Is the interrupted braking sensation on Betsy's Prius really "normal"?

05.01.2010
Every time I am braking and go over a bump in our 2008 Prius (a frequent occurrence in hilly San Francisco), the anti-lock braking system kicks in. The problem is that when it does so, it feels like the brakes disengage...

Today: What to do if unintended acceleration happens to you.

02.01.2010
Recently, there was a large recall of Toyotas because the gas pedal could get stuck on the floor mat and cause the car to keep accelerating wildly. Yesterday the pedal got stuck in my 2008 Honda Accord. What should you do...

Bill's wife's butt is SO HOT... thanks to an overheating Ford seat warmer. What can he do? Find out.

07.01.2006
My wife's butt is SO HOT ... and it was caused by a 2003 Ford Focus Wagon's "seat warmers"! The seat warmers burned the seat material and my wife's new winter coat! I wrote Ford's Consumer Affairs department to warn them of...

Update: What's being done in response to fire danger reported in 2003-05 Honda CR-Vs?

02.01.2005
I read your recent column about Honda's actions regarding fires in - CR-Vs Editor's note Fires were being reported immediately following oil changes due to oil from an incorrectly installed oil filter dripping on the hot exhaust Honda blames improper...

A classic case of GMPSS: General Motors Power Steering Syndrome

12.01.1995
I have a Chevy Cavalier When the temperature outside gets into the s or colder the power steering will feel like it's not working for about seconds After that time it seems to warm up and work normally This problem...

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