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Auto recalls

VIDEO: Ray and the Motorin' Tabernacle Choir Present The 12 Days of Recalls


Folks, it has been a banner year for fails on the part of the world's auto manufacturers. To celebrate the occasion, Ray and the Motorin' Tabernacle Choir present their rendition of that old holiday classic, The 12 Recalls of Christmas. More info on these recalls here.

GM: Don't Fight the Victims' Compensation Fund

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.
GM recall

Total Recall: GM Bites the Bullet


"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..."

Where to park a recalled Honda Fit

Today: Nervous About Recall Warning

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...
Mazda6 recalled due to spiders

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!


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.

how can I get the dealer to fix a faulty airbag

Eileen gets a nasty air bag surprise.


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...

Prius braking ABS system

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


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...

What to do if gas pedal sticks to floor

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


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...

our ford focus wagon burned my wife and her clothes with its seat warmer

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


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...

guidance on oil filter replacement for the honda cr-v

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


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...


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