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Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

DETROIT — Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars in the U.S. because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda said it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. All the […]

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Japan’s Takata: From parachutes to airbags to bankruptcy

TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) – Takata Corp, at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.                               Following are key events in the company’s history:                               1933 […]

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Subaru PH announces recall for 2010-2014 Legacy and Outback

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd (FHI) has notified Motor Image Philippines of a recall, which relates to motor vehicle safety, affecting 659 units of 2010 – 2014 model year Legacy/Outback. If you own one of these cars, contact Motor Image Philippines. The affected vehicles have been fitted with faulty front wiper motor bottom covers which may […]

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Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. The recall covers 135,683 vehicles, including certain 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. In them, the control unit […]

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Montero Sport cleared of vehicle defects in SUA–report

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has  released the findings of a third party investigator that it hired to check for possible defects in the 2010-2015 Montero Sport related to allegations of sudden unintended acceleration. Here’s the news from Mitsubishi: A third party investigating body tapped by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has released the results of […]

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Hyundai recalls Genesis Coupes to fix air bag wiring problem

DETROIT — Hyundai is recalling more than 84,000 cars in the U.S. because a wiring problem can cause the front passenger air bag to malfunction. The recall covers Genesis Coupes from the 2010 to 2016 model years. The company says in government documents that an electrical connector for the passenger seat air bag sensor can […]

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Mazda recalls Mazda3, CX-5 due to hatch defect

Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with certain CX-3, Mazda3, Mazda5 and CX-5 vehicles. On the affected vehicles, insufficient corrosion protective coating was applied to the ends of the external cylinders of the rear hatch/lift gate gas stay dampers (lift […]

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Mitsubishi PH issues safety recall

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC), as directed by its principal, Mitsubishi Motors Corp., will conduct a safety inspection campaign on the L200 and Strada pick up models. While there has been no reported failure in the Philippines so far, MMPC and MMC decided to pursue this proactive and preventive measure to ensure customer safety. The […]

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Mitsubishi taps third party assessor to probe SUA cases involving Montero

TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors Corp. of Japan has tapped its own third party assessor to investigate the cause of the alleged sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) incidents concerning one of its best selling models in the Philippines. MMC chair and CEO Osamu Masuko said in a briefing here that the company had tapped Horiba Mira Ltd., an automotive […]

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Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Toyota Motor Corp. said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to the latest recalls. Being recalled are the Prius hybrid, […]

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Jul 19, 2017

The Filipino public utility riding vehicle community has been in an uproar of late due to the government’s decision

Jul 12, 2017

Stuttgart and June means the International Engine of the Year Awards, and this year marked some things that stayed

Jul 05, 2017

A few weeks ago, we went to the land of salmon and maple syrup, Canada. Specifically, British Colombia.