By on January 30, 2012

When Jack Baruth wrote a post about Chevy Sonics being recalled for missing brake pads, some readers thought that TTAC might be cherry picking the recall reports, perhaps because of some institutional prejudices around here. Jack pointed out that recalls are a fairly frequent thing whereas cars shipped without functioning brakes are hopefully a much rarer, and thus newsworthy occurrence. In another newsworthy event, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called on NHTSA, the federal agency that handles things like car and truck recalls, to explain its actions in regard to how it investigated and reported the events surrounding the reported fire in a Chevy Volt that NHTSA had crash tested and flipped over.

 

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • 69firebird: I have an 03 Protege5 sitting out front with zero rust.Maybe you should buy some wax and try taking care...
  • SCE to AUX: FWIW, Mitsubishi is advertising very heavily on the radio in the Pittsburgh area, from at least two...
  • SCE to AUX: Consumer Reports is exactly right in how they reported this. Tesla would do well to lay off the paranoia...
  • Lightspeed: Simply put, no car company in the world believes it’s own crap more than GM. Yet, somehow they make...
  • CowDriver: In 1972, I walked out to the parking lot behind where I worked in Santa Monica (CA). There, I found a...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States
  • Moderators

  • Adam Tonge, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States