2010

2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-2012 Golf TDI: Recall Alert
2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-2012 Golf TDI: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting a voluntary recall on certain model year 2009-2012 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen and 2010-2012 Golf models equipped with the 2.0 TDI diesel engine over concerns about a leaking fuel injector. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
2010-12 Audi A3 TDI Recalled For Leaking Fuel Injector

The 2010-12 Audi A3 TDI models are being recalled for a potential fuel line leak at the second fuel injector. Per the NHTSA recall notification--and just as with recalled Volkswagen TDI models--the fuel injection pulses could coincide with the natural frequency of injector line number two under...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2009-12 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-12 Golf TDI Models Recalled

Volkswagen has announced a voluntary safety recall of VW Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI models built between May 2008 and September 2011, and Golf TDI models built between May 2009 and September 2011. In total, some 159,884 vehicles are affected by this recall. At issue is a fuel leak from the...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2010-2011 Subaru Legacy, Outback: Recall Alert

Subaru is recalling certain 2010-2011 Legacy and Outback models over concerns of overheating in the windshield wiper motor assembly bottom cover. A notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 195,000. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot Touring
2009-2011 Honda Pilot: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling certain 2009-2011 Honda Pilot SUVs over concerns about a seat belt flaw. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 310,773. Affected vehicles were manufactured from March 13, 2008 through August 30...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot
2009-2011 Honda Pilot Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling 310,773 Pilot SUVs built between March 13, 2008 and August 30, 2011. At issue is incomplete or missing stitching on both driver and front passenger seatbelts, where the lap belt portion joins the outboard seatbelt anchor plate. In the event of a crash, an improperly stitched...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Cadillac Escalade: A Magnet For Thieves, Report Insurers

The Cadillac Escalade is perhaps a little too successful in its mission of flaunting wealth. Cadillac's big SUV is a magnet for thieves; it has ten times the overall theft losses of the typical 2008 to 2010 model-year vehicle, and it's more than six times as likely to be targeted by thieves. These...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
Funny, Fickle Consumers – Or Why The Kia Rondo Flopped Here (Maybe)

A year ago this month, our sister publication TheCarConnection reported that Korean automaker Kia confirmed the demise of its Rondo minivan. Though it won some hearts and minds with TCC’s editors, the cross between a minivan and a hatchback never really caught on with U.S. consumers during...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
The Kia Rondo: Canadian Rock Star, American Failure. Why?

We paused for a moment of silence in 2010, when we learned that there would be no 2011 Kia Rondo in the United States market. We praised the compact multi-purpose vehicle for its versatility and interior space efficiency, or as Kia’s marketing people referred to it, “cabinosity.”...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
2005-10 Honda Accord, 2007-10 Honda CR-V, 2005-08 Honda Element Recalled

Honda has announced the voluntary recall of some 1.5 million Accords, CR-Vs and Elements from model years 2005 through 2010. Specific vehicles affected by this recall include 2005-10 Honda Accord models with four-cylinder engines, 2007-10 Honda CR-V models and 2005-08 Honda Element models, all...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper stability control testing platform for next-gen model
Toyota Recall, 2013 Dodge Viper, Batman, Disney's Cars 2: Today's Car News

While designers are having a hard time securing suppliers for the 2013 Dodge Viper, it is on track for a 2012 debut. [MotorAuthority] Toyota is recalling 2006 and 2007 Highlander Hybrids and the Lexus RX400h. [TheCarConnection] Gas-Guzzlers are the bad guys in Disney's Cars 2. [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger Gets No Reprieve: Even T-Paw Can't Save Truck From Xmas Axe

According to former Minnesota governor (and now presidential hopeful) Tim Pawlenty’s website, he balanced the state’s budget, cut spending, reformed healthcare and improved school test scores during his two terms in office, all without raising taxes. One thing T-Paw hasn’t been...Read More»

Car thief
Vehicle Theft Down But California Has 8 Of Top 10 Hot Spots, Report

The good news is that vehicle theft is down for the seventh consecutive year. The bad news – if you live in California – is that the state holds an unenviable eight of the top 10 hot spots. In a new report, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says that preliminary FBI estimates...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo RS concept
Super Sonic: Report Says 2013 Chevy Sonic To Get RS Package

When Chevrolet announced pricing on their new Sonic sedan and hatchback last week, there was a curious reference to the car sharing a “spirit” with the Corvette. For 2012, that’s all it shares, since the “Z Spec” package is primarily an appearance package. That left...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge Caliber Replacement Coming To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Overhauling the entire Chrysler product portfolio was never going to be accomplished overnight, so reports that Dodge will replace the old Caliber (production discontinued in 2010) are a good sign the automaker is finally going to jazz up its compact car segment. At least, Dodge gets the new...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Should SRT Be Its Own Brand? #YouTellUs

Earlier this week Chrysler announced the SRT division is now officially its own brand. The brand will be led by former Dodge chief Ralph Gilles. Chrysler's Street Racing Technology (SRT) division started life as Team Viper. Originally formed to develop the Dodge Viper, the team merged with the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Announces Eight-Speed, eCVT Transmissions

Ford has announced that they’re joining the ranks of automakers producing an eight-speed transmission, and they’ve also announced production of an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) for hybrid vehicles. Both transmissions are Ford-designed and Ford-built, unlike some...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

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