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Archive: January 2012

 
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade

2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Airbags Fire At Random, NHTSA Investigates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ramped up its investigation of the popular Jeep Liberty after dozens of reports of airbags deploying without warning. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the problem affects Liberty SUVs from the 2002 and 2003 model years. In all...

January 31, 2012 by  3
 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Passes Landmark Law Requiring Many More Zero-Emission Vehicles

Last Friday, the influential California Air Resources Board adopted new emission rules that will require carmakers to sell increasing number of zero-emission vehicles in the... read more January 30, 2012 by  6


 
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show

Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the... read more January 30, 2012 by  1


 
2001 Mazda Tribute SUV ES

2001-2002 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Fire Hazard (Sound Familiar?)

Mazda has issued a recall for its Tribute SUV from the 2001 and 2002 model years. Those vehicles may suffer from a fluid leak that could cause a fire in the engine... read more January 30, 2012 by 


 
2002 Mazda Tribute SUV DX

2001-2002 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain 2001-2002 model year Tribute compact SUVs equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS) over concerns that a leaking brake master cylinder... read more January 30, 2012 by 


 
2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Honda Pilot, Rolex 24, MINI Cooper Diesels: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we've reviewed the 2012 Honda Pilot, and learned MINI is considering bringing diesels to the U.S. Tesla's teasing the Model X electric crossover and... read more January 30, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Elantra

Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s... read more January 30, 2012 by 


 
Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat - E9L692J

Britax Recalling Chaperone Infant Car Seats

Parents, take note. If you own a Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat, it may be involved in a safety recall. Car seat maker Britax is conducting a safety recall of 14,220... read more January 30, 2012 by 


 
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think... read more January 27, 2012 by  2


 
Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New Studies Look At Teen Drivers And Passengers: The Other Form Of Distracted Driving

Talking on cell phones and texting may be the most widely-known examples of teen distracted driving, but two new studies just released warn of the dangers that multiple... read more January 27, 2012 by 


 
2012 BMW X5

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model-year X5 xDrive35i SUVs over concerns about a potential flaw in the automatic transmission’s parking... read more January 27, 2012 by 


 
2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport by Five Axis

Chevy Volt Hearings, Super Bowl Ads, 2013 Viper Teaser: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Lexus has revealed performance parts for the new 2013 GS 350, and we summarize the Chevrolet Volt hearings. Audi and Suzuki have released their... read more January 27, 2012 by 


 
Dodge Viper burnout minus the body

DriveSRT To Tease 2013 Viper If It Hits 10,000 Fans

Many enthusiasts are excited for the return of the Viper, and that includes the team at SRT. In an effort to keep fans engaged, DriveSRT has announced it will release a... read more January 26, 2012 by 


 
Flat tire, by Flickr user Lissalou66

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared If You Have A Flat Tire

Chances are that most Americans grew up riding in and later driving the family car that came equipped with a spare tire. But as we reported earlier, the spare tire may be... read more January 26, 2012 by  1


 
Jeep's "production-ready" 2012 Grand Cherokee concept

Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest

Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show yesterday. While the vehicle looks terrific, the more interesting news is the "Name My Ride"... read more January 26, 2012 by 


 
Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a... read more January 26, 2012 by 


 
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