2012

NHTSA May Launch Investigation Of 2009-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
NHTSA May Launch Investigation Of 2009-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

In May of 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan. The agency had received a complaint from an Elantra owner who suffered a severe laceration to his ear after the vehicle's side-curtain airbag deployed. A graphic photo...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
2006-2012 Kia Sedona Recalled For Corrosion Problem

Kia Motors has issued a recall for select 2006 - 2012 Kia Sedona minivans. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may experience corrosion from the salts employed on roadways during icy weather. The recall is targeted at Kia Sedonas...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis Recalled For Braking Problem, 43,500 Vehicles Affected

Brake problems seem to be going around. Last week, Nissan recalled the Armada and Titan because of a dodgy brake master cylinder, and just yesterday, Honda recalled over 344,000 Odyssey minivans for "unexpected braking". Now, Hyundai has jumped on the braking bandwagon with a recall for 2009-2012...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze Recalled For Brake Issue

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans to fix a potential problem with the brakes. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the safety recall at 292,879. Affected...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Investigated For Fire Risk

Jeep's Grand Cherokee nameplate has been drawing lots of media attention lately -- not all of it good. The Grand Cherokee found itself at the center of a contentious recall earlier this summer when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claimed that the placement of the gas tank on...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Toyota Yaris Recalled To Fix Power Steering Glitch

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Toyota Yaris compact cars for an issue with the power steering. The automaker said on its website that approximately 74 vehicles are involved in the recall in the United States. The problem At issue is a relay in the power...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine Teardown
In Wake Of Lawsuits, NHTSA Investigates Ford EcoBoost Engine

Earlier this month, we told you about three Ohio motorists who are suing Ford over its six-cylinder EcoBoost engine. As with a similar lawsuit filed in Louisiana, the drivers claim that the EcoBoost's problem goes far beyond mere turbo lag, leaving their vehicles with reduced power for extended...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Hyundai Veloster Recall For Shattering Sunroofs Expands

In an expansion of an earlier recall of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster for the potential of panoramic sunroofs to shatter without warning during vehicle use, the Korean automaker is now recalling an additional 6100 2012 model year Velosters over the same issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S
Tesla Reveals Model S Logs, Says New York Times Writer Fudged Facts

Last week, the New York Times published an article by John Broder detailing his attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts using Tesla's new quick-charge stations. Mr. Broder reported numerous problems with the car's charging process, and in the end, he claims...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-3
Saab's New Owners Set Goal:120,000 Vehicles A Year By 2016

The rumors about Saab's death have been greatly exaggerated -- at least, that's what the brand's new owners say. According to Bloomberg news, Saab's long-quiet assembly lines will return to action this summer, and the company hopes to meet some pretty lofty production goals within three years. A...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Recalls 2012 Veloster For Sunroof, Parking-Brake Flaws

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is the subject of two separate voluntary safety recalls announced today: one for sunroofs that could shatter and cause injury, and the other for a parking brake flaw that may allow vehicles to roll away. Sunroof recall The sunroof recall follows a preliminary evaluation by...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic EX-L sedan
2012 Honda Civic Recalled For Steering Column Flaw

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2012 model-year Civic compact cars to fix a problem with the steering column. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of Civics potentially affected at just 157. Affected...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2012 model year CLS550 and CLS550 4MATIC luxury sedans to fix a defective hood latch. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at just...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Chevy Cruze And Sonic, Buick Verano Recalled For Airbag Trouble

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic and Buick Verano small cars over concerns that the driver’s side frontal airbags may not work properly. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles...Read More»

2012 Scion iQ, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012
2012-2013 Scion iQ Recalled

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and early 2013 Scion iQ passenger cars for potentially flaw in the safety system involving passenger airbags. A total of 11,200 Scion iQ hatchbacks are involved in the Toyota recall. The problem According to the automaker, the issue...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Today we've turned in the keyfob to our Six-Month Road Test 2012 Hyundai Veloster, and we're taking one more look back at something that's likely a priority for every shopper considering the Veloster: gas mileage. Through six months, we've appreciated its full-featured infotainment system, its...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Infotainment Issues

We've mentioned before that the Hyundai Veloster offers a lot of technology for not a lot of money. While we've been impressed with it, and the infotainment system overall, there's been one nagging issue we can't seem to figure out. And neither could Hyundai. Picture this: you're listening to XM...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Video Road Test

We've waved goodbye to The Car Connection's first Six-Month Road Test vehicle. But before we let our 2012 VW Passat TDI rejoin its home fleet, one final road trip was in order--and so was a video road test. The Passat's been an excellent long-distance road trip companion, netting us almost 46 mpg...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: A Bigger Back Seat Than A...

After spending the past half-year with our 2012 VW Passat during its Six-Month Road Test, we're pretty familiar with its vast talents. Chief among them: a huge back seat, one that's easily the biggest we've seen in a mid-size sedan, one that's made even more useful by tall, wide rear doors...Read More»

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