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Jeep Compass / Patriot, Dodge Caliber Get Extended Warranty For Rust
Jeep Compass / Patriot, Dodge Caliber Get Extended Warranty For Rust

Chrysler has extended the warranty on the 2007 Jeep Compass and Patriot, as well as the Dodge Caliber, for a problem with rusting crossmembers. In those vehicles, some structural crossmembers are prone to rust, resulting in a steering wheel vibration. Affected vehicles may fail state inspections...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
2013-2014 Ford Escape Recalled for Misaligned Door Handles

Ford has found that certain 2013 -2014 Ford Escapes built at the Louisville Assembly plant during certain dates have door handles that were misaligned to the door outer panel during assembly. A misaligned door handle may cause internal interference of the door linkage and a binding condition. This...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder  -  First Drive  -  10/2012
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Recalled for Leaky CVT Fluid Hose

Nissan is recalling certain Pathfinder crossover vehicles for a CVT (constantly variable transmission) fluid hose that was manufactured out of specification. This may cause a CVT fluid leak, which in the presence of an ignition source could cause a fire. CHECK OUT: What Car Should You Really Drive?...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive, March 2013
2012-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport To Get Fix for Faulty ECU

Mitsubishi has found a problem with the KOS Engine Control Units in some 2012-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander crossovers. When the ECU in these vehicles is subjected to low temperatures, it may fail, resulting in a no-start condition. Additionally, the fault could interrupt the driver's ability to lock...Read More»

2015 BMW X6
2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

The BMW X6 might not be the prettiest or the most practical utility vehicle on the market, but BMW has sold more than 250,000 of its “Sports Activity Coupe” since 2008. Big sales mean that the X6 will be sticking around, and it also means that competitors (namely Mercedes-Benz) are...Read More»

2004 Mazda Tribute DX
2001-2004 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Rust

Mazda will recall its former Tribute crossover for problems with corrosion. Mazda says that 2001-2004 Tributes that operate in salt-belt-states for extended time periods are prone to excessive corrosion of the front subframe. Over time, exposure to road rock salt, calcium and magnesium chloride as...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
Big GM Crossovers Recalled for Seat Belt Anchor Cables

GM will recall its large crossover vehicles for a problem with the seat belt anchor cable. In the 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and the former 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook, the flexible steel cable that connects to the seat belt anchor on the outboard seating can fatigue and...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues

Another day, another half million vehicles being recalled. This time, according to CBS Detroit, it’s a trio of vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, which are being recalled for various issues. The largest of this batch is for the 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna, which is being recalled again for an issue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Subaru Outback Video: New York Auto Show

For about 20 years, the Subaru Outback has given wagon fans a third choice—it's not as frumpy as a conventional station wagon, or as tall or imposing as a crossover SUV. It’s a formula that works—and this year it’s sticking with that formula with the introduction of the new...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano launch, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Nissan Murano Video: New York Auto Show

The Nissan Murano has always been one of the more stylish family crossovers—and if anything, the latest edition has more resonance. Now, when we say resonance, it’s not a fancy design word—it’s the name of the Nissan Resonance concept from last year that really predicted the...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue Smart Rearview Mirror
2014 Nissan Rogue Moves Forward in Reverse With Smart Rearview Mirror

Nissan was one of the first automakers to introduce a 360-degree camera system to make parking easier, and it now offers this technology on its entry-level hatchback, the Nissan Versa Note. Nissan’s next big camera technology is the all-new Smart Rearview Mirror that will be on display in the...Read More»

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

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