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2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert
2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2012 model year X5 and X6 SAVs over concerns that a circuit board could overheat and cause a fire. Also included in the recall are certain 2011 model year 5 Series, 2012 model year 6 Series and 2012 model year 7 Series luxury cars. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

Toddler in car seat
IIHS: Rear Seats Make It Tough To Fit Child Seats

If you’re a parent having a hard time getting your child’s car seat installed the right way, it might not be entirely your fault, and you’re not alone. A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that the designs of rear seats in vehicles often work...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 model year Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs in Northern states due to windshield wiper concerns. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

BMW's Ultimate Drive app
BMW Offers $300 Mobile Voucher On New 3 Series…But There’s A Catch

Fancy getting into a new 2012 BMW 3 Series and still want a little extra cash as a motivator? The German automaker is offering a $300 mobile voucher good toward the purchase or lease of a new 3 Series, but only if you’re a current customer of BMW Financial Services. Still, for those who...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox - NYAS pet day
Chevy Has Some Dog-Gone Good Fun On National Pet Day At The 2012 New York Auto Show

Yes, Chevy has officially gone to the dogs. It’s all in celebration of National Pet Day, April 11. Today, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet showed off not only a pack of pooches thrilled to cavort in and about new Chevy products, but also gave show attendees a few tips on how to make...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat recall The larger of the two recalls is for certain 2012 model year Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with 2.0-liter TDI clean...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

Distracted driving
Idaho, West Virginia Add Tough Driver Anti-Texting Laws

It’s only fitting that during April, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, two more states, Idaho and West Virginia, have just passed tough bans on texting while driving. That leaves just 13 states remaining to come on board with legislation aimed at combating this dangerous form of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2012 model year Ford Focus compact cars over potentially faulty windshield wipers. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential units at 140,310. Affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Michigan...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: Family Sedan Gets A Dramatic New Look

If you’ve been waiting for the long-in-the-tooth Toyota Avalon large family sedan to finally get a do-over, the wait is over. Toyota just took the wraps off the all-new 2013 Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show. From all accounts, the new Avalon was worth the wait, although the sedan...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a defect that may cause the right rear wheels to fall off. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Wins Most Family-Friendly Brand In 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

The headline is a dead giveaway, but for Ford, winning the top honors as the Most Family-Friendly brand in the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards is a pretty big deal. After all, Ford has been building sedans, sport utilities and other forms of conveyance for families for more than 100 years...Read More»

2012 Jeep Compass
2012 Jeep Compass, Patriot: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs over concerns about potentially faulty fuel tank valves. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 1,689...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

Whether your family requires five- or up to seven-passenger seating, and you’re looking at new crossovers, the all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe models just revealed at the 2012 New York Auto Show have you covered. Yes, we said models, plural, since Hyundai is introducing two new Santa Fe models...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

Having whet consumer appetite with a series of teaser videos, Nissan showed off the real deal today when it unveiled the all-new, fifth-generation 2013 Altima mid-size family sedan at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has complete details, but here we’ll point...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Chevrolet Impala Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

For Chevy, it’s a really big deal. The last of the big U.S. auto shows for this year serves as the venue for the world debut of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala full-size family sedan. While our sister publication MotorAuthority has more specific details, we’ll highlight a few of the ones that...Read More»

2011 Mazda Takeri Concept
2014 Mazda Mazda6, With Takeri Concept Notes, To Bow At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mazda’s Takeri Concept vehicle may be on the stand at the 2012 New York Auto Show, on display for the U.S. market, but its Big Apple appearance sets the stage for the world debut this fall at the 2012 Paris Motor Show of the next-generation 2014 Mazda6 five-passenger mid-size sedan. Our...Read More»

Older driver
Older Drivers Worry About Not Being Able To Drive: AAA

If it’s one thing we Americans cherish, it’s our ability to get in our cars and drive. But for nearly half of seniors, according to a new AAA survey, losing their freedom and independence is a big concern, especially when it comes time to relinquish their car keys. Troubling statistics...Read More»

2013 Toyota Venza
2013 Toyota Venza, 2013 Buick Enclave Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

In the scheme of things, what automakers term a “refresh” or “mid-cycle refresh” doesn’t usually translate into anything mind-boggling or radical. It can’t, because then it would be an all-new design, and generally inside and out. Still, a few changes here and...Read More»

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