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2003-2005 Infiniti Q45: Recall Alert
2003-2005 Infiniti Q45: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2003-2005 model year Infiniti Q45 full-size luxury sedans over concerns about a defect in the wiring connector of seat-mounted side airbags. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates that “a wiring connector for the...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Drops Sirius Backseat TV

Maybe it was inevitable; given the growing proliferation of iPads and in-car WiFi, but some consumers expecting availability of Sirius Backseat TV in 2012 Chrysler products will find that it’s no longer an option. In a statement, Chrysler said that beginning with 2012 model year vehicles, the...Read More»

2012 Volvo XC70
2012 Volvo XC60, XC70, S60, S80: Recall Alert

Volvo is conducting a safety recall campaign on certain 2012 model year XC60 and XC70 crossovers and S60 and S80 sedans over concerns about an improperly attached wiring harness. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
AAA Highlights New Vehicle Technology Trends In 2012

As the array of new vehicle technologies continues to increase, so, too does the trend toward consumer acceptance. That’s the gist of what AAA has found in its analysis of new vehicle technology trends in 2012. Considering that anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC), at...Read More»

car2go - Washington, D.C.
Car2go Carsharing Service Comes To Washington, D.C., Portland, OR

Need a car for a quick 10-minute trip or an hour to run an errand in another part of the city? Are you a visitor looking to sight-see for the day? If you are in Washington, D.C. or Portland, Oregon, you’re in luck later this month as car2go launches its popular carsharing service in those two...Read More»

Subaru's FirstCarStory.com
Love Or Hate Your First Car? Share Your Story On Subaru’s FirstCarStory.com

If you drive, you always remember your first car. It could have been a multicolored beater that barely made it down the road or a so-so looking sedan that made you feel like a million bucks. Now, with FirstCarStory.com, from Subaru, you can tell your vividly-remembered story of your first set of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Snags Five Top Spots In Consumer Reports’ 2012 Top Picks

While Consumer Reports named Subaru as the “best overall automaker” in the magazine’s 2012 Top Picks list, it was Toyota that came out with five of the 10 top picks. Toyota products singled out for the honors include the Camry Hybrid, RAV4 small SUV, Highlander SUV, Sienna...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera
Car Rearview Camera Ruling Delayed Again

While it looked like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was set to announce this week that all passenger cars will have to come with rearview cameras by 2014, the decision has reportedly been pushed back yet again, probably to the end of this year. That’s according to...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: Designed With Interior (Lighting) Color In Mind

When you buy a car, you’re usually stuck with whatever interior lighting comes with the vehicle, right? Changing interior color to suit your mood or taste is something you’d expect to find in a luxury car, not a family sedan. But in designing the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion, researchers...Read More»

2012 Nissan Juke
2011-2012 Nissan Juke, Infiniti QX, Infiniti M: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign of certain 2011-2012 model year Nissan Juke subcompact crossovers, 2011-2012 Infiniti QX large luxury SUVs and Infiniti M luxury sedans over concerns of a possible fuel leak. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2012 Nissan Murano
2012 Nissan Murano, Rogue: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2012 model year Murano and Rogue mid-size and compact crossover SUVs, respectively, over concerns that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) was not activated during assembly. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the...Read More»

NHTSA - 10-year-old child crash test dummy
NHTSA Unveils New Child Crash Test Dummy, Amends Child Seat Standard For Heavier Children

Under development for the past decade, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just unveiled a new addition to its crash test dummy family: a 10-year-old child crash test dummy. The reason the NHTSA is adding the child-sized crash test dummy is to evaluate how higher-weight...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot, Acura MDX: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling certain 2012 model year Honda Pilot and Acura MDX SUVs over concerns about a possible fuel leak. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 8,709. Documentation from Honda indicates the dates of...Read More»

Marijuana
One In Five Teens Reports Driving Under Marijuana Influence, Study

What should serve as a wake-up call to parents of teen drivers comes in the form of a new study that shows one in five teens (19 percent) reports driving while under the influence of marijuana. The most recent study of teen driving behavior and attitudes is from Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD...Read More»

2009 Honda Odyssey
2008-2009 Honda Odyssey: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2008-2009 model year Odyssey minivans over concerns about a liftgate flaw. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 45,747. Documentation from Honda indicates...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX - job one at Nissan's Smyrna, TN vehicle assembly plant
2013 Infiniti JX Production Begins

It was a very important day for the employees of the Nissan Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant as the first luxury vehicle and the first Infiniti to be built in the state, the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX seven-passenger luxury family crossover, decked out in a rich Emerald Green, rolled off the...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
Can Smarter Cars Prevent Vehicle Crashes?

Cars that “talk” to each other and can intervene to help prevent vehicle crashes may still be a ways off for most consumers, but the kind of advanced safety systems that can create “smarter” cars are currently under development by universities, the government and automakers...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Americans Keeping New Cars Nearly Six Years

As we reported last month, the average age of cars on the road today is 11 years, according to the research firm R.L. Polk. Now a new Polk study takes a look at new car ownership length and finds that Americans are holding on to their vehicles nearly six years, which is an all-time high. The...Read More»

Mazda - Dr. Seuss The Lorax Spot
Mazda Teams With Dr. Seuss To Promote 2013 CX-5 Crossover In New Ads

Families with small children, or those who love Dr. Seuss, will get a glimpse of the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 in TV commercials designed to heighten interest in the new small crossover and get consumers into the theaters for the March 2 debut of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. In the spots, created in...Read More»

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