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2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC models recalled (again) for airbag, seatbelt issue
2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC models recalled (again) for airbag, seatbelt issue

Last September, General Motors issued a recall for 3.64 million vehicles registered in the U.S. The reason? Software that controlled those vehicles' safety devices--namely, airbags and seatbelt pretensioners--might occasionally slip into "test" mode, which would prevent the devices from being...Read More»

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

Mitsubishi is recalling just over 100,000 Outlander crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with their windshield wipers. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the wiper motors in Outlanders from the 2007 to 2013 model years may be at risk of corrosion...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V recalled to fix potential fuel leak: 24,000 vehicles affected

Honda is recalling the 2017 CR-V crossover to fix a problem with its fuel supply pipe. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the pipe may not have been manufactured to the proper specifications. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition
VW's diesels, BMW's next Z3, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it? If you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

We've now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it's road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota...Read More»

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Another shipment of Fords arrive from Mexico packed with marijuana

Earlier this month, a dealership in Youngstown, Ohio received a shipment of Ford Fusions from the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The cars came with all the features you'd expect to find on modern vehicles, with one major exception: instead of spare tires, they carried tire-shaped bundles of...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it?

If you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: your car can probably be fixed. The Environmental Protection Agency and the...Read More»

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Congress kills border tax, Ford recalls, Rolls-Royce Phantom: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress kills border tax that could have piled thousands on to new car prices Congressional leaders have signaled that they will scrap a border tax on incoming goods, including cars, as part of a larger tax overhaul proposal. 2014 Ford F-150, 2014-15 Ford Escape, 2015 Lincoln MKC recalled to fix...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
Congress kills border tax that could have piled thousands on to new car prices

Congressional leaders have signaled that they will scrap a border tax on incoming goods, including cars, as part of a larger tax overhaul proposal. "While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have decided...Read More»

2015 Ford Escape
2014 Ford F-150, 2014-15 Ford Escape, 2015 Lincoln MKC recalled to fix seat and seatbelt flaws

Ford is recalling about 117,000 cars, crossovers, and vans in North America to address a problem with their seats and seatbelts. Nearly 95,000 of the affected vehicles are registered in the U.S. According to Ford, the recall stems from poorly manufactured bolts associated with the seats, seatbacks...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S regains Consumer Reports' love while the Model X flounders

We can all sleep a little easier tonight: Tesla and Consumer Reports have kissed and made up. The relationship between the ratings magazine and the electric car company led by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk hit a rough patch in April, following Tesla's decision in the fall of 2016 to disable...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevy Traverse, GM's over-the-air updates, China's next star: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,875, tops out above $53,000 The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse aims for the heart of the three-row crossover SUV market in every way: style, substance, and, as it turns out, pricing. UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 No fossil fuels, please--we're British...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,875, tops out above $53,000

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse aims for the heart of the three-row crossover SUV market in every way: style, substance, and, as it turns out, pricing. Chevrolet today announced that the cheapest 2018 Traverse will start at $30,875 including a mandatory $945 destination charge. That's for the bare...Read More»

Waze and Android Auto
Waze coming to Android Auto, and it's excellent

In the next few weeks, Google will launch an update to its Android Auto service and make the popular Waze navigation service available directly through a compatible vehicle’s infotainment system. If you’re one of Waze’s many devotees, you’re probably doing a happy dance. And...Read More»

2011 Mazda CX-9
Mazda updates Takata recall for 2007-2011 Mazda6, CX-7, and CX-9

Mazda has updated a recall affecting 205,377 Mazda6, CX-7, and CX-9 vehicles made between the 2007 and 2011 model years. It's the latest development in the largest (and arguably, most confusing) recall in U.S. automotive history. The vehicles affected were technically recalled in May of 2016, along...Read More»

Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London
UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

No fossil fuels, please--we're British. That's the message put out by the United Kingdom's Environment Minister, Michael Gove, earlier today. Speaking to BBC Radio, Gove said that the U.K. plans to outlaw the sale of vehicles that run solely on gas or diesel by the year 2040. Completely details of...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic
Mercedes diesel woes, Electric Minis, Tesla Model S safety: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Daimler will 'upgrade' 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesels in Europe (and maybe some in the U.S.) The past couple of years haven't been kind to diesels or the companies that make them. Among the hardest hit have been German manufacturers like Volkswagen, which has coughed up over $22 billion in fines...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
Daimler will 'upgrade' 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesels in Europe (and maybe some in the U.S.)

The past couple of years haven't been kind to diesels or the companies that make them. Among the hardest hit have been German manufacturers like Volkswagen, which has coughed up over $22 billion in fines and fixes so far, with many more opportunities for payouts down the road. (That said, U.S...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger
2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017 Dodge Challenger to address a problem with the car's transmission. A software glitch could allow owners to think their vehicle is in park when in fact, it's not. This isn't the first issue that FCA has had with shifters in recent years. An electronic...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, after 2,100-mile road trip, June 2017
Chrysler Pacifica vacuum, Mazda CX-8, VW's Electrify America plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: how much does the vacuum suck? You get to feeling old when you realize that, Back In Your Day, kids didn't eat in the car. 18th Takata death likely in Australia; Ford asks not to recall 2.5 million airbags deemed unsafe Another death may be linked to...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, built-in vacuum system, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: how much does the vacuum suck?

You get to feeling old when you realize that, back in your day, kids didn't eat in the car. But times change. Some cars now play movies inside, stop themselves before an accident, and offer as many as a dozen cupholders. Also, kids now eat and drink inside vehicles. Apparently quite a lot, which is...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2007-2012 Versa Sedan and Hatchback recalled to replace Takata airbags: 515k vehicles affected

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a 2.8 million-vehicle expansion of the already-massive Takata airbag recall. The bulk of the expansion affected Ford vehicles--something to which Ford now objects, as does Mazda. However, Nissan has said that it will...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
18th Takata death likely in Australia; Ford asks not to recall 2.5 million airbags deemed unsafe

Another death may be linked to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. An Australian motorist was killed after being hit in the neck by shrapnel from the airbag of his 2007 Honda CR-V. Honda has confirmed that the vehicle in question was part of the massive Takata recall. That recall currently affects...Read More»

Cadillac Virtual Reality Showroom
VR showrooms of the future, Jaguar XJR575, German diesel collusion: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Virtual Reality showrooms will change how we shop for cars I felt ridiculous as the bulky headset slipped onto my head. It was something that felt right out of a 1980s movie about the future. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2017 Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Jeep Renegade...Read More»

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