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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 airbag deployment fix rolls out
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 airbag deployment fix rolls out

In September, owners of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 began to voice concerns over side-curtain airbags that would deploy suddenly while he or she tackled light off-road trails. The brand said last week it finally has a fix for the airbag deployment issue. Chevrolet said last week that it will fix all...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Best Car To Buy Awards: Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019 Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. 2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15 With the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014...Read More»

Teaser for 2020 Toyota Corolla debuting on November 15, 2018
2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15

With the debut next week of its 2020 Corolla, Toyota will emphasize the global nature of its compact sedan. The 2020 Toyota Corolla will bow at the Guangzhou auto show in China on Thursday, and it'll make a simultaneous appearance at a private media event in California. The first time the U.S...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy, Outback recalled for invalid fuel range display software

A software malfunction may incorrectly show the "miles-to-empty" figure, and the low-fuel light may not illuminate on 2018 Subaru Outback and 2018 Subaru Legacy vehicles, which prompted Subaru last week to issue a recall for its popular models. If the trip computer software doesn't work properly...Read More»

2019 Acura ILX
What's New for 2019: Acura

Honda's luxury division is starting to learn what buyers want: luxurious crossover SUVs. A long-overdue update to the brand's compact RDX arrives for 2019, ushering in a new infotainment system that's likely to spread to other Acura models. The RDX isn't the only new thing in Acura dealers this...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 IIHS crash test
2019 Ram 1500 performs well in crash tests but misses IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Ram 1500 performed well in the IIHS' crash tests, but it missed out on a Top Safety Pick award due to its headlights. The independent safety body said the new Ram 1500 is much improved over the previous model when it comes to crash integrity on Thursday. The pickup earned "Good" ratings in...Read More»

2019 Jeep Renegade
Jeep SUV recall, Tesla Model 3 Performance, VW electric pricing: What's New @ The Car Connection

Jeep Renegade and Cherokee recalled for fuel pressure, transmission problems Jeep last week issued two separate recalls for a pair of its crossover SUVs, the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee. Kia Stinger recalled over wiring harness fire risk Kia Stinger owners should watch their mailboxes next...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
Kia Stinger recalled over wiring harness fire risk

Kia Stinger owners should watch their mailboxes next month for a recall notice. The Korean brand's sport sedan has been recalled over the potential for a wiring harness to short circuit, which increases the risk of a fire. The recall potentially affects 16,011 2018 Stinger models, according to...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Renegade and Cherokee recalled for fuel pressure, transmission problems

Jeep last week issued two separate recalls for a pair of its crossover SUVs, the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee. The Renegade's recall covers a potential loss of fuel pressure, while the Cherokee's transmission calibration could cause its engine to stall. The Renegade recall affects 21,104...Read More»

Ford buys Spin scooter sharing service
Ford's scooters, Best Car To Buy 2019, Electric Harley-Davidson: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford buys Spin, skates into scooter business Ford is taking its mobility business on two wheels. The U.S. automaker said Wednesday it purchased scooter company Spin to expand its mobility services. NHTSA to probe Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain crossover SUV windshield wipers The NHTSA has opened a...Read More»

Ford buys Spin scooter sharing service
Ford buys Spin, skates into scooter business

Ford is taking its mobility business on two wheels. The U.S. automaker said Wednesday it purchased scooter company Spin to expand its mobility services. The automaker cited the changing mobility landscape in the U.S. as the catalyst for the purchase. Spin operates dockless electric scooters in 13...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
NHTSA to probe Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain crossover SUV windshield wipers

The NHTSA has opened a new investigation into the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain's wiper blades. The government agency will probe both vehicles after a previous recall in 2016 addressed wiper failure, Reuters reported Tuesday. If the NHTSA finds new evidence of wiper failure, GM will be forced...Read More»

2005 Scion xA
Toyota recalls Scion xA for faulty airbag system

Toyota has initiated a recall for the Scion xA over an electrical short that may fault the car's airbag system. The automaker announced last Thursday that approximately 17,000 xA models from the 2004 to 2006 model years are subject to the recall. According to Toyota, the cars may experience an...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Study: Uber, Lyft have made traffic worse in San Francisco

Ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber may appear to make travel more convenient in big cities, but San Francisco says they've actually made traffic worse. A study conducted by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority showed average speeds during morning hours decreased by 26 percent since...Read More»

2019 Honda Accord
2019 Honda Accord, VW pickup concept, Faraday's future: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Accord lineup consolidated, price hiked to $24,615 The 2019 Honda Accord soldiers into the new model year with a $150 price increase across the board compared to last year, the automaker said last week. Uber ready to restart self-driving car tests Following a fatal crash this past March...Read More»

2019 Honda Accord
2019 Honda Accord lineup consolidated, price hiked to $24,615

The 2019 Honda Accord soldiers into the new model year with a $150 base price increase compared to where the model started last year, although some versions cost less than they did last year the automaker said last week. Honda has left its mid-size sedan untouched after debuting as a new model for...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Uber ready to restart self-driving car tests

Following a fatal crash this past March, Uber is ready to resume self-driving car tests on public roads. The ride-sharing company's head of system safety for self-driving cars, Noah Zych, told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday that the goal is to regain the public's trust after...Read More»

2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi
Best Car To Buy cuts, Jaguar racing series, Infiniti's new engine tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2019: What didn't make the cut Whittling through the list of new cars this year for our Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees was no easy task. Nearly every major automaker debuted at least one redesigned model, touting it for its safety, its performance, its spacious interior, or its...Read More»

2013 Subaru Impreza
Subaru to recall 140,000 cars over stall risk

Subaru last week said that it will recall about 140,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a faulty engine component that could cause the vehicles to stall. The recall covers the Impreza, XV Crosstrek, and BRZ sports car. A number of the cars included in the recall are subject to a separate Toyota...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid recalled over powertrain module, fire risk

Another recall has stung the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The automaker filed the recall with the NHTSA last month over the minivan's powertrain control module. In some cases, the powertrain control module may cause an improper engine start after the Pacifica Hybrid operates in electric mode. The...Read More»

2015 Volvo S80
Volvo introduces unlimited-mileage warranty for certified used cars

High-mile drivers, take note: Volvo said last week that it now offers an unlimited-mileage warranty on its certified pre-owned vehicles. The Swedish luxury brand added the unlimited-mileage coverage can be customized to a specific customer's desires. The brand said coverage can be extended up to...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Best Car To Buy 2019: What didn't make the cut

Whittling through the list of new cars this year for our Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees was no easy task. Nearly every major automaker debuted at least one redesigned model, touting it for its safety, its performance, its spacious interior, or its innovative features. Our staff spent weeks debating...Read More»

Toyota Nightshade special edition models
2019 Toyota Camry, Highlander gain blacked-out Nightshade special editions

Coinciding with the end of daylight saving time, Toyota unveiled last week Nightshade special editions for its 2019 Toyota Camry sedan and 2019 Toyota Highlander crossover SUV. Both packages sport darker accents for SE trim vehicles and join the previously announced Toyota 4Runner Nightshade...Read More»

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