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GM recalls its full-size Chevy, GMC vans over fire risk
GM recalls its full-size Chevy, GMC vans over fire risk

General Motors on Tuesday said that it will recall about 30,000 full-size vans to trim insulation around electrical components that could catch fire. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans fitted with a specific type of rear climate control system. In those vans...Read More»

2019 BMW X7
2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV

With the 2019 X7, BMW stands ready to take on the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Finally. It's taken the German automaker a while to get the hint that well-heeled American families are eager to buy three-row crossover SUVs draped in leather with powerful engines under their hoods. By those...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Lyft expands monthly ride-hail subscription service nationwide

Ride-hailing giant Lyft said Monday that its monthly subscription service is now available nationwide. For $299 per month, "All-Access Pass" subscribers get 30 rides costing up to $15 apiece. Anything over $15 is charged directly to the rider's credit card through the Lyft smartphone app. MORE...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda airbag theft, Porsche Panamera GTS, Hyundai Nexo driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in...Read More»

2019 Honda CR-V
Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market

In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in many major markets around the country. The airbags, which can sell for over...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
The ultimate guide to compact crossover SUVs

Shopping for a compact crossover SUV is like looking through the menu at most popular chain restaurants: choices abound. The most popular crossover SUVs come in a few flavors that aren’t always easy to directly compare. To help out, we’ve put our shopping shoes on and picked the...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ
GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties

General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Rather than extending coverage for certain components like other factory-backed warranties, GM's new, extra-cost warranty is a complete extension of the...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
GM warranty boost, Mercedes GLE hybrid, Hyundai Kona EV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk The...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety called on Hyundai and Kia on Friday to recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. for fire risk due to reported consumer concerns. The group noted there have been more than 220 complains to the NHTSA about fires since 2010 and another 200 about melted wires...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz HD matrix LED headlights
US to allow brighter, self-dimming headlights on new cars

With many new cars, trucks, and SUVs failing to meet more stringent headlight safety standards from the federal government and the IIHS, the NHTSA announced Thursday it plans to change regulations to help headlight development. The agency said in its report that it plans to allow development of...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
BMW fire recall, Traffic light-free future, Tesla tax credits: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. 2019...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Toyota C-HR recalled over wheel loss risk

Toyota on Thursday said that it will recall its subcompact crossover SUV over concerns that their rear wheels could come off due to improperly tightened bolts. The recall covers just a handful of 2019 Toyota C-HR vehicles—about 700, Toyota said in a statement. MORE: Read our 2019 Toyota C-HR...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Scientific study examines morality of self-driving car maneuvers involving pedestrians

It’s a question asked many times by philosophy professors, autonomous car engineers, and even the former hosts of Top Gear: if a self-driving car is barrelling towards a pedestrian in the road and has the option to swerve and put other pedestrians in danger, which alternative should it...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda adds CarPlay, Audi e-tron driven,Bollinger's electric pickup: What's New @ The Car Connection

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3 The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that Mazda dealers were instructed to upgrade Mazda 3 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels with Apple and Android smartphone...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer

Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye on its self-driving taxi development going forward, as the company said Tuesday that it hired Anthony Foxx, former Transportation Secretary under President Barack Obama, as its new chief policy officer. According to CNN, Foxx is the first former transportation...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ concept
2019 Chevy Silverado mpg, Porsche's steering wheel commitment, Tesla vs. NHTSA: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada Former General Motors subsidiary...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined

A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Chevrolet on Wednesday said the new engine found in its 2019 Silverado will be rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city, 23 highway, 21 combined with rear-wheel drive...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Mazda 6 recalled over suspension rust risk

Concerns about corrosion affecting structural components prompted Mazda on Wednesday to recall about 49,000 examples of its mid-size sedan in certain colder climates. The recall covers 2009 and 2010 Mazda 6 sedans sold or ever registered in 22 eastern and Midwestern states and the District of...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo could add used cars to its Netflix-style subscription plan

Volvo may make used cars available through its Care by Volvo monthly subscription plan, the head of the automaker's North American division said Tuesday. Anders Gustafsson, chief executive for Volvo in the U.S., told CNET that it could make cars in its certified pre-owned program available via...Read More»

2019 Buick Cascada
Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada

Former General Motors subsidiary Opel's announcement Tuesday that it will cease production of its four-seat convertible by the end of next year could have major implications for the Buick Cascada. Opel said in a statement that its version of the Cascada convertible "will remain on sale until the...Read More»

Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content
Trump to lift seasonal ban on higher ethanol content in gasoline

President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to lift a longstanding summer ban on gasoline that contains higher amounts of corn-based ethanol. The move would legalize E15 gasoline year-round, according to multiple reports. A senior White House official told Reuters that Trump will make the...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge ST, Jeep Wrangler recall, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Edge Review The 2019 Ford Edge has one of the newer names in the company’s crossover-SUV lineup, but it’s been an unqualified hit since it was new in 2007. The latest second-generation Edge has carved out a niche between the bigger Explorer and the smaller Escape, one that...Read More»

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