2002

2001-2002 Ford Escape Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard
2001-2002 Ford Escape Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

Hot on the heels of recalling the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, Ford Motor Company has issued another recall -- this time for the Ford Escape SUV. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the Escape recall is due to a faulty brake master...Read More»

2002 Honda Odyssey
Recall Watch: Honda Widens Airbag Campaign

Honda is expanding an already large recall of some of its 2001-2003 vehicles for problems with airbags. Almost 826,000 Honda and Acura-brand vehicles have been recalled prior to the new action, Honda says. The expansion of the recall adds another 833,000 vehicles to the tally--while Honda is only...Read More»

2002 Honda Odyssey
Airbag Recall Expanded To More 2001-2003 Honda, Acura Vehicles

Own a Honda from the 2001 through 2003 model years? At this point, chances are your dealership will want to at least inspect it—and potentially replace some critical airbag components. In vehicles affected by the issue—part of an already expanded recall affecting various 2001 through...Read More»

2002 Honda CR-V
Recall Watch: 2002-2004 Honda CR-V in NHTSA Investigation

The 2002-2004 Honda CR-V is the subject of a federal safety investigation for a potential problem with its headlights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drivers of the affected CR-Vs could find their low-beam headlights do not operate correctly, if at all. The...Read More»

2000 Honda Passport LX
1998-2002 Honda Passport Recalled For Suspension Rust

Honda has announced that it will recall nearly 36,000 Passport utility vehicles in the U.S. market, for a potentially serious safety issue due to rusting at brackets for the rear suspension. If these brackets corrode to an extreme, it could lead to the lower-link bracket to separate from the frame...Read More»

2002 Nissan Frontier
Nissan Recalls 515,000 U.S. Xterra, Frontier, Sentra Models

Nissan has issued a recall of more than a half a million Xterra SUVs and Frontier trucks in the U.S. for a potential steering issue. Nissan explained in a release on the issue that "in certain rare instances, the lower steering column joint on the affected Frontier and Xterra vehicles can develop...Read More»

Craigslist 2002 Ford Ranger "Convertible"
Craigslist #FAIL: Who Wants A Real Ford Ranger Convertible?

With the death of the new Ford Ranger imminent, finding a good, clean used example might be getting a little tough. Especially for seekers of the collector editions, like the Splash. Even if you want that singular Ranger, the one no one else has, do not be duped into believing there ever was a...Read More»

2002 Honda Passport EX
Recall Issued For Honda Passport, Isuzu Rodeo And Axiom

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of Honda Passports and Isuzu Rodeos from the 1998 - 2002 model years, as well as the 2002 Isuzu Axiom. At issue is a mounting bracket for the vehicles' rear suspension, which may be corroding faster than expected. According...Read More»

2001 Toyota RAV4
Transmission Woes Prompt Warranty Extension On Toyota RAV4 Models

Toyota has announced that it will provide an extended warranty on 2001-2003 model-year Toyota RAV4 models, according to the New York Times Wheels Blog, for an issue with the automatic transmission and electronic control module. The issue, which affects around 235,500 vehicles, can lead to a...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

2002 BMW 3 Series
Cars of the Future: What's Next, and How Do We Get There?

Ouch. Another year in the books. And not just any year, by any stretch. Good riddance. In spite of all that's recently behind us, I couldn't help but look back and take a quick trip down car-rag memory lane. In a February issue, I found the article, "Proposal for Saving Gasoline." In March, an...Read More»

Great Drives: Christmas at Biltmore
Great Drives: A Pilgrimage, Of Sorts

This holiday season, High Gear Media wants to wish you the best possible end to a difficult year. We're reaching back into the archives and into our own lives for some memorable holiday moments. Tell us your own, and take with this our sincere hopes for a better 2010. We all make pilgrimages, and...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus photo by Rex Roy
16 Things You Never Knew About the Automobile

TheCarConnection's readers are a pretty smart bunch. What you know about cars might not fit in an encyclopedia--or even Wikipedia. But for more casual fans and car shoppers, there's plenty to know and learn about cars. Not just the facts, man--like how to change your oil, or why diesels make more...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

2001 Honda Accord Sdn EX
Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL

If you own a Honda Accord—and there are plenty of you out there, it being a longtime mid-size sedan favorite—there’s a small chance that your airbag might detonate with an unpleasant bonus: some shrapnel. In some isolated incidents in specific Hondas and Acuras made earlier this decade...Read More»

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Audi Planning Micro Electric City Car

The Interwebs are abuzz with talk of Audi planning a city car along the likes of BMW's Microcar and Benz's Smart fortwo. Unlike the BMW, which will offer both gasoline and electric versions, and the Smart, which offers only gasoline for the moment, we've solely heard of electric propulsion for...Read More»

2007 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Auto RWD Open Doors
2010 Lexus IS Convertible Is Paris-Bound

Lexus is planning a convertible version of its IS sedan, but no coupe version is planned. A report in Autoblog, via eGMCarTech this morning, says that the Lexus SC convertible is history, and that a new IS convertible is in the pipeline. TheCarConnection.com's sources report the new convertible IS...Read More»

2005 Volkswagen Ragster Concept
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle: The Infestation Begins!

Volkswagen's been working on a new range of compact and subcompact cars for the world market. One of them--according to a report this morning from 4Car--says the new Volkswagen Beetle will be ready in 2011, and will be getting some family members. The report says the new New Beetle might get a few...Read More»

What's the Best Used Car Out There? The Accord, Forbes Says

The capitalist tools at Forbes have spoken--and when it comes to used cars, the Honda Accord really gets them excited. Of all the cars available through "certified pre-owned" programs, Forbes says, it's the Accord that topped its survey, which was largely based on reliability data from Consumer...Read More»

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