2007

2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz Recalled For Airbag Flaw
2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Hyundai has issued a recall for 2007 and 2008 models of the Santa Fe and Veracruz. At issue is a flaw in the vehicles' airbag systems, which could prevent the safety devices from deploying during a collision. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Impala
GM Wants Impala Class Action Lawsuit Thrown Out

General Motors has previously admitted that there was a problem with the rear suspension spindle rods on 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impalas, but only on models built for law-enforcement use. Despite the fact that numerous civilian Impala owners have experienced problems, which generally manifest as...Read More»

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition
Reader Advice: What Car To Replace A 1997 Mazda Miata?

We get a lot of reader mail at High Gear Media, and we’re happy to report that very little of it involves threats of bodily harm. The most common question we get involves the purchase of a replacement vehicle, and reader Sondi Moore has reached out to us seeking advice on a replacement for a...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Models Probed By NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen models. Seven complaints have been received to date about a leak in the fuel line to the number two fuel injector, which operates under extremely...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
Groupon Works For Cupcakes, Not Cadillacs: Why It Failed

Last week, we told you about LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac's experiment with Groupon. It was the first time that the popular online coupon service had been used to sell new cars, and folks throughout the auto industry held their collective breath, wondering if it would work. If you were one of...Read More»

2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL
2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2007 Mercury Montego Models Recalled

Ford has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2,945 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego vehicles built from September 5, 2006 through September 11, 2006. Certain units may have been built with inconsistent welds between the fuel tank and the fuel filler neck; as a result, the welds may not hold...Read More»

2006 Lexus RX 400h
Toyota Recalls 2006 & 2007 Highlander Hybrid & Lexus RX 400h

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for certain Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The problem? Some of those vehicles' Hybrid System Inverters were improperly constructed, which could result in reduced power -- or no power at all. According to a...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
Jeep Wrangler Airbag Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following up on 29 consumer complaints relating to airbag issues on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Affected by the investigation are: 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x2 two-door models 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 two-door...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
NHTSA Investigates Nissan Altima Brake System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports that master cylinder assemblies on some 2007 and 2008 Altima models may leak brake fluid, prompting a dashboard warning light and an eventual reduction in braking ability. The investigation stems from 20 consumer complaints...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
2007 - 2008 Nissan Altima In Airbag Safety Probe

The 2007-2008 Nissan Altima sedan is the subject of a safety probe at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency is investigating whether a braking problem can lead to a loss of all braking ability in the popular family sedan. The NHTSA is studying some 440,000...Read More»

2007 Ford Freestyle
Ford Freestyle Under Investigation For Low-Speed Surging Issue

The federal government has opened an investigation over reports of Ford Freestyle crossover utility vehicles surging or lunging unexpectedly. In a defect investigation document filed last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) describes a "throttle body malfunction,"...Read More»

Volkswagen Transporter van thrown into the air
Volkswagen Torture Testing Its Vehicles: Video

Before the proliferation of electronic sensors and computer technology in the world of cars, engineers actually used to go out and beat the hell out of the cars they were testing--quite literally. BMX-style jumping ramps, old-fashioned door slamming and even a sledgehammer or two to a roof panel...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Feds Investigating GM SUVs For Fuel-Gauge Issues

The federal government's National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) is looking into claims that the fuel gauges on many General Motors [NYSE: GM] sport-utility vehicles could be inaccurate. "Consumers have reported incidents of inaccurate and random fuel level reading while driving, resulting...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic 'Study Break' sweepstakes
Yo, Freshman: Wanna Win A 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe?

This week, the auto world's attention is focused on major motor shows in New York and Shanghai, but in-between the two, there's a special promotion that ought to interest college kids (or anyone else who'd like a new car). For the next several weeks, Honda is giving students in Arizona and...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Recall Alert: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Honk much? If you're driving one of the new 2011 Volkswagen Jettas already built and sold in America, you might be sounding the warning horn more than you'd like. The German automaker's American sales arm says it's recalling some 71,043 2011 Jettas for a problem with the anti-theft system. The...Read More»

1997 Mazda MPV LX
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Lets Mazda Seatbelt Lawsuit Proceed, But What Does It Mean?

The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the family of a woman killed in an accident in 2002 would be allowed to proceed with its suit against Mazda despite Mazda's compliance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations on rear-seat safety belts. The federal ruling...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)

Shopping clubs like Groupon and Living Social are all the rage these days, and newcomer Gilt.com is clearly hoping to capitalize on the group-discount shopping mentality. Less than two weeks before the Christmas holiday, Gilt has announced a partnership with Volkswagen to offer nine brand new 2011...Read More»

Volkswagen's 'Yes We Can' ad
Today In Advertising: Yes, We Can...Sell Volkswagens

Volkswagen may have trouble meeting its lofty 2018 sales goals, and Democrats may have suffered losses at the polls yesterday, but together, they can...sell cars to South Africa. Take a good look at that ad on the left. Enlarge it if you must. That is, indeed, President Obama's "Yes, we can" slogan...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Must Carmakers Use Best Safety Technology? Supremes To Decide

With tough new Federal crash-test procedures, and some cars offering as many as ten airbags, you might think that automakers do everything they can to meet the highest safety standards. And many do. But some automakers only fit equipment to meet the minimum requirement, especially if a model is...Read More»

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