2007

Video: VW Hitches Its Wagens To Film Buffs
Video: VW Hitches Its Wagens To Film Buffs

Chances are pretty good that you've seen When Harry Met Sally -- and even if you haven't, you've almost certainly witnessed that scene. You know: the one where Meg Whatshername shows Billy Whosit that women have an uncanny ability to lie? As it turns out, many people have been known to visit New...Read More»

2007 Honda Odyssey
2005-2007 Acura RL, Honda Odyssey Recalled For Brake Leaks

Honda will recall 470,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause brake-fluid leaks—leading to the loss of braking power. In the affected vehicles—2005-2007 Honda Odyssey and Acura RL models—if any fluid other than the original brake fluid is used in the system, a...Read More»

2005 Toyota Corolla CE
Feds Investigate Stalling Issue -- Could Affect 1.2 Million Toyotas

The possibility of another recall looms for Toyota, as the federal government has upgraded an investigation regarding stalling issues in 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models. The issue, the results of faulty engine control modules (ECM), can cause the engine to stall, fail to start, or react...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
Kia Rondo Discontinued: Rest In Peaceful Cabinosity

One of the most space-efficient vehicles on the market, the Kia Rondo, won't be back for 2011. So confirms Kia on its official U.S. website, where it uses the saying that "all good things must come to an end." Truthfully, you probably remember the weird, new-agey 'Rondoism' ad campaign—with...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
Mazda Recalls 2007-2009 Mazda 3 And 5 Models

Mazda has announced a recall of almost 200,000 cars due to a problem with the steering. A defect in the power-steering systems of 2007-2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models could cause a sudden loss of steering assist, increasing the likelihood of a crash. The affected models were all built between April...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
2007-2009 Mazda3, Mazda5 Recalled For Power-Steering Issue

Mazda is recalling 2007 through 2009 model-year Mazda3 and Mazda5 models for an issue with the power-steering system. The recall follows an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looking into power-steering system failures in the 2007-2009 Mazda3. Altogether...Read More»

Dodge Charger Police Car
Traffic Fatalities Up For Police Officers, Down For Everyone Else

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago. And we've also made tremendous progress in making our roads a bit safer, and in getting people to buckle up. But, in a puzzling twist it seems, law-enforcement officials are more often perishing in their...Read More»

2007 Lexus LX 470
Recall Alert: Lexus LX 470

Another Toyota product has been subjected to a recall, although this time it's a make and model that is no longer on sale. It's the 2003-2007 Lexus LX 470. 39,000 LX 470s are being recalled due to a faulty steering shaft. Apparently, if the wheel is turned to full lock after too many shocks to the...Read More»

2007 Subaru Impreza 4-door H4 MT i Side Exterior View
Subaru Could Be In For An Extreme Makeover

Subarus are many things: sporty, reliable, fun to drive, and a favorite among tuners. But there's one thing Subarus aren't, at least by conventional standards: pretty. One man has been given the task of changing that. Since its U.S. launch in 1968, Subarus have been compared (unfavorably) to...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Recall Alert: Chrysler to Recall 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler has announced a major recall effort today. The recall covers five models which are suffering from various maladies. About 285,000 2008-2009 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models are being recalled because of a short circuit in the electrical system that could start a...Read More»

Gas Gauge
Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price

If we want to keep our vehicles as safe as they are and don't want to sacrifice performance either, improving fuel economy will come at a substantial extra cost per vehicle. That's the predictable conclusion made by a new National Academy of Sciences report released this week. The study had been...Read More»

2007 Dodge Caliber
2007 Dodge Caliber In New Sticky Accelerator Pedal Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating yet another potential case of sticking accelerator pedals, this time in 2007 Dodge Caliber compacts. According to trade journal Automotive News, the NHTSA has received five complaints of accelerator pedals that stuck in the open...Read More»

2008 Honda Odyssey Touring
Brake Issue Prompts Recall Of 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey, Element

Honda is recalling about 412,000 vehicles—2007 and 2008 model-year Odyssey minivans and Element utility vehicles—for an issue in the braking system that can lead to an overly soft brake pedal. Fortunately, the issue is gradual and couldn't cause a sudden loss of braking. According to Honda, the...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»

2007 Jeep Commander 2WD 4-door Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Ask TCC: What's With the Seats in My 2007 Jeep Commander?

  The 2007 Jeep Commander can be one luxurious, well-equipped, and comfortable SUV. In our review of the current 2010 Commander, we praise its front seats for support and space. At least one owner we know is having problems with their Commander. TheCarConnection reader Bob Schumann wrote to Ask...Read More»

Natural Gas Hybrid Camry
Two Tales Of Texas Tell Different Stories About Big Oil

We all know that oil is a limited resource. We also know that America is hugely dependent on the stuff, and that much of it comes from foreign sources, which puts the U.S. in some awkward positions, politically, economically, and strategically. Most of us also know that emissions from gas-powered...Read More»

2009 Saturn Aura
2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster

General Motors has just added Saturn models from the 2005 through 2010 model years to its Certified Used Vehicles program. Although the brand is no more, and most Saturn showrooms have closed, you'll find the certified Saturn models wherever GM Certified Used Vehicles are on offer—that's at 3,400...Read More»

European-spec Volkswagen Passat CC R-line
Trio Of Volkswagen Special Editions Hit U.S. Dealerships

As Volkswagen continues its warpath toward the top of the industry's sales charts, it has announced several special-edition models to help drive customers into dealerships and offer something outside the ordinary. Today, the company announced three of those special editions are now available for...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
More Volkswagen Hybrids On The Way, Jetta May Be Next

Volkswagen has just taken the wraps off its new 2011 Touareg SUV, which in hybrid form delivers a V-8 like 375 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque from its V-6/electric motor combination and a relatively frugal fuel economy (European combined) of 29 mpg. However, this is just the tip of the...Read More»

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