2017

2017 Honda CR-V recalled to fix potential fuel leak: 24,000 vehicles affected
2017 Honda CR-V recalled to fix potential fuel leak: 24,000 vehicles affected

Honda is recalling the 2017 CR-V crossover to fix a problem with its fuel supply pipe. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the pipe may not have been manufactured to the proper specifications. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

We've now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it's road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger
2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017 Dodge Challenger to address a problem with the car's transmission. A software glitch could allow owners to think their vehicle is in park when in fact, it's not. This isn't the first issue that FCA has had with shifters in recent years. An electronic...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, built-in vacuum system, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: how much does the vacuum suck?

You get to feeling old when you realize that, back in your day, kids didn't eat in the car. But times change. Some cars now play movies inside, stop themselves before an accident, and offer as many as a dozen cupholders. Also, kids now eat and drink inside vehicles. Apparently quite a lot, which is...Read More»

2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited
Infiniti drops quirky QX70 crossover from lineup

The crossover that can be credited with creating an entire niche of sloped-roof, tall-riding vehicles has left the stage. Don't look for a 2018 Infiniti QX70 in your local dealer's showroom. A follow-up may be a few years away, but it will probably be more about getting the look right than adopting...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion
Ford recalls 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ

Ford has issued a recall for nearly 6,000 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ vehicles from the 2017 model year. The majority of those vehicles are registered in the U.S. The recall is limited to vehicles with 2.0-liter gasoline engines and 6F35 transmissions. Ford says that the studs on the...Read More»

Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, Spring 2017   [frame from IIHS video]
Tesla responds bitterly to subpar IIHS crash-test results for "safest cars in history"

After the IIHS said the Tesla Model S electric car didn't perform as well as some other large four-door sedans in its crash-testing, the California-based automaker didn't mince words. Tesla issued a statement to Business Insider slamming the IIHS and stating that the federal government-funded...Read More»

2016 Lexus ES 350
2017 Lexus ES 350 recalled to fix potential steering issue

Toyota has issued a recall for 2017 models of the Lexus ES 350. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious problem with their steering system, which could dramatically increase the risk of collisions. That problem is an improperly installed tie rod...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, first service stop
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: the first service stop

Summer is officially here, which means we are about a quarter of the way through our time with our blue long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The miles are piling on between cross-country road trips, family weekends at the cabin, and hauling car parts. Just after hitting 9,400 miles in about three...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Woes mounting for recalled 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

Some dealers can't sell Chrysler's flagship hybrid family vehicle as it faces a recall. This month, the automaker announced it would recall every 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in the U.S. and Canada for a faulty battery diode. Now, the automaker isn't saying when those vans can be fixed...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV crash
2017 Chevy Bolt EV earns Top Safety Pick rating by IIHS

Independent testers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a Top Safety Pick award on Tuesday, a result that included the highest score of "Good" on all crash tests and a "Superior" score for front crash prevention. The agency noted that the Bolt EV was the...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech

If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety feature that was previously optional. 2017 Altima SV and SL...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid recalled for diode issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for nearly 1,700 of its new, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The automaker says that some owners have reported issues with the diodes on those vehicles. The problem appears to be linked to a module that contains the diodes. In some cases, FCA...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Second recall for the 2017 Santa Fe Sport focuses on seat belt problem

Yesterday, Hyundai recalled more than 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles from the 2013-2017 model years to fix a potentially dangerous problem with their hood latches. Today, the 2017 Santa Fe is the subject of another recall--this one stemming from a problem with the crossover's seat...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive

At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Well, maybe that's an overstatement. But in this crowded corner of the automotive world, each crossover needs to do at least something better than its rivals. Enter the 2017...Read More»

2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited
2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma recalled for potential stalling: 32,000 U.S. pickups affected

Toyota has just announced a recall of approximately 32,000 Tacoma pickups from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The recall is limited to trucks equipped with V6 engines. According to Toyota, the crankshaft timing rotor associated with those engines may have been manufactured with too much...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica MPG compare
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: Irish-twin mpg showdown

Minivans aren't beach-body types and fuel-economy talk doubles down as birth control. When we picked up our long-termer in Dallas and drove to Denver, the empty stretches of plains had our minds wandering to chaste matters. Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited had a near-twin last year, months after...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and other models recalled

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued two recalls affecting roughly 3,000 late-model vehicles. RECALL #1: 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and Super Duty UNITS AFFECTED: 2,418, including 2,204 registered in the U.S. and its territories, 39 in Mexico, and 175 in Canada These vehicles are being recalled...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica, long-term test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler

Minivans are dual-nature vehicles—as adept at transporting humans as they are cargo. I recently tested the latter in our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited by packing up many of my childhood memories, a 6-foot-tall tool chest, and a nearly 20-year old Specialized Stumpjumper mountain...Read More»

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