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Jeep Wrangler Airbag Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation
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»

Georgia license plate
Should Deadbeat Parents Lose Their Car License Plates, Too?

Deadbeat parents can be jailed, have their wages garnered, can lose their business licenses and even their passports--but should they lose their car tags, too? In metro Atlanta, the DeKalb County District Attorney's office has decided that license plates are fair game when it comes to getting...Read More»

Traffic
Memorial Day Weekend Travel Won't Be Damped By Gas Prices

Gas prices may still be near their peaks of $4 a gallon--or higher in the usual states--but Memorial Day road tripping won't be down as a result, says the AAA. The travel organization says its best estimates put 34.9 million of us in transit over the holiday weekend, which it defines as starting...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat: Made In USA, Costs Less Than Last Year

If you can find a 2010 VW Passat on a dealer’s lot, the sticker price will start at a minimum of $27,195. When the 2012 Passats begin appearing at Volkswagen dealerships, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise: the new Passat, now built in the United States, carries a base price of just...Read More»

Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades
New Wipers--Same As The Old? We Try

Windshield wipers are one of those safety things that often go overlooked by many consumers. These pieces of rubber and metal sit outside of your car taking the abuse mother nature provides. From rain and scorching heat to snow and sub-zero temperatures, wiper blades are your line of defense...Read More»

2011 Ford Escape
Feds To Investigate Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner For Window Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into 2010 and 2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs, due to consumer complaints of the rear window shattering without cause. To date the agency has received 18 complaints of the rear glass breaking while the liftgate...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Recall: Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento Transmission

A new recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) affects two crossover vehicles from South Korea, both of which are manufactured in the U.S. The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2011 Kia Sorento--mechanically related, though they're sold under different brands and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
Recall: 2011 Chevy Cruze For Steering, Transmission Trouble

In a major recall of its successful new compact sedan, General Motors [NYSE:GM] says it will recall just about every 2011 Chevrolet Cruze built in North America thus far. The total number of vehicles involved exceeds 150,000, and covers all Cruzes built at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. Two...Read More»

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2012 Rand McNally Road Atlas Includes Smartphone Integration

In these days of following turn-by-turn directions, if you don't have a navigation system in your vehicle you probably have either a portable nav unit or a navigation app on your smartphone. Who needs a bulky road atlas, right? Well we do; several times recently, we've missed having paper maps...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 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»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2011 Nissan Cube
Video: How Nissan Checks Japanese-Made Cars For Radiation

The ongoing crisis in Japan has some consumers wondering if it’s still safe to purchase vehicles built in Japan. Nissan wants you to know the answer is a resounding “yes”, and has even posted a video to YouTube demonstrating the procedure for testing automobiles prior to shipment...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai's Assurance Program Now Guarantees Trade-In Value

Just a few weeks back, Hyundai announced that their “Hyundai Assurance” buyer protection program would no longer cover job loss. Today, Hyundai has announced a new element of their Hyundai Assurance program, one meant to target any doubt consumers may have about the resale value of...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2012 Cadillac CTS Gets More Power, More Features

Cadillac’s CTS series gives domestic car shoppers an alternative to European sedans, coupes and station wagons. It’s snagged its share of awards over the years, making Cars and Driver’s 10 Best List and Automobile’s All-Stars list. It gets even better for the 2012 model...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering Wheel Issue

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has announced a major safety-related recall for its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. According to the automaker, during manufacturing the steering wheel might not have been properly fastened to the steering column and could potentially detach, leading to a loss of...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Watch The Birth Of Your 2011 BMW X3

The problem with filming the birth of a child is this: what do you with the footage after you capture it? Relatives won’t want to see it, and I’d be afraid of any neighbors who voluntarily sit though a screening. Let’s face it: childbirth, though miraculous, isn’t exactly...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

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