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Toyota to replace 65,000 defective Takata airbag inflators
Toyota to replace 65,000 defective Takata airbag inflators

Toyota on Wednesday issued a follow-up recall to replace defective Takata airbag inflators—again—on 65,000 vehicles. This time, however, Toyota said that it will replace the inflators with new units produced by another third-party supplier. The automaker announced the recall on...Read More»

BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina
US DoT grants $25M to help BMW's South Carolina plant

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will directly benefit logistics at BMW's South Carolina production plant. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Wednesday that $25 million will be funneled into an intermodal project in Greer, South Carolina, to expand the Port...Read More»

Hertz introduces Clear for quicker car rentals
Hertz partners with Clear to streamline car rentals

Car rental giant Hertz and TSA PreCheck rival Clear have partnered to make the rental car counter a less stressful stop for travelers. On Tuesday, the two companies announced the Hertz Fast Lane powered by Clear to speed up the rental process with facial recognition. Clear has rolled out its facial...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Honda Pilot are subject to a new recall over concerns that their side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the automaker said the pillar mounting holes in both the Pilot and Ridgeline...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says

According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Those figures are for a two-wheel-drive Ranger, while...Read More»

2017 Ford Focus
Three-cylinder powered Ford Focus recalled for clutch slip and transmission fluid leak

Ford Focus models powered by the automaker's inline-3 engine and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission are subject to a new recall. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, Ford said the models could experience a clutch fracture, which can cause a transmission...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)
Mercedes-Benz recalls number of models over non-functioning seatbelt tensioners

Mercedes-Benz has recalled some of its new models to address faulty sensors that may cause seatbelt tensioners to fail. In documents filed with the NHTSA last month published this week, Mercedes-Benz said it will recall 5,433 vehicles to fix seatbelts that may not register when an occupant buckles...Read More»

Lyft's most-popular destinations Lyftie Awards
Lyft recognizes its most popular destinations in major cities

Ride-share giant Lyft is keeping track of where its customers go. On Monday, it released a list of the most popular destinations in some of America's biggest cities. Called the "Lyftie" awards, the ride-share company delved into its data to find the most visited bar, gym, concert venue, brunch...Read More»

Uber app
Uber, Lyft reportedly filed for IPOs, expect to go public in 2019

The two largest ride-sharing companies reportedly filed for initial public offerings as of last week. Lyft and Uber are said to debut as public companies as soon as the first quarter of 2019. The New York Times reported on Friday that Uber filed for its IPO the day before, the same day rival Lyft...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra goes 1 million miles
Meet the woman who drove a 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1 million miles

Most owners celebrate when their car's odometer turns over 100,000 miles, but for Farrah Haines that was a mere early footnote in the life of her 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Haines' Elantra recently clocked 1 million miles—in just five years. She's a delivery who puts on about 200,000 annually...Read More»

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