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Toyota will retrofit 2018 Camry, Sienna with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility
Toyota will retrofit 2018 Camry, Sienna with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility

2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna owners can take their cars to dealers to have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility retrofitted, the automaker said last week. Toyota, once staunchly opposed to third-party infotainment solutions, climbed aboard the Apple CarPlay bandwagon first with its 2019...Read More»

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Smart to leave US market after 2019

The Smart city car experiment in the U.S. will conclude at the end of this year. Daimler, the parent company of Smart and Mercedes-Benz, will pull its its tiny cars from the U.S. and Canadian markets after the 2019 model year. In an email, Smart spokesperson Catherine Gebhardt cited a "declining...Read More»

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Odometer rollbacks, Mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Odometer rollback still a big problem even in the digital age Odometer tampering remains a major concern even though automakers switched from analog to digital displays years ago. 51K Honda Odyssey minivans recalled over rollaway risk About 51,000 Honda Odyssey minivans have been recalled to fix a...Read More»

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2019 Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X crossover SUVs recalled for airbag issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled about 25,000 2019 Fiat 500X and 2019 Jeep Renegade sub-compact SUV to fix an issue that could prevent their airbags from deploying correctly. According to the information filed with the NHTSA and published last week, the 500X and Renegade could house bad...Read More»

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Odometer rollback still a big problem even in the digital age

Odometer tampering remains a major concern even though automakers switched from analog to digital displays years ago. According to a new report from NBC affiliate NBC 12, millions of cars wander local roads with odometer fraud. The TV channel worked with CarFax to investigate how widespread...Read More»

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51K Honda Odyssey minivans recalled over rollaway risk

About 51,000 Honda Odyssey minivans have been recalled to fix a fault that could cause them to roll away even after their transmissions are shifted to park, according to government filings released last week by the NHTSA. The recall affects 50,504 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey vans. The problem stems...Read More»

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94K Acura, Honda vehicles will get new timing belts as part of recall

About 94,000 Honda and Acura crossover SUVs, minivans, pickup trucks, and sedans are subject to a recall to replace potentially defective timing belts. The defect could cause engines to stall if the belts fail. Documents filed with the NHTSA published Thursday said that the recall covers 2018-2019...Read More»

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Study: Americans spend 18 days in their car per year, forge close bonds with a vehicle

Americans spend so much time behind the wheel that a new study showed drivers actually forge close-knit bonds with their cars. The average American spends 18 days driving per year, with an average of eight hours and 22 minutes per week, a OnePoll study conducted on behalf of Cooper Tire found. The...Read More»

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Chevrolet Trax crossover SUV recalled to fix suspension flaw

Chevy Trax owners will find a recall notification in their mailboxes soon as General Motors plans to recall 112,958 of the sub-compact crossovers for faulty lower-control arms. Recall documents GM filed with the NHTSA were made public on Thursday. The recall covers Trax crossovers from the...Read More»

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car gets into the car subscription game

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will use its massive fleet of cars to square off against major automakers with a new car subscription service. The car rental company said Wednesday its service will launch on a trial basis in three states and will include access to nearly two dozen makes and models of cars...Read More»

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