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 |  Oct 23 2014, 12:45 PM

Audi Airbag Recall

Another day, another airbag recall and this time Audi’s taking the heat but not for the reason you probably expect.

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 |  Oct 23 2014, 11:09 AM

Honda CEO Pay Cut

In response to the FIFTH recall of the new Honda Fit the company’s board has cut CEO Takanobu Ito’s pay by a whopping 20 percent!

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 |  Oct 22 2014, 9:02 AM

What to do After a Crash

Like an addendum to Murphy’s Law, the unforeseen tends to happen when you least expect it; misfortune is like a lot like a combination ninja/cat burglar/stealth bomber. Glance away for a split second and BAM, something bad happens.

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 |  Oct 20 2014, 12:35 PM

Toyota Airbag Recall

Toyota is conducting a supplemental recall of some 247,000 vehicles to correct a potential airbag issue.

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 |  Oct 16 2014, 9:32 AM


Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 vehicles worldwide because of defects that could cause fires.

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 |  Oct 13 2014, 12:10 PM

Acura Recall RLX MDX

Do you own an Acura RLX sedan or an MDX crossover? If so you may want to be on the lookout for a notification from Honda. The company is recalling some 43,000 of these vehicles to fix potentially defective seat belts.

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 |  Oct 07 2014, 11:50 AM

2013 Ram Cargo Van

Today Chrysler announced that it will recall roughly 22,100 small cargo vans because the side airbags could inadvertently deploy.

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 |  Sep 26 2014, 12:52 PM

2013 Ford Escape

Ford announced a recall campaign today that will affect approximately 850,050 vehicles.

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 |  Sep 25 2014, 2:58 PM


Chrysler Group announced a new recall today covering an estimated 349,442 vehicles spanning several nameplates because of possibly defective ignition keys.

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 |  Sep 22 2014, 9:02 AM

When Do Car Seats Expire?

This may come as a shock to some drivers, though hopefully NOT ones with kids. Believe it or not children’s car seats actually have expiration dates, though not because they’re made of dairy products or tuna salad.

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 |  Sep 18 2014, 2:23 PM

2015 Volkswagen Jetta IIHS

Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety.

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 |  Sep 18 2014, 11:32 AM


Another day, another GM recall. This time the Detroit-based automotive giant is working to fix issues with some natural gas-powered vehicles.

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 |  Sep 17 2014, 9:02 AM

How to Drive Through a Roundabout

Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful hints on how to navigate these labyrinthine road junctions.

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GM Compensation Fund to Pay at Least 19 Death Claims

Despite GM officially acknowledging 13 deaths, the fund will compensate a greater number of victims.

 |  Sep 15 2014, 12:46 PM

Ricoh Company Ltd.

General Motors’ compensation fund will pay out claims to at least 19 deaths as the team assigned to make those decisions continues to filter through hundreds of applications.

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 |  Sep 10 2014, 11:55 AM


Complaints about stalling engines in 2007 model year Dodge Grand Caravans are spurring an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 2:24 PM


Toyota showcased several future safety technologies today during the fourth annual Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 12:02 PM


Toyota plans to make collision avoidance technology available on all its models and might even add it to the standard equipment list on each of its vehicles.

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 |  Aug 13 2014, 10:46 AM


Luxury SUV builder Land Rover is recalling 40,551 of its SUVs because the front passenger side airbag might not deploy.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 11:33 AM

Hyundai Genesis Brakes

GM may be driving away with all of the recall headlines these days but they’re not the only automaker with issues. Hyundai has to pay a penalty for not reporting and carrying out a call-back of its Genesis.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 10:45 AM

GM Recall

GM is mired in a recall debacle the likes of which this industry has never faced before. But things just keep getting worse for the Detroit-based automaker. Now they can’t find nearly 140,000 cars and trucks that are subject to their ignition-switch call-back.

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 |  Aug 04 2014, 12:12 PM


Imagine being in the middle of a spirited debate with your significant other, closing the door with gusto and gasping in surprise as the airbag deploys.

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 |  Aug 01 2014, 11:32 AM

New York City

New Yorkers shopping for a used car have a little bit less to worry about thanks to a new rule that bans the sale of cars with outstanding recall repairs by used car dealers.

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 |  Jul 31 2014, 1:15 PM

A Crash Course in IIHS Safety Tests


New car shoppers should always consider a car’s crash test performance and safety when it comes to making a purchase, but what’s behind those crash ratings? Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 28 2014, 12:32 PM


There’s a good chance that the computer you’re reading this article on and the food you had for breakfast this morning came off the back of a truck and that’s why the fifth-wheel hitch is so important. It is the primary link between tractor and trailer.

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