Global bestseller, winner of a string of comparison tests and “Germany’s favourite car” – the BMW 5-Series represents a quite unique success story.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu models as well as some 2007-2009 Saturn Aura sedans may have brake lights that do not illuminate when the driver presses the pedal.
Mercedes is recalling for a faulty fuel-filter which may be a fire risk on these models: GLK 350; C300; CL550; CL63; E350; S400; S550; and S63.
Ford plans to recall certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, built from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012, to reprogram the passenger side, curtain air bags.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2011. Known as “Hot Wheels,” the NICB’s report reviews all stolen vehicle complaints filed with law enforcement agencies across the country, whether covered by insurance or not. The National Crime Information Center also compiled all vehicle data which was [...]
New exterior Last year I recommended the Hyundai Elantra Touring for those who “want a simply designed car that’s easy to see out of, capable of toting a bunch of stuff, solidly constructed, and fun to drive.” A replacement was on the horizon, and I wondered if it would retain the ET’s increasingly uncommon strengths. [...]
Toyota issued a voluntary recall of 760,000 model-year 2006-11 versions of the RAV4 compact crossover and 18,000 model-year 2010 versions of the Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan because of problems with the rear suspension nuts. “Toyota has determined that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm are not tightened following the proper procedure and [...]
Volvo is recalling 1,469 model-year 2011-13 versions of the S80 sedan due to problems with the automatic transmission, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, a software error could prevent the transmission from downshifting. This could lead to an engine stall and an increased risk of a crash. Volvo will [...]
By all accounts, vehicle theft is down to some of the lowest levels in over 25 years. Even so, cars are still getting pilfered every day, and LoJack has gone through the trouble of crafting a detailed infographic displaying some of the more interesting information associated with the 10,251 LoJack-equipped vehicles that were stolen and [...]
Where there are winners, there are inevitably losers. Last year was exceedingly kind to big pickups, sprawling family sedans and SUVs, but not every model came out of 2011 with big sales figures. We took the time to dig through the low-selling models of the past 12 months to find out which vehicles produced throughout [...]
The numbers are officially in for 2011, and once again, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler sold more pickup trucks than any other model. The Ford F-Series was the top-selling vehicle through November of last year with 516,639 units rolling off of dealer lots. That number handily trounces the Chevrolet Silverado in second place with 367,343 [...]
Nissan is recalling six 2011 and 2012 models—the 2011 Infiniti FX, 2012 Infiniti M, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Nissan NV, 2011 and 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2011 and 2012 Nissan Xterra—for oil leaks caused by faulty bolts connecting the engine’s oil cooler to the oil filter. The recall affects 14,718 vehicles. Possible effects of [...]
Cadillac is recalling 2010 and 2011 SRX crossovers to fix defective transmission shifter cables that could stop working. Not compliant with federal regulations, the cable could become loose or disconnected from the car’s shifter handle, leading to the SRX not being able to shift out of part or indicate it’s in park and still be [...]
Toyota is recalling 502 Tundras from the 2011 model year because a label on the pickup trucks lists the wrong load-carrying capacity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An inaccurate label could lead to vehicle overloading, which could result in tire failure and increase the risk of a crash. The recall will begin [...]
Honda is extending the warranty on the gas tank assembly of 80,000 2006-11 Honda Civic Hybrids, according to the New York Times. The warranty is being extended because fuel may leak from some vehicles, the automaker says. On the affected vehicles, small cracks may develop where “the fuel-filler pipe joins the gas tank,” according to [...]