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  • Lexus to Replace Inside-Trunk Releases on Three Models

     
    Following a report in October by Consumer Reports that emergency release levers inside the trunk of two Lexus models could snap off, Toyota will replace the levers on the 2007-13 Lexus ES, 2006-12 IS and 2013 GS cars. The magazine......
  • Hybrid Mileage Lawsuit Hits Ford

     
    A California law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company on behalf of an owner of a new 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. The owner claims that he is not achieving anywhere near the EPA-stated fuel economy rating......
  • NHTSA Issued 17.8 Million Recalls in 2012

     
    You complained, the automakers listened. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, manufacturers filed more than 650 safety recalls in 2012, affecting more than 17.8 million vehicles, vehicle equipment and child-safety seats. The...
  • Experts Predict Auto Sales Could Increase 10% in 2013

     
    Hear that whooshing sound? That's the auto industry letting out a collective sigh as last year turned out half-decent. Absent the natural disasters that bedraggled 2011, 2012 picked up steam. Shoppers bought 14.5 million new cars, up 13.4% from an......
  • J.D. Power: Lexus, GMC Owners Happiest With Dealer Service

     
    Cars.com may have recently had a string of less-than-pleasant dealership experiences, but according to the results of a J.D. Power study released today, customers are generally happy with the way they're being treated at car dealerships. On top of the.......
  • Chevrolet Helps Drivers Pull Fast One With Corvette Data Recorder, 4G Wireless

     
    Whether your need for speed manifests itself on the track or online, GM is offering two new ways to get a quick fix. This past weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker announced a first-of-its-kind performance......
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • Toyota, Kia Make News at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

     
    The "car of the future" is now just a year away, according to Toyota. The automaker unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Toyota says the FCV concept will be......
  • Audi Unveils Next TT Interior at CES

     
    At this week's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi showed the interior of the next TT sports car. You're looking at what the German automaker tweeted on Tuesday. Toyota, Kia Make News at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show......
  • Unlikely Winners Top Strategic Vision's 2013 Total Quality Awards

     
    How does the Chrysler Town & Country, one of Consumer Reports' least reliable cars on the market, earn a quality award? The same way a Volkswagen Tiguan, a car whose current generation garnered middling scores in J.D. Power and Associates'......
  • What Drives Gen Y? New Study Sheds Light

     
    New findings from New York-based Deloitte LLC debunk a notion held in recent years that young people don't want to drive anymore. Generation Y ??? born from 1977 to 1994 ??? are more than 80 million strong, said Craig Griffi,......