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  • VW, Audi recall 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

    VW, Audi recall 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

    Volkswagen and Audi say they are recalling 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States. Volkswagen says it has notified the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the upcoming action involving VW vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014. The automaker said...

  • How to safely jump-start your car

    How to safely jump-start your car

    What is the right way to jump-start your car? Before we go into the details, we must give you the safety lecture because batteries can have the explosive potential of three sticks of dynamite! Wear eye protection whenever you work around a battery. And follow the sequence for connecting and disconnecting...

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2016 Nissan Maxima straddles sedan side of sport, sophistication

The redesigned Nissan Maxima is like a new shoe. It looks sharp but feels better, and the more you wear it, the better it feels. The Maxima is footwear that is both athletic and sophisticated, functional and stylish. You can schlep the kids in it, take it out for anniversary date night on the town,...

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  • DeLorean to go back into production

    DeLorean to go back into production

    DeLorean Motor is resurrecting the past with plans to build replicas of the famed car from the “Back to the Future” movies of the 1980s. News reports out of Humble, Texas, say the automaker plans to make about 300 replicas of the 1982 DeLorean that has not been in production for 34 years. The company...

  • Ford recalls about 391K Ranger pickups due to air bag death

    Ford recalls about 391K Ranger pickups due to air bag death

    Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from the 2004 through 2006 model years in the U.S. and Canada. It comes just days after the government announced that a South Carolina...

  • Cadillac re-establishes luxury brand prestige with CT6

    Cadillac re-establishes luxury brand prestige with CT6

    Any day now, the most sophisticated, luxurious - and arguably important - car in Cadillac's 113-year history will roll off the assembly line at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Developed to beat the world's most prestigious luxury sedans at their own game, the CT6 culminates decades of work...

  • Ford owners seek safety and service satisfaction

    Ford owners seek safety and service satisfaction

    Q: I own a 2002 Ford Sport Trac with a V-6 engine. Once in a while it will completely shut down while driving at 25 to 45 mph. When this happens, I lose the power steering and power brakes. That's dangerous. I can restart it by shifting into neutral and cranking. It has occurred occasionally for...

  • Takata air bag death toll climbs to 10

    Takata air bag death toll climbs to 10

    Feds order recall of up to 5 million more vehicles

  • Pickup truck owners face uphill climb in Chicago

    Pickup truck owners face uphill climb in Chicago

    American-made pickup trucks were the three best-selling vehicles of 2015, accounting for nearly 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in the record-breaking sales year. In Chicago, however, the road to owning a pickup truck is filled with potholes. Pickup trucks are not allowed on boulevards, including...

  • Auto recalls last year break annual record set in 2014

    Auto recalls last year break annual record set in 2014

    Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles. The 2015 number barely beat the old record set in 2014, after that total was adjusted downward from nearly 64 million to eliminate...

  • Ford Focus door issue investigated by NHTSA

    Ford Focus door issue investigated by NHTSA

    U.S. auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that doors won't latch properly on about 400,000 Ford Focus compact cars, including some reports that the doors have opened while the cars are moving. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers...

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