2014 Chevy Impala, Cadillac XTS & ATS Affected by GM Recall

June 5, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that several vehicles are being recalled by General Motors after it was noted that a potential issue with the body control module could lead to brake light problems.

The federal agency has stated that the vehicles affected include the 2013 Cadillac XTS, ATS and the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

The firm has stated that while this problem hasn’t resulted in any accidents, the recall was issued promptly to avoid a potential accident in the future.

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New Evora Vehicles Recalled by Lotus Cars

June 3, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along Lotus Cars issued a recall for multiple units of the 2013 Evora after it was noted that wrong information was found added to the vehicles’ Federal Certification Labels.

The federal agency has reported that these vehicles could be linked to certain recalls that could pose a serious injury risk to drivers and passengers. The issue is linked to labels that contain the wrong information on the date of manufacture of these vehicles. Car owners could be confused while determining recall applicability, which could increase the likeability of an accident.

You can follow this link to read more on this story if you have been affected. Recalled vehicles will have corrected labels installed for free.

Jeep’s New Compass Might Not Be All That, Experts Say

May 31, 2013 by  
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The new Jeep Compass may not be a car for every type of driver.

The sluggish acceleration may get the best of some drivers who are looking for a vehicle that is both capable off-road and in the city.

According to experts that had the chance to review this model, the new Compass comes with a series of features and controls that are both outdated and awkward to use. Experts believe that when it comes to fuel economy, design and highway performance, most consumers will prefer to look elsewhere for a compact crossover SUV.

You can follow this link to read the full review on the 2014 Jeep Compass.

John Evans Manufacturing Recalls Multiple Trailers, NHTSA Reports

May 24, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has indicated that a recent recall has been issued for several models of chassis and trailers manufactured by John Evans Manufacturing.

According to the federal agency, the company has noted that the wheel lug nuts in these chassis and trailers could pose a serious risk since they could become separated due to an issue that could happen because the components might have not been properly torqued during assembly.

The federal agency has stated that these vehicles should have the defective components properly torqued at authorized dealers for free. Affected consumers are being notified by the company. Follow this link to read the full article and learn more about this recall.

Sirius XM Could Develop In-Car Infotainment System

May 1, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that companies like Sirius XM are considering coming up with new in-car infotainment technologies.

According to the reports, the satellite-based streaming radio system has been a very profitable and successful business so far. Now, the company’s CEO is contemplating the idea of coming up with a web-based solution that would provide services such as real-time gas prices, weather information, roadside assistance and even solutions to track a stolen car.

The technology would be made available with the help of the company’s satellite infrastructure that is already used to provide radio services to users across the country.

Further details concerning this technology haven’t been disclosed so far. You can follow this link for the full article and more information.

Chevy Announces Pricing For New Stingray Model

April 29, 2013 by  
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According to several news agencies, Chevrolet has recently reported that its 2014 Corvette Stingray model has finally been priced.

Both the hardtop and droptop versions will be available for $51,995 and $56,995 respectively. These new vehicles have been fully redesigned and equipped with a more powerful engine than its 2013 predecessor. The reports show that the vehicle is also available with a Performance package that includes electronic systems that control the vehicle’s slip diff, tighter gear spacing with the manual gearbox, larger wheels and tires and bigger brakes.

Add-ons could make the vehicle cost up to $78,360.

For the full article and more details on this story, follow this link.

Nissan Reveals Details Regarding The 2013 Leaf

March 15, 2013 by  
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Nissan has unveiled a new Leaf model for 2013 and experts are now reviewing the vehicle. According to some of the reviews, this new model is still one of the most reliable when it comes to all-electric cars.

The cabin is quiet and the interior in comfortable, in spite of the limited cargo space. According to some of the reports, this model offers a series of interesting features as well as an affordable base price, which may please consumers looking for a vehicle that will keep them away from gas stations for a long time. Experts say that in spite of the many pros, this model’s cruising range may be somewhat limited, which could be a drawback for some.

For the full review and more details on this model, follow this link to read the full article.

Center For Pet Safety, Subaru To Develop Pet & Auto Safety Technology

March 13, 2013 by  
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Subaru has stated that is joining forces with the Center for Pet Safety to develop a safer system that would keep pets safe while riding in the back seat of a car.

According to the news, the automaker will be performing tests and researches along the nonprofit in order to develop the best and most reliable features that should be available to consumers willing to purchase Subaru vehicles in the future. This research could help the industry to develop more safety features for both 2 and 4-legged car occupants.

If you would like to read more about this story and what the company plans to do in order to develop these safety features, click here for the article.

 

Experts Furnish List Of Top Cars For Pet Safety

March 8, 2013 by  
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A recent article shows that certain vehicles may be safer for your pet than others.

Automakers have been designing cars with a series of safety features that will sure keep you and your loved ones safe while in the vehicle, however, pet safety is often overlooked.

Because of that, auto safety experts decided to compile a list of models that offer safety features that can keep pets safe from potential risks.

Some of the vehicles listed include the Dodge Journey, which comes with an in-dash cooler that can be used to store pet food, the GMC Acadia, which allows for drivers to control the temperature in the pack of the vehicle, helping them to make sure that the dog is not over-exposed to heat and the Hyundai Tucson, which offers a type of privacy glass that helps the occupants to be protected from the sun.

For the full list and more features that could be useful to pet owners, click here for the full article.

Toyota Recalls 2003, 2004 Corolla, Corolla Matrix And Pontiac Vibe

January 31, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that all units of the 2003 and 2004 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe have been recalled over a potential injury risk.

The automaker Toyota reported in the official recall statement that due to a possible internal shorting susceptibility, these vehicles could experience an increase in an electrical short risk, which could eventually cause damage to the internal circuits, increasing the possibility of an unwanted and unexpected airbag and seat belt pretensioner deployment, which could increase the risk of an accident and even injury.

To prevent future incidents, click here to read the full recall announcement.

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