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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Recalled Due To Faulty Airbag Sensor

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on certain versions of its SL-Class because of a faulty sensor that determines whether the passenger side airbag deploys. The recall affects SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG models from the 2013 model year, but only those manufactured from January 16, 2013 through... read more

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Audi crash tests

Safety Is Nothing New For Audi, Company Has Crash-Tested Cars For 75 Years

Volvo has a reputation as the most safety-obsessed automaker, but Audi is making its own claim to that title. The company says it's been crash-testing cars for 75 years. It... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Tesla Battery Fires: NHTSA Seeking Detailed Info, Germany Finds No Defect

While some see a recent string of three battery fires involving Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S electric sedan as nothing more than unfortunate happenstance, the National... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden

Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden

Whatever driving enthusiasts think of autonomous cars, it looks very much like the concept is here to stay. Volvo has now launched a pilot project in the city of Gothenburg... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Handful Of Porsches Affected By Two Separate Recalls

Porsche has issued two separate recalls that affect most of the automaker’s lineup. One of the recalls involves defective wiring harnesses, which may cause an airbag to... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Maserati Ghibli IIHS crash testing

Watch The IIHS Crash Test The 2014 Maserati Ghibli: Video

The 2014 Maserati Ghibli is the latest graduate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s extensive crash safety test program, and the stunning sedan not only... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires

After three recorded Model S electric car fires, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation. Last month, the NHTSA said it would... read more November 19, 2013 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Third Tesla Model S Fire: Still Not A Big Deal

A third Tesla Model S has caught fire, and while many pundits speculate as to the impact the news will have on Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] stock, the future of electric cars... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Audi S5 crushed by shipping container

Unbelievable Survival Story Of The Week: Audi S5 Flattened By Shipping Container

You know you're having a bad day when something like this happens. According to Nandu.com (via Shanghaiist) both passengers in this Audi S5 escaped with non-life-threatening... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon

Handful Of BMW Models Recalled Due To Faulty Brake System

BMW has issued a recall that affects five different models from the 2012 to 2014 model years. The reason behind the recall is a vacuum pump fitted to the cars, used for... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Wrenches

The 9 Tools Every Man (And Woman) Should Have In Their Car

When you're on the road, you're out in the world, and the world can get dangerous when you least expect it--especially if your car breaks down or runs into trouble. So what... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, And Bentley Continental Carbon-Ceramic Brakes Recalled

It's hard to picture an exotic car at the DMV, or being sent back to the dealer for a recall. Those things just seem too mundane. That's exactly what's happening though... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Models Recalled For Faulty Clutch

Mitsubishi has issued a recall on certain versions of its sporty Lancer Evolution. The recall is due to a defective clutch master cylinder, which could end up failing. Should... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi S8

High-End Audis Recalled For Faulty Sunroofs, Fuel Leaks

Audi has issued two separate recalls for unrelated matters that concern a handful of its vehicles. The first recall affects the A8 and S8 flagship sedans while the second... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
See-Through System "virtual windshield"

'Virtual Windshield' Makes Passing Easier By Making Cars Transparent

Invisible vehicles sound cool, but unless you're Wonder Woman or James Bond, they're an impossibility. Or are they? A new safety system equips cars with a "virtual... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

Toyota Announces New Autonomous And Pedestrian Safety Tech

Toyota has been treading a slow and cautionary path towards the implementation of autonomous driving technology on its cars; understandable given the recent spate of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
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