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2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

2011-2012 Volvo S60 Recalled Due To Faulty Oil Pressure Gauge

Volvo has issued a recall on certain versions of its S60 sedan due to a faulty oil pressure gauge. The recall affects S60s from the 2011 and 2012 model years, though only those examples equipped with a five-cylinder engine bearing the engine code B5254T5, and manufactured from June 22, 2010 through... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Tesla Model S A Five-Star-Safe Car, Says NHTSA

Earlier this year Tesla was granted a full five stars in the NHTSA's round of vehicle crash testing for its Model S electric car. While the way Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

2014 Infiniti Q50 Already Recalled For First Steer-By-Wire Issue

The steering system in Infiniti's 2014 Q50 is incredibly clever, but apparently not immune to issues--and the NHTSA has launched its first recall for vehicles fitted with the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
BMW laser headlights

BMW Outlines The Benefits Of Its Laser Headlights: Video

BMWs already have a distinctive look in your rear-view mirror with their angel-eye daytime running lights, and that view is about to look even more distinctive thanks to the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalled For Faulty Seat Belt Anchor

Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 2014 S-Class has only just gone on sale but already it is experiencing its first recall. The German automaker has issued a recall on certain... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013

2014 Acura MDX Recalled Due To Possible Detachment Of Drive Shaft

Acura has issued the second recall for its 2014 MDX in the SUV’s short life. The first was due to a defective trailer-hitch accessory kit but the latest is for a much... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
BMW 130i crash at Circuit Park Zandvoort

Racer Crashes Hard While Giving Family Member A Ride-Along: Video

Racing drivers take their lives into their hands when they strap into their cars, but they usually don't have passengers to share the risk with them. Rob ten Herkel was... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
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... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Safety features for Volvo's modular SPA platform

Volvo Outlines Safety Aspects Of Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will underpin all of its models sized from about the S60 up. The first... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Michael Schumacher tests new assistance systems on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Michael Schumacher Tests 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Video

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One world champion and former driver for the Mercedes AMG F1 team, would be helping to... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

McLaren 12C Models Recalled Due To Defective Wiper Design

McLaren has issued a recall on certain versions of its 12C supercar. The issue is due to a defect in the wiper’s design, which may cause it to stop working in areas of... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
 

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