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2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Unintended Acceleration Complaint Filed With NHTSA

Toyota's well-known issues with unintended acceleration (whatever the actual root cause) gave the company headaches and cost it millions of dollars for years--in fact, it's still recovering its reputation for safety and reliability. Now Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] may be on the cusp of facing a... read more

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Supercharged Honda CR-Z concept, 2012 SEMA show

Honda Debuts Smartphone-Based Pedestrian And Motorcycle Detection System

Honda is the latest automaker to explore the safety benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle anti-collision technology, demonstrating two new products that could make cars much safer... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz A Class diesel: UK drive

Mercedes Wins French Court Ruling In R134a Refrigerant Case

The French government will have to overturn a ban on Mercedes-Benz sales in its country after the German automaker won a case in the Council of State, France’s highest... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Nissan Promises Autonomous Car By 2020: Video

Nissan has made a bold and somewhat unprecedented promise to offer an autonomous car by the year 2020. The move is part of Nissan’s aim to reduce the rate of accidents... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Vision Zero autonomous driving technology

VW Targets Accident-Free Driving With Autonomous Tech

The industry is racing ahead to develop autonomous cars that not only promise to alleviate the chore of mundane driving but also, potentially, reduce crashes to zero. Whether... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
2009 BMW X5

Diesel BMW X5s Recalled Because Of Potential Fire Issue

BMW has issued a recall on certain versions of its X5 SUV due to an issue that could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall only affects X5 xDrive35d models from the... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

Tesla Model S Rated As Safest Car On Sale By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan isn't just receiving awards from all quarters--it's also incredibly safe should the worst occur. Just how safe has come to light in extra... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
2013 Jaguar XKR Coupe

Jaguar Recalls 2,929 Cars Because Of Stalling Issue, Defective Windows

Jaguar has issued two separate recalls that affect almost 3,000 of its customers around the country. The more serious issue affects the XF sedan. According to a recall alert... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 Audi A8’s sequential turn signal

Audi Shows Sequential Turn Signal Of 2015 A8

Audi will be introducing facelifted versions of its A8 and S8 sedans next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and in the lead up to their arrival the brand with the four... read more August 14, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Scores Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA: Video

Anyone who initially wrote off Tesla as not lasting should start officially eating their words. I mean that literally... go write down what you said on a piece of paper... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
Morgan 3 Wheeler

Morgan 3 Wheeler Recalled Due To Missing Warning Labels

British sports car manufacturer Morgan has issued a recall on certain versions of its iconic 3 Wheeler because of missing warning labels on the vehicles’ brake fluid... read more August 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Recently Crashed 2014 Corvette Stingray Being Analyzed By Chevy Engineers

Crash tests are one thing, but actual real world crash data is quite different. That's why General Motors engineers are taking a close look at a recent accident involving a... read more August 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013

2014 Acura MDX Trailer-Hitch Accessory Kit Recall

Acura has issued a voluntary recall on a trailer-hitch accessory kit designed for its 2014 MDX. A total of 652 kits are being recalled, though it’s believed that 340 of... read more August 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen CC

VW Launches OnStar-Like Car-Net Connectivity Service: Video

Volkswagen will begin rolling out a new connectivity system across its range that will provide drivers with a number of convenience functions as well as important emergency... read more July 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Bentley Flying Spur

Court Bans Scientists From Revealing Methods For Hacking VW Group Cars

Following yesterday’s report on the ability of computer hackers to take control of various vehicle functions, including braking and steering, simply by using a laptop... read more July 30, 2013 by 


 
2011 Lotus Evora S

Lotus' Leaking Oil Problem Strikes Again, This Time Affecting The 2011 Evora

Lotus has issued a recall on certain versions of its Evora sports car due to a defective oil hose that could rupture, leading to more serious problems. The recall affects... read more July 29, 2013 by 


 
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