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Toyota Takes $1.1 Billion Hit In Unintended Acceleration Settlement

Toyota waited until boxing day to announce it had reached a tentative settlement in an ongoing class-action lawsuit representing owners claiming they were negatively impacted in the value of their cars due to the recent recalls spurred by alleged unintended acceleration. The original recalls... read more

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U.N. Secretary General Gets Bulletproof Hyundai Equus Limo

Ban Ki-moon, the current Secretary General of the United Nations, originally hails from South Korea. Now in his second term as Secretary General, it seems fitting that... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
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Mercedes-Benz Highlights New E Class Features: Video

Want to learn more about the new Mercedes-Benz E Class models, but find yourself pressed for time? There’s no need to wade through an eighteen-page press release... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
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Toyota To Pay Record Fine Over Lexus Pedal Entrapment

Just two years after Toyota paid fines totaling $48.8 million, including a then-record single fine of $16.4 million, the automaker has been hit with a new $17.4 million fine... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
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Mercedes-Benz Investigating Refrigerant That Caused 'Ball Of Fire'

As part of a routine test of a new refrigerant being used in the Mercedes-Benz B Class, engineers simulated a pinhole leak in a coolant line. When the refrigerant (now mixed... read more December 17, 2012 by 


 
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Land Rover Recalls LR2 And Range Rover Evoque For Faulty Brakes

Land Rover has issued a recall on two of its most popular models, the LR2 and Range Rover Evoque, albeit only a small sample of these. The recall affects only those 2012... read more December 17, 2012 by 


 
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Mercedes Explains Its 2014 S Class’ Autonomous System: Video

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class due out next year will be the first car in history to offer customers a fully autonomous system, whereby the car will be able to drive... read more December 16, 2012 by 


 
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Lamborghini Issues Recall On Aventador LP 700-4

Lamborghini has issued a recall on certain versions of its flagship Aventador LP 700-4 model due to a fault in the affected cars’ headlights. The recall only affects... read more December 14, 2012 by 


 
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Porsche Recalls 2010 911 GT3 Models For Rear Wheel Hub Issue

Porsche has announced the recall of 2010 model year 911 GT3s, built between May 15, 2009 and February 11, 2010. At issue is the rear wheel hub assembly, which may be prone to... read more December 13, 2012 by 


 
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2003-2006 Acura MDX Included In Wide-Ranging Honda Recall

Honda has issued a recall of more than 800,000 vehicles due to a potential issue that may see the vehicles start to roll away after being parked. The recall covers three... read more December 13, 2012 by 


 
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Range Of Mercedes Models Recalled For Faulty Fuel Filter Flange

Mercedes-Benz has issued a wide-ranging recall on some of its most popular models due to a faulty fuel filter flange, which the automaker says may crack and cause fuel to... read more December 11, 2012 by 


 
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White House Green Lights Black Boxes For New Cars

The White House Office of Management has approved a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate event data recorders, commonly referred... read more December 7, 2012 by 


 
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Toyota Implementing Tech To Prevent Unintended Acceleration

With the unintended acceleration debacle now in its rearview mirror, automaker Toyota is employing technology to ensure that this won’t happen on future models... read more November 20, 2012 by 


 
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NTSB Publishes Recommendations For Safer Roads

The job of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is to make passenger travel safer, whether that travel occurs by car, bus, train, or airplane. Recent advances in... read more November 16, 2012 by 


 
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2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class' Autonomous Steering Tested

Like it or not, autonomous cars are coming. But with any new technology, especially one that’s particularly groundbreaking, the introduction of self-driving technology... read more November 16, 2012 by 


 
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2013 Cadillac XTS Models Recalled For Rear Seat Head Restraint Issue

General Motors has announced the recall of 2013 Cadillac XTS models built between October 12, 2011 and August 30, 2012. On the 12,626 cars affected by this recall, the rear... read more November 14, 2012 by 


 
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