Tag: USA

Kia Recalls 2022 Carnival After Finding That Sliding Door Can Fly Open While Driving

A number of 2022 Kia Carnival minivans are being recalled in the United States due to an issue with the passenger-side sliding door. The South Korean automaker states that certain plastic holders inside the release actuator of the sliding door remote controller assembly may have been manufactured out of specification by the supplier. As such, […]

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Seat Belts That Could Tear In Crash Prompt Recall Of 2022 Toyota Sienna

A seat belt issue has forced Toyota to issue a recall for the 2022 Sienna minivan. Toyota states that impacted 2022 Sienna models are equipped with seat belt assemblies for the outboard second-row seats that use a directional low-friction insert in the D-ring to minimize ‘bunching’ and/or point loading during crashes. However, it has discovered […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part III)

Today we conclude the Ford Capri’s story with its third and final generation. After the Mark I’s promising start as a simple and affordable sporty coupe, the Mark II went a bit too soft and comfortable and diverged into many different trims as Ford tried to appeal to a wider audience. “We can fix it!” […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part II)

We continue our series on the sporty European market Ford Capri today. Introduced in 1969 as a pony car to suit customers outside of North America, Capri proved an immediate success across Europe and found a more limited customer base in North America too. By the mid-Seventies, times had changed and it was time for […]

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Consumer Reports Reveals Most And Least Reliable Cars And Brands For 2021

Consumer Reports has published its annual reliability study and while almost two dozen new vehicles were added to its list of recommended vehicles, a dozen lost their recommendation. Each year, Consumer Reports gathers reliability data through online questionnaires sent to its members. Vehicle owners are asked about any problems their vehicles have experienced in the […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Ford Capri, a European Mustang (Part I)

Across two generations and nearly two decades of production, the Ford Capri existed as the European market alternative to the very America-centric Mustang. Basic or more luxurious, thrifty or more powerful, Capri played an important role in its day: It brought a practical, fun driving experience within reach of the average European family consumer. The […]

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Dealership Earnings At Record Highs, Profits Up 65 Percent On New Cars And 36 Percent On Used

While the semiconductor shortage has impacted carmakers and consumers alike, car dealerships are reaping the rewards. Data from the National Automobile Dealers Association reveals that the average U.S. car dealership recorded a net pretax profit of $3 million through September, more than double the $1.3 million reported in the first nine months of 2020. This […]

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UAW Official Charged For Embezzling More Than $2 Million In Union Funds

Yet another United Auto Workers official has been charged as part of a long-running investigation into corruption within the union. UAW Local 41 Financial Secretary/Treasurer Tim Edmunds has been charged with embezzling more than $2 million in union funds, money laundering, and spending funds on personal shopping sprees. Read Also: Ex-UAW Regional Director Sentenced To […]

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U.S. Department Of Justice Launches Investigation Into EV Startup Workhorse

The United States Department of Justice has opened an investigation into electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group. The news adds to the company’s woes, which was, at one time, in competition to win the lucrative contract to build the U.S. Postal Service’s new electric delivery vehicles. The investigation was revealed by The Wall Street Journal, which […]

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U.S. Democrats Propose Raise In EV Tax Credit Eligibility To Higher-Priced SUVs, Pickups

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have released an updated social spending and climate measure that will allow more vehicles to be eligible for EV incentives. The proposal, though, would lower income limits for buyers. The update would raise the upper limit for eligible electric vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks to an $80,000 MSRP, […]

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2022 Honda Civic Si Will Start At $27,300, Gets EPA-Rated At 31 MPG Combined

Honda USA announced today that the Civic Si will hit showrooms with an MSRP of $27,300, excluding a $1,015 destination charge. Optional summer tires will add another $200 to the price. The automaker unveiled the 11th-generation Civic Si late last month and claims it is the best-handling, best-equipped, and most fun-to-drive Civic Si ever. It […]

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Philadelphia Is First Major U.S. City To Ban Police Stops For Minor Violations To Curb Discrimination

Philadelphia has become the first major city in the United States to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations. The Driving Equality Bill will only allow police officers to pull over motorists for ‘primary violations’ and aims to resolve issues that have seen African American drivers get stopped at disproportionately higher rates. The […]

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Toyota Will Spend $461 Million To Upgrade Its Kentucky Plant

Toyota announced today that it will invest $461 million in its 35-year-old Kentucky manufacturing plant (TMMK). The money will go towards facility enhancements, expanding powertrain capabilities, and a direct-hire program. The plant will be given new advanced manufacturing equipment and technologies, while the facility’s layout will be improved for improved operational speed and flexibility. These […]

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Dashcam Captures Thieves Stealing From Cars In San Francisco As Mayor Offers $100,000 Reward To Curb Break-Ins

San Francisco has a serious issue with car break-ins and new dashcam footage shows a brazen thief stealing bags from two vehicles in broad daylight. The video initially shows an individual wearing a hoodie breaking the window of a Toyota Sienna and proceeding to steal a backpack from the second row. The thief, along with […]

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VW Recalling A Handful Of Atlas And Passat Models Over Improperly Tightened Bolts

Volkswagen is recalling a number of 2021 Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and Passat models in the United States. A recall notice issued with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that select vehicles may have been built with incorrectly tightened bolts that secure the front wheel bearings. This could cause the bolts to loosen […]

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Thieves Were Crazy About Pickups In 2020 As Overall Automotive Thefts See Dramatic Rise

The two most commonly stolen vehicles in 2020 were Ford’s F-Series pickups followed closely by the Chevrolet Silverado. Between them, more than 84,000 units were stolen in America in 2020. The figures come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau‘s (NICB) whih uses vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to compile its annual “Hot Wheels” […]

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For The Second Time, 2021-2022 Ram Trucks Are Being Recalled Over Engine Bay Fire Risk

Over 130,000 Ram pickup truck models from the 2021 and 2022 model years have been recalled over a fire risk. The recall involves vehicles equipped with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbo-diesel. A notice issued by Stellantis states that vehicles with this unit may experience an engine compartment fire originating from the Solid State Intake Heater Grid […]

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