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Ford Recalls F-150, Mustang, Windstar, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Ford has issued recalls on multiple vehicles to address potential safety concerns. The first recall involves about 10,500 vehicles, including certain 2011-2012 F-150 trucks, 2012-2013 Mustang cars and 2012 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs for a faulty transmission range sensor that affects reverse gear. On the affected vehicles, a few things might happen. The transmission may not go into reverse when the shift lever is put in R, the R lamp on the dashboard may not light up or ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Expedition, Ford F 150, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, Minivans, Model News, Ford recall

New Teen Distracted Driving Survey's Findings Conflict with Other Studies

A new Consumer Reports survey adds to the ongoing discussion on distracted driving among teens, but a few findings conflict with recent studies from Bridgestone and AAA. For example, Consumer Reports says concern for distracted driving led many teens to “stop or reduce such behavior,” but Bridgestone found that although young drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 know what distracted driving is, many don’t believe that they are at risk and continue to practice bad driving habits ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving, AAA, Consumer Reports, Bridgestone

2013 Cadillac XTS Priced at $44,995

When the 2013 Cadillac XTS goes on sale this summer, it will start at $44,995, including destination charges. That price makes the all-new large luxury sedan, which replaces the aging Cadillac DTS and STS, less expensive than many of its rivals. In a press release, Cadillac says the XTS is equipped with a 3.6-liter direct injection V6 engine making 304 horsepower. That’s the only engine available on the XTS, but some of its rivals, like the Hyundai ... continue reading»

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Gets More Standard Features, Higher Base Price

Hyundai has made some changes to the 2013 Sonata, which is on sale now with some new standard equipment and a higher base price. “All 2013 Sonatas now come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission; the manual-transmission GLS is no longer available,” writes Cars.com. “Without the manual transmission, all Sonatas now get 24/35 mpg city/highway.” The Sonata’s engines carry over unchanged, but since the affordable midsize car now has a standard automatic transmission, the base 2013 ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Model Updates, Hyundai Sonata, Model News

BMW Recalls 2012 3-Series, Issues Stop Sale

BMW is recalling some 2012 3-Series models due to front-seat head restraints that fall short of federal safety standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the affected 3-Series “have front seat head restraints that exceed the downward movement limit of 25mm in the highest position.” As a result, the head restraint could lower slightly in a collision when it’s fully extended, which could increase the risk of injury. In total, about 7,600 BMW 3-Series are affected ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, BMW 3 Series, Model News

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