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BMW, General Motors and Toyota Issue Recalls

BMW 3-Series E46 BMW is recalling 42,080 3-Series models for a potential issue with the front airbag on the passenger side. The recall affects 2002-03 3-Series convertibles, coupes, sedans and wagons, as well as M3 coupes and convertibles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the airbag “may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the airbag.” In the event of a collision, metal fragments from the inflator could strike vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, BMW 3 Series, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Buick Regal, Model News

Don't Buy... Yet. GM to Introduce 9 New or Updated Buick and GMC Models in the Next Year

If you’ve got a hankering for a new Buick or GMC, you may want to hold off, as General Motors announced that it will roll out “nine new or significantly updated models” in the next year. The 2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia will be the first models out of the gate. Both affordable midsize SUVs will offer updated exterior and interior styling when they go on sale this fall. The 2013 Buick Encore is next up, and GM ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model Updates, Redesigns, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon, Buick Enclave, GMC Sierra HD, Buick Regal, Model News, Buick Encore

2013 Buick Lineup Gets Standard IntelliLink Infotainment System

General Motors announced that the entire 2013 Buick lineup will come with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system as standard equipment, which includes Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano and Encore models. The IntelliLink system lets users connect their smartphones or iPods through USB and Bluetooth connections, which integrates the device into the vehicle’s touch-screen display. Additionally, IntelliLink integrates online music services like Pandora. General Motors says in a press release that IntelliLink has been designed to minimize distractions by letting drivers ... continue reading»

Tags: Car Tech, Model Updates, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Enclave, Buick Regal, Buick Verano, Model News, Buick Encore

2012 Buick Regal Recalled for Faulty Parking Lights

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 Buick Regal sedans for faulty parking lights. The problem affects 3,633 Regals, which are equipped with high-intensity discharge headlights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that a software error is responsible for the defect, which fails to activate the parking lamps when the headlights or parking lights are turned on. While faulty lighting doesn’t render this upscale midsize car undriveable, it’s still a serious safety concern. Consumer Reports notes that ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Buick Regal, Model News

2013 Buick Regal to get Standard eAssist

The 2012 Buick Regal is a smart buy. The Regal outperformed a number of other upscale midsize cars, earning both U.S. News Best Cars for Families and Best Cars for the Money awards for 2012. Now, General Motors has announced some changes to the upcoming 2013 Regal, which should appeal to car shoppers who want better fuel economy. “Starting with the arrival of 2013 models, eAssist will be standard on the Regal with the discontinuation of the 2.4L ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Buick Regal, Model News, Fuel Economy

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