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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

Chevrolet Wants More Web Traffic, Cuts Price on 2013 Malibu

Next time you hit Google, Chevrolet would appreciate it if you looked up the 2013 Malibu instead of your ex. Last week, the automaker said that it lowered the Malibu’s price in hopes of cultivating a better presence on the Internet. “We did it in order to try to generate more potential traffic on the car both on the websites as well as dealers but I can’t tell you that January itself was a big change just because ... continue reading»

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Priced More Than Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata

The revamped 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will start at $22,390, plus a $760 destination charge, when it goes on sale this summer. This represents an increase of $280 over the 2012 base model, and makes the 2013 Malibu one of the more costly affordable midsize sedans available. Kicking Tires says that many of the 2013 Malibu’s recently redesigned competitors “can all be had for less and with essentially the same features.” The 2012 Volkswagen Passat starts at $20,590 ... continue reading»

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BMW 3-Series, Chevrolet Malibu Earn NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

The 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Eco received five-star overall safety ratings from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan earned five out of five stars in side crash tests and rollover risk tests, and four stars in front crash tests. While the 2012 3-Series coupe and convertible haven’t been thoroughly tested, they did receive five stars in rollover tests. “The 3 Series joins about 15 other ... continue reading»

Tags: IIHS, NHTSA, BMW 3 Series, Chevrolet Malibu, Model News, Safety scores

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Airbag Issue

General Motors is recalling 4,304 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2013 model year to reprogram a component of the car’s airbag system. Under hard braking, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could reset, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. “If the module resets itself during aggressive turning and then a potential rollover is sensed, the side curtain airbags may deploy unintentionally,” Kicking Tires reports. NHTSA says that in addition to the possible unintended airbag deployment, the Malibu’s ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Chevrolet Malibu, Model News

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