Honda Recalls 268,000 CR-Vs

Honda is voluntarily recalling about 268,000 CR-Vs for a faulty master power window switch that can potentially cause a fire. The recall affects CR-Vs from the 2002 to 2006 model years. “Over time, exposure to water and other fluids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, which ultimately can cause the switch to overheat and melt, damaging the switch and potentially damaging an associated wire harness,” Honda says in a press release. “Additionally, if a switch melts, it could ... continue reading»

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North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards, which will be given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are the North American Car of the Year finalists, and the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 are the North American Truck of the ... continue reading»

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2012 Honda CR-V Hits the LA Auto Show

Honda first teased the redesigned 2012 CR-V in July. Now the automaker has pulled back the curtain on the redesigned Honda CR-V, which will go on sale nationwide December 15. Honda says the new CR-V will come with standard features that include Bluetooth, a backup camera and a function that can read texts over the stereo system when paired with a compatible cell phone. A 2.4-liter, 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission come standard on all models. Check ... continue reading»

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2013 Ford Escape Revealed

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, showcasing the most significant redesign of the affordable small SUV since it went on sale in the United States in 2001. In addition to the refreshed styling, the 2013 Ford Escape will feature all-new powertrains. According to a press release, Ford says the new crossover SUV will feature “three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2 ... continue reading»

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2013 Honda Fit EV and 2012 CR-V to Debut at LA Auto Show

A few months back, we told you that Honda had a redesigned CR-V in the works for 2012. Now, the automaker announced that the new affordable compact SUV is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Joining the 2012 CR-V is an all-electric version of the Honda Fit, which is slated for the 2013 model year. The introduction of the Fit EV will likely help Honda establish its stake in the electric vehicle market, which currently ... continue reading»

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