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GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

General Motors has announced a recall of 249,260 SUVs because a faulty electrical system in the driver’s door could cause a fire. The recall includes the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy, and some models of the Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender from the same model years. Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL models from the 2006 model year are also included. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “a short in the circuit ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9 7X, Model News, General Motors

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalled for Possible Sticking Gas Pedal

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 8,675 M-Class SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013 due to an all-season floor mat that may not fit properly. In some cases, this could cause the gas pedal to stick and could make the SUV accelerate unintentionally. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t said whether any injuries have been reported. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem was identified in a Mercedes-Benz facility by an employee. These floor mats are a ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Mercedes Benz M Class, Model News

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Details Announced

Nissan announced more information Friday about the all-new, redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. While the outgoing 2012 model is a traditional truck-based SUV with an optional V8 engine, the new Pathfinder is a unibody crossover that comes with front-wheel drive. According to a Nissan press release, the 2013 Pathfinder will get much better fuel economy than the outgoing model. Nissan expects front-wheel drive models to net around 20/26 mpg city/highway. That’s better than the base 2012 Toyota Highlander ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Priced Less Than Mustang Boss 302

Chevrolet announced over the weekend pricing information for some of the 2013 Camaro’s performance trims. The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible will start at $59,545, according to Autoblog, and Chevrolet says the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE will start at $36,135. Both prices exclude a $900 destination fee. The Camaro ZL1 convertible offers 580 horsepower and is the direct competitor to the 650-horsepower 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible, a high-performance model of the Ford Mustang convertible ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Camaro SS, Muscle Cars, Model News, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Pricing

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

Ford announced Friday that its 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid car, will have a battery-only range of “more than 20 miles” and a total range of 550 miles. The 2013 C-MAX Energi’s battery-only range is longer than that of its closest competitor, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which can drive for 11 miles on electric power and 540 miles on combined gas and electric power, according to the EPA. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt’s total range of ... continue reading»

Tags: Green Cars, Ford C MAX, Model News, Fuel Economy, plug in hybrid

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