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Toyota Issues Voluntary Recall

Toyota is issuing two voluntary recalls on roughly 235,000 Lexus and Toyota models in the United States. The first recall pertains to about 133,000 Highlander Hybrid models from the 2006 to 2010 model year and Lexus RX 400h models from the 2006 to 2008 model year. Toyota says in a press release that “transistors within the hybrid system's inverter assembly can experience heat damage due to variations in characteristics of the transistors built in parallel circuits.” This ... continue reading»

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GM Improves Rank in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

2013 Porsche Boxster S If you’re in the market for a new Porsche, GMC, Lexus, Infiniti or Chevrolet vehicle, you should be happy with your purchase, as these brands topped J.D. Power & Associates’ 2013 Initial Quality Study. The study is based on a survey of more than 83,000 owners of new 2013 vehicles after 90 days of ownership. Last year, Lexus, Jaguar, Porsche, Cadillac and Honda took the top five spots, in that order, and Smart, FIAT, Mini, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chevrolet, GMC, Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche, J D Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study

Toyota Voluntarily Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS 250h

Toyota is issuing a voluntarily recall of about 760,000 RAV4 models and about 18,000 Lexus HS 250h models over a concern regarding improper tightening of some rear suspension nuts. In a press release, Toyota says that some of the nuts on the rear suspension arm may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. “If that's the case, excess wear could occur and pave the way for rust and separation, which in turn could cause an ... continue reading»

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Lexus Announces Pricing for 2013 RX 350 F Sport, GS 450h and 2012 IS

Lexus unveiled pricing information for three model-year 2013 vehicles and one 2012 vehicle last week. The all-new 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport SUV, which hits dealerships in July, will start at $47,000, before destination fees. The new 2013 RX 350 F Sport features all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an F Sport-tuned suspension. The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and 350 sedans get a price increase of $200, starting in May. The 2013 Lexus RX ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Lexus GS 450 Hybrid, Lexus IS, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 450h, Lexus, new car prices

2013 Cadillac Models Will Receive New Safety Technology

Cadillac is developing new safety technology that will debut in its two new sedans, the 2013 ATS and XTS, which will both go on sale later this year. In a press release, Cadillac says the new safety suite will include a network of cameras and sensors, as well as a new safety alert seat, which is essentially a seat that vibrates to alert the driver of a possible collision. According to Cadillac, the safety alert seat “generates vibrating pulse patterns ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Cadillac XTS, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Volvo, Model News, Cadillac ATS, 2012 Cadillac SRX

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