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GM Under Federal Investigation Following Ignition Switch Recall

GM Renaissance Center General Motors may have known about faulty ignition switches in some of its small cars earlier than it originally reported. In documents published by the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wednesday, the automaker said a 2001 report acknowledged a problem with the ignition switch during pre-production testing of the Saturn Ion. A report from 2003 also acknowledged that there was an issue with a Saturn Ion in which the car stalled while a service technician was driving ... continue reading»

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March's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Volkswagen Jetta If you’re looking to score a good deal on a new car, truck or SUV, now is a good time to buy. February new-car sales were better than January’s sales figures, but about the same as they were in February 2013. Intense winter weather kept many shoppers out of dealerships the past couple months, and automakers are offering low interest rates, budget-friendly monthly lease payments and thousands in cash back rebates to entice consumers. Now that the snow ... continue reading»

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Honda Insight Reaches End of the Road

2014 Honda Insight The Honda Insight hybrid will no longer be made after this month, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg spoke with a Honda spokesperson who said that the automaker has not yet determined whether a new Insight will be sold in the coming years. “Honda informed dealers in November that the current generation of the Insight will be discontinued this month and asked them to stop taking orders,” Bloomberg reports. Sales of the Insight have been nowhere near the sales of its main ... continue reading»

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Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 Issue Years Before Recall

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt General Motors issued a recall last week covering 619,122 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars in the U.S. for a problem with their ignition switch. Engines in these cars can unexpectedly shut off if the key ring is too heavy, which could pull down on the key in the ignition and take it out of the run position. The engine can also shut off due to “road conditions or some other jarring event,” the National Highway Traffic Safety ... continue reading»

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Software, Electronic Glitches Cause Toyota Recall of Almost 1 Million U.S. Vehicles

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. for software and electronic circuit issues. The Toyota Prius, RAV4 and Tacoma, as well as the Lexus RX 350, are part of the safety recall. About 700,000 Toyota Prius hybrids from the 2010 to 2014 model years will receive a software update to fix a malfunction where the car can go into a failsafe mode. Multiple warning lights will go off before the vehicle goes into the ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350, Model News

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