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Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models are affected. The problem is caused by a chain reaction that starts with the air conditioner condenser, which produces water condensation during normal operation. Typically, this water is collected in the air conditioner housing and drained by a tube. However, according to a document Toyota filed with the ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota, Model News, Recall, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Venza, Airbag, Spider, Short Circuit

Three Ways the Government Shutdown May Impact Car Shoppers

government shutdown With the government shutdown well into week two -- and with no end in sight -- car shoppers may want to start thinking about how furloughed feds and darkened agencies will impact their search for new wheels. While most industry experts agree that the shutdown will probably have minor, if any, repercussions on the car-buying market, they also concur that as the days add up, the shutdown will begin to affect vital automotive oversight services and consumer confidence in three distinct ways ... continue reading»

Tags: News, NHTSA, EPA, Fuel Economy

Backup Camera Recommendation Causes Uproar Among Consumer Groups

2013 GMC Acadia rearview camera For five years, safety advocates have been asking the federal government to make backup cameras mandatory on new vehicles. These safety groups were expecting a decision two and a half years ago, but that ruling has been delayed several times. Instead of mandating the cameras, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added backup cameras to its recommended features list Tuesday. In 2008, congress passed a law requiring that NHTSA set rear visibility requirements by Feb. 28 ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, NHTSA, backup camera, rearview camera

New Silverado and Sierra Earn Five-Star Safety Rating

2014 Chevrolet Silverado safety The fully redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 have been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both the Silverado and Sierra earned five stars in the overall, front and side crash categories and four stars in rollover. So far, the only models tested have been rear- and four-wheel drive crew cab models. Regular and extended cab models haven’t been made available for crash testing yet. General Motors says in a statement ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Full Size Pickup Trucks, Model News, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra

Tesla Model S Crash Tested, Earns Five Stars

Tesla Model S Buying a Tesla Model S may seem like a leap of faith. After all, Tesla is a new automaker selling a new model that runs on new technology. However, the Model S’s five-star crash test rating, released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, shows that, when it comes to safety, Tesla can compete with the major manufacturers. The five-star rating is NHTSA’s highest. Tesla earned a five-star overall rating, as well as five-star ratings ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Tesla Model S, Tesla, Model News, crash test

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