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About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

Honda is recalling about 807,000 Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Acura MDX models with automatic transmissions because they could roll away when the key is removed from the ignition and the vehicle is in park. In a statement, Honda says the Odyssey and Pilot models are from the 2003 to 2004 model years and MDX models are from the 2003 to 2006 model years. The Associated Press explains, “The mechanism that locks the key in the ignition while the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Model News, Honda recall, Acura recall

Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

If you’ve been waiting for BMW to unveil the new 3-Series coupe to complete the redesigned 3-Series lineup, your wait was in vain. BMW announced Wednesday that when it goes in sale in 2013, the new BMW 4-Series coupe will replace the 3-Series coupe. BMW hasn’t disclosed much information about the new 4-Series, but in a press release, the automaker says the 4-Series rides lower to the ground and has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing 3-Series coupe ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, BMW 3 Series, BMW, Model News, BMW 4 Series

2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and Mazda. The new RAV4 relocates the spare tire mounted on its cargo door, retires the optional V6 engine, loses its available third row, gains a new six-speed automatic transmission and receives a few more standard features. Toyota moved the spare tire, which was attached to the 2012 model’s rear cargo door. "The RAV4 ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

In October, Toyota recalled 2.5 million vehicles in the United States, affecting 12 models ranging from one of its smallest, the Scion xD, to one of its largest, the Toyota Sequoia. According to NBC News, the October recall proved to be Toyota’s largest individual recall since it flagged millions of vehicles for unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. Yesterday, Toyota announced a different voluntary recall impacting 670,000 Prius hybrids from the 2004 to 2009 model years, which ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Toyota Prius, Model News, Toyota recall

Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models because the electrical wires connected to the airbags and seat belt pretensioner could become damaged. If that happens, the airbags won’t deploy and the seat belt pretensioners won’t work. The recall applies to both 2012 and 2013 iQ models. Kicking Tires explains, “The sensors are located in the seat assembly, and the cables for these sensors can come into contact with foreign objects like loose coins or trash and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Scion iQ, Toyota recall

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