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Honda Accord Tops List of Most Stolen Vehicles

Shutterstock The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen vehicles in 2011 last week. The 1994 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic and 2006 Ford F-Series pickup truck were stolen more often than any other vehicle on the road.  According to the report, older cars and trucks like these are stolen more often than newer vehicles. “Newer cars typically are harder to steal because of higher-tech anti-theft devices,” writes the Detroit Free Press. For instance, many newer car ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Dodge Caravan, Ford F 150, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Ford Super Duty, Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau

NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports of door fires. NHTSA has expanded the investigation, which now includes 2007 to 2009 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 and Yaris models. Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs from the 2008 model year are also included. According to a NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) document, faulty wiring in the power window master switch assembly in the driver ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Yaris, Model News, Office of Defects Investigation

Toyota Increases Prices on Six Vehicles

Toyota announced last week that it is raising prices on five model-year 2012 Toyota vehicles and one 2013 Scion vehicle. The MSRP increase ranges from $50 to $270, depending on the model and trim level. The higher U.S. prices will go into effect in May, Toyota says in a statement. Prices for all other new Scion and Toyota vehicles remain the same. Toyota and Scion models receiving a price increase: 2012 Toyota Camry: increase of $50 to $270, depending ... continue reading»

Tags: Scion tC, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Tacoma, Model News, Toyota Prius v

Toyota Recalls More Than a Half Million Vehicles

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on Camry, Venza and Tacoma models. In all, the recall impacts about 681,500 models. Affected Toyota Camry models are from the 2009 model year, while the affected Venza models are from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 model years. About 186,500 of these vehicles need a replacement stop lamp switch. “During installation of the contact-type stop lamp switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Toyota Camry, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Venza, Model News, Toyota recall

Government Investigates Fires in Chevrolet Trailblazers, Subaru Recalls 2012 Legacy and Outback

The federal government has opened an investigation into Chevrolet Trailblazer SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years for a potential fire hazard. According to a notice released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, there have been 12 complaints from Trailblazer owners that the driver’s power window switch has burnt and/or melted. “Several of the complaints have led to driver door fires, including some that occurred while the vehicle was in operation ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Model News, Subaru recall

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