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Toyota Vehicles Investigated for Fire Risk, Nissan Recalls Versas for Faulty Shifters

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports of door fires. This investigation will determine whether Toyota needs to issue a recall. NHTSA has also determined that about 36,000 2012 Nissan Versas need to be recalled for problems with their gear shifters. According to six complaints filed with NHTSA, the driver’s side door in certain 2007 Toyota Camry and RAV4 models ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Nissan Versa, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Model News

Will Your Car Get Stolen?

Nobody ever wants to walk outside and find that their vehicle is suddenly missing. Unfortunately, car theft is a daily occurrence, and in many cases, a thief needs very little time at all to commandeer your car. Like all goods, black market demand for certain vehicles is higher than others. Last summer, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2010. While you might expect Ferraris and Lamborghinis to be the most ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Ford F 150, Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Vehicle Theft

Volkswagen Passat Named 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was named the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year this week. This latest generation of the Passat has only been on sale in the United States for a few months. Motor Trend says the Passat is “less-boring-than-it-looks” and “100-percent-German-driving.” According to Car and Driver, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat that is sold in the U.S. is longer than the outgoing model, and its back seat has more legroom than other affordable midsize cars like the ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Volkswagen Passat TDI

Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled for Steering Issue

Toyota announced today that it is recalling a number of vehicles for a defect that could make them harder to steer. In total, the voluntary recall affects 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles that were sold in the U.S. Toyota models subject to the recall include the 2004 Avalon and 2006 Highlander Hybrid, as well as Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Solara vehicles from the 2004-05 model years. Lexus recalls include 2004-05 ES330 and RX330 vehicles, as well ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Lexus ES, Lexus RX, Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Sienna, Model News

2012 Toyota Camry Will Go on Sale Sooner than Expected

Toyota unveiled its redesigned 2012 Camry two weeks ago, but with sales of the 2011 Toyota Camry down 7.4 percent so far this year compared with last year, Toyota decided to bump up the on-sale date for the 2012 Camry. “With our Georgetown, Kentucky plant now running at maximum operating levels and Toyota dealers ready for the arrival of the all-new 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid, we plan to pull the on-sale date forward,” said Jeff Bracken, vice president ... continue reading»

Tags: Toyota Camry, Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry

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