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BMW, General Motors and Toyota Issue Recalls

BMW 3-Series E46 BMW is recalling 42,080 3-Series models for a potential issue with the front airbag on the passenger side. The recall affects 2002-03 3-Series convertibles, coupes, sedans and wagons, as well as M3 coupes and convertibles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the airbag “may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the airbag.” In the event of a collision, metal fragments from the inflator could strike vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, BMW 3 Series, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Buick Regal, Model News

Toyota and Lexus Raise Prices on Select Models

If you’ve been shopping for a 2012 Toyota or Lexus, you’ll want to head to the dealership before the automaker raises prices. Toyota announced price increases for the 2012 Corolla and Venza, which go up on Dec. 5. “The price of the 2012 Toyota Corolla models increased between $220 and $310,” writes Edmunds. The base Corolla L will start at $16,130, while a Corolla S with an automatic transmission will cost $18,820. The 2012 Toyota Venza ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Prices, Lexus LS, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Lexus LS Hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Model News