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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

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

2013 Ford Escape Revealed

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, showcasing the most significant redesign of the affordable small SUV since it went on sale in the United States in 2001. In addition to the refreshed styling, the 2013 Ford Escape will feature all-new powertrains. According to a press release, Ford says the new crossover SUV will feature “three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2 ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR V, Toyota RAV4, Ford, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

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