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Recall Alert: 2011 Kia Sportage

By Matt Schmitz on July 1, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,700 model-year 2011 Kia Sportage SUVs manufactured between March 7 and June 8, 2011 The Problem: The brake-light switch may intermittently fail and the brake lights will not illuminate. This reduces the ability to warn other motorists… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011 Kia Sportage

By Matt Schmitz on July 1, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,700 model-year 2011 Kia Sportage SUVs manufactured between March 7 and June 8, 2011 The Problem: The brake-light switch may intermittently fail and the brake lights will not illuminate. This reduces the ability to warn other motorists… Read More

Study: Toll Road Use Up

By Matt Schmitz on July 1, 2015

Driving on certain roads is increasingly taking its toll on American motorists — and they're OK with that. According to a new report by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, a coalition representing toll-road owners and operators, use of… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Mercedes-Benz E250, GLK250 and ML250 BlueTec

By Matt Schmitz on June 30, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 BluTec vehicles manufactured between Nov. 3 and Dec. 15, 2014; E250 BluTec 4matic vehicles manufactured between Nov. 4 and Dec. 17, 2014; GLK250 SUVs manufactured between Nov. 13, 2014, and Jan. 30,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Volvo XC90

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 580 model-year 2016 Volvo XC90 SUVs manufactured from Jan. 27, 2015, to May 19, 2015 The Problem: The front seats' Side Impact Protection System wiring harness may have been routed incorrectly. This could damage the wiring and… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Nissan Murano

By Matt Schmitz on June 30, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,000 model-year 2015 Nissan Murano crossovers manufactured between Dec. 4, 2014, and March 17, 2015 The Problem: The vehicles are equipped with faulty antilock braking system actuators. Under some driving conditions, when the ABS is activated, the… Read More

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport marks the first of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and if the other models are anything like the Sport, there's a lot to like for families. Wonderfully simple Latch anchors, ample legroom, seats that… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango

By Matt Schmitz on June 29, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,000 model-year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs manufactured between June 12 and June 20, 2015. The majority of the affected vehicles are in dealer inventory; FCA reports that only 65 have been sold to… Read More

Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection

By Kelsey Mays on June 29, 2015

When it comes to frontal crash tests, the front-seat passenger in certain cars may not have the same protection as the driver, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which says it has observed cars with structural reinforcements on… Read More

Is Your Town a Hot Spot for Vehicle Theft?

By Matt Schmitz on June 29, 2015

With its abundant sunny days and enviable year-round climate, California in many ways is literally one massive hot spot. On the downside, it's also another sort of hot spot that's not so awesome — one for car thieves. When it… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Lexus NX 200t

By Matt Schmitz on June 26, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,000 model-year 2015 Lexus NX 200t compact luxury SUVs manufactured between Dec. 18, 2014, and Feb. 2, 2015 The Problem: These vehicles are equipped with an antilock braking system, traction control system and vehicle stability control system,… Read More