National Stick Shift Day: Learning on the Fly (and Failing)

By Jennifer Newman on July 16, 2018

How did I learn to drive a stick shift? Trial and error — mostly error. Today is National Stick Shift Day. Well, Cars.com's Editorial department has decided to make this a thing becaus... Read More
2013 Suzuki Kizashi, SX4: Recall Alert

By Kasey Carlson on June 11, 2018

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,800 model-year 2013 Suzuki Kizashi sedans and SX4 hatchbacks equipped with continuously variable automatic transmissions The Problem: The transmission cont... Read More
Petersen Automotive Museum Opens an Ode to Japanese Cars

By Brian Wong on May 29, 2018

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is showcasing a pair of exhibits that honor the Japanese automotive styling, creativity and tuning culture. The first exhibit, "The Roots o... Read More
On 420, the Cars They Had to Be High to Approve

By Mike Hanley on April 20, 2017

CARS.COM — Marijuana's unofficial holiday, 420, is here, and cities across the country are gearing up for celebrations at a time when the federal government has signaled increasing hos... Read More
Recall Alert: 2009-2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

By Patrick Masterson on February 20, 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2009-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs equipped with manual transmissions The Problem: The gear shift rear shaft on these vehicles may ... Read More
2010-2013 Suzuki SX4 Ignition Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: Starting the engine may require extended cranking and vehicles may be hard to start. This may be due to a defective engine control module that intermittently misadjusts... Read More
Where Have All the Grands Gone?

By Aaron Bragman on June 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Some nameplates last a long, long time. Witness the Ford Mustang, around since 1964. Or the Chevrolet Suburban, the longest running nameplate in the world at 81 years old. But s... Read More
2010, 2012, 2013 Suzuki SX4 Starting Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on March 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Suzuki SX4 2012 Suzuki SX4 2013 Suzuki SX4 The problem: Vehicles may exhibit extended cranking times and ha... Read More
2010-13 Suzuki SX4 Start Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on December 2, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Suzuki SX4 2011 Suzuki SX4 2012 Suzuki SX4 2013 Suzuki SX4 The problem: Owners may report extended cranking times or h... Read More
Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4

By Matt Schmitz on October 6, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 19,000 model-year 2012-13 Suzuki SX4 cars manufactured between Sept. 3, 2011, and April 5, 2013 The Problem: Insufficient clearance between the power-steerin... Read More