Cars

Feds: Goodyear Knew of Defective RV Tires as Early as 2002

Feds: Goodyear Knew of Defective RV Tires as Early as 2002

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 8, 2022

Federal investigators say Goodyear knew that some of its recreational vehicle tires could fail and cause severe crashes, yet it didn't recall them for as many as 20 years.

Edmunds: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

Edmunds: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

AUTO NEWS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Jun 4, 2022

The all-electric small SUV segment has exploded with options. Two of the most promising new models come from sister brands Hyundai and Kia.

U.S. Has over 750 Complaints that Teslas Brake for no Reason

U.S. Has over 750 Complaints that Teslas Brake for no Reason

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 4, 2022

More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on its partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason.

California Regulators Approve State's 1st Robotic Taxi Fleet

California Regulators Approve State's 1st Robotic Taxi Fleet

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jun 3, 2022

California regulators on Thursday gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco.

Edmunds Compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade

Edmunds Compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | May 28, 2022

The Grand Wagoneer stands as Jeep's most expensive and luxurious model. But there's another American SUV that plies these same gilded halls: The Cadillac Escalade. Which will win?

Lawsuit Accuses 3 Automakers and Parts Maker in Air Bag Case

Lawsuit Accuses 3 Automakers and Parts Maker in Air Bag Case

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | May 26, 2022

A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding.

Hyundai Recalls 239,000 Cars for Exploding Seat Belt Parts

Hyundai Recalls 239,000 Cars for Exploding Seat Belt Parts

AUTO NEWS | May 25, 2022

Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore.

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | May 21, 2022

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

Driver Must Stand Trial for Deadly Tesla Crash in California

Driver Must Stand Trial for Deadly Tesla Crash in California

AUTO NEWS | May 20, 2022

The driver of a Tesla operating on autopilot must stand trial for a crash that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, a judge ruled Thursday.

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

AUTO NEWS | May 18, 2022

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday.

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

AUTO NEWS | By Nick Perry | May 16, 2022

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Acura MDX to the 2022 Audi Q7

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Acura MDX to the 2022 Audi Q7

AUTO NEWS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | May 14, 2022

Acura launched its MDX three-row luxury SUV more than 20 years ago, and a redesigned fourth-generation model has arrived — but it has to vie for shoppers' interest against another stalwart, the Audi Q7.

Tesla Recalls 130K Vehicles; Touch Screens Can Go Blank

Tesla Recalls 130K Vehicles; Touch Screens Can Go Blank

AUTO NEWS | May 10, 2022

Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles across its U.S. model lineup because their touch screens can overheat and go blank.

Edmunds: 2022 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Edmunds: 2022 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

AUTO NEWS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | May 7, 2022

Small families and empty nesters who want a bit more versatility can enjoy a midsize crossover's cabin volume without the need to stow or store unused seats.

Georgia Sets $1.5B in Aid for Electric Vehicle Maker Rivian

Georgia Sets $1.5B in Aid for Electric Vehicle Maker Rivian

AUTO NEWS | By Jeff Amy | May 3, 2022

The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant east of Atlanta

China Grants First Driverless Taxi Permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

China Grants First Driverless Taxi Permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

AUTO NEWS | May 1, 2022

China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing

Edmunds: A longer Loan for Your Car? Bad Idea

Edmunds: A longer Loan for Your Car? Bad Idea

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Apr 30, 2022

At today's car prices, the old rule of thumb is not only being ignored but is also unattainable for most Americans.

Ford Recalls Explorer SUVs that Can Roll Away While in Park

Ford Recalls Explorer SUVs that Can Roll Away While in Park

AUTO NEWS | Apr 30, 2022

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly while shifted into park.

16 States that Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Lawsuits

16 States that Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Lawsuits

AUTO NEWS | By David Sharp | Apr 29, 2022

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet.

Uber Admits Misleading Australian Riders, Agrees to Pay $19M

Uber Admits Misleading Australian Riders, Agrees to Pay $19M

AUTO NEWS | Apr 26, 2022

Uber agreed to pay a 26 million Australian dollar ($19 million) fine for misleading riders by falsely warning they could be charged a cancellation fee and for inflating estimates of comparable taxi rides.

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