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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty regulators in roughly 3,200 vans, which could cause the compressed natural gas (CNG) used to power the vehicles to leak out. This is... read more

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2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall For Brake-Fluid Reservoir Issue

Toyota is recalling 2007 through 2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans to correct an issue with the cars' brake-fluid reservoirs. On the vehicles affected--roughly 177,000 of... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, New York City, July 2012

Recall For 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Headlamp Problem

A recall has been issued for 2013 and 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid sedans--along with their gasoline counterparts--to fix a problem with their headlamps. Under certain conditions... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

2013-2014 Fiat 500e Electric Cars Recalled For Possible Coolant Leak

A recall has been issued for certain 2013 and 2014 Fiat 500e electric cars to address the possibility of coolant leaks. The recall will correct an issue with the affected... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013-2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Recalled Over Airbag Software Issue

A recall has been issued for 2013 and 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid vehicles, to fix faulty airbag software. The recall will correct an issue with software in about 65,000 C-Max... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars Fine On Electromagnetic Emissions, Says EU Study

When new products arrive, they're often tested for safety to ensure they're suitable for a given market. You wouldn't want a child's toy to have sharp edges, for example--so... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

VW Passat, Jetta, Beetle Sales Suspended Over Transmission Leaks

Volkswagen has told dealerships across the country to halt the sale of some of its vehicles while it investigates transmission leaks. 2014 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, Beetle... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S added battery shield - half-tube, black titanium plate, T-section, from front to rear

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, I called my local Tesla... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Recalled For Stability-Control Software Issue

General Motors is recalling most of its 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury range-extended electric coupes for faulty stability-control software. The recall will correct a problem with... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

It looks like Tesla Motors' brief firefight is now over. Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire... read more March 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S To Get Titanium Battery Shield, Plus Deflectors: BREAKING

Tesla Motors announced this morning that it will fit three new underbody components to all Model S electric cars to add further protection against impacts from road debris... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

Two days ago, I described in this article a frightening incident in my Tesla Model S. Approaching a downhill intersection, I inadvertently stepped on both the brake and... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
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