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2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d: Steering Recall For Clean-Diesel SUV

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d: Steering Recall For Clean-Diesel SUV

Almost 1,000 clean-diesel versions of the 2012 BMW X5 crossover will be recalled to replace a part that could cause the power steering to fail. Only the diesel model, known as the X5 xDrive35d, is affected. The X5 xDrive 35i and 50i versions with gasoline engines are not part of the recall... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test

IIHS Changes View Of Small Cars With Six Top Safety Pick Awards

Twenty years ago small cars were generally seen as low cost transportation that would generally only get you from point A to point B. Small cars have come a long way from... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

40 MPG And Safe: IIHS Names Ten Top Picks

Good occupant safety can come in small packages—even those that get 40 mpg or more. That's one of the themes of the latest round of crash-test results and safety... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car during IIHS crash testing

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Get Top IIHS Crash-Safety Ratings

Among the many things that confuse or worry potential buyers of plug-in electric cars is whether they'll be safe. One concern is car washes or even deep pools of water, but... read more April 25, 2011 by 


 
car batteries are highly recyclable - AAA

Who Knew? A Car Battery Is the World's Most Recycled Product

A concern raised over upcoming electric-drive cars--the all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid--is what happens to... read more March 31, 2011 by  23


 
Assembly of Think City electric cars, Elkhart, Indiana, Jan 2011

2011 Think City Two-Seat Electric Car Faces Third Recall

Dozens, even hundreds, of different models get recalled each year by their makers to address defects or potential problems. Most pass unnoticed, except to the owners who get... read more February 28, 2011 by  1


 
Early Reva G-Wiz

EXCLUSIVE: What Killed The Electric Car? For G-Wiz, Other Electric Cars

It’s been a mainstay of British eco-chic for nearly a decade, but the little Indian four-wheel ‘car’ which can be found buzzing around the streets of London... read more February 16, 2011 by  7


 
Think City electric vehicle

Even Electric Cars Get Recalled: 2011 Think City Safety Notices

Recall notices are now a standard part of the automotive landscape. Last year's recall of almost 10 million Toyota and Lexus models only highlighted the fact that most... read more January 31, 2011 by 


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture

Electric Cars And Safety: Crashing For Your Reassurance

Range is one of those recurring talking points with electric cars, used by EV critics whenever they want a cheap shot. Keen to make sure safety doesn't become another, the... read more January 21, 2011 by  2


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture

Big Crash, Small Electric Car: 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Barrier Test

It's both true and not-so-true: Small cars are dangerous in a crash. It's true, in that the laws of physics indicate a heavier object will have more momentum than a lighter... read more January 18, 2011 by  1


 
SARTRE self-driving cars first real-world test

Video: Europe Looking To Curb Emissions With Self Driving Cars

Scientists in Europe are working closely with major industry and government as part of a new initiative called SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment), which hopes to... read more January 17, 2011 by  4


 
Volvo C30 electric car after crash testing. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Electric Car Crashes? Just As Safe As Any Other Volvo

Despite thousands of automotive gasoline fires in the U.S. every year, we've pretty much normalized the risks of the highly explosive liquid that we use to fuel our cars. But... read more January 11, 2011 by  3


 
Volvo C30 Electric crash test

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Volvo Shows Off Crashed Electric C30

You might think that having a twisted lump of metal on your auto show stand probably isn't the best way to promote your latest product. Most manufacturers would agree with... read more January 11, 2011 by  1


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Toyota To Service, Not Recall, Hybrid Cooling-Pump Components

Toyota plans to service approximately 650,000 of the more than 2 million Prius hybrids it has built to date, to correct a potential flaw in a cooling pump that could cause... read more November 30, 2010 by  1


 
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid

NHTSA Investigating Honda Accord Hybrid For Unintended Acceleration

Normally it’s Toyota that’s in the headlines whenever ‘unintended acceleration’ is concerned, however, this time ‘round it’s close rival... read more November 23, 2010 by 


 
AFutureEV Fire - Oslo

Electric Vehicle Conversion Fires: What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a warehouse containing memorabilia owned by rocker Neil Young was involved in a three-alarm fire that destroyed many priceless possessions. Among the... read more November 17, 2010 by  1


 
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