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2010

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    Some owners of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h will find an unfortunate notice in their mailboxes next month. Lexus has issued a recall of the hybrid car over the hybrid transaxle, which can potentially fail altogether. If an affected HS 250h's hybrid system does go kaput, the luxury brand says power steering and brake assist functions will work normally, but the system's shutdown increases the risk of a crash at higher speeds. DON'T MISS: Lexus Discontinues The HS 250h Hybrid, Quietly This latest issue marks the seventh time Lexus has recalled the HS 250h since 2010. Lexus says 18,000 HS 250h hybrids...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Announces Recall For 2010-2014 Prius To Update Electronics

    Seven hundred thousand 2010 to 2014 Toyota Prius models are among nearly a million Toyota vehicles to be recalled over electronic issues in the U.S. The Japanese automaker has advising the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it's to recall affected Prius models to rectify...

  • The 2010 Toyota Prius
    Recall For Some 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Models

    Toyota said today it would recall some 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid cars in the U.S. due to a potentially faulty brake-pressure accumulator. The component, said the company, may develop an internal crack due to metal fatigue caused by vibrations over the course of the vehicle...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Car Recalled For Potential Loose Suspension Fault

    Lexus is voluntarily recalling some of its now-discontinued HS 250h entry-level hybrid luxury sedans after it determined that incorrectly-adjusted components on the rear suspension arm could age prematurely and cause suspension failure. According to its official release, the safety recall only...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

    More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX...

  • The open road
    Your Guide To Long-Distance Electric Car Publicity Drives

    You might think that electric vehicles aren't naturally suited to driving long distances just yet, but that hasn't stopped plenty of people giving it a go anyway. Here then is the GreenCarReports guide to the world of long-distance EV publicity stunts, arranged conveniently by distance, shortest to...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

    Honda has just announced that it will be giving some 80,000 owners of its 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid an extended warranty after concerns that small cracks may form in the car’s gas tank. “The potential fuel leakage is very small from the top area of the tank where the fuel filler meets the tank,” Honda spokesman Chris Martin told The New York Times yesterday, adding that the potential leaks were not in an area “with a likely ignition source nearby.” According to a technical service bulletin sent to Honda dealers, the fuel tank cracks are likely to occur where...

  • Santa In A Tesla Roadster
    Santa Wants You To Drive A Tesla Roadster This Christmas

    Still looking for a holiday gift for an electric car enthusiast who hasn’t yet experienced the sheer thrill of an accelerating electric sports car? If you live in Northern California, we might just have a last minute gift idea for you: a day’s rental of a 2010 super sexy red Tesla...

  • 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
    Why An Old, Used Honda Civic Hybrid Is Good For Your Health

    We all know that the venerable Toyota Prius is the most well-known of all hybrids on the market today, both in terms of numbers made and its impressive gas mileage. But if you’re in the market for a used hybrid you might be surprised to know that a used 2006-2010 Honda Civic Hybrid might be...

  • How A Hybrid Works, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD - cropped version
    How Does A Hybrid Car Really Work? This Infographic Explains It

    As we've said before, we love infographics. Some of our favorites come from AutoMD, which did the one we ran two weeks ago on rising gas prices and simple ways to boost your gas mileage. Now they've tackled the perennial question: How does a hybrid car work? Specifically, they dissect the third...

  • 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo
    Weak Battery Explains Death Of Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid

    Well, now we know a little more about why the Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid project was killed by its development team at General Motors. The culprit, according to GMInsideNews, was the lithium-ion battery pack. More specifically, it wasn't providing the efficiency gains that would have been needed...

  • 2010 Honda Insight
    Why Haven't Hybrid Sales Been Higher, And Should They Be?

    Hybrid cars seem to bring out strong beliefs among car buyers, both pro and con. On the pro side, they get better gas mileage, offer some small degree of all-electric running, and let buyers display (to varying degrees) their green credentials. On the con side, they're usually pricier than...

  • 2010 Ford Focus

    Recently, I had to travel down to St. Pete’s Beach just south of Tampa for a conference and vendor forum. The trick with St. Pete’s is that it is some 30 miles from the airport and a cab can cost you over $100 one-way. If you use the resorts car service then you can get there for $65 not including tip. A car service is fine if you are coming and going at a normal time and not running up against the wire—I don’t tend to have that luck when booking trips, so I knew my 10 p.m. arrival time and award dinner running up to my departure time complicated the car service angle...

  • 2009 BYD F3DM
    Drive Report: BYD F3DM, Chinese Plug-In Hybrid Needs Work

    Chinese auto giant BYD is one of the world’s leaders in the field of hybrid vehicles, having been the first in the market with a mass-produced plug-in hybrid back in 2009--albeit in China only--and now with several small fleets of plug-in hybrid models here in the U.S. These are small-scale...

  • Veritas RSIII Roadster plug-in hybrid. Photo by Translogic.
    Green-Car Faceoff: Who's The World's Fastest Plug-In Hybrid?

    We don't spend much time covering single-seat speed machines like the Veritas RSIII Roadster here on Green Car Reports. But the previously gasoline-centric performance car crowd is quickly coming around to the remarkable acceleration benefits of stored electricity. The latest example? Veritas is...

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
    EV Killed the EVO Star: Mitsubishi Kills the EVO

    In a move that is sure to upset the loyal Rally and Racing fans that have embraced the last couple of generations of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, reports surfaced today that the company will discontinue the vehicle. According to Autocar UK, Mitsubishi’s global product director told Matt...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid customized by M&J Enterprises in Phillips Ranch, California
    Green Can Be Cool: Customized 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Show Car

    Slowly, ever so slowly, the image of green cars is expanding beyond tiny tin-box hatchbacks and nerdy Toyota Prius hybrids to encompass a broader spectrum of the car scene. Take, for instance, this 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid show car, customized by Jonathan Garcia of M&J Enterprises in Phillips...

  • 2010 Smart ForTwo Cdi
    2010 Smart ForTwo Minicars: Still On Sale, Now Even Cheaper

    If you're one of the dwindling number of car buyers considering the Smart ForTwo minicar, now may be a good time to close the deal. Smart sent out an e-mail yesterday offering $1,500 of "customer cash" off the purchase price of remaining 2010 ForTwo coupe models, which apparently are still in stock...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

    Got a 2009 or 2010 Volkswagen Golf or Jetta with the TDI clean diesel engine? Or an Audi A3 TDI? Ever had the engine stall unexpectedly? If so, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration might like to hear from you. The NHTSA announced Friday on its website that it is upgrading an investigation into fuel-pump failures on VW's TDI-engine vehicles to what it calls an engineering analysis. In many cases, the results of that analysis may be used in a recall to fix a defect that has been identified and shown to affect a disproportionate number of vehicles. One accident and 160 complaints...

  • 2009 dodge ram pickup 006
    Electric Pickups: When Will We See Them Again?

    Think back to the late 1990s. While the EV1 was making waves smoothly whirring down the freeways and highways of Arizona and California, an altogether more rugged fleet of electric utility trucks were living a less obviously electric lifestyle. Enter GM’s S10 Pickup and Ford’s Electric...

  • G-Power Hurricane GS natural gas powered BMW M5
    German Tuner G-Power Builds World’s Fastest Natural Gas Powered Car

    The G-Power name has become synonymous with extreme BMWs and the company’s latest Hurricane GS based on the M5 sedan fits in perfectly with that description. You may have read about G-Power’s past creations at our sister site MotorAuthority; such cars as the BMW M5 Hurricane RR, the...

  • 2010 Smart ForTwo Cdi
    Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for May 2010

    News is a big part of AllSmallCars.com because we like to keep you the consumer up to date on the latest small car news. However, it is also our goal to give you useful opinions and advice in the form of reviews, top car lists and first drives. In May there was a lot happening in the industry (some...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 Cold Weather Testing
    Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for March 2010

    Making our way towards the end of the first quarter of 2010, March is one of those months that generally include a lot of Spring Break tips for those going on holiday, as well as, reports about the New York Auto Show. The article that really stuck with us this year from March 2010 wasn’t auto...

  • The 2010 Toyota Prius
    Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for February 2010

    For some the year has probably flown by and for others it might seem like it won’t end. Either way when we look back at what was going in February 2010 there was a lot to comment on. We had Diesel designing a special edition Fiat 500 for the Geneva Auto Show, news that about $25K would buy...

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