Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


3D printing is about the neatest thing in the universe, as a “printer” layers atoms together to create a physical object. It wasn’t long before someone used one to create transportation and a 3D printer car from Belgium was recently clocked going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds. Hold those fossil-fueled Read on! →


Local gas stations could be ripping off motorists across the country, and the motorist probably doesn’t even know it. A large number of gas stations keep “condemned,” or mis-calibrated, pumps in service, which might be shortchanging people at the pump. Measure for measure A key function of the various state departments of Weights and Measures Read on! →


A lot of companies produce track-oriented models of their sports cars for people who like to cover some serious asphalt during the weekend. Chevrolet is releasing a track-day variant of the Camaro, the 1LE, which hits this fall. Chevy aims to boss the Boss around Making cars for track days has been a specialty of Read on! →


A small recall has been announced for a handful of Honda Ridgeline pickups that left the factory with a misinforming placard. A placard on 206 new Ridgelines says the truck has a compact spare, but it has a full-size spare. Wheel mistake Honda, according to USA Today, has been made aware of a problem by Read on! →


The Chevy Volt, or Chevrolet Volt, is one of the most hotly anticipated offerings from General Motors. The car is a plug-in hybrid, thought to deliver fuel efficiency far above the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. However, there are troubling reports that dealerships might end up charging far above what they should for the Read on! →


A scandal has been publicized about there being ticket quotas in the New York Police Department, though the NYPD denies “quotas” exist. The fact is that ticket quotas do exist, usually referred to as “performance goals,” which is unpopular with the public. Yes, Virginia, there are ticket quotas A recent scandal in New York City Read on! →


For the first time in North America, Nissan has showcased its Nissan NV200 compact cargo van before consumers, reports Automotive News. A small utility van was unveiled in the U.S. at the recent 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Sales of the smaller van will begin in 2013, after the full-sized NV cargo van size appears in Read on! →


Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released a new sticker design for all cars and light-trucks from 2013 on. The new stickers will for the first time require estimated annual fuel costs and rate the vehicle’s overall environmental impact. Energy Independence and Security Act The stickers stem from the Energy Independence and Security Act Read on! →


Summer is here, and for those of us who want to hop in the little deuce coupe and head for the beach, some driving on sand may be required. Hard-packed sand is a snap, but what if your tires have to take on loose, fluffy sand on a beach or in the desert? Here are Read on! →