Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


The economic climate of recession and the resulting taxpayer auto bailout apparently still has automakers gun shy, reports Automotive News. That’s because low factory inventory is becoming the rule rather than the exception lately. The result of this is that dealers need more cars to sell, as they cannot meet rising demand. An online survey Read on! →


Honda has created a curious little item called the Uni-Cub, a personal transport vehicle designed to carry one person at slow speeds inside and out. The Segway may consider itself warned. Too close for the car and too far to walk Many of the trips in a car’s lifetime are for a few miles or less. However, Read on! →


Various automakers over the years have tried to make amphibious vehicles that are equally at home on land and at sea. Few have succeeded, but Suzuki just showed off a Grand Vitara Marine concept car. Purely for show at auto show Recently, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association or SEMA, concluded its annual auto show. The Read on! →


BMW has announced a recall for late models of its diesel-powered vehicles due to an issue with  exhaust emissions system components. The recall affects 2009 to 2011 model year X5, X6 and 3 series vehicles with diesel engines. Luxury diesels fraught with issues BMW, according to AutoGuide, is recalling late model X5 and X6 crossovers Read on! →


Mazda has been producing the Miata, also called the MX-5, for more than two decades. To commemorate the longevity of the sporty little roadster, Mazda is debuting a special edition at the Chicago Auto Show with some tasty-looking additions to the trim. More than 20 years in production The Mazda MX-5 Miata, also called just Read on! →


Troubled luxury hybrid automaker Fisker is announcing yet another recall. Nineteen of its uber-expensive Karmas are being sent back to the dealership for an improperly installed coolant hose in the battery pack. Last December, 239 Karmas were recalled for the same issue. Delivery service The automaker says it will pick up the cars from the Read on! →


Hybrid car racing, while still somewhat of a novelty, is nothing new. The Formula Hybrid International Competition, being held this week in Loudon, N.H., is unique in that all the cars in the race are student-designed and built. The event is a recruiting forum for automakers seeking engineers. An engineering showcase Nascar fans might be Read on! →


Dodge put up a teaser website some time ago to give a tantalizing look at the new Dodge Dart, a compact sedan. The car, based partially on an Alfa Romeo, was recently unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. It is the east and Giulietta is the sun As part of Fiat acquiring the bulk of Read on! →


Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →