Several U.S. and off-shore-based automakers have announced recalls this week for issues affecting the transmission, head restraints and brake lights. Nissan recall The U.S. arm of Nissan Motor Co. is recalling some 2012 Versa models over issues with the transmission that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says could cause collisions or be a threat Read on! →


Authorities in South Dakota have yanked the “Don’t Jerk and Drive” campaign from rotation. The decision was made to pull the ads and materials, as they feel it sends the wrong message and might rub some people the wrong way. Don’t Jerk and Drive does NOT mean what you think The otherwise fine state of Read on! →


Despite the objections of Congress, General Motors gone through with its plan to close 500 dealerships, reports Automotive News. These dealerships had been marked for possible termination once the GM bankruptcy hearings began. Republican and Democratic House members such as John Boehner and Sherrod Brown of Ohio had asked for a stay of termination until Read on! →


Ford is taking on GM’s OnStar system and Infinit’s Personal Assistant by upgrading its online Sync system to include interaction with live operators. The automaker is calling its new live help service Operator Assist. The service is being offered on a trial basis. Hands free information and entertainment Ford’s Sync is an in-vehicle communications and Read on! →


Most of the vehicles that are iconic of the U.S. Postal Service are in desperate need of an emergency delivery. The vehicles were designed with a 24-year life cycle, and are simply getting old. Agency reports say that replacing the entire fleet with similar vehicles would cost $4.2 billion. Is replacement the only option? Postal Read on! →


It is now official. As of Friday, August 24, Mazda will no longer be making the Mazda6 — or any other model — on U.S. soil. Mazda vacates Michigan plant Although we have known for a while now that Mazda intended to cease its manufacturing operations in the U.S., the time has finally come. The Read on! →


Back in 2006 – before America’s economy took a nosedive and automakers begged at the government’s door – Ford considered its status among American automakers. The company pondered long and hard about how it got where it was and decided that going its own way was vital to its success when its brand needed help. Read on! →


Sorry, Michael J. Fox, but the true star of the “Back to the Future” movies, the DeLorean DMC, returned to the red carpet Thursday in New York. Her career has been soiled by scandal and narcotics, but still she has kept her dignity. In her absence from the media spotlight, she has cleaned up her Read on! →


Every year, a number of people, mostly unwittingly, leave their children inside their cars to perish as the summer sun raises the temperature in the vehicle. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of a hot summer has been a number of infants left in hot cars, many of which unfortunately perished. Heat raises danger of Read on! →


Newly released research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that hybrid cars are safer in crashes than their conventional counterparts. The study suggests that the lower incidence of injury is due to hybrid cars being heavier. Greater heft credited for greater safety A recently released study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Read on! →