In the annual BrandZ Top 100 survey conducted by market research company Millward Brown, BMW has moved into the lead when it comes to the most valuable auto brands worldwide. The number one slot was previously held by Toyota Motor Corp., but Toyota’s recent trouble with mechanical failure and design flaws has knocked it back Read on! →


The Lexus RX crossover is under an unintended acceleration recall by Lexus’ parent company Toyota. The Lexus RX unintended acceleration recall is for the same issue affecting other Toyota vehicles, namely “sticky” floor mats which can get trapped under the acceleration pedal. Lexus joins unintended acceleration recall years later In 2011, Toyota initiated a massive Read on! →


Chrysler is having a busy month. In two separate campaigns, it is recalling more than 120,000 sedans and minivans for issues involving the ABS/ESC control system and a potentially dangerous electric liftgate. Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger The largest of the campaigns calls back nearly 120,000 U.S.-owned Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans from the Read on! →


Jaguar announced its new XKR-S convertible just a week before unleashing it at the current Los Angeles Auto Show. The new drop-top version of the automaker’s fastest and most powerful model is bound to become the envy of collectors. Its steep price tag puts it out of league for most of us, and only 25 Read on! →


Auto repair by state varies, just putting electrical tape over that “check engine light” will not help in the long run. But how much it will cost to turn that light off depends on the state you live in. Many will be surprised to find that Wyoming leads the pack for most costly auto repairs, Read on! →


A years-long federal investigation into auto industry price fixing collusion has so far failed to produce specific guilty parties. Some claim high vehicle prices are a product of the standard business cycle. Yet numerous industry experts believe they know where blame should be laid, and that’s with the automakers themselves, reports Automotive News. Automakers pressured Read on! →


There’s a regulatory “doughnut hole” when it comes to cell phone use in the car, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chair David Strickland is concerned. We’re not talking calls or texts here, however, but for using hands-free streaming services like Internet radio. Strickland sees all of these as aspects of distracted driving. Vehicle equipment Read on! →


The Big Three domestic automakers have been desperate to recapture the market share from foreign auto firms. Since the recession began, all three firms have been trying to boost the bottom line and get more people buying American again. The auto rebate offered by the government for buying more fuel efficient vehicles helped. General Motors Read on! →


Road salt, garden variety salt used to deice roads in winter, causes corrosion in car suspension components, which leads to recalls. The latest is an expansion of a Jeep Liberty recall, which now includes more than 350,000 Liberty SUVs from the 2004 to 2007 model years. Rust in pieces Salt, as it turns out, is Read on! →


Toyota has announced that the company has fixed nearly all of the problems that led to the recalls by the automaker. There were a series of Toyota recalls, which led to outrage at the popular automaker. The company has also come up with a fail-safe, which is reported to put a stop to unintended acceleration. Read on! →