The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into possible rust corrosion in the rear suspension of 2006 to 2008 Toyota RAV4 crossovers. There are several other SUVs under other investigations, including the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Honda Pilot. Rust never sleeps or escapes eye of NHTSA The National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →


Wednesday morning, partners Fiat and Chrysler have planned a press conference that will help determine the direction of these companies for the future. Fiat has a 20 percent ownership stake in Chrysler motors, and the two companies have strategic plans  for coming years that involve each other. Fiat SpA to demerger Sources inside of Fiat Read on! →


The Detroit Auto Show 2011 is here, and Ford pickups are making major industry noise. That’s been a trend so far in the first quarter of 2011, reports Reuters. A top Ford executive told the news service that the rise is predicted to continue, and Ford’s success should also be a strong indicator for the Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


The recent volcanic activity of Eyjafjalajökull has filled the skies around Iceland and Europe with a tremendous ash cloud that could halt production of BMW automobiles at the company’s U.S. factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, reports AutoNews.com. If trans-Atlantic flights continue to be delayed for two additional days, says BMW spokesman Mathias Schmidt, the German Read on! →


After a meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, has  introduced legislation that would reduce federal funding for states that do not ban texting while driving. However, many families who have lost members because of distracted drivers say this is not enough. Drunken drivers face very stiff penalties, as they should. Read on! →


A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution protects motorists flashing their headlights to warn approaching vehicles of a speed trap as free speech. Unsolicited early warning When Ryan Kintner, 25, from Lake Mary, Fla., saw a sheriff’s deputy parked with radar gun in hand last August, he did what any member of the Read on! →


Reports of fires breaking out in later model Jeep Wrangler SUVs have prompted Chrysler to recall a large number of Wranglers to correct the issue. The issue is with a skid plate under the transmission, which can trap flammable debris that can be ignited by the catalytic converter. Autos only Chrysler, according to AutoGuide, has Read on! →


A veritable onslaught of diesel cars is primed to arrive in the U.S., where gasoline is king. Among other oil burners slated to hit dealerships in the near future is the BMW 320d, a slightly economical entry from the 3 series range in Europe. Old diesel out, BMW 320d is in Not long ago, according Read on! →