BMW has announced a recall of more than 32,000 cars in North America for an issue that could pose a fire hazard. The problem is with a component that can smolder; it’s found in models made between 2008 and 2011 equipped with turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines Water pump circuit boards going kaput BMW, according to Read on! →


Swedish automaker Saab has been on the ropes for years, but the firm may have been saved by two Chinese auto firms. A last minute agreement by Zhejiang Youngman Lotus and Pang Da to purchase Saab appears to have saved it from liquidation. Possible end to Saab story Earlier this year, it was announced that Read on! →


Parents the world over have bestowed the Nintendo DS, a handheld game console, upon their children. However, there may be a reason to confiscate the portable game system on road trips, partially because they are noisy and because the Nintendo DS can be used as a satellite navigation system. Defeat Bowser then turn left in Read on! →


For many individuals without much income, a vehicle can make a huge difference. A new study by the Consumer Federation of America has found that many low-income families pay disproportionately high prices for vehicle insurance. The insurance requirement Forty-nine of the 50 states in the United States require all drivers to have vehicle insurance of Read on! →


In the late 1970s, General Motors started putting microprocessor-based controls in its vehicles. Since then, electronic control units have become the biggest source of innovation and cost in vehicles. With the use of electronic control units expected to do nothing but grow, it is important to understand what exactly they do and how secure they Read on! →


Most car companies use fuel efficiency as part of their overall marketing schemes. However, a recently released study by an MIT economist found that cars haven’t been gaining as much fuel economy as commercials would have us believe. TV is lying to us again Just about every car maker emphasizes the fuel efficiency for some, Read on! →


A new study by J.D. Power and Associates says that sales for electric and hybrid cars will be slow for at least a decade. The report uses current sales estimates of hybrid and electric cars, which are a small fraction of the market, to estimate growth for the next decade. The report estimates that by Read on! →


A123 Systems, the company that supplies the battery packs for Fisker Automotive, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company has been linked to faulty batteries and wasn’t able to secure enough revenue to pay its debts. Bankruptcy protection sought by A123 Systems A123 Systems, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer mostly known for supplying the battery pack Read on! →


A federal investigation has been launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subject of the investigation will be older models of the Jeep Grand Cherokees. The number of possibly affected vehicles numbers more than 3 million. The investigation was touched off by a petition from the Center for Auto Safety, over concerns of Read on! →


On July 20, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will hit theaters. But the marketing machine has been moving at full speed for a while. Witness Chrysler’s “Imported from Gotham City” ad campaign, promoting the presence of the Chrysler 300 in the upcoming film. The car in the Chrysler Read on! →