According to a pair of bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week, German automaker BMW is recalling a wide variety of  recent models for an overheating, faulty auxiliary water pump. The recall also extends to one model made by the BMW ultra-luxury division, Rolls-Royce. Auto enthusiasts with good memories may remember the Read on! →


Now that your tires are all ready for winter, let’s stand up and continue our survey of things to do to winterize your vehicle. Winterize your battery The increased use of wipers, heaters, defrosters and lights in winter will tax a battery to a greater degree than at other times of the year. Batteries can Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Ford Fiesta recall because the passenger side curtain airbag will not deploy in some of the cars if there is no passenger in the front. That creates dangers for passengers in the rear passenger seat, where children often sit. Fiesta recall not over a defect According Read on! →


Ford has joined the ranks of companies making electric cars by releasing the Ford Focus Electric, which is being slowly rolled out across the country. The electric Focus is not taking the world by storm; only a few people have purchased one. Slow-burning debut Like many other green vehicles, the electric Ford Focus is being Read on! →


Not many cars stay in production for 30 years. One of the few that has, the Lada Riva, was one of the icons of the Soviet auto industry. Now, it is being phased out as the company is being modernized. Some things stay the same The list of cars that remain in production for several Read on! →


In a vehicle, the headliner can be a difficult problem, especially when there is a stain or unpleasant smell. Cleaning a headliner correctly can help extend its life by years, possibly decades. Breaking down a headliner Headliners are generally attached to vehicles using mostly glue and lamination of some kind. The lamination loses holding power Read on! →


A Los Angeles woman, disgruntled with fuel mileage claims made by Honda, is taking a novel approach to her legal grievances. She has decided to opt out of a proposed class-action suit and take the automaker to small-claims court. Furthermore, she is encouraging other Honda owners to do the same thing. If the strategy is Read on! →


The Progressive Automotive X Prize has long been considered the “holy grail” of vehicle efficiency. This $5 million prize is for creating a vehicle that gets 100 miles per gallon. Trials in Michigan are underway, and it appears that two cars have a very good chance of winning the prize. The details of the Automotive Read on! →


This week, Chrysler issued two small-scale recalls over issues that it blames on its suppliers and faulty parts. Both issues, says the automaker, could lead to injuries, although none have been reported at this time. Less than 2,000 cars affected As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler announced two small-scale recalls Friday. Read on! →


Toyota has made a move in the Canadian market that will create jobs, reports CBC News. Hundreds of jobs will be created as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. expands its Canadian presence. Increased Toyota RAV4 assembly at a plant in Woodstock, Ont., will require a significantly expanded workforce to meet production goals. Toyota to increase Read on! →