BMW has announced a recall for late models of its diesel-powered vehicles due to an issue with  exhaust emissions system components. The recall affects 2009 to 2011 model year X5, X6 and 3 series vehicles with diesel engines. Luxury diesels fraught with issues BMW, according to AutoGuide, is recalling late model X5 and X6 crossovers Read on! →


The bane of most electric car manufacturing, the battery, is always the sticking point. Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen are now working together to hopefully create a car battery that can stand up to most driving. The intention is that these Toshiba electric car batteries will help electric vehicles go farther, charge faster and be more Read on! →


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! →


When Scottsdale, Ariz., police pulled over a vehicle on Sept. 10, 2008, they found sales contracts from a local automotive dealership. According to The Arizona Republic, the contracts were among many items in the car that documented a fraud ring involving Gilbert-based Henry Brown Buick-GMC-Pontiac finance manager Dominick Hurley. Rampant dealership identity theft “It was 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! →