CNN Money reports that a wiring problem in newer Volkswagen Jetta sedans built for the U.S. market between March 2010 and March 2011 may cause the car to shut off if the horn is used. While no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of wiring problems related to the horn or anti-theft Read on! →


For the first time in a decade, Congress will be considering legislation that will make major changes in vehicle safety – the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010. This act is scheduled for hearing by subcommittees next Thursday. Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat from California, is taking the helm on this legislation Motor Vehicle Safety Read on! →


Before you hop into the car and drive to the corner store like a good little consumer, do you ever find yourself wanting to rankle the neighbors by dropping the clutch, smoking the tires and throwing down some big league burnout? Ah, the smell of napalmed tires in the morning – smells like victory for Read on! →


The recession has kept many Americans from purchasing new cars, and car salespeople who have traditionally depended upon commission sales have felt the pinch. In their scramble to ramp up meager profit margins, auto dealers have had to use inventive means to both remain profitable and keep their car salespeople happy. One way they’ve done Read on! →


Sales of hybrid vehicles have been less brisk than automakers would like, and automakers widely attributed the reason to the high entry cost of a hybrid. For those interested in a hybrid, but wondering when the break-even point of saving money will occur, the U.S. Department of Energy has you covered. The department has started Read on! →


“Cars are made to go, not to stop,” says Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1960 French New Wave film “À bout de souffle.” But when they go and get into an auto accident, cars and drivers stop hard. In some tragic cases, there is no souffle, no breath and no life that remains. With that in Read on! →


Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently passed a bill making acts of “road rage” a punishable offense. Anyone in New Jersey who acts out on the motorway can get up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Bill inspired by tragedy The state of New Jersey, according to AutoBlog, has passed a Read on! →


Euro 2012 is hot, and soccer fans worldwide are eating it up. General Motors cashed in on the soccer wave by partnering with the Manchester United squad for an advertising campaign. Now Hyundai is following suit. According to Bloomberg, the South Korean automaker has aimed at European sports fans by partnering with Germany’s Lukas Podolski Read on! →


Audi, like every other large auto manufacturing firm in the world, has been showing off its upcoming models at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Among other models, Audi is showing off its new S series of cars, including a new S8. No 10-cylinder option for new performance car The Audi S8, the rare but ultra-powerful Read on! →


A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →