The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2013 Dodge Dart and three other models to its “Top Safety Pick” list. The current list now includes 131 vehicles. Coveted Top Safety Pick list The other models added to the list were the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, the Hyundai crossover Santa Fe and Read on! →


BMW AG, the largest luxury automaker in the world, announced Monday that it will be recalling 1.3 million cars worldwide over a potentially faulty battery connector. The recall affects more than 367,000 cars in the U.S. BMW’s largest recall ever It is a large recall, even by industry standards, and the largest ever in BMW’s Read on! →


President Obama talked with the Automobile Association of America earlier this week about the rising cost of gas, hybrid and electric vehicles and his very first car. AAA’s first-ever presidential interview The President spoke on energy issues in Cushing, Okla., Wednesday as part of his re-election campaign. Afterward, he had a first-ever presidential one-on-one with Read on! →


You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →


A Honda Civic recall has been announced for a number of the 2002 and 2003 model year Civics, as well as the 2004 to 2005 Honda Pilot, totaling more than 820,000 vehicles. The issue is with faulty headlight wiring, which can cause low-beam headlights to stop working. Bad switch results in Honda Pilot, Honda Civic Read on! →


The latest Saab bankruptcy filing makes the demise of the company all but certain. The company will not honor any warranties, but General Motors has agreed to honor Saab warranties in the U.S. Yet another Saab bankruptcy Every few years, Swedish auto firm Saab looks to be down for the count, but the latest bankruptcy Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that a large North American automotive parts supplier plans to invest $60 million and add 450 jobs as it acquires the New Boston Chrysler Mopar site in Wayne County, Mich. The jobs will be new, full-time engineering and manufacturing positions that the challenged Michigan economy badly needs. Improving the supply chain Read on! →


For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on Greencars.org, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →


Thursday, Ford reported the mileage rating for its much-anticipated Focus ST. According the the EPA, the Focus will get 32 mpg on the highway. Ford says that makes it the most fuel efficient model available in its class. Others challenge that, however. Numbers for the Ford Focus ST The Focus ST, a new performance version Read on! →


The first IndyCar race ever to be held in China was cancelled on June 13 in deference to a local beer festival. Apparently, drinking and driving really don’t go together, even for spectators, and beer trumps motor sports. At least in China. Coincides with International Beer Festival The race, which was previously announced in November, Read on! →