The German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is issuing a small-scale recall for some of its SL-Class roadsters from the 2013 model year. A vulnerable air-conditioner refrigerant line is the culprit in the action. It could cause a fire under extreme conditions. Affects fewer than 500 Mercedes SL-Class According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only Read on! →


Both the new Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S are having the same issue in the engine control unit (ECU), causing some rough idling. However, Subaru and Toyota are handling the issue in different ways. Same rough idling problem It isn’t as surprising as it might seem that the two sporty coupes, both from different Read on! →


It isn’t a secret that Scion, Toyota’s budget brand, markets heavily to younger drivers in order to get them into the Toyota fold as early as possible. The Scion marketing department, however, is expanding its appeals to try to attract heavy metal fans. Scion marketing sells…but whose buying? Scion likes to attract younger buyers and Read on! →


In an effort to keep motorists safe, GM’s crash testing lab uses the most advanced “anthropomorphic test devices,” or crash test dummies, available. Meanwhile, it is testing the next generation of dummies, designed to mimic human bodies in the most deadly of situations. ‘Anthropomorphic test devices,’ a.k.a., crash test dummies According to a recent report Read on! →


The long-belated Datsun brand, the fuel economy champ of the 70s oil crisis, is getting a new lease on life. Nissan is resurrecting the name to supply affordable, bare-bones transportation to consumers in emerging market countries. Datsun ‘did I read that right?’ price tag Nissan discontinued the Datsun brand in 1983, enveloping it into the Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into rear-gate lift struts made by Stabilus. The struts, commonly found in the rear doors in minivans, have been linked to several recalls and a number of injuries due to lift strut failures. Stabilus named as gas lift strut maker behind recalls Normally, automakers don’t Read on! →


Homeless celebrities everywhere – what is the world coming to? Here are more famous people who lived in their cars at one point in their lives. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Famous people who lived in their cars No. 10 – George Eads Eads became known as an actor for Read on! →


The Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it will begin production of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossover in December. That will make it one of the world’s first hydrogen-powered vehicle to be mass produced. Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell ahead of competition Toyota has said that it will be 2015 before automakers will be ready Read on! →


A couple decades ago or so, the standard refrigerant for air conditioners, R-12, was replaced, with R-134a. R-134a is likely to be replaced soon by R-1234yf, though concerns over the safety of the refrigerant have been raised by Daimler. Daimler finds R-1234yf refrigerant slightly susceptible to fire The auto industry is poised to introduce a Read on! →