Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →

Is there any point to automakers tweaking their latest designs for young consumers? Not according to a University of Michigan study released today, according to Automotive News. Teen drivers – or potential drivers in their teen-age years, aka “Generation N” – are proving to be neutral in regards to the driving privilege. As U.S. light Read on! →

Many auto enthusiasts claim to be able to identify a car simply by its exhaust note or its distinctive sound. But suppose you heard the powerful rumble and sputter of a turbocharged V8 coming from an accelerating Prius? A new app, designed for “green” drivers who miss the thunder under the hood, now makes that Read on! →

In the world of alternative fuel and low-emissions vehicles, there is a patchwork of regulations across the country. While national regulations on vehicle emissions do exist, some states have more strict standards. This patchwork has created a veritable storm of abbreviations about vehicle emissions. Here’s what the most popular of these abbreviations actually mean. LEV Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into claims of “exploding sunroof” in Hyundai Veloster subcompacts. There have been several complaints of the panoramic sunroof basically bursting apart, though thankfully there haven’t been injuries. Exploding sunroofs prompts involvement from federales A sunroof or moonroof is a nice addition to a car, as Read on! →

A lawsuit has been filed against Mini, for allegedly violating the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act of that state. The lawsuit alleges that corners were cut in making the MiniCooper CVT, the continuously-variable transmission, which some owners claim is hopelessly unreliable. Second such MiniCooper CVT lawsuit According to the Wall Street Journal, Mini has Read on! →

A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →

Lotus took the only model it will offer in the United States to the New York Auto Show, but without much fanfare. The storied but troubled car maker is only offering the Evora and Evora S because of safety requirements that demand compromises Lotus isn’t going to make. Only model coming here at all Sports Read on! →

The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →

American automakers, in the midst of a muscle car renaissance, have started an arms race by producing modern pony cars with staggering amounts of power. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT Mustang will produce 650 horsepower and reach 200 miles per hour. Ford not horsing around with new Mustang America’s “Big Three” automakers, Ford, General Motors Read on! →