Two federal investigations have been launched into Chrysler vehicles in one day. There is an NHTSA Ram 1500 probe, into faulty rear suspensions, and a Jeep Grand Cherokee probe, over leaking power steering fluid that could pose a risk of fire. NHTSA Ram 1500 probe and Grand Cherokee probe announced concurrently The National Highway Traffic Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced two separate recall filings. Some Porsche Panamera Turbo vehicles are being sent to the shop to fix a defect in the turbocharger. Some Nissan Jukes are also being recalled for seat backs that could partially separate in a crash. Porsche Panamera recall The German automaker Porsche is Read on! →


An Acura ILX and Honda CR-V recall has been announced, as the rear doors on the cars could fly open. The issue is caused by a fault in the door latch for the front doors, posing a danger to driver and passengers. Honda CR-V recall only for current model year Honda, according to the Washington Read on! →


For years, people in various foreign markets have enjoyed the Honda Civic Type R, a hot-hatch version of the uber-popular practical coupe and sedan. The Type R is a predator clothed as a house pet, and the new version Honda is planning isn’t likely to head the U.S. Regulations be darned as new Civic Type Read on! →


Batman has become such an iconic character in our culture that he is constantly being reinvented for new generations. And, as we have seen, so is his car. Our look at the history of the Dark Knight’s ride continues. Schumacher’s Batmobile twins Director Joel Schumacher took over the series after Tim Burton, and with the Read on! →


It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports indicate that Ford Motor Co. is recalling an additional 11,500 new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the application of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into the first-generation Ford Escape crossover. The NHTSA Ford Escape probe was opened after a petition was lodged, asking the agency to look into reports of unintended acceleration. Biggest automotive bogeyman behind NHTSA Ford Escape probe There is no worse bogeyman in the automotive industry Read on! →


There is such a thing as an “efficiency premium,” where cars cost more for a more fuel-efficient version. However, the fuel savings won’t always recoup that premium, with even diesel cars taking a long time to achieve the efficiency premium payoff. Fuel efficiency premium pay off known to take years Car makers are continuing to Read on! →


Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →


As the United State struggles to remain ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to the energy revolution, the Economist notes that there’s one area of the automotive world where the U.S. is far behind: consumer natural gas vehicles. Companies like Iran Khodro has made Iran the number one country in the Read on! →