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Mazda Recalls 307K Cars for Parking Brake Problem

Mazda Recalls 307K Cars for Parking Brake Problem

Mazda is recalling more than 307,000 cars — 228,000 in the U.S. — because of problems with the vehicle’s parking brake. On certain Mazda6 and Mazda3 models, the parking brake may not fully release or, conversely, it may fail to keep the car in position, increasing the...
Brown Goes Green – Fleets Push High Tech Envelope

Brown Goes Green – Fleets Push High Tech Envelope

United Parcel Service says it wants more of its big, brown trucks to go green, the company planning to use alternative fuels and other clean, energy-saving technologies in about a quarter of its trucks by 2016. That is expected to included everything from propane to...
Baby, Kia Has a Turbocharged Soul

Baby, Kia Has a Turbocharged Soul

They’re back. The Kia hamsters have returned in the latest in an ongoing series of promotions for the Kia Soul. And they’ve got a new baby to help celebrate Kia’s new baby: the long-awaited Soul Turbo. The track-suited rodents probably should have taken the advice of...
Want to Avoid Holiday Traffic Accidents? Head to Kansas

Want to Avoid Holiday Traffic Accidents? Head to Kansas

As Americans head into the busiest driving weekend of the year, it can’t hurt drivers to know what they’re getting into ahead of time. So if you’re looking to avoid collisions, stick close to Kansas City, Kansas. Allstate released its 13th annual America’s Best...
Almost 9 in 10 Americans Demand Even Better Mileage

Almost 9 in 10 Americans Demand Even Better Mileage

One of the first moves made by newly inaugurated Pres. Donald Trump was to re-open the “mid-term” review of the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standard set to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. But if that review were to curtail the fuel economy target it could...
Why Is Apple Checking Out Fisker’s Emotion?

Why Is Apple Checking Out Fisker’s Emotion?

Is Henrik Fisker hoping to take a bit out of the Apple? Or, more accurately, is Apple interested in getting a taste of the Danish designer’s new Emotion battery-electric vehicle? After long refusing to comment about its rumored plans to develop an autonomous vehicle,...
Ford Recalls 402K Transits Due to Drive Shaft Problem

Ford Recalls 402K Transits Due to Drive Shaft Problem

Ford is recalling more than 400,000 Transit vans across North America to deal with defective drive shafts. The repairs will be made at no cost to the owners. Officially, the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker is recalling 402,462 Transits, including 370,630 in the...