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The Car Book Offers Up its Best Best for 2019

The Car Book Offers Up its Best Best for 2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While that phrase is widely interpreted to mean that change is constant, the auto industry is a different animal sometimes and the latest edition of The Car Book shows why. The book, which is now in its 39thyear,...
Honda Recalls 106K Ridgeline Trucks

Honda Recalls 106K Ridgeline Trucks

Owners of dirty Honda Ridgelines are being told to not wash their trucks as part of a recall of more than 100,000 2017-2019 model year trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall for 106,683 of the vehicles because they could catch fire...
Subaru Resumes Auto Production After Part Problem

Subaru Resumes Auto Production After Part Problem

Subaru resumed production at two plants in Japan after they were shut down for nearly two weeks due to a defect on a power-steering component. The problem began in late December, according to the company, and involved the Forester, Impreza and Crosstrek models, but...
Subaru Slams on the Brakes at Japanese Plant

Subaru Slams on the Brakes at Japanese Plant

Subaru slammed on the brakes on production at its plant in Japan, which accounts for 60% of its global production, due to a potential defect in a power-steering component. The Japanese automaker hopes to restart production by Jan. 28, after it determines the cause of...
Ford Recalls 874K Pickups Due to Fire Problem

Ford Recalls 874K Pickups Due to Fire Problem

Ford announced a recall of 874,000 pickup trucks in North America with engine block heaters that can, under certain circumstances, catch fire. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker said it is unaware of any reported accidents or injuries that have occurred as a...
Chevy Rolls Out New Silverado HD

Chevy Rolls Out New Silverado HD

Chevrolet continues to expand pickup buyer options with the debut of the all-new, 2020 Silverado HD, the third version of the bowtie brand’s truck to launch during the last 18 months. The big trucks shares many of the now-familiar design cues first seen on the...
Consumer Reports: Domestic Vehicle Reliability Slipping

Consumer Reports: Domestic Vehicle Reliability Slipping

Toyota and Lexus came out on top in Consumer Reports annual reliability survey thanks in large part to a cautious approach to adapting to new technology. However, the Toyota Tundra, the automaker’s entry into the full-size truck segment, slipped off Consumer Reports...
Tesla Slumps in Consumer Reports Reliability Ratings

Tesla Slumps in Consumer Reports Reliability Ratings

The Tesla Model X posted what might be considered a very modest improvement in Consumer Reports’ latest annual Automotive Reliability survey: the influential magazine rating it the second-worst vehicle on the road after being ranked the absolute worst in 2017. Tesla...