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Toyota is recalling 2.5 million cars in the United States due to faulty power window switches that can cause a fire in the driver’s door. Toyota said that the driver’s side window switches may not be completely greased from the factory, which can result in the switches sticking or feeling




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For those of you of the cab riding persuasion in green American cities, you should be aware of this trick because of all those stops and starts from signs and lights. Hybrid cabs get all quiet when they come to a complete stop because their engines shut off. Awkward silence




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The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM’s Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars at a large scale by 2015, and the automaker also predicts it will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of the decade. Audi and BMW have




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Nobody likes being stuck on the side of the road. Sometimes it’s the result of a catastrophic breakdown. Other times, it’s because of something relatively simple. It would be nice to avoid that situation. With this simple and handy list, you might be able to get yourself moving again. For




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Aftermarket Business has an interesting read about some CSK Auto / O’Reilly Automotive Fraud. Below is an excerpt.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the former chief executive officer and chairman of CSK Auto Corporation has agreed to return $2.8 million in bonus compensation and stock profits that he received while the company was committing accounting fraud.







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Forbes has released its 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list, and the outcome is not pretty for American manufacturers. With the exception of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 2011 Smart ForTwo and the 2011 Nissan Titan, the cars on the list are all American-made. Worse than that, they all




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Conspicuous by its absence from Chevy’s 2012 line of crossovers, the HHR has been dropped. The HHR (Heritage High Roof) first arrived as a 2006 model, and was left largely unchanged through its lifespan. Enthusiasts may recall the HHR SS introduced as a 2008, a neat little hot rod boasting




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The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 27,288 vehicles, an increase of 17.5% from the 23,222 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 14.6% to 246,602 in the first ten months of 2011 compared to




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Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Toyota Motor Corp. won dismissal of the first sudden acceleration lawsuit set for trial in California in 2013 because a federal judge determined it should have been filed in state court in Utah. Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, recalled at least 8 million U.S. vehicles starting




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Volkswagen commercials have always known to be pretty witty. That’s definitely the case in the new commercial for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI called – ‘Vamonos.’ The commercial shows two friends taking a road-trip and instead of listening to music – the driver pops in a ‘Teach Yourself Spanish’ CD. The




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