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Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled

At last count, the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall affected roughly 29 million vehicles in the U.S. According to a new report, however, that figure could soar to 120 million in the near future. The reason, of course, is the ammonium nitrate that Takata has used in its airbag inflators.Read More

Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks ago, the firstRead More

Google’s Autonomous Car Software Determined To Be A ‘Driver’ In Big Win For Self-Driving Vehicles

There are plenty of obstacles impeding Planet Earth’s transition to autonomous cars, but one of the biggest involves resolving the many legal questions associated with self-driving vehicles. In a huge win for fans of autonomous cars, though, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just determined that, for regulatory purposes,Read More

2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 Recalled For Fuel Leak: 264,000 Vehicles Affected

Mazda is issuing a recall and stop-sale for 2014, 2015, and 2016 models of the Mazda CX-5 crossover. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that a part on some of those vehicles may cause a fuel leak and potentially a fire. ALSO SEE: Hyundai Adding UpRead More

Jaguar Land Rover to test autonomous vehicles on UK roads

Forty-one mile ‘living laboratory’ will evaluate car-to-car technology to reduce traffic jams and improve safety Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans to test autonomous and connected vehicle technology on 41 miles of public roads, as part of a UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (CITE) project that’s worth £5.5 million. TheRead More

2013-2015 Nissan Altima Recalled A Third Time To Fix Latches: 846,000 Vehicles Affected

In September 2014, Nissan recalled more than 220,000 Altima vehicles from model-year 2013 to replace faulty hood latches. In March 2015, the recall widened to include 625,000 Altimas from 2013, 2014, and 2015. (In-between, more than 170,000 other Nissan and Infiniti models were recalled for similar problems.) Unfortunately, neither ofRead More

Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality

For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared to be coalescing into a more streamlined series of nationwide recalls. Unfortunately, over the past coupleRead More

Volkswagen sold 5.82 million vehicles in 2015

German carmaker could challenge for rank as world number one, with Toyota in close contention Volkswagen has announced that it sold 5,823,400 cars in 2015, representing a 4.8 percent decrease in global sales from the year before. The figures should ensure Volkswagen ranks close to the top in world rankings,Read More

Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined $ 200 million, said that itRead More

Qoros shake-up will focus on electric vehicles and autonomy

Struggling Chinese-Isreali carmaker hopes to take advantage of the changing auto industry by opening a new division producing New Energy Vehicles Qoros, the struggling Chinese-Israeli automotive start-up brand, says it will shake up the company’s current structure by establishing two new divisions, one to develop electric vehicles and the otherRead More

The Most Shopped Vehicles Of 2015

One of the ways you’re most likely to find us at The Car Connection, via search, is through our model overview pages, which provide a nice organized hub of information—ideal for when you’re first considering, or “shopping,” a vehicle but not yet sure about particulars like the model year. TheseRead More

2015 Jeep Compass & Patriot Recalled For Power Steering Leak, Fire Hazard: 93,000 Vehicles Affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall of more than 93,000 Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a manufacturing flaw that could make them harder to steer and create a fire risk. The problem isRead More