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1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

Posted Oct 20, 2014by Autoblog Staff

CNN Money is reporting that 2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls, or about two a day, so far. Those recalls have afflicted 52 million vehicles, or about one in every five on US roads

NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

Posted Oct 20, 2014by Autoblog Staff

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks.

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

Posted Oct 17, 2014by Associated Press

Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.

Used Car Prices Expected To Drop In Next Few Years

Posted Oct 17, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

This year's surge in new car sales could make for cheaper used cars down the road.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Hasn't Yet Signed Anti-Tesla Legislation

Posted Oct 17, 2014by Pete Bigelow | AOL Autos

In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer networks and prohibit direct car sales to buyers has passed both the state's house and senate, and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

Americans Could Waste $2.8 Trillion Being Stuck In Traffic By 2030

Posted Oct 16, 2014by Autoblog Staff

A study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and the company Inrix Inc claims to be the first to assess the "economic and environmental costs of U.S. traffic." It reports that cumulatively between 2013 and 2030 traffic congestion could cost the US $2.8 trillion.

Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

Posted Oct 16, 2014by Autoblog Staff

According to a new study from Michigan State University, kids are 39 percent more likely to buy cars from the brands their parents support.

Toyota Recalling 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Posted Oct 15, 2014by Autoblog Staff

Toyota is issuing three separate recalls covering 1.67 million vehicles worldwide with most of those models in Japan.

Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim

Posted Oct 15, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

​A tech-savvy cop in California saved a missing car-crash victim's life yesterday with a little know-how and an iPhone.

School Bus Driver Accused Of DUI During Field Trip

Posted Oct 14, 2014by Associated Press

A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.

Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day

Posted Oct 14, 2014by Associated Press

An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed.

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

Posted Oct 14, 2014by Associated Press

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.

Indy 500 Racer Turned Drug Trafficker Getting Early Release From Prison

Posted Oct 14, 2014by Autoblog Staff

Racing drivers live the fast life, but it's not all glory and fame. That's especially true of Randy Lanier – the former professional racing driver was sentenced in 1988 to life without parole on drug trafficking charges. But now he's being released.

Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers

Posted Oct 13, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

Speeding cars caught on camera are usually a slam dunk for traffic cops looking to hand out a few tickets, but last week multiple cars cruised right past an officer while going more than 20 miles over the speed limit just outside of Wenatchee, Washington without so much as a warning.

Strangers Pay For Veteran's 1965 Ford Mustang To Be Restored

Posted Oct 13, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

An Iraq war veteran in Pearland, Texas, thought he was stopping by the shop to check on some small repairs to his classic car over the weekend. When he arrived, he was surprised to find his 1965 Ford Mustang restored to mint condition.

Motorist Under Suspicion For Playing Frisbee Golf

Posted Oct 13, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

The police department in Ankeny, Iowa apologized Thursday after video surfaced of one of its officers questioning a motorist about his drug habits because of his interest in Frisbee golf.

Red-Light Camera Programs Decline; Speed Cameras Continue To Rise

Posted Oct 13, 2014by Pete Bigelow | AOL Autos

After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

Posted Oct 10, 2014by Associated Press

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

AAA Could Discontinue Billboards That Warn Of Speed Traps

Posted Oct 10, 2014by Pete Bigelow | AOL Autos

Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through the tiny community may know it all too well.

Pastafarian Man Unable To Renew Driver's License

Posted Oct 10, 2014by AOL Autos Staff

A Canadian man lost his driver's license in an attempt to test the bounds of religious freedom in his diverse British Columbian town.

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