Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers.In one camp: those who disclose as little as possible. Used-car giantCarMax l......

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Man Dies After Car Crashes Into Bee-Infested House

Man Dies After Car Crashes Into Bee-Infested House

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Leaving buildings vacant can present all kinds of dangers, as officials in Michigan in particular have found in recent years. But this tragic incident has to be a new one.A 54-year-old man was driving his Hyundai down Spruce Road in the tow......

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Ax Crashes Through Car Windshield On Highway

Ax Crashes Through Car Windshield On Highway

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By Associated Press

It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in T......

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Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life

Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

A man in Kennebunk, Maine says he's lucky he was pulled over for speeding this past weekend. The traffic stop likely saved his life.Officer Matthew Harrington pulled Gavin Falconer over for speeding on Saturday, WMTW reported. After handing......

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Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway

Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

A Houston family is seeking answers after a police officer left their dog to die on the side of the road this month following a traffic stop.Josie Garcia talked to ABC13 about the day her husband was pulled over by Houston police for failin......

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Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever

Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever

Published Jul 31st, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the data suggests that ......

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Only One Small Car Earns Good Grade In Newest IIHS Crash Test

Only One Small Car Earns Good Grade In Newest IIHS Crash Test

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Only one small car out of 12 tested earned a good grade in the latest round of crash-test results compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Mini Cooper Countryman received a "good" ranking on the organization's small-front......

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Parents Sue After Child Dies Following Make-A-Wish-Style Ride

Parents Sue After Child Dies Following Make-A-Wish-Style Ride

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Some stories are so sad and depressing, they make you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head. This is one such story.Fourteen-year-old Raphael Wittman was suffering from an unspecified form of terminal cancer when he was ......

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GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths

GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

A lawsuit filed in a New York court Tuesday seeks damages on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in General Motors' defective cars.The filing represents 658 people, including 29 who died, seeking damages from GM for w......

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Man Dies After Driving Camaro Off Bridge

Man Dies After Driving Camaro Off Bridge

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By Associated Press

Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.Westchester County police say the man took an exit off a parkway and drove off the Ashford Avenue Bridge in Dobbs Ferry at aro......

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General Motors Recall List

General Motors Recall List

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.We used the National Highway Traffic Safet......

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Hyundai Recalling 883,000 Sonata Sedans

Hyundai Recalling 883,000 Sonata Sedans

Published Jul 30th, 2014 By Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift......

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Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

Published Jul 29th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffic jams.Vanderbilt is......

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Drivers Say They're Ready For Autonomous Cars

Drivers Say They're Ready For Autonomous Cars

Published Jul 28th, 2014 By Michael Zak

More than three-quarters of licensed drivers said they would likely consider buying an autonomous vehicle if and when they become available, according to a new survey released Monday. Nearly one-fourth of those surveyed said they would buy ......

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Consumer Groups Push CarMax To Be Upfront About Recalls

Consumer Groups Push CarMax To Be Upfront About Recalls

Published Jul 28th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

In advertisements that help sell thousands of used cars, CarMax says it pays "rigorous" attention to safety details and checks the road-readiness of each car with a meticulous 125-point inspection prior to sale.There's one big item missing ......

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Gas Station Clerk Uses Martial Arts To Fight Thieves

Gas Station Clerk Uses Martial Arts To Fight Thieves

Published Jul 28th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerThieves trying to rob a gas station attendant in Huston, Texas, didn't count on one thing: a clerk with five Mixed Martial Arts championships under his belt.Mayura Dissanyake works at......

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Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

Published Jul 28th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

The owner of a tow truck company in Orange County, Florida was arrested last week for targeting and illegally towing gay pride participants' cars.Police charged Jason P. Combs, owner of ASAP Towing, with 29 counts of grand theft auto and ot......

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Jaguar Buys World's Largest Collection Of British Classic Cars For $170 Million

Jaguar Buys World's Largest Collection Of British Classic Cars For $170 Million

Published Jul 25th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

JLR Special Operations has bought the James Hull classic car collection (543 cars in all). We've got great plans... pic.twitter.com/a9zcsGcOl8- Harry Metcalfe (@harrym_evo) July 25, 2014 Jaguar's Special Operations division announced today ......

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FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters

FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters

Published Jul 25th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

FBI agents searched Ford Motor Company's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, this month as part of an investigation into possible corporate espionage. Eight devices, along with documents, computers and financial records, were among the item......

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Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

Published Jul 24th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The results are somewha......

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