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

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

Published Oct 20th, 2014 By 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 f......

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1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

Published Oct 20th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

This year may forever be known as the year of the recalls. General Motors has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention.Now, C......

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

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

Published Oct 17th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

The nation's auto dealers are taking their fight against Tesla and its direct method of selling cars to consumers to the symbolic heart of the auto industry. In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer ne......

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Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

Published Oct 17th, 2014 By 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.The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regul......

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Used Car Prices Expected To Drop In Next Few Years

Used Car Prices Expected To Drop In Next Few Years

Published Oct 17th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

This year's surge in new car sales could make for cheaper used cars down the road.Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas told Business Insider that "...we take seriously the growing signs of dealer concerns over the sust......

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

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

Published Oct 16th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Sitting stopped in congested traffic might be one of the most frustrating feelings imaginable. You're trapped in your car unsure when things might pick up again, when all you really want is to get to your destination. N......

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Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

Published Oct 16th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won't really come as a surprise. Accor......

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Best New Car Lease Deals: October 2014

Best New Car Lease Deals: October 2014

Published Oct 15th, 2014 By Michael Zak

We bring you the best new car lease deals from top automakers. Check out the latest deals on new vehicles....

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Toyota Recalling 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Recalling 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Published Oct 15th, 2014 By Autoblog Staff

Toyota is issuing three separate recalls covering 1.67 million vehicles worldwide with most of those models in Japan. It looks like the campaigns' impact on the US may be smaller, though.The largest of the campaigns does......

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Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim

Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim

Published Oct 15th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

​A tech-savvy cop in California may have saved a missing car-crash victim's life yesterday with a little know-how and an iPhone.Melissa Vasquez's Chevy Cruze automatically reported an accident Monday afternoon using th......

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Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day

Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day

Published Oct 14th, 2014 By Associated Press

An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed.Friends and family were mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old friend Elizab......

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

Published Oct 14th, 2014 By 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.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updat......

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Indy 500 Racer Turned Drug Trafficker Getting Early Release From Prison

Indy 500 Racer Turned Drug Trafficker Getting Early Release From Prison

Published Oct 14th, 2014 By 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 ch......

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The Best New Car Deals: October 2014

The Best New Car Deals: October 2014

Published Oct 14th, 2014 By Michael Zak

We pore over auto sales data every month to find out which cars are selling for the steepest discounts on average....

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School Bus Driver Accused Of DUI During Field Trip

School Bus Driver Accused Of DUI During Field Trip

Published Oct 14th, 2014 By 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 sai......

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

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

Published Oct 13th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Early in his tenure, Gov. Chris Christie saw red-light cameras as a way to augment traditional traffic enforcement and keep motorists safe on New Jersey roads. Lately, he's seen the automated traffic technology as more o......

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Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers

Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers

Published Oct 13th, 2014 By 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 jus......

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

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

Published Oct 13th, 2014 By 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 ......

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Motorist Under Suspicion For Playing Frisbee Golf

Motorist Under Suspicion For Playing Frisbee Golf

Published Oct 13th, 2014 By AOL Autos Staff

The police department in Ankeny, Iowa apologized last week after video surfaced of one of its officers questioning a motorist about his drug habits because of his interest in Frisbee golf.In the video, the driver is bein......

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

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

Published Oct 10th, 2014 By 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.The open-to-the-public event Thursday night included......

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