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Honda recalls over 5 million Vehicles because the air bag inflator could rupture and send out metal fragments

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles.

2010 Honda Element is one of the models in this recall.

2010 Honda Element is one of the models in this recall.

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Consumer Reports Car Repair Satisfaction Survey shows Independent Shops Outshine Dealership Repair Centers

 

Over Three-quarters of customers that haggled were successful in negotiating a discount.

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car dealership.

The one automaker that outscored the independent shops was the electric carmaker Tesla, which earned high praise for its on-time repairs, courtesy, price, quality, and overall satisfaction. But part of Tesla’s current success might be because it’s new to the market, and it has a relatively small number of customers to satisfy compared with the established luxury brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports 2014 Car Brand Report Cards has Acura & Audi joining Lexus at the Head of the Class

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards: Lexus, Subaru and Mazda Earn Top Honors

 

Audi leads inconsistent European pack; Cadillac shines among struggling domestics

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports’ 2013 annual Car Brand Report Cards.

Lexus’ models are rarely sporty, but the brand’s overall score of 79 was earned on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles. Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100-percent of the Lexus vehicles it has tested.

Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards

Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Car Brand Report Cards

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Surveys shows Ford Continuing to Fall while Seven Japanese Brands Top List

 

Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in Rankings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand, Lincoln, placed just a notch higher. The findings were released today before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.

Only two years ago, Ford was Detroit’s poster child for reliability. It cracked the top 10 among brands in Consumer Reports predicted-reliability scores, with more than 90 percent of its models being average or better. This year the top seven spots are all held by Japanese brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Honda recalls some 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX models

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated by an occupant, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position.

There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching.

(Left to Right) 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX.

(Left to Right) 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX.

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2011 Annual Auto Reliability Survey: New models tarnish Ford’s reliability

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In recent years Ford has been a model of American reliability, competing well against Japanese makes that have dominated for decades. But three of its new models are blemishing that record, according to Consumer Reports.

The new Explorer, Fiesta, and Focus all had below-average reliability in their first year. As a result, Ford’s overall reliability rank among 28 major car makes slipped from the 10th to the 20th spot this year—the biggest drop for any major nameplate in Consumer Reports 2011 Annual Auto Survey.

Survey results were scheduled to be announced today before the Automotive Press Association in downtown Detroit. «Read the rest of this article»

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