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AAA reports New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

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Chrysler recalls over 600,000 vehicles because Vanity Lamp may short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5th, 2010, through December 11th, 2013.

In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed.

 

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

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Honda Accord Hybrid Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, but Falls Well Short of EPA’s 47 MPG Estimate according to Consumer Reports

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW 328d diesels shine, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid underwhelms

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and just below the top-performing Toyota Prius hatchback.

The Accord Hybrid’s 40-mpg performance on Consumer Reports combined city and highway tests make it a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List has Ram 1500 and Tesla Model S among New Winners

 

Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.

For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500

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Clarksville Police arrest Caleb Holloway for the Attempted Robbery on Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, the Clarksville Police Department sent out a News Release requesting assistance in identifying an Attempted Robbery Suspect. The suspect attempted to rob the business at 804 Tiny Town Road.

The victim was able to take pictures of the suspect’s vehicle from his cell phone, as the suspect drove off.

Caleb Scott Holloway

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Clarksville Police seek public’s help in Tiny Town Road Armed Robbery

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN –  On September 30th, 2013, at approximately 4:52PM an unknown white male, approximately 5’11 to 6’0 foot, wearing a dark colored jacket, and a mask covering his face, entered the business at 804 Tiny Town Rd with a shotgun or long rifle (the victim was not positive on the weapon but stated it was large).

The robbery suspect pointed the weapon at the store owner and demanded the money.

Clarksville Police

Clarksville Police

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Chrysler recalls over 1.5 million Vehicles due to possible Fuel Tank Failure that may result in a Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles.

The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts.

2002 Jeep Liberty

2002 Jeep Liberty

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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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Chrysler recalls certain model year 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles, over 700,000

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9th, 2001, through March 28th, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13th, 2001, through May 23rd, 2003.

A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

2002 Jeep Liberty

2002 Jeep Liberty

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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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