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Subaru of America recalls over 120,000 certain 2003-2014 vehicles because Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles because the passenger frontal air bag inflator may explode.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2014 Subaru Legacy is one of the models being recalled by Subaru of America, Inc.

2014 Subaru Legacy is one of the models being recalled by Subaru of America, Inc.

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Consumer Reports selects Kia Sorento and Lexus RX as Best SUVs in 2016 Top Picks

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Seven new vehicles made Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Top Picks list—the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Kia Sorento, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Camry, Lexus RX, Honda Fit, and Ford F-150 — in each of their respective categories.

The redesigned Ford F-150 was named best Pickup Truck, thanks in part to its fuel economy, quiet and spacious cabin, and much-improved infotainment system. It’s Ford’s first win in the category since 1999 and its first overall Top Pick honor since 2012.

Consumer reports names Ford F-150 top pickup truck for first time in 17 years.

Consumer reports names Ford F-150 top pickup truck for first time in 17 years.

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Consumer Reports Names Toyota Camry Hybrid Best New-Car Value in Annual Rankings

 

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500 ranked lowest

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best overall value for the automotive dollar according to Consumer Reports’ 2014 Annual New-Car Value Rankings.

Consumer Reports calculated that the Camry Hybrid earned the highest value score of 2.01, which indicates consumer dollars go about twice as far with this car than they do with the average-value car.

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Consumer Reports lists Best Used Cars and Ones to Avoid

 

Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With prices at historic highs – even for models with high mileage and seemingly excessive wear – and with so many vehicles from which to choose, shopping for a used car can be a challenge.  To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2004 through 2013.

The full report is available in Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue, which is on newsstands now, and at the 2014 Autos Spotlight page on ConsumerReports.org. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Subaru recalls over 600,000 vehicles for exterior lighting problem that can cause smoke or fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012.

Up to 53,999 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

2012 Subaru Tribeca is just one of the models in this recall

2012 Subaru Tribeca is just one of the models in this recall

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Family-Friendly Honda CR-V Narrowly Outpoints Mazda CX-5 in Consumer Reports’ Small SUV Tests

 

Pricey Mercedes-Benz ML 350 and BMW X5 midsize SUVs improve, but fall short of class leaders

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With its large back seat, easy access and ample cargo space, the family-friendly Honda CR-V narrowly topped the Mazda CX-5 in Consumer Reports’ latest head-to-head small SUVs tests.

On paper, the redesigned CR-V and new CX-5 appear very similar. Both can accommodate five passengers, have comparable dimensions, are available with front- or all-wheel drive, and are priced about the same. They also finished very close in CR’s overall road-test scores—with a 77 and a 75, respectively—just under the segment-leading Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester. «Read the rest of this article»

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