2015-16 Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country recalled: 37,000 affected


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 37,000 Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, and Ram ProMaster vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may have a problem with their transmission pumps. The issue has been found on vehicle...Read more

Today & Saturday, Lyft offers free rides in the Ghostbusters Ecto-1


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Some people aren't very excited about the new Ghostbusters film. Others can barely contain their enthusiasm. And still others are, like, "Meh, I'll watch it on Netflix next time I'm sick." No matter where you fall on that spectrum, though, you can probably get fired up about this: today and tomorrow, Lyft is offering r...Read more

Tesla 'self-driving' mode linked to first traffic death in potential setback to autonomous cars


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Tesla and its self-driving Autopilot software in the wake of a driver's death. The fatal collision took place in Williston, Florida on May 7 when a tractor-trailer crossed the path of a 2015 Tesla Model S. Accounts say that the car drov...Read more

Automakers want to dial down EPA's 2025 goals, but energy advocates & consumers push back


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In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled bold, new fuel economy standards for the year 2025. With less than a decade to go before that deadline, automakers are now asking the EPA to lower the high bar it's set, but energy advocates and the general public have urged the agency to stay the course. The EPA's ...Read more

2008-2009 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled to fix failing airbags


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There have been plenty of airbag-recalls recently due to Takata's exploding inflators, but today's recall of the 2008 and 2009 Audi A4, A5, and Q5 is a little bit different. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the airbag systems on those vehicles may suffer from corrosion, and as a result, ...Read more