Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand’s IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

19 Sep
Tesla Model 3 crashThe Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's most rigorous crash-testing authority. It is the...

Jeep tells dealers to stop selling certain 2020 Gladiator models until driveshaft fixed

18 Sep
2020 Jeep GladiatorConsumers looking to buy a 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup may have to wait. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for the popular new model and told dealers to stop selling certain Gladiators until a fix can be made on the rear driveshaft. On Sept. 5, FCA issued a voluntary recall for 2020 Jeep Gladiators built from Dec. 15, 2018...

Nissan forges the same path with 2020 Pathfinder

17 Sep
2020 Nissan PathfinderThe 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will lumber down same path its been on since 2017, when it was last updated. While other automakers have ushered in new models to compete for three-row buyers—redesigns and new launches in 2020 alone include the new Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander—Nissan seems content to let...

Ford recalls sedans and crossovers affected by road salt

17 Sep
2016 Ford EdgeRoad salt can corrode the electric power steering mechanism in certain Ford and Lincoln models, Ford announced in a recall. The 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedans, as well as the 2015-2016 Ford Edge and 2016 Lincoln MKX five-seat crossovers were listed in the recall. The recall was specific to vehicles originally sold or...

GM recalls 2018 Chevy Malibu with turbo engine

17 Sep
2018 Chevrolet MalibuGeneral Motors is recalling certain 2018 Chevy Malibu mid-size sedans equipped with 1.5-liter turbo-4 engines. A software error can prevent the engine from starting and, in rare cases, the car can stall while running and increase the risk of a crash. The software error in the engine control module (ECM) disables the fuel injectors, which is a...

Car ownership costs hit record high

16 Sep
A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn. Not only are new vehicle prices near record highs, but the cost to own a new car over time has hit a new record, according to AAA. While most costs to own a vehicle have increased, financing costs in particular have spiked, causing the annual cost to own a vehicle in 2019 to $9,282, which is the highest on record since AAA began tracking ownership...

What’s wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer? 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD review, and 2020 Cadillac CT4 preview: What’s New @ The Car Connection

13 Sep
2020 Cadillac CT4What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator? Ford is repairing the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator after it leaves the plant, creating lengthy delivery delays. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD review Heavy-duty towing capability and overall size and spaciousness in the crew cab and the best bed in pickup trucks...