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Consumer Reports sees oil vanish from some test cars Consumer Reports sees oil vanish from some test cars
Lately it seems an undue number of test cars at our track have been going through motor oil. We can remember years when we barely had to add oil to any test car between service visits. Something has changed. We think most consumers don’t want to pop the hood and add oil between oil changes. Those...
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As an appliance, the Fisker Karma is rough around the edges As an appliance, the Fisker Karma is rough around the edges
The Porsche Panamera: a really fast washing machine? Jaguar XJL: a leather-lined toaster? Audi A8: an aluminum-crafted blender made for the autobahn? This is one way to interpret comments by Tony Posawatz, the new CEO of Fisker Automotive, in response to our recent (and uncomplimentary) review of the...
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Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer Reports Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer Reports
The striking Fisker Karma extended-range electric car has turned heads for months in our test program, from its distinctive design to its sci-fi hum soundtrack. During that time we’ve experienced far more than our share of frustrations. And in the final tally, the Karma scores a failing grade....
Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer Reports »
Fisker Q&A reveals other owners face Karma challenges, solutions are promised Fisker Q&A reveals other owners face Karma challenges, solutions are promised
Last week, Fisker held an online townhall meeting for Karma owners to address potential questions and concerns. As a Karma owner, we were invited to this digital meeting and later received the minutes that included several questions and answers related to our own documented experiences with the car....
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Recall: 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain for bad tire pressure monitoring systems Recall: 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain for bad tire pressure monitoring systems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The cross-over vehicles from General Motors have tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that fail to comply with federal safety standards. TPMS computers are designed...
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Study: Texting while driving doubles reaction times Study: Texting while driving doubles reaction times
There are plenty of results from lab tests of drivers in car simulators that highlight the dangers of texting while driving. But researchers at Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute put rubber to the road to show exactly how risky is distracted driving. Forty-two drivers, from...
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Summer driving: 10 teen safety tips Summer driving: 10 teen safety tips
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and that risk climbs even higher during the summer months. More free time, relaxed parental curfews, and less supervision overall combine to create a higher risk for teen driving accidents and deaths when school is out. In 2009, more teens died in...
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Toyota recalls 82,200 hybrid Highlander and Lexus SUVs Toyota recalls 82,200 hybrid Highlander and Lexus SUVs
Toyota announced today it is voluntarily issuing a recall for more than 80,000 of its Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h sport utility vehicles sold in the U.S. The SUVs contain faulty electronics that may cause the vehicles’ hybrid drive systems to fail. In its recall notice, the fault lies...
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1999 TOYOTA AVALON RECALL 1999 TOYOTA AVALON RECALL
Toyota has announced that they are recalling certain models Sport Utility vehicles, mini vans and passenger vehicles equipped with a theft deterrent systems (TDS) supplied by Audiovox Corporation and distributed by Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc. in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North...
1999 TOYOTA AVALON RECALL »
Detailed Reliability data pinpoints problems Detailed Reliability data pinpoints problems
Ever want even more insight into the problems reported through our Annual Auto Survey? A new feature online gives ConsumerReports.org Cars Best Deals Plus subscribers access to the most frequent problems behind the familiar trouble spots featured online and in our print publications. That extra level...
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