Toyota recalls nearly 1.9M RAV4s to fix batteries that can move during hard turns and cause a fire

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling nearly 1.9 million RAV4 small SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem with batteries that can move during forceful turns and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers certain RAV4s from the 2013 through 2018 model years. Toyota said in a statement that some replacement 12-volt batteries used in the S...

GM's Cruise to resume robotaxi tests on city roads in coming weeks, Bloomberg reports

(Reuters) -General Motors' self-driving car unit Cruise is preparing to resume testing its robotaxis on public roads with safety drivers in the coming weeks, with Houston and Dallas as potential locations, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Cruise suspended its U.S. operations in October after an incident in San Francisco, where one of its robotaxis dragged a pedestrian struck by another car.

American classic cars take over the streets of Havana in annual rally

Classic American cars that one would expect to see in museums in the United States raced in the streets of Havana during the annual Classic and Antique Cars Rally. (Dec. 4) (AP Video/Osvaldo Angulo and Milexsy Duran)

This Rare Automatic Husqvarna Dirt Bike Just Sold For $6K

Automatics are becoming more common with the rise of electric bikes, but Husky got there decades ago.

The best anti-theft devices for cars and trucks

Not sure where to start when it comes to securing your vehicle? From heavy-duty wheel locks to smart alarms, these products provide a robust defense against potential threats.

US should block cheap Chinese auto imports from Mexico, US makers say

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. government should block the import of low-cost Chinese autos and parts from Mexico, a U.S. manufacturing advocacy group said on Friday, warning they could threaten the viability of American car companies. "The introduction of cheap Chinese autos - which are so inexpensive because they are backed with the power and funding of the Chinese

The best modern Audis ever made

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China boosts Volkswagen's January deliveries, up 13%

(Reuters) - Volkswagen on Friday said group deliveries rose 13.3% in January to 698,200 vehicles, with China the leading growth region. The German automaker's sales in China jumped 43%, while the group saw the biggest decline in its "Asia-Pacific Rest" region with 16.3%. Sales rose by 8.2% in Central and Eastern Europe. The strong growth in the Chinese market was partly thanks to a very low

At this open-pit gold mine in northeastern Ontario, the trucks drive themselves

The Côté Gold open-pit mine in northeastern Ontario is using autonomous trucks and drilling rigs to improve productivity and reduce the number of people working in it.

Hyundai, Kia recall over 600,000 cars, owners urged to park outdoors

The Hyundai and Kia cars included in the recall are at risk of catching on fire, even when parked and turned off.

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Edmunds: Big country, big wheels, small budget. Here are 5 five new off-roaders easy on the wallet

Getting away and into America’s outdoor spaces can go a long way to making life more enjoyable. But what if you need to drive on some off-road trails to get to your destination? Luckily, there are some new vehicles that can serve as relatively inexpensive daily transportation as well as a means for in-the-dirt recreation. While there’s understandab...

Intriguing Junkyard Discoveries of Roswell, New Mexico

The charming junkyard gems of Roswell, New Mexico

Self-driving cars might appear in UK as soon as 2026, Transport Secretary

Self-driving cars could appear on the UK's roads as soon as 2026, according to Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper, Bloomberg and The Guardian report. Although full autonomous vehicles are currently not allowed on UK roads, the government is in the process of passing the Automated Vehicles (AV) legislation through parliament. Harper says t...

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GM to lay off 1,300 Michigan workers amid vehicle production cuts

General Motors is set to lay off 1,314 employees at two Michigan factories due to changes in production plans for certain vehicles. These layoffs are connected to the company's shift towards electric vehicle manufacturing, according to CNBC. GM's Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township will see 945 job cuts starting January 1, following the company'...

New car models 2024 - Top 8 most anticipated cars

Automotive experts and journalists claim that 2024 will be a real breakthrough in new products from various companies. And while the trend for electric cars is gaining momentum, manufacturers are still focusing on cars with traditional fuel engines. The British magazine Mirror presents the 8 most anticipated cars in 2024. Kia EV9 Kia's EV9 could be...

US expands probe into Ford engine failures to include two motors and nearly 709,000 vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety investigators have expanded a probe into Ford Motor Co. engine failures to include nearly 709,000 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also said in documents posted Monday on its website that it upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis, a step closer to a recall. The investigation...

Drive a Honda or Acura? Almost 300K vehicles impacted by fuel pump recall

Roughly 300,000 Honda and Acura vehicles in Canada will be recalled due to a fuel pump issue that could increase the risk of 'crash or injury,' Honda Canada says.

Greatest cars ever made with pop-up headlights

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The junkyard treasures of CTC Auto Ranch, Texas

The junkyard treasures of CTC Auto Ranch, Texas

World's finest junkyard? Gems from L&L Classic in Wendell, Idaho

The world’s finest junkyard? Gems from L&L Classic Auto in Wendell, Idaho

Vehicle theft a focus of 2024 Canadian International AutoShow

The 2024 Canadian International AutoShow has rolled into Toronto, showcasing some of the latest and greatest new vehicles. The event arrives as Canadians and the federal government are grappling with a rise in auto thefts. Nivrita Ganguly reports.

America’s grandest auto company? The Rise and Fall of Packard

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Driverless cars covered 5x more test miles in California in 2023

(This Feb. 2 story has been corrected to remove the word ‘Chinese’ from paragraph 9) By Abhirup Roy SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Completely driverless vehicles traveled nearly 3.3 million miles in California last year, over five times the previous year's total, even as concerns rose in the wake of a Cruise robotaxi accident, state data on vehicle testing released on Friday showed. General Motors'

How to protect yourself from vehicle theft amid an ‘epidemic’ in Canada

According to industry estimates, Ontario saw a 48.3 per cent increase in auto thefts from 2021 to 2022, with Atlantic Canada reporting nearly 35 per cent.

2024 Genesis G70 First Drive: New Engine, Same Old Excellence

Auto123 gets in a first drive of the 2024 Genesis G70. Phoenix, AZ – Why is Genesis making such a deal about this new 2024 edition of the G70, exactly? Why were we gathered under the Arizona sunshine to drive the newest iteration on the road and on the track? On the surface, the answer to those questions is not obvious. Yes, the luxury car is getting a few updates for 2024 – a tweaked back end here, a new frameless rearview mirror there – but...

Huawei starts new smart system company for autos as it conquers market

A Chinese tech giant Huawei has recently established a new company for creating intelligent car systems, Shenzhen Yinwang Intelligent Technology Co Ltd, as part of its expanding efforts to enter the automotive industry, according to CNN. The new firm, fully owned by Huawei, will focus on making and selling smart car systems and equipment. It was in...

China has nudged Japan aside as No. 1 auto exporter, Japanese data show

TOKYO (AP) — Data from a Japanese auto industry association show that China overtook Japan as the world’s largest vehicle exporter last year. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Japan exported 4.42 million vehicles in 2023, up 16% from a year earlier, while domestic auto sales totaled nearly 4.78 million vehicles. According to f...

Off-Road 'Mini-Tank' With Self-Inflating Tires and Swim Capabilities for Sale on Auction Site

The dense-looking Sherp Pro 1000 which seems to be more wheel than car has gone on auction with bidding starting at $75,000. has learned that perhaps the most outstanding feature of the vehicle is that along with it’s all-terrain capacity, it has self-inflating tires. The highlights of this unique vehicle, as noted on the Cars & Bids site...

Brazil sustainability rules should not make cars more expensive, Volkswagen says

By Alberto Alerigi Jr. SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's new incentive program to promote investment in sustainability by the country's auto sector needs to avoid making vehicles more expensive, Volkswagen's head of Brazil Ciro Possobom said. Late last year, the Brazilian government introduced general guidelines for its Mover automotive program, which is set to give tax breaks to automakers that

The Triumphs and Disasters of nameplate revivals

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Honda recalls nearly 250K vehicles because bearing can fail and cause engines to run poorly or stall

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in the U.S. because bearings can fail, causing the engines to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs and Odyssey minivans and some 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks. Also affected are certain 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX cars and some...

Listen To A Turbo Hayabusa Hybrid VW Pickup Project Run For The First Time

Months of hard work is starting to come together on this monster of a hybrid Hayabusa build.

Far Beyond Ordinary: Treasures of the Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

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Electric vehicles: money savers, or money pit?

Chris Blay had a decision to make in September 2021. The senior network architect was a longtime Audi driver, but with his latest lease coming up, Blay became interested in the Teslas filling the roads. “Tesla released the Model 3, and it was meant to appeal to the premium mid-range market,” Blay says. “Since we had another gas car for longer distance trips, I decided we could get an electric vehicle and Tesla was my preferred car.” Switching...

Businesses transitioning to electric fleets need to take careful consideration

TORONTO — Some businesses in Canada are embarking on a journey to transition their vehicle fleets to meet zero-emissions goals, but experts say the road ahead isn't going to be easy. The move to cleaner transport and delivery vehicles comes with its own set of challenges that might not always be apparent right off the bat, panellists at an event ab...

Liberals devote $28M to beef up fight against stolen car exports on eve of summit

OTTAWA — The federal government is earmarking $28 million in new money to help fight the export of stolen vehicles. The Liberal government said Wednesday the money will give the Canada Border Services Agency more capacity to detect and search containers with pilfered autos. The funding will also enhance collaboration and information sharing with pa...

Tesla recalls over two million vehicles, but it needs to address confusing marketing

On Dec. 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a recall regarding Autosteer, a feature included in Tesla’s semi-autonomous suite Autopilot, because “there may be an increased risk of a collision.” The recall, which affects over two million vehicles in the United States, is a watershed moment in modern automotive history, as it affects nearly every Tesla on the road in the U.S. Transport Canada extended the recall to 193,000 Tesla...

Ultra-exclusive 2025 Audi RS 6 Avant GT headed to Canada

When Audi gives one of its models the performance treatment, it offers it as an S model; if it wants to go beyond that, it adds even more to turn it into an RS. For the A6 Avant – “Avant” being the brand’s term for a wagon – that means you can opt for the A6 Allroad S ; or head on up to the RS 6 Avant Performance . But later this year there will be a step above that , as the Audi RS 6 Avant GT rolls out with a roar. We’ve only gotten a look-see...

US new vehicle sales rise 12% as buyers shake off high prices, interest rates, and auto strikes

DETROIT (AP) — Undeterred by high prices, rising interest rates, autoworker strikes and a computer-chip shortage that slowed assembly lines, American consumers still bought 15.6 million new vehicles last year, 12% more than in 2022, the biggest increase in more than a decade. Yet sales still haven’t returned to the 17 million rate in the years befo...

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global Auto Conference in New York that the company always took pride in its rela...

2025 Audi S3 Prototype uses new tech to cut out understeer

Fast Audis have always had a one large, un-ignorable problem with them: understeer. I don’t know if this trait was designed in for the preservation of ham-fisted drivers like myself; or is an inherent flaw of a forward-biased AWD system, but Audis have long had a habit of turning into Homer Simpson’s “Mr. Plow” during hard cornering. Listen, Audis, it’s not me, it’s u—and the “u” stands for “understeer.” But during a trip to Oman in the fall of...

California lawmakers call for stricter regulation of autonomous vehicles

By Abhirup Roy (Reuters) - California lawmakers and labor unions rallied on Monday to call for laws to not allow autonomous trucks without human drivers, amid rising safety concerns after accidents involving self-driving taxis from General Motors and Alphabet. A robotaxi from Alphabet's Waymo was torched by people celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, marking the most destructive attack so

Time to Buy These 2 Cheap Auto Stocks Now Before the Economy Roars Back to Speed?

Magna International (TSX:MG) and Linamar (TSX:LNR) shares could fare well if the economy rebounds over the next few years. The post Time to Buy These 2 Cheap Auto Stocks Now Before the Economy Roars Back to Speed? appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.

VinFast recalls nearly 6,000 units in Vietnam to replace switch

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast is recalling nearly 6,000 of its VF 5 cars sold in the domestic market to replace the combination switch, the company said on Tuesday. The vehicles being recalled were manufactured from March to December last year, it said in a statement. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty)

The Interesting Junkyard Discoveries of Sonny’s Auto Repair in Blaine, Tennessee

One of America's best-kept secrets is an unassuming salvage yard complete with six decades of history

Transformers: Cars that changed into something quite different

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