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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled for leaky coolant hose, fire risk

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015The 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV has been recalled to fix a faulty coolant hose that could spring a leak and create a fire risk. Documents filed with the NHTSA last month and published this week show that 34,006 XC90 models are affected. The Swedish automaker said the heat and humidity could cause the engine-side coolant bleeder hose to breakdown...

Honda CR-V recall, Mercedes-Benz GLE580 unveiled, Rivian R1T Overland concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda CR-V119K 2019 Honda CR-V crossover SUVs recalled to fix airbags Honda will recall its popular CR-V crossover SUV to address sharp metal within a steering wheel that could damage wiring related to the driver's airbag and prevent it from deploying, federal documents said Thursday. Non-profit petitions feds to reject GM's steering wheel-less car...

Lexus makes Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa available on recent models for $199

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)Owners of a handful of recent Lexus cars and crossover SUVs now have the option to upgrade their infotainment system software to include Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility—for a price. DON'T MISS: 2019 Lexus UX crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS The luxury automaker said on its website that its dealers can install...

119K 2019 Honda CR-V crossover SUVs recalled to fix airbags

2019 Honda CR-VHonda will recall its popular CR-V crossover SUV to address sharp metal within a steering wheel that could damage wiring related to the driver's airbag and prevent it from deploying, federal documents said Thursday. Honda has received dozens of complaints about driver's airbags that did not deploy correctly due to damaged wiring harnesses. The...

Nonprofit petitions feds to reject GM's steering wheel-less car exemption request

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San FranciscoIn a petition to the NHTSA, the Center for Auto Safety said that General Motors would use "unsuspecting motorists or pedestrians as guinea pigs" if the automaker is allowed to test self-driving cars without steering wheels or pedals on public roads. The nonprofit advocacy group claimed Monday in a release that both the automaker and the NHTSA have...

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