* To Find Out If There Is A Recall On Your Vehicle, visit www.safercar.gov/vinlookup.

* To Find Our The MSRP And The Invoice Cost Of Any New-Vehicle, Check Out Our New-Car Pricing Guide.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Toyota And JeffCars.com Join Forces To Bring Summer Safety Travel Tips


Summer is here! Vacation plans have been made and families are packing up their vehicles for summer road trips. To help families get to their destinations without incident, automotive industry expert Jeff Fortson, editor of JeffCars.com, partners with the number one automaker in the minority community -Toyota-  to make summer travel safer.

Research shows 45 percent of Americans take summer vacations, with 91 percent of traveling in personal vehicles, creating a greater opportunity for more collisions.

Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children and young adults ages 5 to 24. Only one in four child car sets in the U. S. is properly installed.

Seatbelt safety is a major way to prevent accidents, particularly for children.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring: A Distinctive And Sporty Family Sedan



Highlight: This is the only vehicle in the segment that uses a rotary dial system similar to what can be found in BMW and the Hyundai Genesis sedan to control the infotainment system.

Test vehicle’s MSRP: $33,395 (base model $22,315)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; a traction control system; a hill launch assist system; rain-sensing windshield wipers; heated side mirrors; an automatic dimming driver’s side mirror; a rearview camera; an electronic parking brake; automatic headlights; LED foglights; and LED taillights

Standard Equipment (Grand Touring): 19-inch wheels; a push button keyless starter system; a keyless entry system; a 7-inch touchscreen; a rear lip spoiler; leather seats; power heated front seats with driver’s memory setting; paddle shifters; power moonroof; and a dual zone ventilation system

Monday, June 29, 2015

Recall Mondays: Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Mitsubishi And Subaru Owners Are In The Hot Seat


1. MANUFACTURER: Ford Motor Company

NO. OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 393,623

SUMMARY:
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What Is An All-Electric Vehicle Worth On The Used Car Market?

2014 BMW i3
MSRP New -- $41,350 to $50k
Used Car Price -- $28,000 and up



2014 Nissan Leaf
MSRP New -- $30,000 to $35,000
Used Car Prices -- $13,000 and up


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 Kia Soul EV: The Brand’s First All-Electric Vehicle


Highlights: The Kia Soul EV has a fuel range of 93 miles, one of the best for a non premium vehicle in the segment. The Kia Soul EV is only available in select geographical areas.

Test vehicle’s MSRP: $36,625 (Base Model starts at $34,525)

Current Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 (Visit fueleconomy.gov for the latest details.)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; electronic brake distribution; electronic stability control; a rear view camera; a tire mobility kit; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Monday, June 22, 2015

11 Reasons Why Car Buyers Should Consider Shifting Towards Electric Vehicles



  1. No oil changes and no oil leaks in the driveway, since there is no motor in the vehicle.
  2. One's hands no longer smells like fuel, after pumping, since there is no gas tank.
  3. No state emissions test are every required.
  4. Always has access to state HOV lanes, even if there is only occupant in the vehicle, minimizing the amount of time being stuck in traffic.
  5. VIP Parking. Charging Stations are usually located near the front of the building like in the case of designated handicapped parking areas.