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Toyota Wants You to Stay Safe on the Road This Summer

Toyota Wants You to Stay Safe on the Road This Summer

As the weather heats up, many of us are thinking of one thing only: vacation. Perhaps you plan on hitting the Caribbean for a cruise, or flying to some exotic locale across the globe. But many of us prefer to enjoy what the good ol’ US of A has to offer, and what more perfect […]

 Timothy Moore

Takata Airbag Recall Nearly Doubles to 34 Million

Takata Airbag Recall Nearly Doubles to 34 Million

Forget the GM recall debacle of 2014; the Takata airbag recall is the big story that has drivers everywhere pissed off, and rightly so. The issue dates back a whole 15 years, and only now is it starting to be addressed. Takata, an airbag supplier, made the announcement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Chevy Plans on Selling Every 2015 Colorado Produced

Chevy Plans on Selling Every 2015 Colorado Produced

Since going on sale in November of last year, the 2015 Chevy Colorado has sold well, particularly in the urban, big city markets that GM is targeting. Yet the Colorado is still a distant second in sales to the dominant Toyota Tacoma, which sold 38,711 units to the Colorado’s 16,937 from November through January. But that […]

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Honda ASIMO Visits Dubai, Meets Global Leaders He will Overthrow

Honda ASIMO Visits Dubai, Meets Global Leaders He will Overthrow

Honda ASIMO, the world’s most visible specter of the coming singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence software becomes self-aware and turns on its human masters in bloody conflict—is visiting Dubai this week for The Government Summit: “Shaping Future Governments.” An annual event that runs from February 9th to 11th, the summit put ASIMO in contact with […]

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Right Hand Drive Chevy Camaro SS in the Works for India?

Right Hand Drive Chevy Camaro SS in the Works for India?

Due to the government’s high import taxes, you rarely see American muscle cars on the streets of India. However, there have been rumors that Ford is looking to launch the Mustang in India, and now the latest report suggests that Chevrolet may have thrown its hat into the ring, as well. Motoroids is claiming that […]

 Patrick Grieve

NHTSA Awards Honda $70 Million Fine

NHTSA Awards Honda $70 Million Fine

In addition to a five-star rating for the 2015 Fit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also awarded Honda a $70 million fine, which the company earned by “failing to report deaths, injuries, and certain warranty claims to the federal government.” The Japanese automaker got hit with the NHTSA’s maximum fine of $35 million… […]

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Reactions to Record-High 2014 Hyundai Sales Figures

Reactions to Record-High 2014 Hyundai Sales Figures

What’s with all the Hyundai-hating? Sure, the automaker might have miscalculated its fuel efficiency ratings, but that seems to have gotten a disproportionate amount of backlash from critics. In a year of numerous safety recalls, deadly airbags, and unintended acceleration, some fudged numbers are hardly comparable. Many will try to convince you that Hyundai’s success […]

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Honda Airbag Recall Expands to 5.4 Million Vehicles

Honda Airbag Recall Expands to 5.4 Million Vehicles

After stating their intentions to do so in a congressional hearing last Friday, Honda has now officially and voluntarily expanded its recall of vehicles which contain faulty Takata airbags. Today the once-regional Honda airbag recall expands nationwide to cover approximately 5.4 million vehicles. Honda has been working with Takata and the NHTSA to remove and […]

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Nationwide Honda Airbag Recall Announced at Congressional Hearing

Nationwide Honda Airbag Recall Announced at Congressional Hearing

While Japanese airbag manufacturing company Takata continues to defy the NHTSA’s mandated nationwide recall, instead insisting that recalls are only needed in high-humidity areas where the climate makes their defective driver-side airbags more likely to explode, Honda has taken it upon itself to fix the issue. Speaking before the US House Committee on Energy and […]

 Patrick Grieve

Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall On Its Way

Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall On Its Way

Although the Japanese company Takata has insisted that its faulty, exploding airbags are only really explodey in humid climates, such as Florida, there has been mounting pressure for Takata to recall and fix all of the 14 million affected vehicles; not just the 4.1 million covered by the US regional recall. Now the National Highway […]

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Conan Pokes Fun at Hyundai MPG Estimates with Spoof Ad

Conan Pokes Fun at Hyundai MPG Estimates with Spoof Ad

It’s disheartening seeing the majority of Hyundai news passing through the circuit this month being about the legal scuffle with the EPA concerning Hyundai MPG estimates. Considering the Korean automaker’s a generally-solid brand with respectable products, both the consumers and the automaker feel the sting of the EPA lawsuit. Despite Ford, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz all enduring […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Canyonero Hybrid

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Canyonero Hybrid

The LA Auto Show isn’t for another 11 days, and though we know that there will be a multitude of reveals there, it’s going to be awful hard for anybody to top the revelation of the Canyonero Hybrid on last night’s episode of The Simpsons.  Jalopnik’s resident eagle eye Jason Torchinsky spotted a billboard proudly […]

 Catherine Hiles

10 Scariest Cars in the World

10 Scariest Cars in the World

Here at The News Wheel, we’re huge Halloween fans. Although we’ll be hard at work delivering the latest automotive news today, tonight you’ll find us handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, checking out our local haunted houses, or even attending Trunk or Treat festivities with our families. But before we do all that, it’s time to […]

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NHTSA Chief, David Friedman, May Be on the Outs

NHTSA Chief, David Friedman, May Be on the Outs

This year has not been an easy one for vehicle recalls. Nearly every major automaker has suffered hundreds of thousands of recalls, and we the people are getting pretty frustrated with the carmakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So is the Obama administration, rumor has it, as Automotive News is reporting that the […]

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Majority of Car Owners in China Want German Cars

Majority of Car Owners in China Want German Cars

There were already signs that China’s auto industry was struggling to attract native car buyers looking for a cheap, local car. Back in April, we saw drastic changes surrounding the Beijing Auto Show, as brands began closing models to refocus on other Now, those signs are becoming even more apparent as a new study is shared with […]

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Chevy Sells 1 Millionth Spark Worldwide

Chevy Sells 1 Millionth Spark Worldwide

Chevrolet has reached an important milestone for its supermini car: in a rather brief time, the automaker has sold its 1 millionth Spark worldwide. The Chevy Spark is currently sold in 71 markets, including right here in the good old US of A. Also among those markets is India, where the Spark is actually sold […]

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Mary Barra Visited India to Highlight Its Industry Importance

Mary Barra Visited India to Highlight Its Industry Importance

This week, GM CEO Mary Barra visited India for what GM calls “fact-finding,” as the automotive industry prepares for India to become a much larger player in the market. In fact, General Motors anticipates that India will be among the world’s three largest automotive markets by 2020, despite its current low vehicle population. The young […]

 Kyle Johnson

2002-04 Saturn Vue Latest Ignition Switch Recall

2002-04 Saturn Vue Latest Ignition Switch Recall

Just when you thought it was safe to get back behind the wheel of a Saturn Vue… Now that I’ve gotten that terrible Jaws pun out of the way, General Motors has announced a recall for 312,000 more vehicles. Most prominent among this number is the Saturn Vue, of which GM has recalled 202,115 model […]