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Nissan Recalls 220K Altimas Because Hoods Are Only Suppose To Fly Up In The Movies

The only time you might expect to see the hood of a car fly up while driving down the road is in an action movie. But for hundreds of thousands of Nissan Altima owners that scenario could happen at just about anytime, and that’s a big problem. [More]

Nissan Expands Recall For Vehicles With Possibly Defective Takata Airbags

Nissan Expands Recall For Vehicles With Possibly Defective Takata Airbags

In a year marred by vehicle recalls, Nissan remained relatively under the radar with fewer than 500,000 cars recalled. But that changed on Saturday when the car company expanded a previous recall over defective Takata-produced airbags, bringing its total to more than 664,000. [More]

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Mazda, Honda And Nissan Issue Recalls Of Nearly 3 Million Vehicles Related To Faulty Airbag Deployment

Nearly 3 million more Nissan, Mazda and Honda vehicles have been recalled related to potentially faulty, and painful, airbag deployment issues that are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [More]

4 Popular Cars That Aren’t Worth Your Money

4 Popular Cars That Aren’t Worth Your Money

While you’d like to think you can’t go wrong with a middle-of-the-road vehicle from a well-known car company, sometimes you’re still not getting the most for your car-buying dollar. [More]

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Defective Airbags Following Numerous Recalls

Just a day after Toyota re-issued a 2013 recall because shrapnel could fly toward passengers when the airbag deploys, federal regulators opened an investigation into whether the airbags used by five automakers could hurt people in the event of a crash. [More]

NHTSA Probing Possible Brake Failure Issue On 200K Nissan Vehicles

NHTSA Probing Possible Brake Failure Issue On 200K Nissan Vehicles

When depressing the brake pedal, you expect your car to slow down, stop and then stay stopped until you lift your foot. But that apparently isn’t happening in some Nissan vehicles and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiated an investigation into the issue. [More]

What Could Possibly Be Inside Car-Sized Amazon Locker With A Nissan Logo On It?

What Could Possibly Be Inside Car-Sized Amazon Locker With A Nissan Logo On It?

Yet again, Amazon and Nissan have teamed up to bring the world a mystery involving an enormous Amazon-branded container out in public. Last time, the massive Amazon box on a flatbed truck contained a Nissan Versa, which was a great cross-promotion. What could be inside the mysterious giant Amazon locker in San Francisco? Maybe the Nissan logo on one side provides a clue. [More]

Nissan Touts First Self-Cleaning Car After Testing Water, Mud Resistant Paint

Nissan Touts First Self-Cleaning Car After Testing Water, Mud Resistant Paint

I think it’s safe to say that it’s been at least a year since I last washed my car. Not that it doesn’t need it; I just rarely drive and can’t seem to find the time to actually run it through a car wash. But if a new paint being tested at Nissan takes off, none of us would have to worry about washing our cars again. [More]

Nissan Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Because Passenger Airbags Should Deploy In An Accident

Nissan Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Because Passenger Airbags Should Deploy In An Accident

The average adult weighs about 155 pounds. That should be enough for a vehicle to determine if an adult is sitting in the front passenger seat, right? Apparently not in the case of more than one million recently recalled Nissan vehicles. [More]

Nissan Recalls More Than 13,000 Frontier Trucks, Because No One Likes Their Vehicle To Catch Fire

Nissan Recalls More Than 13,000 Frontier Trucks, Because No One Likes Their Vehicle To Catch Fire

Another week, another vehicle recall. This time Nissan is recalling more than 13,000 Frontier trucks for a potential fire risk. [More]

Nissan Scolded For Ad Showing Truck Doing The Impossible

Nissan Scolded For Ad Showing Truck Doing The Impossible

You may remember the car ad from a couple years back in which a Nissan Frontier comes to the rescue of a stranded dune buggy, muscling up the mountain of sand and pushing the buggy over the top. The Federal Trade Commission believes that this sort of thing — showing off a feature of a vehicle that does not exist — is deceptive, and has slapped both the car company and the ad agency on the wrists over it. [More]

Mini Cars Are Mega Failures In New Crash Test Results

Mini Cars Are Mega Failures In New Crash Test Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (better known as the people that get paid to smash cars into walls) recently put 11 mini cars — including well-known models like the Fiat 500, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Prius C — through its newest form of crash-testing. The results were not good, with only one of the tested vehicles earning an overall “Acceptable” rating. [More]

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Should Nissan Leaf Driver Have Been Arrested For “Stealing” $.05 Worth Of Electricity From Public Outlet?

An Atlanta-area man admits that he didn’t have permission to charge up his Nissan Leaf outside a local middle school while waiting for his son to finish tennis practice on a Saturday, but he also believes he shouldn’t have been arrested for using about 5 cents worth of electricity from a publicly available outlet. [More]

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Toyota, Honda & Nissan Recall 3.4M Vehicles Because Air Bags Need To Work

The thing about car air bags is it’s quite necessary that they deploy at the right time. Which is why the Japanese maker of safety gear is at the center of a recall of more than three million vehicles, scattered across the Honda, Toyota and Nissan brands. Those companies all have cars that could have defective airbag inflators, causing airbags to possibly deploy abnormally in a crash. [More]

Who Is To Blame When Car Dealer Sells $62K Nissan To Man With Dementia?

Who Is To Blame When Car Dealer Sells $62K Nissan To Man With Dementia?

A woman in California has a brand new, extras-packed Nissan Murano convertible worth a whopping $62,130 sitting unused in her garage. Why? Because she says the car dealership should never have sold the vehicle to her husband, who has been diagnosed with dementia. [More]

The Electric Car Gets Its Revenge

The Electric Car Gets Its Revenge

Last night I caught an advance screening of a new documentary, “Revenge of the Electric Car.” It’s by the same director who did “Who Killed The Electric Car?” except this story ends in triumph instead of tragedy. [More]

Nissan Developing Car That Guesses When You're About To Make A Turn

Nissan Developing Car That Guesses When You're About To Make A Turn

Nissan is collaborating with the same batch of Swiss scientists that developed a wheelchair users can move with their brain to make a car that “reads your mind.” [More]

Nissan Recalls My Car But Then Refuses To Take It Back

Nissan Recalls My Car But Then Refuses To Take It Back

It’s really very responsible when a car company like Nissan lets its customers know there is a safety problem with their vehicles, and issues a recall. But what happens when they won’t take the recalled car back, for no reason anyone can figure out, including Nissan? [More]