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]

Nissan Recalls 196,000 Older SUVs Over Possible Steering Loss Problems

Nissan Recalls 196,000 Older SUVs Over Possible Steering Loss Problems

If you’ve got a 10-year-old Nissan Pathfinder or Infinit QX4 sitting in your driveway, you might want to pay attention. Nissan has recalled nearly 200,000 of these vehicles over concerns that accumulated road salt and water could cause a loss of steering. [More]

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Our test-happy kin at Consumer Reports have released their annual auto issue, which means it’s time for the magazine’s list of its top picks in 10 categories. [More]

Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

If you bought or leased a new car in the Toyota family from Jan 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003, you could get some cash in a new class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and the Canadian Automobile Dealer’s Association (CADA) to keep Canadian car exports out of the states and raise prices for American consumers. [More]

Nissan Leaf Scores 99 MPGe EPA Rating

Nissan Leaf Scores 99 MPGe EPA Rating

People have been wondering how the EPA would rate the Nissan Leaf. The normal “miles per gallon” didn’t make sense because the car uses electricity, not gas. The results are finally in, and the vehicle has scored a 99 MPGe. That stands for “Miles Per Gallon equivalent.” [More]

Nissan Recalls 2 Million Cars Worldwide Over Ignition Issues

Nissan Recalls 2 Million Cars Worldwide Over Ignition Issues

October continues to be a bad month for the auto industry. Following recalls from Toyota and Honda over braking issues, and BMW because of fuel pump failures, Nissan has announced a massive recall of 2.14 million vehicles for problems with the ignition. [More]

How To Give An Electric An MPG When They Don't Run On Gas?

How To Give An Electric An MPG When They Don't Run On Gas?

Cruising the electric cars on the showroom floor, consumers could soon be faced with an array of new numbers and stats on the piece of paper in the car window. Until now we’ve just had the traditional city vs highway MPG, but how do you give a rating that makes sense to car that doesn’t run on gas? [More]

GM Hires Former Hyundai Marketing Guru To Bail Out Its Image

GM Hires Former Hyundai Marketing Guru To Bail Out Its Image

Following the media drubbing of their not-exactly-true “We paid the government back” ad, GM has snatched the marketing whiz who most recently help Hyundai burnish its public image. [More]

Consumer Reports Picks Top Cars In 10 Categories

Consumer Reports Picks Top Cars In 10 Categories

In the April issue of Consumer Reports, they announce their top picks for vehicles in 10 separate categories, from Family Sedan to Green Car to Pickup Truck to Best Car Overall. This year, that title belongs to the Lexus LS 460L. [More]