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Jeep Owners Sue for Flaw That May Have Killed Star Trek Actor

Suit claims Fiat Chrysler should have done more to remedy gear shift issue

(Newser) - First came last year's hefty $105 million fine for recall lapses affecting more than 11 million vehicles. Then came the death Sunday of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin , whose recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled and pinned him, per Jalopnik . Now Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have lobbed a class-action lawsuit against... More »

Hackers Hijack a Jeep —From 10 Miles Away

Downside of cars that resemble smartphones? Control can be grabbed

(Newser) - In a stunt arranged by Wired , two "security researchers" hacked their way into a Jeep Cherokee carrying writer Andy Greenberg in St. Louis and, from a basement 10 miles away, took over the vehicle and steered it into a ditch. And it's not a one-off. Charlie Miller and... More »

Chrysler Refuses to Recall Jeeps Over Fuel Tank Fires

NHTSA urges automaker to recall 2.7M vehicles

(Newser) - Chrysler has rejected the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request to recall 2.7 million older Jeeps, saying that it believes the agency's concerns about fuel tank fires are unfounded. The NHTSA asked Chrysler to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys after a probe into... More »

Car With Highest Injury Rate Is ...

Toyota Yaris, with Suzuki SX4 right behind

(Newser) - Driving a Toyota Yaris? Be cautious: At 28.5 injury claims for every 1,000 of the vehicles insured, the car boasts the worst rate of any vehicle, says a new study. The runner-up was the Suzuki SX4, with 26.6 injury claims per 1,000 insured vehicles, the Los ... More »

10 Cars That Changed Our Lives

Forbes compiles autos that changed the world

(Newser) - Cars can create or symbolize profound change—in lifestyle, financial status, and even forms of government. Forbes looks at 10 that changed the world:
  1. Toyota Prius. The flagship model for all hybrids, the Prius opened people's minds to the ugly environmental impact of driving. It remains the world's best-selling hybrid
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SUV Apocalypse Nears

Sales fall off as Americans opt for leaner, greener cars

(Newser) - America’s obsession with super-size cars seems to be running out of gas. The Daily Green reports on the seven signs of the SUV apocalypse:
  1. The numbers: Sales of small cars were up 11% in the first half of the year, while SUV and truck sales were down by 14%
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2008's Most Overpriced Vehicles

Dodge Ram pickup tops Forbes' list

(Newser) - Don’t be fooled by a dealer discount when buying a new car—it might just be a sign that the car is priced too high to begin with. Forbes names the vehicles it finds the most overpriced:
  1. Dodge Ram 1500
  2. Mercury Grand Marquis
  3. Ford F-150
  4. Dodge Durango
  5. GMC Envoy
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