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Edmunds.com Sues Website Over Bogus Reviews

Site says one source posted 60 reviews

(Newser) - Car website Edmunds.com is taking a stand against bogus online reviews. The company is suing a firm it says created 60 fake reviews of about two dozen car dealerships, the Los Angeles Times reports. Humankind, which runs GlowingReviews.co , was behind some 2,000 Edmunds member accounts, according to... More »

The Next Amazon: Edmunds.com?

Site offers 'Price Promise' to demystify car-buying experience

(Newser) - Add Edmunds.com to the list of companies dreaming of emulating Amazon's success. With last year's quiet launch of a service called Price Promise, the car shopping website is trying to "be as close as possible to Amazon.com for the automotive experience," president Seth Berkowitz... More »

Feds Demand System to Ensure Brakes Work

Brake override proposal a response to Toyota, Lexus crashes

(Newser) - Are you terrified of your car suddenly and uncontrollably accelerating, Toyota-style ? Well, federal regulators are at last moving to put your mind at ease. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put forward a proposal to require all new vehicles to include a brake override system , the LA Times... More »

Feds Open Inquiry Into Fusion, Milan Floor Mats

All-weather mats may trap accelerator pedal

(Newser) - Another automaker is under investigation for possible floor mat trouble. This time it's Ford, the subject of an NHTSA inquiry into its Fusion and Mercury Milan models. The agency has received complaints that the automaker's rubber, all-weather mats could trap accelerator pedals, reports the Detroit Free Press . Unlike previous incidents... More »

Solve Toyota's Acceleration Problem, Win a Cool $1M

Edmunds.com notes that Toyota itself isn't sure if problem's really fixed

(Newser) - Edmunds.com is offering a $1 million prize for anyone who can replicate, diagnose, and fix Toyota’s unintended acceleration problem. Sure, Toyota’s US president told Congress that the issue was fully resolved, but the auto information site isn’t convinced. “He said himself that he’s not... More »

White House Takes Crack at Car Website

Blog post assails Edmunds.com's view of 'clunkers' initiative

(Newser) - The administration has picked another fight with a media outlet, but not one that employs Glenn Beck. The White House blog took aim at Edmunds.com, which had posted a scathing assessment of the “Cash for Clunkers” program. The snarky post argues that Edmunds must have been “covering... More »

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