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Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles recalls almost 1.4 million cars in the U.S.

FCA North America issued an important recall affecting almost 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. for a reason we haven’t seen before in the auto industry, but may start seeing more often—car hacking. A video published on-line of a Jeep Cherokee being controlled from a distance has triggered concerns. To counter the problem, engineers released a software update for increased ...

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Toyota recalling 625,000 Prius/Auris models

This week, Toyota announced a recall of 625,000 Prius models due to a software issue. The affected Priuses (or Aurises, depending on your market) will need to be serviced, quite literally, for a software update. On-board computers were receiving the wrong commands, forcing the car to shut off, in some cases. This isn’t the first time Toyota has been forced ...

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2013 Lexus ES300h

Lexus versus Lincoln

Lexus has long dominated the rather small eco-friendly luxury market. Their lineup, now offering five hybrid models, includes the 2013 Lexus ES300h that was completely redesigned in 2012. On the other hand, Lincoln is trying to change the image that consumers have of the brand, and this year they’re offering a new MKZ with a personality and driving behaviour that is nothing ...

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