CARS.COM — Which cars are included in the Takata airbag inflator recall? As of January 2018, the massive airbag inflator recall already covered some 50 million airbag inflators in 37.5 million cars in the U.S. after a series of expansions since the initial campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects the still-expanding recall to affect 65 million to 70 million inflators in 42 million cars by 2020. Related: More Takata Recall News The Takata airbag recalls specifically involve the inflator inside the airbag. You may see terms like "airbag inflator" or just "airbag" in our reporting; unless specifically noted as otherwise, all such references refer to the inflator. The repair for your particular car may involve replacing the entire airbag assembly or just the inflator. Automakers will determine the specific cars affected by Takata's recalls and notify owners with their own recall. As we did previously, we'll update this story … [Read more...] about Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?
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Let’s not beat around the bush. Lexus totally missed the boat on having a 3-row crossover vehicle. For as long as luxury 3-row crossovers have been the go-to in the fruitful and multiplying suburbs of America, Lexus continually failed to deliver on something to compete with the likings of the Infiniti QX60 (previously the JX), Acura MDX, Audi Q7, and even the GMC Acadia. While the Lexus RX continued to bring in record sales as the popularity of crossover utility vehicles naturally grew, the 5-passenger RX couldn’t compete with other luxury 3-row crossovers to seat upwards of 6 and 7 passengers – until now. >> Get the best price on the Lexus RX 450hL from a network of local dealers now. << In comes the Lexus RX L, which is broken down within the RX 350L and RX 450hL trim levels. The past week I had the joy of checking out the latest from Lexus in true 3-row crossover form with the RX’s hybrid powertrain, the RX 450hL. The 2018 … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus RX 450hL Review & Test Drive
The police cruiser sidled into my rearview mirror and my hands reflexively tightened on the 2018 Lexus LC 500's leather-clad steering wheel. Shit. I was sure I hadn’t just done anything illegal. Well, pretty sure. The cop followed closely behind the Lexus for two very long city blocks. Finally, after turning at an intersection and then stopping for a light, he pulled up alongside me. “Is that the replacement for the RC 350?” he called out. “Uh, no, it’s not. It’s... its own thing,” I replied cautiously, rolling the passenger side window down further. “I have an RC 350 and I’m looking to trade up,” he continued. The two other officers riding with him peered at the Lexus curiously. “Is it all-wheel-drive?” “No, sir. Rear.” “How much is it?” “This? Starts at $92,000.” He nodded. “And how do you like it?” I couldn’t help it. My face cracked into a very stupid … [Read more...] about The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Is A V8 Spaceship That Doesn’t Care About Today’s Car Trends
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you need to know. 1st Gear: U.S. Regulators Struggling To Decided If Authorities Should Be Able To Shut Off Self-Driving Cars It’s more than just technology that’s holding back self-driving cars from becoming a widespread reality, it’s infrastructure: not just physical, but also legislative. Among the issues still on the U.S. government’s table as last March is whether authorities should be able to shut down a self-driving car remotely, with Reuters discussing a recently-released 39-page report: In closed-door meetings last March, U.S. transportation regulators and others grappled with questions about whether police should have the power to disable self-driving cars and whether an automatic alert that a robo-taxi had been in a wreck could violate an occupant’s privacy, a report released on Tuesday … [Read more...] about Cops Want To Be Able To Shut Off Self-Driving Cars
The Open Road Calls It was dawn on a late May Sunday morning in the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia. Just a few hours prior to what was a painfully early alarm call, Matthew and I were cruising the highways of the city with a pack of tuned cars, and attempting to get as many driving shots as we could for the Kebabhunting post we hope you enjoyed last week. With a pretty hardcore schedule of shooting since the moment we had both landed, I was a little reluctant to begin the 600km (373mi) drive that was ahead of us, but Matt kept telling me that it would all be worth it once I saw the views at our destination. A serious lack of sleep, feeling like I had been hit by a bus, and a critical need for caffeine meant that my grumbling continued right up until breakfast, when Matt, with his lovely and colorful Aussie mannerisms, told me to stop being a “whinging d*ckhead”. Fair enough; we were up anyway and the fresh coffee was beginning … [Read more...] about The Great Ocean Road Trip