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    Recalled touchscreens were meant to only last 5-6 years

    Tesla told regulators that the recalled touchscreens in nearly 135,000 Model S and Model X electric cars were only expected to last five to six years—much less than the average lifespan of cars on United States roads today. Following a formal recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker issued a […] More

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    2022 Nissan Frontier Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

    What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Frontier? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck competing in a surging utility truck segment that features fresh takes on the Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline to newer models such as the Jeep Gladiator.  Is the 2022 Nissan Frontier a […] More

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    2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

    What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a three-row crossover SUV with available all-wheel drive that competes against rivals from every major automaker, ranging from the Mazda CX-9 and Chevy Traverse to the Subaru Ascent and Kia Telluride.  Is the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder […] More

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    2022 Nissan Frontier arrives with bold looks, 310 hp

    Nissan fans have been waiting a long time for the automaker to redesign its Frontier, and on Thursday the covers finally came off the new mid-size pickup truck. It was revealed together with a redesigned Pathfinder, with both vehicles set to go on sale this summer as 2022 models. The new Frontier is more of […] More

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    2022 Nissan Pathfinder takes on a rugged look, 9-speed auto

    Nissan is in the process of updating or redesigning almost every vehicle in its lineup. The latest to arrive are redesigned versions of the Frontier and Pathfinder, which Nissan unveiled on Thursday. Both go on sale this summer as 2022 models. The 2022 Pathfinder follows a familiar path but has ditched the current model’s soft […] More

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    Nissan launches 2022 Pathfinder, 2022 Frontier with new bods, same bones

    Nissan on Thursday debuted the redesigned 2022 Pathfinder SUV and 2022 Frontier mid-size pickup truck. The simultaneous launch comes after pandemic-induced delays that cause the Pathfinder to skip the 2021 model year and for Nissan to move the redesigned Frontier from the 2021 to the 2022 model year. Both aging vehicles were in sore need […] More

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    SpeedKore stuffed a Hellephant V-8 into a 1970 Dodge Charger for Kevin Hart

    Let’s try this again. After comedian Kevin Hart was involved in a 2019 accident as a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda modified by SpeedKore Performance Group, the Wisconsin shop has built another Mopar muscle car for Hart. This time it’s a 1970 Dodge Charger called “Hellraiser,” and it features Mopar’s “Hellephant” engine. The 7.0-liter […] More

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    2021 Tesla Model S and Model X drop the lead-acid accessory battery

    In a Tesla Model Y or Model 3 that is in some respects a glimpse of the future of motoring, you’ll find something surprising: a version of the same old cumbersome 12-volt lead-acid battery—that you’ll have to replace after some years of use.  That’s finally due to change with the introduction of the revamped Model […] More

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    2022 Ford Bronco Warthog, Apple car, SCG 010 Zero: Car News Headlines

    The Ford Bronco Raptor—or is that Warthog?—has been spotted testing, this time alongside a redesigned Ranger Raptor. The high-performance Bronco should come with more than 310 hp, Fox shocks, and beadlock-capable wheels fitted with 37-inch off-road tires. Apple is looking more and more likely to be developing its own car, specifically an electric car with […] More

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    What’s New @ The Car Connection

    Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure Failure of the touchscreen in the 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X can lead to the loss of rearview camera images and some safety-critical functions. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review With a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class […] More

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    Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

    Tesla relented to the NHTSA’s request to recall nearly 135,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other “safety-related vehicle functions,” the feds said in a letter issued to […] More

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