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Honda recalls 1.7 million vehicles in Takata airbag mess

The 2014 Honda Fit is among 1.7 million Honda cars and trucks being recalled for faulty airbags.

Honda has ordered a massive recall and stop-sale notice to its U.S. dealerships. The reason: An estimated 1.7 million of the manufacturer’s vehicles, including the Honda Fit and Honda Ridgeline models years from 2007 to 2015, could have exploding Takata airbag inflators. According to the manufacturer, dealers have been warned they could face “legal exposure” …

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Christopher Walken Sells Kia in Super Bowl with socks

Christopher Walken adds “pizzazz” to Kia Motors’ Super Bowl commercial for the all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan.

Leave it to actor Christopher Walken to use socks as hand puppets, his unique timing and his equally unique voice characteristics, and a clever take on his last name to sell Kia automobiles during Super Bowl 50. The 60-second advertisement “Walken Closet” will debut during the fourth quarter. It features the Academy Award winner employing  …

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New Nissan Titan XD gets Cars.com truck of the year honors

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is the Cars.com Truck of the Year.

Every car publication annual selects its cars and trucks of the year. It remains a mystery why it’s done early in the calendar year, but Cars.com has selected the Volvo XC90 as its 2016 Car of the Year.  And the debuting Nissan Titan XD as its 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year. In part, here’s …

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PREVIEW: 2017 Hyundai Elantra defines when more is less

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a starting price of $100 less than 2016.

The Hyundai Elantra, the South Korean manufacturer’s best-selling car, will begin its sixth generation in 2017 with a starting price $100 less than the 2016 model. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra will be available in SE, Eco and Limited trims. The SE comes standard with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or a …

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