Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Dodge, Mini, Smart and Volkswagen

Published: April 21, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week.

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GM dodges the bullet in court. What happens to ignition switch complaints? - Published: April 21, 2015

According to Auto News, a U.S. bankruptcy judge has ruled that the automaker's 2009 restructuring shields it from a number of lawsuits stemming from last year's Switchgate fiasco.

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China to top U.S. electric-car sales? Why stats don't compare - Published: April 21, 2015

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake that of the U.S.

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More 2016 Chevrolet Camaro tech secrets revealed - Published: April 21, 2015

The all-new sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is set to be revealed May 16 at a special public event hosted at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, and in the lead up Chevy has been dropping small morsels of information on the car.

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Young men don’t get the most speeding tickets: Who does will surprise you - Published: April 20, 2015

It’s fair to say that teenage drivers and 20-something men carry a reputation for being especially ticket-prone. But that might be an unfair impression, as they’re not the age group that gets the most tickets.

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McLaren's most attainable model ever, the 540C, debuts in Shanghai - Published: April 20, 2015

The 540C is essentially a detuned version of the 570S, as it's built around the same MonoCell carbon fiber monocoque chassis and is powered by the same version of the ubiquitous twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine sourced from Ricardo found in its big brother.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt order guide: Options, trim levels -- but no prices yet - Published: April 20, 2015

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt won't go on sale until the second half of this year, but GM has now published a 25-page "Online Order/Reference Guide" for the new plug-in hybrid.

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Fab Features: Cold weather raves - Published: April 20, 2015

Even with the onset of spring, it's still easy to remember winter. So this week's raves focus on recent test cars that I totally appreciated when snow, ice and frigid cold came a’calling.

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Nissan Leaf: An EV that’s comfortable to drive and makes a great city car - Published: April 17, 2015

If you really do keep your daily drives in the 30- to 60-mile range, and you wouldn’t be adverse to purchasing a home charging station, the Leaf is a great little car that’s comfortable, easy to drive and simple to understand.

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Aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 gets 5-star NHTSA rating for crash safety - Published: April 17, 2015

One question about the aluminum F-150--its ability to protect its occupants as well as a conventional steel body during crashes--can probably be laid to rest.

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Analysis: The more cars you have, the more you drive one of them - Published: April 17, 2015

The fewer vehicles you have in your household, the more likely you are to put some serious miles on each of those wheels, right? Actually, that’s not at all the case.

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