The 5th generation RAV4 hybrids have a range of 580 miles thanks to its 40mpg rating and 14.5 gallon fuel tank. One problem – you allegedly can't fill the tank up because of its latitudinal design. A new lawsuit says the best you can hope to get is around 10 gallons which cuts the vehicle's range by 180 miles.
I know hybrids are supposed to help owners use less gas, but that's a strange way to go about it.
Over a million Toyota hybrid vehicles are at risk of developing a small leak inside their brake boosters which can significantly delay the car’s stopping power. And the worst part? Toyota knows all about it.
All 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs with adaptive cruise control and/or electric parking brake systems have been recalled due to multiple software errors in the SUV's safety systems. The recall is expected to begin on October 16, 2018.
"Chrysler has dropped the 'plug-in' from the name of their Pacifica Hybrid, even though you can still very much plug it in. Why? Well as Jamie Butters on AutomotiveNews.com explains, it's because we're all kind of idiot sandwiches."
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been recalled for a sudden lack of propulsion thanks to some faulty diodes. The semiconductors are part of a module, and although Chrysler won't say which one, it's presumably connected to the van's battery somehow.
Xavier Laurens paid $72,000 for his Volvo XC90 T8, in part because he expected it would save him money driving to and from work. Instead, Mr. Laurens found his fancy new SUV only got 18 miles on a single battery charge. That’s 7 miles short of the number marketed by Volvo.
Some people make fun of minivans, but those people most likely don’t have kids. The more screaming, cheerio-spraying, booger-makers you bring into this world, the more you realize the benefits of a minivan.
The midsize sedan has been shown the curb, at least in the USA. All hail, your crossover-lords. So it’s no surprise that automakers are looking to expand their crossover offerings. Take Nissan, for example, which recently announced the 2017 Rogue Hybrid.
Toyota is being skimpy on the details, but they did announce a parking brake recall for the 2016 and 2017 Prius. Dealers will add some clips to the top of the brake cable dust boots to hold things in place. Owners should start getting notices in November 2016.
Lisa Sweeney bought a Ford Fusion Hybrid because she wanted to do her part to help the environment. But now her car has a problem. Good news – there’s an easy solution. Bad news – that solution defeats the reason she bought a hybrid in the first place.
2016 has not been a favorable year for airbags. Some deploy with too much force. Some don't deploy during crashes. And then some, like those in the 2016 Prius, can deploy at any random time --- even if the car is parked, turned off, and unoccupied.
Nissan is recalling 120,000 vehicles, including the Murano Hybrid, because brake fluid can leak onto circuit boards, short them out, and start a fire. I know what you're thinking --- wait, there's a Murano Hybrid?
Ford just can't seem to shut the door on a latch issue that prevents doors from closing. They recently expanded a recall by 2.3 million vehicles, including the C-Max. There's an appalling pawl shortage (which is much more fun to say than it is to experience). This means owners should receive a first notice about the recall, then a second notice when the parts are available.