Day: June 18, 2020

Jeep Cherokee SUV recalled for transmission issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Thursday the recall of certain Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a transmission issue that could lead to the vehicle rolling away when it is supposed to be in “park.” 

A driveline connection may slip and lead to a loss of a power. The affected car won’t be able to go, and it won’t be able to park. This could increase the risk of vehicle roll-away. This is not related to the widespread FCA recall of 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, which was attributed to a confusing new gear shift design.

The current recall affects 67,248 Jeep

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2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Honda Passport: Compare Crossover SUVs

2020 Honda Passport

The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and the 2020 Honda Passport are classic spin-offs. Like “Rhoda” and “The Jeffersons,” they have plenty to recommend them in their own right, even over the three-row SUVs that spawned them.

Which one deserves to come back for next season? Both two-row crossovers tip our ratings scales in the right direction, but it’s the Honda Passport that scores the win in the TCC Rating, our version of the Nielsens. It’s a close race, though, since both fare very well in cargo space, passenger seating, and safety gear. 

In styling, the two-row

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Hands-free driving system for 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E arriving next year

If the Mustang Mach-E is driving Ford into the future, the all-electric crossover may not require anyone to have their hands on the wheel.

On Thursday, Ford detailed its hands-free driver-assist features that will be available on the Mach-E and upcoming vehicles from the Blue Oval.

Dubbed Active Drive Assist, the advanced system can let drivers take their hands off the wheel for indefinite periods of time, similar to crosstown rival General Motors’ Super Cruise system.

Similar to Super Cruise, Ford’s system is based in part on a driver-facing camera that uses infrared systems to determine where the driver’s eyes

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How to be a Covid camper

Got the camping bug? Want to explore these United States but don’t have the best car for it? Don’t fancy a massive RV or a flimsy tent? Then it might be time for a camper van.

Camper vans are all the rage, and van life was trending for a few years before spiking in 2020 due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Sales of RVs and campers skyrocketed in May, according to Bloomberg, with many RV customers as first-time buyers. They even have a name: Covid campers. 

In the next year, 46 million Americans plan to take

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