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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:19 PM EDT

Audi’s First Electric Vehicle Faces Recall

Audi’s First Electric Vehicle Faces Recall

The voluntary recall of approximately 540 E-Tron SUV models sold in the U.S. is due to a risk of moisture seeping into the battery cell through a wiring harness glitch.

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 06:44 PM EDT

Ford Announces Three Major Recalls

Ford Announces Three Major Recalls

These recalls impact 2011-2017 Explorers, the 2013 Ford F-150 and the 2009-2016 Ford Econoline vans.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:38 AM EDT

Drivers Pay Attention: Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban is Closer to Law

Drivers Pay Attention: Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban is Closer to Law

The senate approved the bill last week that includes a $100 fine for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and $500 for a subsequent offense.

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

Massachusetts Gas Prices Continue to Drop

Massachusetts Gas Prices Continue to Drop

According to AAA Northeast, gas prices are down 4 cents this week and are 3 cents lower than the national average.

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 04:28 PM EDT

RECALL: 2019 Dodge Rams Due to Air Bag Issue

RECALL: 2019 Dodge Rams Due to Air Bag Issue

Company officials say a software issue could disable air bags, as well as the device that restrains the seatbelts, before a crash.

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 04:27 PM EDT

AAA Report Reveals Major Factors Contributing to Fatal Teen Crashes Over Summer Months

AAA Report Reveals Major Factors Contributing to Fatal Teen Crashes Over Summer Months

Spedding, drinking and driving and distractions are the major causes

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 04:26 PM EDT

Mercedes to Reduce U.S. Lineup

Mercedes to Reduce U.S. Lineup

A recent reports finds the company is set to pare back its offerings in th near future.

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 07:50 AM EDT

Cadillac Expanding Super Cruise to More Highways, More Models

Cadillac Expanding Super Cruise to More Highways, More Models

The hands-free driver assistance system will be available on more than 200,000 miles of highway by end of 2019 and in 2020 be rolled offered on all models.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:55 PM EDT

Gas Prices Continue to Decline, Down 3 Cents This Week

Gas Prices Continue to Decline, Down 3 Cents This Week

The Massachusetts price is 6 cents lower than the national average. A year ago it was 17 cents higher.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:53 PM EDT

Roadside Towing Now Free for Volvo Drivers

Roadside Towing Now Free for Volvo Drivers

The new “Tow for Life” ensures in the event of a breakdown help is on hand no matter the vehicle’s age.

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