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16Autoblog Podcast #291

Chris Shunk's last show, BMW Diesels, Jeep Grand Cherokee moose test, Malibu Eco dislike, smaller Nissan Z

168Fortune writer says Chevy Malibu Eco is "most disliked car of the year (so far)"

We often comment that the automobile industry, as a whole, does a decent job building cars these days – today's new vehicles are much better than they were even five years ago, and every subsequent generation seems to improve on its predecessor. Yet despite the forward progress as evident by the current crop, an oddity always seems to creep into the mix. Enter the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

52Chevy recalls 2013 Malibu Eco over unintended airbag deployment fears

General Motors has announced the automaker is recalling certain 2013 Chevrolet Malibu models for a potential sensor failure. Under hard braking, the vehicle's sensing and diagnostic module may reset itself, and if that occurs just before an abrupt turn, the vehicle could trick itself into sensing a rollover. In that event, the roof rail airbag could deploy outside of a crash situation. What's more, the seat belt pretensioners could then fail during a severe crash. Needless to say, it could be a

AddAutoblog Podcast #262

AOL Car and Truck of the Year, new GM pickups, Dodge Caliber all done

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