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Production was temporarily halted in February

Days after it was announced that Tesla Model 3 production was halted in February, CNBC reports that the automaker is churning out a significant number of flawed parts leading to reworking and remanufacturing. This was causing significant delays on a car that's already behind the schedule Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially touted. This same facility builds the Tesla Model S and Model X.

Spy Shots

It's a more aggressive truck than a Sierra Z71

The 2019 GMC Sierra is here, though we've only seen the two top-tier trims, SLT and Denali. As past spy shots show, the Chevy Silverado's corporate sibling has more on the way. We now have a new batch of images showing what looks like the new All Terrain package, sort of a GMC equivalent to the Silverado's Trail Boss guise.

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Does this hack leave your car minty fresh?

Life hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. That's why on our "Car Hacks" video series we test every automotive life hack we can find and let you know if it's a stud or a dud. Hopefully we'll be able to give you some useful advice, or at the very least save you some wasted time. On this episode of "Car Hacks," Amr tries using toothpaste to remove scuffs from his car's paint. Will this hack be a cheap alternative to

Spy Shots

Be it a hybrid or a 48-volt system, Trailhawk implies it'll be widely available

We've known that Jeep is working on an updated Renegade. We've seen prototypes with updated front and rear fascias and with updated interiors. But it seems that the next Renegade will have more than just cosmetic updates. One of our spy photographers caught Jeep testing a Renegade Trailhawk that looks like a normal current one, but it has an electric shock warning sign in the window.

Motorsports

Will the Beetle still be VW's rallycross car in America?

Volkswagen's Motorsport division has announced that it's going to focus more on production car-based racing. This means its long-standing Formula 3 commitment will be ending after the 2018 season, resulting in more attention given to circuit racing and rallying.

Quick Spin

Volvo's smallest crossover is just as charming as its siblings

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the entry-level crossover for the Swedish automaker. It takes the same basic formula that's worked well for the XC90 and XC60 and distills it into a smaller, cuter and less expensive package. Like the competition from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and more, the XC40 sells as much on style as it does on practicality or drivability.

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Disney's ‘Frozen’ snow queen singlehandedly frees the cops

It's an automotive fact: Every driver, sooner or later, gets stuck in snow, even the Boston Police. But who better to rescue them than Elsa, the star of Disney's "Frozen." She does, after all, have the magical ability to manipulate ice and snow, as demonstrated in this viral video posted Tuesday night, when the latest nor'easter hit the East Coast. South Boston got 16 inches of snow in the latest dump.

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An update on Model 3 production progress is expected next month

Two of Tesla's most senior financial executives have left the company in successive weeks as the electric car maker approaches the end of its first quarter and prepares to update investors and industry analysts on its progress ramping up production of the closely watched Model 3 sedan.

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One of the last of the good old mail Jeeps.

Just about the simplest street-legal motor vehicle available during its 30-year production run, the two-wheel-drive Jeep DJ is best known as a U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicle. Here's one in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

Teased

Compact crossover gets stylish taillights and a bigger cargo opening

Following Toyota's romantic RAV4 silhouette teaser shot yesterday, Subaru is officially joining in the titillating game with a glimpse of the 2019 Forester. Subaru has toyed with pincer-shaped taillights for a few years on its Viziv concepts. The Ascent concept wore another version of the design, but the production Ascent got fitted with a set of highly unoffensive lamps. Looks like the Forester earns the retail nod for the conceptual units, and with it, a wider cargo opening. The taillights on

Recalls

Loose bolt has caused at least two accidents and an injury

It affects 2014 to 2018 models.

Official

Trump administration is nearing a decision on lowering CAFE standards

General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, as the Trump administration approaches a deadline for deciding whether to lower landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.

Spy Shots

A nice rumbling V8 confirms our suspicions

It seems that the weather has once again improved enough that people are headed out to the Nürburgring for fun and for testing. This is according to a new compilation video of cars racing around the track from YouTube channel EMS Nordschleife TV. Though most of the cars featured are normal road cars, there are a few prototypes that slip in, including a Land Rover Range Rover Velar that sounds extra beefy.

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We see it in two different display configurations

Most everything divulged about the 2019 Mazda3 so far has focused on the trick Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) Skyactiv-X engine. If a series of photos posted on a Chinese website are accurate, it looks like Mazda has novel plans for the cockpit as well. The three images show a three-color, all-digital gauge cluster in two different configurations. The first configuration places a three-digit speedo in the center of a blue-ringed tachometer, with gear indicator and water temp displ