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Haynes won't publish new repair manuals in print, but the massive back catalog stays

If you want a Haynes Manual for a new car, it'll only be available digitally

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Mazda ranks first for reliability in Consumer Reports, dethroning Toyota, Lexus

But one vehicle in the survey scored just 1 point out of 100

Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

Voters approved a measure giving car owners and mechanics access to detailed telematics info

One election night issue that has appears to have an answer already is the passage of Question 1 in Massachusetts, which asked voters to strengthen laws guaranteeing people are able to repair things they own. In this case, it focused on cars, preventing manufactures from locking third party repair shops and car owners out of advanced telematics data that’s increasingly being collected by vehicles via driver assistance tools.

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Honda agrees to pay $85 million to settle U.S. states' Takata airbag probe

Honda recalled an additional 2.7 million cars with Takata airbags in January this year

Honda Motor Co has agreed to pay $85 million (64.7 million pounds) to settle an investigation by most U.S. states into its use of defective Takata airbag inflators in its vehicles, according to a consent order made public on Tuesday. The state probes are connected with the ongoing recalls of tens of millions of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata inflators that were sold by Honda and other major auto manufacturers over the past 20 years. To date, more than 40 million U.S. vehic

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Harbor Freight jack stand recall: Now the replacement stands are also recalled

Company offers refund or credit on any Pittsburgh stand, even those not recalled

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Consumer Reports lists the cars most likely to blow a head gasket (or two)

The list includes Subaru, BMW, and everyone's favorite Mazda

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2020 Volvo S60 T8 Long-Term Update | We broke the sunroof

Thankfully, a seriously quick trip to the dealer got it fixed

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These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems

Cars, trucks, and SUVs from America, Japan and Germany make up the list

These are the cars and trucks that are most likely to have serious problems with their engines or transmissions, which equals costly repairs.

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2019 Subaru Forester Touring Long-Term Update | Wet carpet

We find out what servicing a car during the coronavirus is like when our Forester springs a leak

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Top 10 brands with the lowest repair cost to fix a check engine light

Some cars are a lot more expensive to fix than others

A check engine light can be caused by a number of issues, some minor and inexpensive and others potentially catastrophic. See which brands have the lowest average repair costs here.

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Right-to-repair highlights snafus in the military, too

How can a Marine wage war without the ability to fix the equipment?

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Ford proposes to pay $30M to settlement transmission lawsuit

It would reportedly pave the way for a buyback program of defective cars

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Free repairs from nonprofit 'Hard Luck Automotive' for those who need it

'Most families are just one car repair bill from catastrophe'

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Carmakers, repair shops clash over aftermarket parts for driver assist systems

Automakers try to corner the market on repairs to the complex systems

Given the unprecedented sophistication of the systems, which include lane-keeping assistance, automatic braking and blind spot detection, many automakers say only parts and repairs from their authorized dealers can ensure safety. This has drawn fire from the independent repair shops and suppliers that currently dominate the aftermarket. A Reuters review of automaker positions on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) repair and calibration showed that Nissan , its luxury division In

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Volkswagen's excellent 6-year/72,000-mile warranty is ending

A free maintenance plan is introduced in its place

Ownership
Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve

The EGR valve is supposed to recirculate exhaust gases back into the intake

There are a few things you should be looking for if you think you have a bad EGR valve. Engine performance issues, a rough idle and check engine light are a few to look for.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing idle control valve

Check this out if you think your idle control valve is bad

A bad idle control valve could cause a multitude of issues with your car. A few things you should look for include irregular idle speed, a check engine light and a stalling engine.

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Driving an older car? You're not alone. Average vehicle age sets a record

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better.

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