Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Audi, Dodge, Ford, Kia, Lincoln, Mini, Nissan, Toyota

Published: August 4, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week.

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Bad roads cost U.S. drivers more than $500 a year - Published: August 4, 2015

Roughly one-third of U.S. roads have been rated substandard, and in 2013, we reported that our country's 607,380 bridges needed at least $3.6 trillion of repairs.

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Next Nissan Leaf could become family of electric cars [Report] - Published: August 4, 2015

A small all-electric SUV would be a logical brand extension, given rising global demand for car-based crossover utility models of all sizes.

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Recently revealed Apple visit to BMW charges up 'iCar' speculation - Published: August 4, 2015

According to Automotive News, Apple executives visited BMW's headquarters sometime last year, and the team was treated to an extensive tour of the facilities used to build the electric i3 city car.

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Auto Peeves: Three automotive technologies that need work - Published: August 3, 2015

Sometimes there are great high-tech ideas that just haven’t worked all the bugs out yet.

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Hacker working with GM to fix OnStar vulnerabilities [Video] - Published: August 3, 2015

Security researcher Samy Kamkar has posted a video on YouTube showing him using a device called "OwnStar," which allows an unauthorized user to access some of the functionality of GM's OnStar system.

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BMW mulls large all-electric SUV to counter Tesla Model X [Report] - Published: August 3, 2015

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible.

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It cost Amazon $250 Million to get Clarkson, Hammond and May? - Published: August 3, 2015

Unfortunately, the new show won't be available for your viewing pleasure for about a year. The good news is it'll be going into production soon.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson: Well-equipped, attractive and comfortable, New Tucson creates a win-win proposition [First Look] - Published: July 31, 2015

The third-generation Tucson is a great little vehicle. During our day-long drive, I found it to be comfortable, nimble and attractive.

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'Baby NSX' could be sold in the U.S. as a Honda [Report] - Published: July 31, 2015

Speculation continues about a "baby NSX" model that will slot below the high-tech hybrid in Honda's global lineup, as a more mainstream sports car rather than a limited-production supercar.

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Quiet-car noise rules for hybrid, electric cars to be finalized this fall - Published: July 31, 2015

The smooth, near-silent ride is a perk for drivers and passengers, but some regulators believe it could constitute a safety issue for pedestrians.

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