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Auto News For Friday, March 6, 2015 – 987,860 Vehicles Recalled

2016 Mazda MX-5 red

Here are five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Friday, March 6, 2015.  

REVIEW has one of the first looks at the 2016 Honda HR-V, Honda’s sub-CR-V answer to the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke, and forthcoming rivals from Jeep, Fiat, and Mazda.

Production of the all-new, fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata is underway at Mazda’s plant in Hiroshima. The first MX-5s to leave the Ujina Plant #1 will be sold in Mazda’s own home market of Japan.

INSIDE THE COMMERCIAL VAN BUSINESS has Canadian-specific details on Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming Metris, a one-size-up step from the Ford Transit Connect but a size down from Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter. U.S. details are available from Automobile Magazine.

Nissan is recalling 625,000 MY2013-2015 Altimas for a hood latch problem. FCA/Chrysler Group is recalling 338,216 MY2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokees and MY2012-2013 Dodge Durangos over a fuel pump relay problem. 18 MY2015 Toyota Tacomas are being recalled because their inflation information tire placards are incorrect. Toyota is recalling another 226 MY2015 Yaris subcompact cars because of improperly tightened rear axle bearing bolts. A Hyundai recall involves 24,400 MY2015 Genesis vehicles because of an incorrect gear display on the instrument panel or a delay in the engagement of the selected gear when the vehicle is shifted from Park to Reverse or Drive.


The 2015 Ford Mustang looks best in Mongolia. When set adrift by Vaughn Gittin Jr. In a ghost town.