Car recalls for February 4-11

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recalls for February 4 through 11, including a Cadillac recall involving 2,641,272 units and a Mercedes-Benz recall involving 24,550 units. See the list of this week’s car recalls involving ten or more units below, or search USA TODAY’s automotive recalls database for more:

BMW

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 530i xDrive, 540i xDrive and 2021 740Li xDrive vehicles. The output shafts (left/right) which transfer power from the driveshaft to the rear wheels may break due to a heat treatment error during supplier production. 28 units are affected. Read more

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5M, X5 xDrive45e, X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive40i, X7 M50i vehicles. The steering column shaft’s universal joint connection may not have been tightened to specifications, and can become loose. 21 units

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Motorious Pulls Ahead To Pass Competition In Collector Car Scene

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Alexa shows that Motorious now outranks many major online publications.

A Press Release sent out this morning confirms that Motorious.com pulled ahead of competing websites in popularity as a collector car site, as sourced by Alexa Rank. Alexa is an Amazon-owned system shows that Motorious.com is now the most popular car collector site in the United States. Motorious is a unique site that works with some of the biggest names in automotive sales in the world to curate a prestigious classified section, while also running as an automotive online publication.

Image Via Speed Digital LLC

Like golf, the lower the rank, the better, so Motorious’ 588 places it in a great spot, beating it’s closest competitor with a score of 607.

“I’m proud of what the Speed Digital and Motorious team has accomplished in a short time-frame,” said Speed Digital CEO Neil

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Used-car prices leap on US economic recovery and supply crunch

Used car prices in the U.S. are soaring.

The Manheim U.S. Used Vehicle Value Index, a gauge of pricing trends, soared to a fresh record Tuesday as factors ranging from chip shortages to a rebounding economy conspired to keep pressure on automotive inventories.

The index, which updates mid-month, rose by 6.8% in the first 15 days of April from the final March figure and jumped 52% from the same period a year ago to a level of 191.4.

The index is compiled by market researcher Cox Automotive Inc. The data takes into account all U.S. sales through Cox’s Manheim automotive auctions that fall in to one of 20 different market classes, excluding motorcycles and vehicles like heavy trucks, and is adjusted for seasonality and mileage.

“Demand is perfectly stimulated from improving consumer sentiment, recovering jobs, accumulated pandemic savings, tax refund season, and American Rescue Plan cash payments,” Cox Chief Economist

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The 8 Best Baby Bike Seats of 2021

A quick look at the best baby bike seats:

If you cycle for fun or to commute and bring your baby along for the ride, you’ll need a baby bike seat to do the job as safely as possible. But with such a wide variety of bike seats on the market today, it’s important to do your research carefully, just as you would while researching other products for your baby.

Like any physical activity that you participate in with your baby strapped in, biking comes with its risks.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents to be especially careful of instability factors that can occur when a young passenger is strapped onto an adult bike. They also recommend that only children older than 12 months of age sit in a rear bike seat or be carried on a bicycle of any kind.

The AAP also recommends that adults use

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