ABC News reported that General Motors (GM) is recalling over 217,000 vehicles after it was found that some of the cars were missing bolts from their start-stop mechanisms. This may result in transmission oil leaking from the mechanism and causing the car to either stop moving or catch on fire.
After a two-year hiatus, Ford Motor Company has decided to release its U.S. monthly sales reports again. This was reported by Bloomberg and picked up by Automotive News.
Tesla has announced that it is reducing used-vehicle warranty coverage on its older Model S sedans and Model X crossovers after the original warranty expires. This comes a few days after the electric vehicle (EV) maker dropped its seven-day “no questions asked” return policy on its newly purchased cars.
A recent article from E&E News reported that Volkswagen, GM and Ford can no longer keep a secret: that they believe that vehicles that run on gas are no match for their battery-powered counterparts. Since making that admission, they must now find a way to promote the benefits of electric vehicles without alienating their customer base that still prefers cars with the good, old-fashioned internal combustion engine.
ABC News reported that the Chevrolet Bolt has been deemed a fire risk by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after the agency received complaints that the electric vehicle (EV) can catch fire. The probe covers almost 78,000 vehicles in the 2017-2020 model years.
Although auto manufacturers saw new car sales fall in the third quarter compared to last year, the losses were not as bad as they were in the previous quarter in 2020. According to Edmunds, third-quarter new vehicle sales were 11% lower than the same time last year. However, that is better than the second quarter, when there was a 30.6% decline. Continue reading “Despite Losses, New Car Sales in Q3 Show Improvement”
The Verge recently reported that Ring, the maker of video doorbells, is entering the automotive market with three products that can connect to the driver’s cell phone. Ring’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, said these products were developed in response to customers asking if the company could make an advanced security system for their cars like they did for their homes. Continue reading “Is Your Car Safe? Check Your Phone”
Ford recently announced that it is recalling more than 700,000 vehicles worldwide after it was found that the rearview cameras were not working properly. The company said that, at times, the cameras would either transmit images that would become distorted or go blank.
Axios reported that U.S. Representative Rob Latta of Ohio, a ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce’s technology and communications subcommittee, is bringing back to the House floor a bill that he said would help make the United States the leader in the manufacture of autonomous vehicles.
A group of Camaro owners has filed a class-action lawsuit against General Motors, claiming the auto manufacturer knew about defects in the starters and heat shields for 10 years, but did nothing about it. The lawsuit says the defect affects approximately 750,000 Camaros between the model years 2010 and 2020. The plaintiffs are demanding that GM announce a recall, fix the starters and reimburse the owners for repairs.