Despite its promise to have all of its airbags fixed, Takata has yet to complete this task. In fact, 24% of those recalled airbags have yet to be repaired. That means nearly 12 million vehicles are on the road with defective airbags.
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.
Kiplinger featured a story on drivers over the age of 50 who were in the market for a new car. Most of them said they needed a vehicle that both addresses their mobility issues and helps them stay safe on the road.
An article from Forbes explained that owners of electric vehicles (EVs) may have to pay more for insurance than owners of gas-powered cars. Some of the experts interviewed for the article said that the higher insurance rates can be attributed to the fact that repair costs for an EV are greater than those for conventional autos.
There have been many advances in the automotive industry in the 21st century: electric vehicles, cars that can brake automatically and park themselves and nearly autonomous vehicles. Soon, there will be another mode of transportation: solar vehicles.
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 Auburn Citizen reported that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order pushing back the deadline for vehicle inspections and registration renewals until November 3. This applies to those documents that have lapsed over the past five months.
An article from 24/7 Wall St. reported that owners of electric vehicles (EVs) can save as much as $10,000 more than those who own gas-powered vehicles. EV owners reportedly save money on fuel, maintenance, repairs and depreciation, as well as receive financial incentives from the federal government for making such an environmentally conscious purchase.
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.