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.
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.
A study from the Kogod Business School at American University in Washington, D.C. found that General Motors led all automakers in using the highest percentage of U.S.- and Canadian-made parts and materials, known as total domestic content (TDC), in the assembly of their vehicles at its U.S. plants.
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.
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.
A survey from the Pew Research Center found that more than half (52%) of those polled believe the U.S. government isn’t doing enough on climate change. When asked what they would like to see done, 71% said they want the government to impose tougher fuel-efficiency standards for all vehicles.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently finalized an agreement with a group of automakers to reduce emissions within the Golden State. Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co. and BMW AG initially entered into an agreement with CARB in July 2019. Volvo Cars later joined in, also finalizing its agreement on August 17.
Labor Day is the time when we start to say goodbye to summer. The next day, people have to return to work and children have to go back to school. In celebration of the holiday, and as a sendoff to summer, many people host a backyard barbecue with their family and friends. A survey by Statista showed that 58% of Americans fire up the grill on Labor Day.
With August almost coming to a close, that can only mean one thing: back-to-school shopping. While parents may be excited that school will soon be back in session, what they may be dreading is the cost of sending their children back to school.