Throughout The Car Industry
While the kangaroo has often been known in popular media as a cute and cuddly mammal that hops along Australian forests and prairies all day, the stories hide the reality of just how dangerous things can become when these adorable animals and their wicked kicking power begin bounding across the road (similar to the problem faced by U.S. motorists in high deer areas). Volvo has stepped up to the challenge of curbing driver-roo crashes, and has developed an all new technology that can detect kangaroos.
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Can lightning strike the same place twice? It would seem so, because General Motors is recalling a bunch of their 2014/2015 vehicles to fix bad ignition switches and Takada side airbags. Except this time, they issued the recalls before anybody got hurt...
Tags: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra, 2015 Chevy Suburban, 2015 Chevy Tahoe, 2015 Chevrolet HD, 2015 Buick LaCrosse, 2015 Cadillac XTS, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 GMC Terrain
General Motors has been navigating through some rough seas lately with the ignition switch recall as well as several other recent recalls. Now, a new legal challenge has appeared with owners of 427 and Z06 Corvettes from the C6 era suing the company over engine failures and the company's handling of the problem.
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The 2015 / 2016 Mazda3 is one of the most exciting compact cars on the market today. It offers the perfect blend of performance and economy, wrapped in a package that handles as good as it looks. However, they've just discovered that the current Mazda3 might be exciting for another reason. A very bad reason... like 'set itself on fire' bad...
Providing perhaps the best glimpse into teenage driving habits yet, a new study reveals that more teens text and drive when driving alone, and that some of this activity involves responding to their parents. The main reason for teens' distracted driving is 'fear of missing out', the feelding that they need to stay connected at all times, and often at all costs.
Tags: teen, teen drivers, report, texting, driving, driving and texting
The 354hp Audi SQ5 is a hot little SUV. It offers lots of style, lots of luxury, and lots of supercharged performance. But they've discovered that its electric power steering system could fail, which could be really bad if you're driving it they way it was intended (See: Quickly).
Bam! Airbags are meant to save lives, but, sometimes, they can smack you in the face like an angry girlfriend. And if you drive a 2012-2015 Ram pickup, you may not be as safe as you thought...
A recently discovered glitch that allowed two hackers to remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee has gotten the attention and concern of federal officials due to the potential problems that could arise from cyber breaches in today's internet-connected automobiles.
Tags: jeep, jeep cherokee, jeep cherokee news, hack, jeep hack, jeep cherokee hack, news, technology, technology news, feds
Well, it seems that the words, "Toyota" and "recall" are slowly becoming synonymous. Unfortunately for the Japanese car maker, they have had to recently send out a call-back for 159,700 RAV4 models built between May 13, 2003 and October 25, 2005. This time around it is because these cars have an airbag that may go off without notice and without a crash. It seems that moisture can get in and mess with the inflator, causing it to rupture, and thus deploy the the dual-stage front airbag unexpectedly.
GM has recently issued a recall that isn't actually a recall... sort of. The General is bringing back Chevy Trax made between October 13, 2014 through February 3, 2015 (all 2015 designated models) and Buick Encore models made between August 26, 2014 through February 9, 2015 (also all 2015 designated models) totaling a whopping 19,831 models in all. So what's the big issue? Well, nothing. The cars themselves are okay (so far) mechanically speaking. No big engine failures or potential electrical fire hazards. Actually, the issue is that GM didn't put the rim-size information for these trucks on the placards on the cars. No big deal, right? Well, no, and yes. Technically, this violates the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirement that states load capacities must be available. The issue isn't for the rims that come with the car from GM, but rather, if the owner were to change the rims on their truck, they may not know what size or load capacity to look for, and may mistakenly get a rim that cannot handle the amount of load necessary, which may result in some serious driving issues.
To avoid all this, GM is going to contact owners of these vehicles and ask them to come back for a free fix of the unlabeled placard and replace it with one that has the correct information on it. GM has not stated when they will begin their recall but owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 and Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 for more information. Read on for the full report...
Posted In: Recalls, Safety
Tags: Safety, recall, gm, buick enclave, Chevrolet trax
Mercedes has been manufacturing cars since the late 1800s, and they rarely get anything wrong. But when you have to combine thousands of moving parts, even the best car builders can have problems. That's why Stuttgart had to recall some 33,000 copies of the 2012-2015 Mercedes CLS and around 3,000 units of the 2015 Mercedes C-Class. Let's find out why...
Tags: Recall, 2015 Mercedes C-Class, 2012 Mercedes CLS-Class, 2013 Mercedes CLS-Class, 2014 Mercedes CLS-Class, 2015 Mercedes CLS-Class