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With great success, comes great responsibility. Hyundai has made some great strides over the past couple decades, and climbed their way up from bargain basement car company to a very respectable car manufacturer that produces cars people can be proud to own. But, as with any company that produces a thing, the more of it you produce, the higher the likelihood of something going wrong with one, or two, or 173,000 of them.
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It looks like a hand grenade went off in it.”
There are VERY few times when that phrase is GOOD news. And let me tell you, when it comes to hearing it in reference to ANY part of your car, it is bad. VERY bad.
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Japanese car manufacturer Hyundai has come a long way in their quest towards higher quality cars. They've established a very stable and reliable reputation in recent years and should be lauded for their accomplishment. No one is perfect, however, no matter how hard we try, and Hyundai is no exception. They have recently had to issue a recall of 18,700 vehicles. There are two models in question in this recall: Any 2012 model year Genesis that was built between August 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012, and the Equus model years 2011-2013 that were produced between July 10, 2011 through June 12, 2012.
When Cadillac first unveiled the hybrid rear-camera mirror system in the Cadillac CT6 sedan, it was a preview of a significant technological leap: A mirror that would support a full-view rear backup camera display. It was unknown if the novel technology would make it through the rigorous screening of the federal government, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now approved the technology for production vehicles.
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Despite rumors of potential trouble with the crash worthiness of its upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, parent company FCA has aggressively lashed out against those reports and denied that there are problems with safety, while reaffirming the timetable for this key model.
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After a planning process that spanned at least a decade, as well as a small experimental phase. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has decided to reverse course on its plans to convert all of its freeway signs to all new "Clearview" font, and revert all signs to the traditional Highway Gothic typeface.
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If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.
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Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.
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Hyundai has issued a recall of their halo car, the Hyundai Genesis. There seems to have been a problem with the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires. These tires were from the factory, and came as standard equipment. Apparently these tires may some an inherent flaw from the factory, as some of them have shown a propensity to start to crack along the sidewall. Obviously, cracks in the sidewall of any tire can result not only in air loss; potentially a very dangerous blow out that could cause serious injury or even death in the event of a crash.
The affected Genesis models were 2015 models built between March 3, 2014 through February 9, 2015, and, obviously, equipped with the tires in question. The total number of cars affected number 11,142 in all. Hyundai has said it will notify owners and schedule appointments at dealerships to replace the faulty tires with a different brand of tire that hopefully won't do the same thing. The recall is set to begin February 19, 2016. Questions can be directed to Hyundai's customer service at 855-671-3059. Read on for the full report …
In terms of affordable transportation, the Dodge Dart is tough to beat. It's got some peppy drivetrains, lots of interior room, and style for days. It was also quite a safe little car, until it was discovered that the brakes could suddenly lose power assist, which could turn the little Dart into a Projectile...
When the refreshed Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan debuted in 2010, they were hot cars. Midsize stalwarts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord finally had serious American competition. And now the popular Ford twins could become 'hot' for another reason. A very bad reason...