Throughout The Car Industry
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.
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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.
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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
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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...
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FCA has allegedly prepared a second software update to address lingering problems with its troubled nine-speed automatic transmission. The latest fix is another troubling chapter in the life of Chrysler's revolutionary nine-speed automatic transmission which has been the focus of several software tweaks to eliminate various defects.
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In an official statement released earlier today, Honda revealed that its 2015 Fit subcompact earned a perfect five-star rating from the NHTSA in overall crashworthiness after recent tests by the goverment agency.
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After the flurry of GM recalls last year, it’s no surprise that the automaker is still dealing with the repercussions. Of course, the major issue was the faulty ignition switch. Claims are still being received over at General Motors with 108 coming in last week alone.
We all know that operating a motor vehicle is dangerous. The rules are simple. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Obey the speed limit and other traffic laws. Pay attention to the road. Sometimes this isn’t enough. It’s impossible to account for the driving habits of others on the road with you and it’s almost as impossible to compensate for someone else’s mistakes. Don’t read this article if you are easily shaken. It deals with people who weren’t reckless at all, but still died in driving related incidents. They are tragic but they come with a moral.