Autos: News

This Nissan Juke Has Seats That Tell You if You're Dehydrated Based on Your Sweat

Thursday  14:19,   05 october 2017
MSN

<p>A 2015 study shows dehydrated driving can be as bad as drunk driving.</p>Design researcher Paulien Routs has solved this problem, which you probably didn’t know you had, by creating the Nissan Juke SOAK in collaboration with Droog[...]

Ford tries to worm its way out of the latest Takata recall

Thursday  14:18,   05 october 2017
MSN

Not only is this move baffling, it could backfire and put blood on Ford's hands.Ford will petition the government to avoid the latest Takata airbag inflator recall, Reuters reports. The company will instead "continue testing and analyzing [its][...]

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve Brings a Bit More Bling

Thursday  14:18,   05 october 2017
Car and Driver

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve Brings a Bit More BlingThe Nissan Armada welcomes a fourth trim level to its lineup for the 2018 model year. Perched atop the SV, SL, and Platinum is the new-for-2018 Platinum Reserve. The $62,985 model builds on[...]

Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

Thursday  14:18,   05 october 2017
MSN

Approximately 6,000 vehicles are affected in North America.Ford issued a recall for 5,914 examples of the 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The Edges have build dates between April 25 and June 20, 2017. The Fusions have build[...]

Volkswagen Recalls 766,000 Cars Globally for Brake Issue

Thursday  14:16,   05 october 2017
MSN

Volkswagen is issuing a global recall for 766,000 cars due to an issue with anti-lock brakes, according to Reuters. Under some conditions, such as "when the driver over-steers, under-steers or slams on the brakes," the anti-lock brake[...]

Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

Thursday  14:16,   05 october 2017
MSN

The vehicles are split between two separate, unrelated recalls.FCA's first recall covers 363,480 examples of the 2011-2015 Dodge Journey[...]

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.3M Vehicles for Airbag, Fire Risks

Thursday  14:16,   05 october 2017
Consumer Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced dual recalls this week impacting 1.3 million vehicles related to faulty wiring in airbags and malfunctioning alternators in a range of cars and SUVs. FCA aFiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced dual recalls[...]

Honda Recalls 1.1 Million Accords for Potential Electrical Fires

Thursday  14:16,   05 october 2017
Car and Driver

Honda Recalls 1.1 Million Accords for Potential Electrical Fires Honda is recalling more than 1.1 million Accord sedans and coupes in the U.S. for an electrical short that may cause a fire under the hood, the company said late Thursday. The[...]

Automakers agree to clean up diesels to avoid ban in German cities

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
Autoblog

Audi recalling 850,000 cars for software fix, following Mercedes' recall of 3 millionThe costs of the rescue plan amount to under 2 billion ($2.33 billion) euros for cars in Germany, with the auto industry agreeing to shoulder the expense of[...]

Hyundai recalls 437,400 SUVs for hoods that may open while driving

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
MSN

This isn't the first recall to address this issue, albeit not from Hyundai, and it probably won't be the last.Hyundai issued a recall for 437,400 examples of the 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sportcrossovers. It's unclear if the recalled[...]

GM wants positive relationship with feds as ignition-switch oversight ends

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
Autoblog

This all stems from the GM ignition switch recall.In May 2014, GM paid $35 million to the Department of Transportation in civil penalties and agreed to three years of monitoring. That was followed in 2015 with a $900 million fine from Department of[...]

Ford Recalls 400,000 Transit Vans

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
MSN

Ford announced a recall of 400,000 Transit vans for a possible driveshaft defect. According to Ford, the flexible driveshaft coupling may deteriorate prematurely and fail, causing the driveshaft to split. No accidents or injuries related to this[...]

Mazda Recalls 227,814 Vehicles for Faulty Parking Brake

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
Automobile

Mazda is recalling 227,814 Mazda3 and Mazda6 models due to the possibility of the parking brake malfunctioning. No injuries related to the recall have been reported to the automaker. The Problem: According to the Japanese automaker, water could[...]

Takata Airbag Recall - Everything You Need to Know

Thursday  14:15,   05 october 2017
Consumer Reports

Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called "the largest and most complex saf ety recall in U.S. history." The airbags, made[...]

Hyundai and Kia Recall 1.2 Million Cars for Engine Failures

Thursday  14:12,   05 october 2017
Car and Driver

Hyundai and Kia Recall 1.2 Million Cars for Engine Failures Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1.2 million more cars in the United States for engine failures after customers reported additional failures since the original 2015 recall, according[...]