Automotive News

Lexus rolls out updates for 2016

Aug. 14, 2015—Lexus pulled the cover off four models for the 2016 model year, including one new model, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Honda to pay $24 million to settle discriminatory charges

July 16, 2015—We’re aware that automobile finance companies discriminate against minorities when it comes to making loans. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Justice smacked another big player for doing just that.

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Related Department Briefs

Battery-charging tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber unveiled a concept tire in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Lincoln Continental makes a big return

In March 2015, Lincoln said a production version of its Continental Concept will roll off the assembly line in 2016. (Model-year 2002 was the last time that the Continental was produced.)

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Automotive Recalls

GM cites air-bag failure in Chevrolet Cobalt recall

Aug. 24, 2015—General Motors recalled 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 4, 2010, through June 23, 2010. The affected vehicles might be equipped with an improperly routed side-impact-sensor (SIS) wiring harness in the driver-side front door. The misrouted wiring harness could cause an electrical short that disables the driver-side curtain air-bag.

Volvo recalls XC90 because air bag might fail

Aug. 24, 2015—Volvo recalled 2016 Volvo XC90 vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 27, 2015, through July 10, 2015. The third-row side-curtain air-bags might not inflate fully.

Chrysler cites loss of control in Ram recall

Aug. 21, 2015—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 pickups that were manufactured from Jan. 30, 2015, through Feb. 6, 2015. The affected vehicles might have inadequate penetration of the front upper control-arm-loop-to-spacer weld, which would reduce front-suspension stability.

Chrysler recalls 200 because vehicle might stall

Aug. 21, 2015—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 7, 2014, through Sept. 23, 2014. The affected vehicles might have a faulty power-distribution-center electrical connector that could cause intermittent power failures to certain electrical components.

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