Automotive News

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

BMW cites impact requirements in MINI recall

July 31, 2015—BMW of North America recalled certain 2014–2015 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtop vehicles and 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop vehicles. The affected vehicles don’t meet the side-impact performance requirements for the rear-seat passengers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with safety standards.

Toyota recalls Prius V because hybrid system might fail

July 29, 2015—Toyota Motor recalled 2012–2014 Prius V vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 22, 2011, through June 30, 2014. A component in the hybrid inverter assembly might overheat, which could cause the hybrid system to reduce power and allow the vehicle to drive only a short distance.

Honda cites engine stall in motorcycle recall

July 29, 2015—Honda Motor recalled certain 2013–2016 motorcycles, because sealant might have been applied incorrectly to the starter relay switch, and as a result, the electrical system might lose power.

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