Automotive News

Volkswagen diesel-emissions-scandal bill to total $14.7 billion

June 28, 2016—We told you that consumers who were affected by Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions tests were expected to receive the choice between selling their vehicle back to Volkswagen or receiving paid-for repairs. That has come to pass, and now we have details.

Tesla opens ‘gallery’ in Nordstrom store

June 16, 2016—Want a car to go with those new shoes? Tesla Motors, which doesn’t use typical dealerships to sell its vehicles, is testing a marketing relationship with department-store chain Nordstrom.

Tesla brings back Model S 60 to lineup

June 9, 2016—A little more than a year after Tesla discontinued its Model S 60 for a base model that delivered more power, the automaker reversed course.

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Related Department Briefs

Expert: Yamaha cars by 2019

When Yamaha showed its Sports Ride concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015, it doubled the number of automobiles that it seems destined to manufacture, including for sale in the United States.

A svelte Expedition?

We expect that the 2018 version of the Ford Expedition will shed weight and fuel efficiency that improves upon the 2016’s 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway performance.

Move fast on RS3

Reports circulated in April 2016 that Audi will sell the ultrahigh-performance version of the A3, the RS3, in the United States in 2017.

Who is in the driver’s seat?

Those who are in the market for a certified preowned vehicle (CPO) should be aware that an increasing number of CPOs will be on dealers’ lots.

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Automotive Recalls

Arctic Cat recalls 2016 700 HDX, 2017 700 HDX Crew utility UTVs

Aug. 24, 2016—Arctic Cat recalled its 2016 700 HDX and 2017 700 HDX Crew utility UTVs, because the throttle cable can stick, which would prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position when the throttle is released. As a result, the driver might lose control of the vehicle, which poses a crash hazard and risk of injury.

Injury risk in 2017 Ford Escape vehicles

Aug. 24, 2016—Ford Motor recalled 2017 Ford Escape vehicles that were manufactured from Oct. 5, 2015, through May 12, 2016. The affected vehicle’s power windows might close with more force than regulations permit, which increases the risk of injury.

Certain 2013–2015 Ford, Lincoln vehicles might stall or not start

Aug. 24, 2016—Ford Motor recalled 2013–2015 Ford Flex vehicles that were manufactured from Sept. 12, 2011, through May 29, 2015, that have a 3.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine; 2013–2015 Ford Taurus vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 25, 2011, through May 31, 2015, that have a 3.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine; 2013–2015 Lincoln MKS vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 31, 2011, through May 31, 2015, that have a 3.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine; and 2013–2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles that were manufactured from Sept. 12, 2011, through May 29, 2015, that have a 3.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine..

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