Automotive News

Genesis G70 sedan unveiled

Sept. 15, 2017—After it pulled the wraps off its newest and smallest sedan, Hyundai Motor says the sedan lineup for its Genesis luxury brand is complete.

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Related Department Briefs

‘Check engine’: Now what?

The daunting “check engine” warning that shows up as a solid light on your dashboard might indicate a problem that’s easy to fix. 

Parking locator to make debut in vehicles

Parking-spot locators will be integrated into vehicles as automakers continue to explore ways that they can minimize smartphone-use distraction by drivers, according to transportation-system analyst Adela Spulber. 

Expert: Safety feature might be negated

We informed readers in “Auto Insurers: Hardly Progressive,” in our July/August 2017 issue, that automobile insurance companies typically don’t provide a premium discount to owners of vehicles that have advanced safety systems. 

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Automotive Recalls

Air-bag issue in certain 2006 BMW vehicles

Aug. 2, 2017—BMW of North America recalled 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i vehicles that have the Sport Seat option and 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i vehicles that have standard seats.

Air-bag issue in certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles

July 28, 2017—General Motors recalled 2014–2016 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles; 2014–2017 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles; 2015–2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500, Tahoe and Trax, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles; and 2015–2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

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