Automotive News

Honda to pull plug on alternate-fuel Civic vehicles

June 16, 2015—Honda Motor announced that it will end production of the hybrid and compressed natural-gas (CNG) versions of its Civic with the 2015 model year. In fact, Honda says it already ended production of its CNG Civic.

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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

Nissan recalls Murano because braking system might fail

June 30, 2015—Nissan Motor recalled 2015 Murano vehicles that were manufactured from Dec. 4, 2014, through March 17, 2015. These vehicles have anti-lock braking system (ABS) actuators that might have contamination in the solenoid valves. This might affect the valves' ability to fully close or open, which could allow the hydraulic brake pressure to build up or completely drop.

Mercedes-Benz cites oil leak in vehicle recall

June 30, 2015—Mercedes-Benz USA recalled certain 2015 vehicles, because oil might leak around the chain tensioner gasket area. Leaking oil could drip onto a hot engine surface, which would increase the risk of a fire. Additionally, the leaking oil could be a road hazard for other vehicles, which would increase the risk of a crash.

Volvo recalls XC90 because air bag might fail

June 30, 2015—Volvo Cars of North America recalled 2016 Volvo XC90 vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 27, 2015, through May 19, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness for the front-seat side-impact air bag might have been routed incorrectly.

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