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Ford expands Takata air bag recall to more than 500,000 cars

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to greatly expand a recall of vehicles that have a driver’s side air bag that can explode, sending shrapnel into the vehicle cabin.

Ford Expands Takata Driver-side Airbag Recall In U.S.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars, that have driver-side Takata airbags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles. Ford was one of five automakers asked by U.S. regulator...Show More Summary

New Lexus F model teased ahead of Detroit debut

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A new Lexus F has been teased ahead of its full unveiling at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Toyota’s luxury marque released two teaser images of the car’s front-end, but isn’t saying too much about the vehicle at this stage. Despite that the lack of official information, there’s a high likelihood that the new car [...]

Tesla Motors Inc Isn't the Only One Looking to Power the Electric Vehicle Future

Tesla built out a cost-to-cost quick charge network to promote its cars, now other big power players want into the charging market.

Volvo looks to online sales and digital-only marketing for all future models

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volvo is looking to 21st-century technology for future marketing and sales strategies – meaning customers can expect online ordering and limited motor show involvement for the Swedish brand. The goal is to have all vehicles in all markets offered “digitally”. Show More Summary

That Time in Tenth Grade: Driver's Ed

In my sophomore year in high school I was fifteen, old enough to start driver's education classes. At the beginning of the semester we studied the rules of the road via the Department of Motor Vehicles information booklets. Next, weShow More Summary

New Chevys To Feature Corvette-Inspired Styling

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] design chief Ed Welburn has revealed that future Chevrolet models will feature styling inspired by the Corvette. The link between the respective designs of the new cars and the brand’s halo vehicle will be subtle, with the new Chevys likely to borrow Corvette elements such as the taut hood and square-shaped...

Industrial Production Surges Most Since May 2010 Thanks To Subprime Auto Loans & Polar Vortex 2.0

Thanks to 'entirely sustainable' 5.1% MoM surges in both Motor Vehicle manufacturing (thank you Subprime) and Utilities (thank you Polar Vortex 2.), Industrial Production in November surged 1.3% (against expectations of +0.7%) for the biggest rise since May 2010. Show More Summary

Kiira Motors Corporation

From the Makerere folks who prototyped the Kiira-EV. Kiira Motors Corporation a spinoff, debuts the Kiira EV SMACK. HowWe Made it reports:...In mid-November in Nairobi, KMC unveiled a prototype of its sedan hybrid electric vehicle dubbed the Kiira EV SMACK, marking a first in East Africa. Show More Summary

BMW Previews 670-Horsepower Plug-In Hybrid System In 5-Series GT Prototype

For years, hybrid technology has been marketed purely as a means of improving vehicle efficiency, but now that the technology has matured we’re starting to see automakers investigate ways of using the addition of an electric motor(s) to boost performance as well. The turning point was 2013’s launch of hybrid hypercars from Ferrari...

Ford to launch new Sync infotainment system to address complaints

Ford Motor Co. is moving to address one of the biggest complaints about its vehicles -- the glitchy in-dash Sync technology system that controls everything from temperature settings to phone calls and music selection.

DMV prepares to issue driver's licenses to people who are here illegally

Just weeks before California begins to issue driver's licenses to people in the country illegally, the Department of Motor Vehicles has opened four new offices and hired more than 900 additional staffers to help handle the expected flood of applicants.

Honda To Recall About 400,000 More Cars For Takata Air Bag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it would recall an estimated 400,000 vehicles globally as a precautionary measure to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The recall follows a similar move...Show More Summary

Jenna Dewan Tatum Is Multitasking Like an Efficient Murderer

Efficiency expert Jenna Dewan-Tatum moisturized her face skin and operated a motor vehicle simultaneously in Los Angeles on Sunday.... More »

WTF Pictures – December 10, 2014

World’s biggest cow Bloody Envelope from Postman Accident: We received this in the mail today with a note from the USPS. It says, “The carrier who services your route was involved in a Industrial or Motor Vehicle incident. Due to the incident your mail came in contact with blood.” Stinger of a Giant Wasp Woke […]

Tesla plugs into Australia, delivers first Model S sedans down under

Tesla Motors has delivered its first plug-in electric Model S vehicles to customers in Australia, opening what is likely to be a lucrative market for the Palo Alto-based car maker.

Nissan Recalls About 470,000 SUVs, Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

DETROIT (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co said on Tuesday it is recalling about 470,000 sport utility vehicles and cars globally for possible fuel leaks. Nissan is recalling the vehicles from model years 2012 through 2015 because fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. Show More Summary

Honda To Expand Investigative Recall Of Takata-made Air Bags Globally: Source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co will expand an investigative recall of vehicles with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp globally, a person familiar with the matter said. On Monday, the automaker said it was expanding its U.S. recall of cars due to potentially defective Takata airbags from a regional campaign to a nationwide campaign. Show More Summary

Honda Adds 2.6 Million Vehicles to Air Bag Recall List

Honda Motor Co. via APThe 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan is among those vehicles listed in Honda's expanded recall. DETROIT -- Honda plans to replace the replace driver's air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S. The Japanese automaker is the only company to comply with demand from the U.S. Show More Summary

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