Tesla Autopilot crashes lead Consumer Watchdog to urge recall
October 2014 saw the introduction of Tesla’s so-call “Autopilot” feature (officially a software upgrade called Tesla Version 7.0), which enabled owners to let their car effectively drive itself. The car can manage its speed, steer and even change lane without driver input. The feature also allows for automated parallel parking, and is generally perceived as […]
Suzuki shares fall on back of fuel test issue – 2.1 million vehicles are affected.
Suzuki said it had used improper fuel economy tests for its cars in Japan, in a widening of a scandal that has engulfed Mitsubishi Motors , but it asserted that proper testing had shown the data did not need to be amended. The news follows Mitsubishi’s admission of fuel economy manipulation last month, after which […]
Car fires: How to deal with it and how to prevent it
A car fire is one of the worst things that can happen to your car. It quickly turns a small issue into a big problem and puts you, your family and your car in danger. It is important to not keep pushing your car to continue when it is overheating. If it starts to overheat, […]
VW Up! Steering Fault
Car makers often refer to unwanted design or driving features as “characteristics” but is that really a just description of a steering glitch that pulls your car to the left or right at low speeds? UK based magazine Auto Express certainly doesn’t think so. They reported on this design flaw in the Volkswagen Up! […]
Jeep Drivers Towbar Troubles
Car recalls are fairly common, and work is often carried out without any major problems. However, some owners of Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees dating back as far as the mid-nineties have had a somewhat unexpected surprise. Drivers were told recently that the towbar should be removed over fears the fuel tank could “explode” in […]
Honda Recalls More Cars – Over 100,000 in Europe
Faulty Airbag to Blame Several car manufacturers including Honda, Mazda and Nissan have recalled vehicles over concerns about faulty airbags. The recalls pertain to faults within airbags manufactured by Takata. When deployed the airbags can inflate too fast at high temperature sending shards of metal and plastic into the cabin – this is […]
Honda Recalls 2 Million Vehicles
One of Japan’s leading car manufacturers Honda Motors this morning announced it would be recalling more than two million vehicles worldwide after they unearthed an airbag defect that could pose a potential fire risk. In an annnouncement the company said that the recall covers roughly 2,033,000 vehicles made betweeen August 2000 and December 2005.Vehicles […]
GM ‘deeply sorry’ for fault.
General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has publicly apologised for an ignition switch fault in some of the manufacturers cars linked to at least a dozen deaths in road crashes. At a US congressional hearing on Tuesday, she also said she was ‘disturbed’ by the company’s previous comments about the high cost of replacing the […]