Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance....More
Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine....More
The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches.
While many industry players are exploring the potential of lithium-ion batteries for vehicle electrification, the addition of ultracapacitors for hybrid electric systems provides another layer of energy-storage advantages....More
Galpin and designer Henrik Fisker recently unveiled the Rocket Speedster Concept, a 2-seat version of the $109,100 Rocket coupe, derived from the ’15 Ford Mustang GT. The Speedster has not yet been confirmed for production....More
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Sept 10 (Reuters) - FCA US LLC, a unit of Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles NV , is recalling about 1.06
million of its Ram trucks in the United States to fix a steering
wheel defect that may cause an air-bag to deploy inadvertently.
The company said an internal investigation discovered that
these trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear
because of contact with a spring....More
The success of Detroit Diesel's heavy-duty engine program that launched in 2008 led to securing a new cylinder-head machining line in 2012, followed by production of turbochargers in 2014, DT12 transmissions in 2015 and final-drive gearsets in 2016.
On Jan. 12, the EPA dropped a bomb on FCA, charging the automaker with using “defeat” devices to allow its award-winning 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 to emit illegal levels of pollution. Two months later, answers remain elusive....More
WardsAuto editors are evaluating 31 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition, which began in early February and will conclude early next week. Winners will be announced April 17 and will be recognized at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 9 in Detroit.
Automakers are updating their vehicle interiors with unprecedented speed, eager to integrate new technologies, softer leather, better sound systems and richer colors. WardsAuto will announce winners April 17....More