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Monday, November 23, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: 60,000 Hyundai Veracruzs Are Being Recalled


An inoperative charging system can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V705000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 60,097

Monday, November 16, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Toyota, Lexus Recall More Than 1.5 Million 2017 Thru 2020 Model Year Vehicles

 Fuel Pump May Fail

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V682000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,517,721

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Latest Study: AAA Says Driving Technology Not As Reliable (Video)

 

AAA automotive researchers found that over the course of 4,000 miles of real-world driving, vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems experienced some type of issue every 8 miles, on average. Researchers noted instances of trouble with the systems keeping the vehicles tested in their lane and coming too close to other vehicles or guardrails

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) And Consumer Reports Recommends These Cars For Teen Drivers

 



2014 Mazda3

For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports have

Monday, November 2, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: VW Is Recalling Over 200,000 Jettas For Fuel Leaks

 


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V648000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 218,192

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Jetta vehicles. The fuel rail bolts may become loose over time, allowing fuel to leak.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 Buick Encore GS Essence: A New Compact Crossover


Highlight: Our adult bike was capable of fitting inside the compact crossover.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $34,115 (Preferred Model: $24,195) 

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system;  a rearview camera; automatic emergency braking; front pedestrian braking; a forward collision alert system; a following distance indicator; a lane keep assist system with lane departure warning; an automatic high beams; automatic emergency braking; a teen driver safety system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a compact spare tire; and OnStar safety system

Standard Equipment (Select): 18-inch wheels; a 9-speed automatic transmission; a push button ignition starter system; a start-stop fuel saving system; cloth seats/pseudo leather; manual adjustable front seats; a map pocket driver’s seat; a manual operated inside day/night rearview mirror; semi-automatic a/c; a cargo security cover; in-car WiFi system; 60/40 rear seats; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a leather wrapped three-spoke steering wheel; a capless fuel fill door; and a manual operated lift gate

Saturday, October 31, 2020

'Auto Trends' Talks Sales Trends with IHS' Minority Auto Analyst Marc Bland


Are automakers ads, marketing, etc. reflective of today's multicultural car buyers and their spending power? Find out this year's car-buying trends and more, as IHS's analyst Marc Bland joins us to recap this year's sales.

To hear the show on one of our FM affiliates this weekend, click here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

2021 Kia K5 GT AWD: A New Name, A New Design


Highlight: The K5 was formerly known as the Optima.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,300 (Base SE Model: $24,455)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; an electronic stability control system; a traction control system; a rear camera; a hill start assist system; a forward collision avoidance system; a lane keep assist system; a driver attention warning system; a high beam assist system; temporary spare tire; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (LX): 16-inch wheels; front wheel drive; an 8-speed automatic transmission; a fuel saving stop and go system; a single exhaust muffler; an automatic brake hold feature; cloth seats; a manual operated tilt-telescopic steering wheel; front seatback pockets; a dual zone automatic a/c; and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Its Shop Time Mondays: 60,000 Hyundai Veracruzs Are Being Recalled

Charging System Failure Caused By Oil Leak An inoperative charging system can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. NHT...