Monday, May 2, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Chevy, Dodge, Infiniti, Nissan And Jeep Are In The Hot Seat




1. MANUFACTURER: Nissan North America, Inc.

NO. Of IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 3,177,645
SUMMARY:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF and Sentra, 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Chevrolet City Express and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Win A Box Of Chocolate Nissan Cars For Mother's Day



We've got the perfect Mother's Day gift, a box of chocolate Nissans. Yes, this is the perfect gift for mom and its not available in stores.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: GM Is In The Hot Seat


AUTOMAKER: GENERAL MOTORS

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 895,232
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks manufactured January 29, 2013, to January 21, 2015. While entering the vehicle, the seat belt tensioner cable may be positioned such that the driver slides over it. This movement may result in the fatigue and separation of the cable.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SNL: A New Take On Electric Vehicles


Saturday Night Live takes a different approach to electric vehicles.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 Honda Accord Touring Sedan: A Refreshed, High-Tech And Stylish Family Sedan


Highlight: This is one of the two midsize sedans in the competitive segment that offers a manual transmission.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $35,515 (base model $23,040)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a vehicle stability control system; traction control; hill start assist control system; a compact spare tire; a Daytime Running Lights; a rear view camera; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; a 6-speed manual transmission; automatic turn-off headlights; a dual zone automatic climate control system; illuminated steering wheel mounted controls; a multi information display center; a tilt/telescopic steering wheels; cloth seats; and manual adjustable front seats

Monday, April 18, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Ford And Tesla Are In The Hot Seat


1. MANUFACTURER: Ford Motor Company

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 37,088
 
SUMMARY:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Transit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to March 18, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the side curtain air bag may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Latest RAND Safety Study: More Miles Needed On Autonomous Vehicles Before Giving The Green Light

This is a Google self driving vehicle.

According to a new RAND report study released today on autonomous vehicles, they would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety.

Under even the most-aggressive test driving assumptions, it would take existing fleets of autonomous vehicles tens and even hundreds of years to log sufficient miles to adequately assess the safety of the vehicles when compared to human-driven vehicles, according to the analysis.

Researchers say the findings suggest that in order to advance autonomous vehicles into daily use, alternative testing methods must be developed to supplement on-the-road testing. Alternative methods might include accelerated testing, virtual testing and simulators, mathematical modeling, scenario testing and pilot studies.