Monday, September 16, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: GM Is Recalling 3.4 Million Vehicles For Braking Concerns, While Fords Are Experiencing Salt Corossion

Monday, September 9, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Ram And Ford Trucks Are Being Recalled


1. Tailgate May Open Unexpectedly
If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000


Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2019 BMW X2 M35i: The Brand's Performance-Oriented Crossover


Highlights: The X2 is BMW’s entry-level crossover. The curvaceous X2 , X4 and X6 are sibilings. They all were named using even numbers. Outside of the exterior styling, the X2 shares many of the same components as its SUV-styled cousin, the X1.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $55,020 (Base Model: $37,395)

Seating Capacity: 4

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE R-Line AWD : The Brand's New Flagship Car


Highlight: The Arteon is the replacement for the CC that faded away a few years ago.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $39,905 (SE Model: $36,840)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; daytime running lights; heated foldable, power adjustable side mirrors; forward collision warning system; autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring; a hill hold control system; an electronic blind spot monitor; an automatic dimming rearview mirror; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Limited: The Brand's Prius-Fighter


Highlight: The Ioniq is available in three variations: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $ 31,760 (Base Model: $23,320)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; traction control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; vehicle stability management system; an electronic stability control system; traction control; a driver’s blind spot outside mirror; and a hill start assist system

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT: GM's Best-Selling Crossover/SUV


Highlight: The vehicle offers a Surround Vision system, which provides a 360-degree bird’s eye view around the vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $33,625 (Base model: $24,995)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; rearview camera; a stability control system; heated exterior mirrors; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Sunday, August 18, 2019

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE: The Brand's All-New Seventh Generation Sedan


Highlight: The Jetta interior cabin is larger than most of the vehicles in the segment.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $23,005 (S Model: $19,640)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; daytime running lights; an automatic post collision braking system; a hill start assist system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2020 Kia Soul GT: The Brand’s Second Generation Boxy Crossover


Highlight: The Soul is available in an all-electric configuration.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $28,710 (Base Model: $18,485)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; a temporary spare tire; hillstart assist control system; vehicle stability control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a forward collision avoidance system; and a lane keep assist system

Monday, August 5, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Audis Are Being Recalled


Passenger Air Bag May Switch Off/FMVSS 208


A disabled passenger air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V547000


Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.