Monday, January 6, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Mercedes-Benzs Are Being Recalled For Defective Sunroofs

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V918000
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected 744,852

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

In The Rearview Mirror: The Top Black Automotive History Makers From This Past Decade (2010-19)

photo credit: LE

While most of us are familiar with Elon Musk, the lead driver behind the all-electric luxury car company, known as Tesla, many of us would be hard pressed to identify blacks in the automotive industry who also played key roles in blazing new trails over the past decade.

As a new decade turns the corner, JeffCars.com has identified the top black automotive trendsetters and pioneers, who were either given the keys (or keyfobs) or literally took the keys (or keyfobs) to make their mark in history, during the years of 2010 to 2019.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2019 Genesis G80 Sport: The Brand’s Midsize Luxury Sedan


Highlight: The G80 was formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis sedan.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $56,245

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; rear view camera with parking guidelines; a vehicle stability control system; a traction control system; automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection; a radar activated cruise control system with a start-stop feature; front and rear parking sensors; a lane departure warning system; a lane keep assist system; a blind spot detection system with a rear traffic alert and lane change assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; an automatic hold system; a high beam assist system; stability control; traction control; an automatic dimming rearview mirror; and automatic sensing wipers 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

AAA Latest Study: Are Drivers More Distracted When Relying On Their Semi Self-Driving Aids?


2019 Lexus RX 450h F-Sport: The Brand's Performance-Oriented Crossover Hybrid


Highlight: All the RX hybrid models are outfitted with an all-wheel drive configuration.

Vehicle’s MSRP: $61,854 (Base Model: $52,080)

Seating Capacity: Up To Seven, Depending On The Trim

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; all-wheel drive; a radar activated cruise control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection; an all-speed radar activated cruise control system; an automatic high beam light system; a lane departure warning system with steering assist; a lane keep assist system; a brake assist system; a rain sensing wiper system; and a back up camera

Monday, December 16, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Fords And Volvos Tailgates And Doors Unexpectedly Open

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2020 Kia Soul GT: The Brand's Out Of The Box Vehicle


Highlight: The Soul is also 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, December 2, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Dodge, FIAT, Lincoln And RAM Are Being Recall



1. NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V814000
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 556,399
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, and 2020 Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Sierra 2500, and Sierra 3500 vehicles equipped with carpet floor covering. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO Double Cab: The Midsize Truck Segment Sales Leader


Highlight: It’s the only midsize truck on the market available with an autonomous crawl control feature. This feature is great for climbing and driving down steep off road hills.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $47,240 (Base Model SR Double Cab: $28,000)      

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; vehicle stability control; traction control; a hill start assist control; and a tire pressure monitoring system