Sunday, July 31, 2022

Auto Trends With JeffCars.com Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary Adding A Podcast

 

On July 25, 2015, Auto Trends with JeffCars.com, a multicultural automotive program launched as a monthly show on an Atlanta-based FM station. After just two months on the air, the station cancelled the program. 

Immediately thereafter, the program was picked-up by a Phoenix-based AM station as a weekly show. Since that time, the 30-minute weekly show has expanded its reach to SiriusXM's subscriber-based network and several FM radio outlets, becoming the only syndicated multicultural automotive program airing throughout the U.S. and Canada. The high-energy program is also the only multicultural automotive program airing on SiriusXM, the largest audio entertainment group in the U.S with over 34-million subscribers. In fact, for a few years, it was the only automotive program airing on the SiriusXM network.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport AWD: Luxury Brand Redesigns Compact Crossover


Highlight: The NX is also available as a plug-in and a hybrid.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $56,830 (Base Model NX 250: $39,426)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; pre-collision system with pedestrian detection system; a radar activated cruise control system; a lane departure warning system; a pre-collision system with pedestrian protection; a lane departure alert with steering assist; a lane trace assist system; automatic high beams; an electronic blind spot monitor with a rear cross traffic alert; a rear camera; a vehicle stability control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and race inspired paddle shifters

Monday, July 25, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Chrysler And Dodge Recalling Their 2022 Large Cars

 


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V504000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 52,340

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Chrysler 300 vehicles. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor battery may fail prematurely and cause the sensor to become inoperative. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the TPMS sensors, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 2, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Z68.

Friday, July 22, 2022

2022 Volvo XC90 Inscription Recharge AWD: The Luxury Brand’s Extended Range Flagship Plug-In SUV

The XC90 Recharge Extended Range is charging up free next to the local public train station.


Highlight: The brand’s flagship SUV is fueled by both gasoline and electricity.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $84,090 (Base model: $66,895)

Seating Capacity: 6 or 7, depending upon trim

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; blind spot information system; run off road mitigation system; lane departure warning system; all-wheel drive; rear view camera and a tire pressure monitoring system 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line: The Brand’s Sporty Subcompact Crossover


Highlight: The Kona N Line kicks out more horsepower than any other vehicle in its segment.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $30,190 (Base: $22,395)   

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; rear view camera; forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection; automatic high beam assist; an electronic blind-spot collision avoidance assist with a rear cross-traffic; traction control system; a lane keep assist system; a radar activated stop-and-go system; a lane following assist system; a stability system; a hill start assist system; tire pressure monitoring system; a parking distance warning system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a temporary spare tire

Standard Equipment (SE): a single tip exhaust system; 16-inch wheels; a rear roof spoiler; cloth seats; a manual adjusted front seats; split folding rear seats; an 8-inch infotainment screen; cargo area cover; and a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Monday, July 11, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Mitsubishi Outlanders Are Being Recalled For Rearview Camera Concerns


Inoperable Rearview Camera Display/FMVSS 111

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V470000

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 56,080

Summary

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2022 Outlander vehicles. The rearview camera may not display the rearview image due to a software error. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

Remedy

Dealers will update the rearview camera software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 1, 2022. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-88-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-22-003.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

2022 Toyota GR86 Premium RWD: A New Name, Fresh Redesign And More Horsepower

 

Highlight: Every new GR86 owner receives one free high-performance driving experience.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $33,250 (Base Model: $28,725)

Seating Capacity: 2 + 2

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; LED daytime running lights; stability control system; a hillstart control system; a rear camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; a pre collision braking system; a radar activated cruise control system; a lane departure warning system; a sway warning system; a lead vehicle start alert system and a high beam alert system

Sunday, July 3, 2022

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4: An All-New Design For The Brand’s Midsize Truck

Highlight:  The restyled Frontier is also available as an extended single cab.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $46,965 (Base Model S RWD: $31,285)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; traction control system; a hill start assist system; a trailer sway control system; locking tailgate; intelligent forward collision warning system; an automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (Base): 16-inch wheels; a 9-speed automatic transmission; cloth seats; front skid plates; bed rail protectors; manual operated front seats; fold down rear center armrest; second row underseat storage; underseat heating ducts for rear passenger; an 8-inch infotainment screen; voice recognition for navigation and audio; a push button ignition system; and a 12-volt power outlet

Its Shop Time Mondays: Subarus And Audis Are Being Recalled

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