Yesterday I read an interesting piece from Automotive News that looked at people who lost their life in accidents while driving cars covered under the GM recall. The story says that had these fixes been in place sooner lives would have been saved.
Earlier today we learned that Nissan was recalling over 1M vehicles because of faulty passenger airbag software issue.
Last week NHTSA published a notice for data call to 21 automakers to fulfill the requirements of Title 49, Part 583 - Automobile Parts Content Labeling. The estimated cost to automakers to produce the data and create labels for the various car lines, $2.4M.
In this morning’s Morning Shift Matt Hardibro pointed out that GM used a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to skirt the official recall notification process. He also hit on the legal requirement for a public facing VIN look up tool, something I wrote about last year.
One thing to keep in mind, and that the author pointed out correctly, we don't know if each of these cases the person died were looked at (investigated) and determined that the event was either Excepted Airbag to Deploy, Borderline or Did Not Expect Airbag to Deploy.
If that headline were real protestors would comecrawling out of the woodwork and burn New Jersey to the ground. Why? People who love Apple, love Apple stores.And while the headline might be false, the idiotic thinking behind it is veryreal. And sadly, more and more common thanks to dealership profits lining the…
Cars.com is worth $3B?! I'm not very surprised. Here are a fewnotional reasons this isn't as crazy as it sounds. Granted, it all comes down to money-in vs. money-out, but here are a few thoughts I had on the matter.
A little over two years ago I joined the sleep-deprived lifestyle known as Parenthood. I said goodbye to my Corvette, broke up with my beer pong buddies and invested in a minivan.
Today, at 10 AM, Elon Musk will appear before the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to testify on how America pays to put things like military and intelligence satellites into orbit.
Each evening my son & I have color time where he learns things like hand and eye coordination, letters, words and...things about cars.
Between a screaming baby, a toddler who needs every minute of his dad’s attention and catching up on The Walking Dead - I freed up 10 mins to hack on the new Jeep Renegade via Photoshop.
This morning a follower on Twitter and regular here on Kinja, Will Kinton, asked me if I could render a Tesla Model S as a LeMans GT car.
Shortly after announcing the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator the kind-of-luxury automaker announced a return of America’s only luxury pickup truck, the 2015 Lincoln Blackwood Mark LT II Sport. Black Reserve trim available late 2015.
As NHTSA mulls over new standards that could require mandatory rearview cameras, many automakers are already headed in that direction.
Entry level luxury cars, like the Audi A3 or Mercedes Benz CLA, all have one thing in common: the promise of luxury ownership at non-luxury price. But does this new crop of enter-level luxury cars, with barrier-to-entry so low a grocery bagger could afford one, have the potential to damage the brand?
AWD, 356HP 3.2T V6, Recaro Seats, Brembos, rally-tuned suspension.
After making a shirt that was selected for BlipShift production, I decided to venture further into the world of random automotive vector art.
The weather outside is frightful and by frightful I mean raining and filled with chaotic last-minute shoppers. It’s down right scary outside. I saw two police officers guarding a Honey Baked Ham store.
The prehistoric act of physically changing gears is akin to writinga story on a typewriter, yet we enthusiast pronounce our desire for this outdated and labor-intensivetechnology.