DETROIT, MI (AP) – There is increasing pressure to expand an airbag recall that already includes nearly 8 million vehicles.
The recall was originally issued in late 2013, then expanded in early 2014. Until now, the vehicles recalled have been concentrated in states with humid climates, but officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are asking automakers to expand it nationwide.
The inflator mechanisms in the airbags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Safety advocates say at least four people have died because of the problem and there have been multiple injuries. They also say more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with the faulty airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned people whose cars have been recalled during the past two years for faulty airbag inflators to take
Today, Toyota announced plans to shutter its youth-oriented Scion brand. But why?
That depends on whom you ask.
In the video above, Toyota Motor North America’s CEO Jim Lentz explains that Scion isn’t really going away. Beginning in the 2017 model year, most remaining Scion models will be rebadged and sold as Toyotas.
The rationale? Scion debuted in 2003 as a brand exclusively focused on younger car buyers. It offered small, quirky,
In recent days, VW’s U.S. dealers and its German executives have met at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas; the Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen, submitting several well-known commercials as evidence against the automaker; and
The Kia Cadenza, is already a great car for comfort-oriented sedan shoppers—especially those who aren’t super-brand-conscious yet want a luxury-car feel and feature set without breaking the bank. And it stands to get even better with the fully redesigned version—first shown at the 2016 New York Auto Show—that’s on the way for 2017.
That’s because Kia takes aim at two of the outgoing Cadenza’s main weaknesses: It’s a little conservatively styled, and not all that much fun to drive.
Like Kia’s most recent models, the 2017 Kia Cadenza ups its game inside, where it counts, with a cabin that’s even more focused on hand-crafted details and upgraded materials. And with Kia’s first 8-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the Cadenza also makes gains in efficiency and drivability.
From the outside, the 2017 Kia Cadenza looks a good deal more elegant than its predecessor, and perhaps a little sportier, too. The new