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Tesla Recalling 53,000 Vehicles Due to Brake Problem

EV maker repairing Model S and Model X cars.

by on Apr.20, 2017

The Model X part of a large recall of Model X and S cars due to a brake problem.

Tesla is riding a streak of bad news. The California-based EV maker announced a recall of 53,000 of its Model S and Model X cars due to an issue with the parking brake.

It’s the largest recall in the young company’s history.

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The total may not seem so large compared to recent actions by other automakers, but the company only produced about 83,000 vehicles in 2016. (more…)

Daimler Recalling Over 800,000 Vehicles with Takata Airbags

Announcement comes days after big Honda airbag recall.

by on Feb.09, 2016

Add Daimler to the list of automakers impacted by Takata's faulty airbags. The German maker plans to recall 840,000 cars and vans.

Daimler is the latest automaker to be stung by a new round of Takata airbag recalls, the German maker announcing today it will replace faulty inflator modules in more than 840,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and Daimler vans sold in the U.S.

The announcement comes less than a week after Honda announced it would recall more than 2.2 million vehicles due to the Takata airbag problem. More service actions related to the ongoing problem are expected, according to industry observers.

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The Takata airbag problem has become the biggest safety issue in automotive history, so far impacting at least 22 million vehicles sold in the U.S., with millions more vehicles overseas also being subject to repairs. (more…)

Ferrari Plans to Build More Cars by 2019

Filing reveals move to increase production numbers.

by on Oct.15, 2015

It's going to be a little easier to get a new Ferrari, as production numbers are going to rise 30%.

Luca di Montezemolo departed as the head of Ferrari partly because of his desire to keep a lid on production numbers and keep an air of exclusivity about the brand, and Sergio Marchionne disagreed. Montezemolo is gone and so is the production cap.

According to SEC filings for the Ferrari spin off, the company plans to raise production from 7,000 units annually to 9,000 by 2019: a 30% increase. Additionally, the Italian sports car maker plans to introduce a spate of new products during that time as well.

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Ferrari said in the filing the move to increase capacity is to “growing demand in emerging markets and from demographic changes as the size and spending capacity of our target client grows.” (more…)

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 1 Million Vehicles

Maker still plagued by ongoing fuel pump problem.

by on Oct.16, 2014

Scott Kunselman heads up Chrysler's recently formed Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance office.

Chrysler Group’s announcement today it is recalling 907,000 vehicles in two new campaigns is latest in a steady string of actions during the last six weeks from the Auburn Hills, Michigan-unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The recalls involve faulty alternators and power mirror electrical connectors. There have been no injuries, fatalities or accidents as a result of either problem, according to the automaker.

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Chrysler is recalling 470,000 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with a 3.6-liter engine and a 160 amp alternator because the alternator may suddenly fail and result in vehicle shutdown, shutoff or a fire. (more…)