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Ford Said to Bypass Dealers for Sales of New Hybrid Maverick

» Posted October 11, 2021Resources

Ford is looking to cut out the middleman when it comes to selling new hybrid Maverick trucks--sort of--in a move that is likely to make Ford dealers less than happy. The company is expected to sell the closely watched new pickups by direct order only. Their online ordering platform is likely to see plenty of traffic: the Maverick is said to get 40 miles per gallon and come with a starting price tag under $20,000.

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Tesla Model S Fire in California Garage Under Investigation

» Posted October 8, 2021Resources

Add Tesla to the growing list of electric carmakers who may have a fire issue on their hands. A local fire inspector says a Tesla Model S thermal charging system may be to blame for a blaze in a home garage in San Ramon. It’s one of at least five fires tied to older versions of the popular Tesla that the Washington Post recently detailed in a report on vehicles unexpectedly bursting into flames.

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Biden Plots Course for Electric Vehicle Future in the U.S.

» Posted October 6, 2021Resources

The Biden administration has big plans to pull the plug on gas-powered cars across the U.S., following the lead of California and other states. President Biden recently said half of all new cars sold in the country should be emissions-free by 2030, Auto News reports. The goal is not legally binding but is being wielded as a way to put pressure on carmakers to step up their transition to electric vehicles.

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Ford Faces Investigation Over Rearview Camera Recall

» Posted October 4, 2021Resources

Ford is facing new scrutiny over a recent recall of more than half a million vehicles with faulty rearview cameras. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into whether Ford slowplayed a decision to recall some 620,000 vehicles. Regulators are also mulling whether the recall should have included more cars.  

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Subaru Says Some 165,000 Vehicles Have Faulty Fuel Pumps

» Posted September 29, 2021Resources

Subaru is calling back some 165,000 that the company says are at increased risk of a crash, it recently told federal regulators. The automaker needs to replace faulty fuel pumps that could crack and fail, Subaru said in a notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The defect could cause recalled cars to unexpectedly stall, the company said.

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