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Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue

Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue

Tesla has issued a voluntarily recall for roughly 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars to address an issue in which the parking brake might stick in the engaged position. The recall was first reported yesterday by CNBC. The vehicles affected were built between February and October of... read more

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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Recall For Brake-Fluid Reservoir Issue

Toyota is recalling 2007 through 2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans to correct an issue with the cars' brake-fluid reservoirs. On the vehicles affected--roughly 177,000 of... read more August 11, 2014 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

Two days ago, I described in this article a frightening incident in my Tesla Model S. Approaching a downhill intersection, I inadvertently stepped on both the brake and... read more March 26, 2014 by


 
Nissan Leaf Wheel

Drive An Electric Car? Remember To Exercise Your Car’s Brakes!

If you drive a plug-in car or a hybrid, the chance are you’ll be familiar with the concept of regenerative braking. But although regenerative braking might be the... read more March 8, 2012 by 5


 
2010 Toyota Prius side

2010 Toyota Prius Reigns As Japan Sales Champ Despite Recalls

Unlike some of its Toyota brethren, the 2010 Prius hybrid was never pulled off sale due to recalls. But U.S. sales fell 6.1% in February anyway, against the previous month... read more March 12, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

New Hybrid Braking Issue: First Prius, Now Ford Fusion Hybrid

Another day, another hybrid braking problem. Only this time, it's not Toyota. It's Ford. Late yesterday, Ford announced a "customer satisfaction program" that will ask that... read more February 5, 2010 by 11


 
2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Grille

UPDATE: Toyota Admits Braking Problems, On 2010 Prius Only

Things are moving fast in the land of Toyota safety issues and recalls. Yesterday, we told you that the 2010 Toyota Prius was being investigated for braking problems in... read more February 4, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Investigated In Japan For Braking Problems

Citing allegations of braking loss or slippage, Japan's Ministry of Transportation ordered Toyota to launch an investigation into possible brake problems in the new 2010... read more February 3, 2010 by 2


 
Kyle with his family Toyota Prius and the new 2010 Honda Insight he drives

Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight: Kyle Drives Each One

Yesterday we introduced Kyle, our Silicon Valley teenage reviewer who's only ever driven hybrid cars. He's now been using a 2010 Honda Insight for two months after driving... read more June 9, 2009 by 1


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Prius Sudden Acceleration: Much Ado About Nothing?

So-called "sudden acceleration" has floated around the automotive world since it burst onto the scene in 1986. Now the Toyota Prius has become the latest vehicle in which the... read more May 14, 2009 by 70


 

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