The news emerged late last week: Tesla Motors is recalling all 90,000-plus Model S electric cars it's built to check that their seat belts were properly connected. The recall stemmed from the discovery in Europe two weeks ago of a single Tesla Model S with a "front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner,” Tesla e-mailed its customers on Friday. But how the company then responded may further distinguish it from the conventional recall procedure used by established automakers. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 To Aim For 0.20 Drag Coefficient: Report As...
2012-2013 Scion iQ Recalled For Safety System Flaw
Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of Scion iQ vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years. In all, some 11,200 vehicles are affected. The recall centers around the weight sensor cables located beneath the iQ's front passenger seat. According to a press release from Toyota, those cables "can...Richard Read
Recycling Your Entire Car: From Hooptie To Handbag
And now for something completely different. But first, a definition from Wikipedia, in case "hooptie" wasn't in your vocabulary as yet: Hooptie ... an old, decrepit, unreliable and often nonfunctional car which has limited mechanical abilities and is often in an unmaintained and usually in a rusty...John Voelcker