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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
This commercial was produced by filmmaker Spike Lee. In our opinion, this is one of the best commercials of the year. Spike definitely hit a home run with this one, no pun intended.
Its no coincidence that Chevy connected with Mo'ne, since the brand has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Highlight: A Prius Plug-In hatchback and a crossover are now available for short commutes.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $26,868 (base model $24,025)
Seating Capacity: Five
Standard Safety Features: airbags; Daytime Running Lights; rear spoiler with LED stop lamp; ABS; stability control; electronic brake distribution; a brake assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and side impact beams
Standard Equipment (base model): 15-inch wheels; 4-way adjustable cloth seats; automatic climate control ventilation system; multi information display center; push button keyless starter; a manual tilt/telescopic steering wheel; and power mode indictors (electric, economy and power)
Upgraded Standard Features On Test Model: 17-inch wheels; pseudo leather seats; a nav system; a rear camera; a keyless entry system; and a steering wheel mounted voice command controls
Optional Features On Test Vehicle: special color exterior paint
Monday, October 20, 2014
1. NO. OF AFFECTED VEHICLES: 97,540
SUMMARY:General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana, and Sierra HD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Highlights: The fourth-generation Escalade offers the segment’s first front-center air bag and a new wireless charging station.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $86,480 (base model $73,965)
Seating Capacity: 7 or 8
Standard Safety Features: airbags (driver, passenger, front-center, side and curtain); a rear camera with cross-traffic alert system; LED lights; ABS; electronic brake force distribution; a vehicle dynamic control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a forward collision alert system; automatic collision preparation; front and rear automatic braking; an automatic safety belt tightening; and GM’s signature OnStar safety-concierge system
Monday, October 13, 2014
1. AFFECTED VEHICLES: 220,423
SUMMARY:Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012, to February 28, 2013. In the affected vehicles, interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
CONSEQUENCE:If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Uber, the transportation company that rails against all forms of regulation and safety oversight, has received an ‘F’ from the Better Business Bureau.
The rating stems from 80 complaints filed in the last year alone.
The Better Business Bureau noted that the unaccredited ‘ridesharing’ company’s failing grade is prominently due to billing issues such as surge-pricing, as well as customer problems with the service. It said Uber was unresponsive to its request for “a response to the pattern of complaints.”
The Better Business Bureau concluded:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Highlights: Hyundai no longer offers a 6-cylinder engine. A turbo charged 4-cylinder engine is now available to power this roomy crossover.
Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $33,385 (base model $25,825)
Seating Capacity: 5
Standard Safety Features: air bags; electronic brake distribution; hill start assist controls; tire monitor sensors; and a vehicle stability system
Standard Equipment (base model): 17-inch wheels; 6-speed automatic transmission; cloth seats; a/c; remote keyless entry system; and a tilt-and-telescopic manual steering wheel; and sliding second-row seats