Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Announce Compensation Program For Designated Recalled Vehicles


FCA US LLC has begun contacting customers who are eligible for certain recall-completion incentives.

Ranging from $100 prepaid cards to vehicle-repurchase plans, the incentives are designed to boost completion rates for certain ongoing recalls involving older SUVs and model-year 2009-2012 trucks, for which remedies were not immediately available.

“Remedies are available, we are servicing vehicles and we encourage affected customers to contact their dealers,” says Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President – Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. “It is imperative that all vehicles implicated by recalls are inspected and serviced, as required.”
 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Today's Audio Web Interview with Industry Analyst Tom Libby



This is the extended audio version with industry analyst Tom Libby. Click on the play button. Libby shares the best times to make a move on trucks, crossovers and midsize cars, compact cars and luxury vehicles.






Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2016 Toyota Tundra: Walk Around And Crawl Control Demonstration with Toyota's Engineers

The 2016 Toyota Tundra will begin arriving in dealerships on September 8.



 

Analyst To The Automakers Trade-In His Corporate Hat To Guide Consumers Toward The Best Deals On Auto Trends with JeffCars.com


Tom Libby, an industry influencer and automotive analyst for Detroit-based IHS, who specializes in both the new and the used car markets, is a guest on Auto Trends with Jeffcars.com this Saturday. In his current role, Libby provides data and analysis to several automotive clients. Libby, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and industry analysis in the U. S, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Automotive Analysts.

As opposed to talking to the automakers, Libby trades in his analyst hat to examine the industry in the role of a consumer advocate. Libby, along with the host Jeff Fortson, will guide listeners toward all of the best deals segment-by-segment. The Detroit car analyst even identifies the one segment that consumers should steer clear of -- until the last two weeks of the year, making sure that they maximize their savings. And for payment sensitive buyers, we will also discuss the pros and cons of leasing from both an industry and a consumer perspective.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Its Recall Mondays: Cadillac, Chevy And Chrysler Are In The Hot Seat

1. AUTOMAKER: General Motors

NO. OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 63,655
SUMMARY:

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to June 25, 2015. The affected vehicles may experience the roof panel closing automatically when the non-recessed switches are pressed and the roof panel is open. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:

Because the switch is not recessed, the roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed resulting in unintended auto-closure of the roof panel, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday Retro Ride


While taking a scenic drive on a Sunday in Senoia, Georgia, we came across this Oldsmobile from the 1930s.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top 10 U. S. Markets With The Highest Concentration Of Electric Vehicles

Kia Soul EV


  • San Francisco/Oakland (California) - 4.4% of total EV sales
  • Atlanta - 3.9%
  • Monterey (California)- 1.6%
  • Seattle - 1.4%
  • San Diego (California) - 1.4%

Monday, August 17, 2015

Its Recall Mondays: VW Recalling 420,000 Vehicles



MANUFACTURER: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 420,000

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Garage Preview Friday: Hyundai's Interpretation Of A Luxury (Genesis) Coupe




The designer for the current and the previous generation Hyundai Sonata is standing in front of the Korean automaker's
 Vision G concept vehicle. (Photo source: JeffCars.com)

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