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Maserati Begins Recalling Vehicles for Fire Risk

Any type of smoke in a vehicle can spell trouble, especially for those who are not prepared to deal with the sudden issues. The appearance of a fire can be even worse, requiring drivers and passengers to flee as soon as possible in order to avoid sustaining injury in the car. Fortunately, such issues are normally rare in vehicles, but recent news suggests that the issue may become larger for one p

Sales Rise of the Lesser Knowns

While most have been focusing on all of the deficits, what is most impressive to me are the automakers that have surpassed their own sales projections. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Volkswagen Auto Group (VW AG) Volvo Car Group, Hyundai and Kia have all gotten more sales than even they expected. It should be mentioned, that recalls have been a ubiquitous presence in the automotive industry sin

NHTSA: Just Calm Down

Because National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the media have not only covered, but unwittingly exaggerated the effects of negligence in the automotive market. Everyday drivers have become increasingly aware of the lingering dangers of driving. Before I continue, some explanation is necessary. In years past, the NHTSA had become famous for accepting donations from American auto

Marchionne Risks It All on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Sergio Marchionne has taken audacious actions in order to revamp Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Everytime he has taken the helm of a normal automaker (as opposed to the fabled Ferrari s.P.a (now N.V.)), bankrupt or heading towards it. Now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Marchionne started with Fiat, in 2003. When he got a hold of it, it was far from even faltering

Volkswagen Recall on Horizon in Europe—Whither the U.S.?

Vehicle recalls, congressional hearings, state prosecutions and pollution-related deaths—or as it’s otherwise known, just another day at scandal-plagued Volkswagen. Here are today’s lowlights for the German automaker. Decision Day for Volkswagen Yesterday we discussed the deadline Volkswagen faced in coming up with a solution to its diesel emissions problem. Today we are one step closer to a fix

Hyundai Problems: Strikes and Recalls

Hyundai Motor Company has enjoyed quite a few years of relentless growth. Beyond sales growth, they expanded their presence by becoming the Official Sponsor for both the NFL and NBA. Kia has been the sponsor for the NBA for years now, but they also have deals with the LPGA, Billboard Music Awards, the Grammys, and various individual teams in both the MLB and NBA. Kia also sponsors a handful of ind

Scandal at Volkswagen: The Great Diesel Vehicles Cover-Up (Part 1)

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency dropped a proverbial bombshell on the auto industry when it accused Volkswagen AG of knowingly evading federal air pollution standards. The EPA alleges that nearly a half-million of VW’s late-model diesel vehicles—specifically 2009 to 2015 TDI Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3s—came with “defeat devices” designed to trick investigator

General Motors Is Barely a Criminal

General Motors is an American success story. They started at the dawn of the 20th century, with a humble origin story; Buick began with horse drawn buggies, before starting its foray into the automobile market. For years it grew and expanded gobbling up smaller companies and incorporating them into its family. Just under one hundred years later, the state of General Motors’ empire started to deter

Cadillac: Recalls Revival and Ridiculousness

Once upon a time, General Motors’s luxury brand was immediately associated with world class luxury, a common adage was, if a product was the best of its kind it was the Cadillac of that segment (i.e. the Nest is the [GM-owned-Detroit-based-luxury-automaker] of thermostats). However, today the now New York based luxury auto maker is not even the Nest of its own luxury auto league. In response; th

FCA: A Year in Recalls

Back in late July, Auto Publishers reported on a massive vehicle recall by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles designed to close potential cybersecurity loopholes that could be exploited by hackers. The upshot of this recall was that FCA was levied with an unprecedented $105 million fine, along with some harsh words from Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now comes word th