Toyota to launch second, multi-million vehicle recall
Toyota will have to recall 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The reason for this was named as software issues. Only one month ago, the Japanese automobile manufacturers also had to launch a recall of more than 1 million hybrids because of potential short-circuit and fire danger.
Toyota recalls 1 million hybrids worldwide
Due to potential short circuit and fire hazards, Toyota has recalled more than one million hybrid vehicles across the globe. The recall concerns all Toyota Prius of the current generation, including the plug-in version, as well as the hybrid version of the C-HR that were manufactured up to May of this year.
Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Nissan, General Motors, Recall.
Outlander PHEV facelift: Mitsubishi will bring an updated version of its Outlander to the New York Auto Show. The 2016 model is inspired by the Outlander PHEV Concept S that was shown at the Paris Motor Show last year. No updates to the current plug-in hybrid drivetrain have been announced yet.
caradvice.com.au, thenewswheel.com, indianautosblog.com
New Hyundai Tucson revealed: First pictures show the all-new Hyundai Tucson, which will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and is set to launch in the second half of 2015. When a new fuel cell version will follow is not clear yet, according to a Hyundai spokesperson. Until then, the ix35 Fuel Cell will remain available.
autocar.co.uk, sueddeutsche.de (fuel cell version in German)
Nissan competition: Nissan together with Aston University in Birmingham has launched a competition asking students for strategies to promote the e-NV200 with a focus on small to medium sized businesses. Final presentations in front of professors and Nissan representatives are to be held today.
Tesla patents turned down: General Motors´ Director of Battery Systems Bill Wallace told GM Authority that the automaker behind the Chevy Volt and the Bolt EV concept is not interested in Tesla´s openly-sourced patented technologies currently. The statement came at the Chicago Auto Show last week.
Korean recall: Hyundai is asking about 10,000 owners of the Grandeur Hybrid produced between Dec 2013 and Oct 2014 to return to the garages immediately. The recall is due to a fault with the vehicle’s brake system that may fail to warn the driver of lacking brake fluid, which could lead to brake failure.
Recalling the recalled.
We have gotten used to write about recalls, but this tops previous reports. Ford is re-recalling nearly 40,000 vehicles in the U.S., to inspect steering shafts that could break and cause loss of steering. Ford said that after making the repairs, it discovered the way it had fixed them was “improper.”