Total recall for Bolt turns into a horror for GM
The latest recall campaign for the Chevrolet Bolt due to ongoing battery problems is costing General Motors dearly. In its latest financial figures, the company itself has now put a figure on just how expensive: $800 million, or around $11,600 per car.
Mustang Mach-E reigned in again
Deliveries of Ford’s flagship electric car Mustang Mach-E are on hold in the UK after the company discovered a nominal safety risk. The incident follows a similar scenario Ford had recently experienced in the US.
Mercedes recalls passenger and delivery e-vans
Just a few months after its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz electric passenger van, the EQV is already subject to a recall: 302 EQVs produced between 21 February and 27 October 2020 will have to go back to the factory. According to our updates, the e-Sprinter and e-Vito electric delivery vehicles are also affected by recalls.
WM Motor begins recall after vehicle fire
The Chinese startup WM Motor has recalled 1,282 of its EX5 electric cars after four of its vehicles caught fire within one month. This is the latest of a number of large recalls made by carmakers in Asia, Europe and North Americain the last few weeks due to battery problems.
Recall of 2,000 Polestar 2 electric cars confirmed
Following reports of problems with the all-electric Polestar 2 after deliveries started a few weeks ago, Polestar confirmed that they detected “a software error in the battery power control module, which, in very rare cases and without warning can lead to a loss of drive”.
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.”