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Chevrolet Bolt recall highlights pitfalls for early EVs, opportunity for...

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On July 23, General Motors announced a second recall regarding a potential fire risk for Chevrolet Bolt EVs. Around 68,000 vehicles could have a battery defect, identified just nine months after a first recall was issued for similar problems. The cost of performing the recall is staggering – an estimated $11,650 per vehicle. The notice […]
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Chevy Bolt EV owners told not to park vehicles inside...

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In November 2020, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled nearly 69,000 vehicles due to a fire risk. A Consumer Alert has now been issued by the NHTSA for Chevy Bolt owners who were affected by that recall, whether or not the recall had been completed. Owners are being urged not to park their […]
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Recall repairs stand out as an opportunity for auto dealers

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According to data from CARFAX, the number of vehicles on the road with open recalls declined by 5% in 2020. However, more than 53 million vehicles continue to operate on American roads with a recall campaign that has not yet been completed. By their estimates, that accounts for approximately one in every five vehicles that […]
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Hyundai to recall 82,000 EVs for fire risk

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Hyundai is recalling more than 82,000 electric vehicles globally due to a risk of fire. The recall campaign comes after 15 vehicle fires occurred among the relatively new segment of EVs in their lineup with batteries manufactured by LG Chem at a Nanjing, China factory. At the heart of the recall are the Hyundai Kona […]
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How low-orbit satellites like Starlink are set to affect automotive

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On Nov 24, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket to deploy 60 Starlink satellites into low orbit. As of that date, 895 of those low Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites are in operation and Starlink’s ‘Better Than Nothing’ beta internet service is being tested in the northern US and southern Canada. Starlink has obtained FCC approval for a 12,000-satellite constellation that will provide high-speed internet around the world, particularly for […]
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GM to issue another Takata airbag recall for 5.9M trucks...

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After taking more than four years to reach a conclusion, the NHTSA has finally decided to mandate another Takata airbag recall for General Motors vehicles. The recall will affect 5.9 million vehicles and is expected to cost GM around $1.2 billion US. Like other Takata airbag recalls, the NHTSA has concluded that airbags used in certain trucks […]
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Seat belts could be recalled after altered safety data discovered

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The Japanese government has told automakers to prepare for recalls after Joyson Safety Systems Japan’s seat belt safety testing data was found to be altered. Japan’s authorities reported that as many as 9 million seat belts “do not meet quality standards”. The problem was first brought to light in a report by Japan’s Transport Ministry […]
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