Ford announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes. The automaker suggested that drivers use the parking brake in addition to placing the car in park.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime brings longer days and ideal driving conditions to much of the United States. However, summer weather can also lull drivers into a false sense of security, according to data from a survey conducted by Michelin. Approximately two-thirds of the drivers surveyed (67 percent) reported feeling safer while driving during the summer; their top reasons were better weather (81 percent) and better road conditions (83 percent).
James Bond and Aston Martin are a match made in Q Branch heaven. The titular character has driven his fair share of exotic machinery over the years, but the double 0 agent always seems to wind up back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the most iconic of which is surely the DB5. One of the coupes used for the filming of "Goldfinger" met a tragic fate when it was dumped into the sea. Or was it?
A recent survey by the World Refining Association shows some oil industry executives are becoming concerned about how the proliferation of electric cars may affect their business. A core of respondents, however, seem unconvinced that electric cars are a threat. In the survey published late last month, 61.1 percent of professionals in the oil industry said they were "somewhat worried," about electric cars' impact on their business.
Sometimes price hikes are easy to justify. Case-in point: The 2019 Honda Pilot crossover SUV, which features a slew of additional safety gear and an updated infotainment system for about $550 more than last year. Honda announced Monday pricing for the updated 2019 Pilot lineup, which will start at $32,445 including a mandatory $995 destination charge for the Pilot LX with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive costs $1,900 more. The 2019 Pilot will arrive in dealerships starting this week.
The 2017/2018 Formula E Championship, the fourth season of the electric car racing series, wrapped up this past weekend with the running of the dual-race New York ePrix. Jean-Éric Vergne, driving for Techeetah, took victory in the Drivers' Championship in the first race held Saturday. He battled from the back of the grid to finish fifth, wrapping up the championship by a margin of 30 points, with one race left to run the next day—which Vergne ended up winning.
BMW on Tuesday announced that its car-sharing app ReachNow designed for Apple and Android smartphones will offer users the ability to hail a ride, just like the apps of Uber and Lyft. The ride-hailing service is currently open exclusively to ReachNow users in Seattle, Washington, after they've updated their ReachNow apps, but more locations should be added depending on the service's success.