VEHICLES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VEHICLES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199390-79/lawsuit-subaru-vehicles-defect.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199390-79/lawsuit-subaru-vehicles-defect.html.csp">Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defect</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:32:02.119-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newark, N.J. • Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they’re being driven, a federal lawsuit says. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state’s consumer fraud act, breach of express warranty and other violations. It says piston rings in the vehicles wear out quickly and some vehicles burn excessive amounts of oil. The models affected by the defect are the 2011-14 Forester 2.5-liter, 2013 Legacy 2.5-liter, 2013 Outback 2.5-liter, 2012-13 Impreza 2-liter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993902014-07-18T17:32:02.119-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:32:02.119-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199390@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:32:02 MDT BMW recalls 1.6 million cars for air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190370-79/bag-bags-problem-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190370-79/bag-bags-problem-vehicles.html.csp">BMW recalls 1.6 million cars for air bag problem</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The company said Wednesday that it’s a precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. Air bag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp. can rupture. If that happens, the bags might ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903702014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T10:31:02.469-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190370@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:31:02 MDT Chinese officials will buy more electric cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp">Chinese officials will buy more electric cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of “new energy vehicles,” China’s official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market. A joint plan from five government ministries and departments calls for about a third of cars bought for state use from 2014 to 2016 to rely on clean energy, and the percentage will be raised year by year after that, the Xinhua News Agency said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581793472014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179347@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:43:01 MDT Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161154-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-2014.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161154-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-2014.html.csp">Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T11:35:36.483-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 11:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries related to the defects have been reported. The largest recall, of 92,022 vehicles, affects the 2013 and 2014 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Police Interceptor sedans, the Flex and Lincoln MKT crossovers, the 2012-2014 Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX. Ford says the right-hand halfshaft, which is part of the axle, may disengage over time, making the vehi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581611542014-07-08T11:35:36.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T11:35:36.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161154@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:35:36 MDT 4 injured after 3 vehicles hit moose on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58150019-68/hit-moose-idaho-injured.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58150019-68/hit-moose-idaho-injured.html.csp">4 injured after 3 vehicles hit moose on I-15</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:04:32.508-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Inkom, Idaho • Four people were injured when three vehicles hit two moose on Interstate 15 in southeastern Idaho. Idaho State Police say 26-year-old Tyler Winiecke of Provo, Utah, was northbound on I-15 south of Inkom when his vehicle hit a moose just after 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Rebecca Richins of Rigby also was northbound when her vehicle hit a second moose. Then a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Stephanie Chamberlain of Salt Lake City collided with the carcass of one of the animals. Winiecke and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581500192014-07-04T23:04:32.508-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:04:32.508-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy and Outback, the 2008 through 2014 Impreza and the 2009 through 2013 Forester. It covers vehicles sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minneso...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581466192014-07-03T14:51:57.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T14:51:57.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Sales rose 1.2 percent over last June to 1.4 million cars and trucks, according to Autodata Corp. GM, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan all saw increases over last June. Honda sales were flat, while sales at Ford and Volkswagen were down. June’s annualized sales rate — which estimates annual sales if they stayed at the same pace every month — was 16....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581373132014-07-01T15:22:31.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T15:22:31.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137313@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:22:31 MDT GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58134530-79/ignition-million-recalls-switches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58134530-79/ignition-million-recalls-switches.html.csp">GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:30:11.761-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM’s total this year to 29 million, surpassing the 22 million recalled by all automakers last year. The added recalls also raise questions about the safety of ignition switches in cars made by all manufacturers. GM said the recalls are for “unintended ignition ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581345302014-06-30T16:30:11.761-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T16:30:11.761-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134530@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:30:11 MDT GM issues 3 more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124664-79/recalls-vehicles-474000-chevrolet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124664-79/recalls-vehicles-474000-chevrolet.html.csp">GM issues 3 more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T17:02:01.903-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors says it’s recalling another 474,000 vehicles worldwide including new pickup trucks and SUVs for a transmission problem. It’s the 48th recall for the company so far this year, covering more than 20 million vehicles. GM announced three recalls late Friday. The largest covers almost 467,000 four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, as well as GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. The company says the transmissions can shift into neutral on thei...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581246642014-06-27T17:02:01.903-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T17:02:01.903-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124664@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:02:01 MDT Mexico factory to build Mercedes and Infiniti cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124432-79/companies-cars-daimler-nissan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124432-79/companies-cars-daimler-nissan.html.csp">Mexico factory to build Mercedes and Infiniti cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK EWING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:50:02.009-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt — Daimler and Renault-Nissan significantly expanded their automaking alliance Friday, saying they would jointly build a production facility in Mexico to produce a new generation of compact Mercedes and Infiniti cars. The companies said they would invest about $1.4 billion in a plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, about 300 miles north of Mexico City, where Nissan already has a major production operation. While the vehicles produced at the 50-50 joint venture will carry different brand name...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124432@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:50:02 MDT Consumer groups ask FTC to investigate CarMax http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58110329-79/carmax-recall-safety-consumer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58110329-79/carmax-recall-safety-consumer.html.csp">Consumer groups ask FTC to investigate CarMax</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T18:09:02.348-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Saying that advertisements by CarMax, the nation’s largest used-car retailer, are deceptive, a coalition of 11 consumer groups has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. The groups say CarMax does not fix vehicles that have been recalled before it sells them, even though the retailer’s ads promise that the vehicles have undergone a rigorous quality inspection. “It is inherently deceptive for an auto dealer to represent that its vehicles have passed a rigorous inspection, while failin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58110329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:09:02 MDT Honda, Mazda, Nissan issue recalls over airbags http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103305-79/honda-recalled-airbags-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103305-79/honda-recalled-airbags-vehicles.html.csp">Honda, Mazda, Nissan issue recalls over airbags</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T09:07:01.953-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode. No accidents have been reported related to Monday’s recalls. Honda Motor Co. recalled 2.03 million vehicles for the airbag problem, including 1.02 million in North America and nearly 669,000 in Japan. It said they were manufactured between 2000 and 2005. That came on top of a million vehicles Honda recalled last year for similar Taka...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581033052014-06-23T09:07:01.953-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T09:07:01.953-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103305@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:07:01 MDT D-Day: A list of celebrations and remembrances in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032147-90/museum-camp-half-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032147-90/museum-camp-half-military.html.csp">D-Day: A list of celebrations and remembrances in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T16:54:31.319-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">• Friday The Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St. in Salt Lake City, will have a program that begins at 3 p.m. with a color guard and costumed actors. At 5:30 p.m., the museum will show the “The Longest Day,” the 1962 John Wayne film depicting D-Day. • Saturday Military vehicles from the 1940s and 1950s will convoy in the “D-Day Rollout 2014.” The vehicles will depart Camp Williams, 17800 Camp Williams Road in Riverton, at 10 a.m. and arrive at the Fort Douglas Military Museum about 11:3...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032147@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:54:31 MDT