VEHICLES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VEHICLES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323378-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-160000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323378-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-160000.html.csp">Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem. Ford also is recalling 616 Focus and C-Max cars made earlier this month because their steering gears don’t have the proper number of ball bearings. That can potentially degrade the remaining ball bearings and lead to a loss of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233782014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323378@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:10:50 MDT Government wants future cars to talk to each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp">Government wants future cars to talk to each other</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093912014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:49:13 MDT Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp">Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their ability to continue the battle and have bragged about receiving support from Russia. An Associated Press reporter spotted a column of severa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583070902014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307090@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:02 MDT Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp">Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The White House said it was looking into what it called unconfirmed reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy insid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583018852014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301885@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:47:08 MDT Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292695-79/rover-jaguar-recalling-41000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292695-79/rover-jaguar-recalling-41000.html.csp">Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger’s side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India’s Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from the 2010-2015 model years and 23,485 Range Rover Evoques from the 2012-2013 model years because a part could fail and disable the passenger’s side air bag. The company will notify owners of the affected cars. Dealers will update the software for free. Jagu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582926952014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292695@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:19:02 MDT GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275912-79/recall-switches-safety-suvs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275912-79/recall-switches-safety-suvs.html.csp">GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors’ troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired because they could catch fire when left unattended. The SUV recall was one of six announced by GM on June 30 that covered 7.6 mill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582759122014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275912@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:58:16 MDT Letter: Police cars need bulletproof glass http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267564-82/police-bulletproof-officers-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267564-82/police-bulletproof-officers-utah.html.csp">Letter: Police cars need bulletproof glass</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.365-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our nation’s police force has a history of over 350 years. Since then, they have sworn to put their life on the line for the safety of Americans. They have made a choice to come face to face with danger, the least we can do is give them the protection they deserve. In 1899, the first official police vehicle is put into service. It was a completely open wagon, providing no protection from an onslaught of bullets. However, year after year, police vehicles have advanced to protect our officers: bu...</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> 58267564@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263079-79/subaru-bag-recalls-bags.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263079-79/subaru-bag-recalls-bags.html.csp">Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru. It only affects vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The front passenger inflators can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the air bags...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630792014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263079@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:02:02 MDT GM’s faulty-ignition fund taking victims’ claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58253727-79/fund-vehicles-claims-defective.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58253727-79/fund-vehicles-claims-defective.html.csp">GM’s faulty-ignition fund taking victims’ claims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fund set up by General Motors to pay for deaths and injuries caused by its vehicles with faulty ignitions is accepting claims. The five-month filing period that began Friday is part of the fallout from General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million small cars beginning in February. That recall forced General Motors Corp. to acknowledge it knew about the defective switches for more than a decade and triggered a sweeping safety review that has resulted in a series of additional recalls. About 29 GM vehic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582537272014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58253727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:51:23 MDT Hyundai recalls more than 419,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250339-79/hyundai-recalls-million-replace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250339-79/hyundai-recalls-million-replace.html.csp">Hyundai recalls more than 419,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in cold-weather states. The springs can fracture and make contact with a tire, potentially causing a crash. The recall covers Santa Fes originally sold in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503392014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250339@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:57:18 MDT 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150019@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:04:32 MDT