Category: Automotive

Subaru recalling over 8,000 cars for Takata airbag inflators

RECALL Subject : Front Passenger Air Bag Inflator may Rupture Report Receipt Date: JUL 07, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V399000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,557 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) SUBARU BAJA 2003-2004 SUBARU IMPREZA 2004 SUBARU LEGACY 2003-2004 SUBARU OUTBACK 2003-2004 Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.SUMMARY:Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is conducting a recall of certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles as well as certain 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles, equipped with Takata-brand front passenger air bag …

Watch 1,414-hp worth of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat do stereo burnouts

When Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, automotive enthusiasts were shocked. The company had promised us that it would be powerful, but no one expected for the muscle car to post even larger numbers than the range-topping Viper.Car and Driver recently got ahold of two new SRTs and decided that the only proper way to show them off was by lighting up the rears in stereo. With a combined 1,414 horsepower, …

Chinese businessman’s lawsuit vs Tesla heats up [w/video]

Tesla Motors continues to be locked in a bitter trademark dispute with a Chinese man who claims to own the rights to the company’s name there. Zhan Baosheng is now suing the automaker in China for trademark infringement, and he’s asking for 23.9 million yuan ($3.9 million) in damages, plus for the business shut down all of its Chinese operations.According to Automotive News, Zhan registered for the trademark in 2006 and was granted it in 2009, which was after the automaker was …

New details mooted about Porsche’s ‘988’ Ferrari rival

We could be on the verge of a big expansion at everyone’s favorite rear-engined German sports car manufacturer. Porsche is allegedly preparing a four-car assault that will be led by a proper challenger to the Ferrari 458 Italia (sorry 911).Code-named “988,” the new model will reportedly feature a mid-engined layout and, get this: a flat-8. Autocar, which has the story, expects that engine to displace about 4.0 liters, while the car itself will draw styling inspiration from the 918 Spyder. 600 ponies and over 400 super-accessible pound-feet of torque should …

Ford issues six recalls covering 101,000 vehicles for multiple issues

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Certain 2012-2014 Taurus/MKS/Interceptor, Flex/MKT, Edge/MKX Vehicles in North America for Potential Halfshaft DisengagementFord is issuing a safety recall for approximately 92,000 (actual 92,022) 2013-2014MY Taurus/MKS/Interceptor sedans and Flex/MKT vehicles, 2012-2014 MY Edge vehicles, and 2014 MY MKX vehicles for a potential issue with the right-hand halfshaft. In some of the affected vehicles, the circlip that retains the right-hand halfshaft to the linkshaft may not have been fully seated during assembly. A halfshaft that is not fully seated…

Kimi Raikkonen takes on F1 veterans… on lawnmowers

Having raced in Formula One, NASCAR and the World Rally Championship, surely Kimi Raikkonen has proven by now that he can drive just about anything with wheels on any kind of surface: circuits, speedways and off-road rally stages covered in dirt, snow, gravel or tarmac. But this… this is something new.Ahead of the British Grand Prix this past weekend, a few former grand prix drivers hopped on lawnmowers for a bit of friendly competition when who should show up but the Iceman himself. And if the rental-car…