Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday said it’s extending the warranty on certain 2014-16 model year Focus and Fiesta sedans with dual-clutch transmissions by two years and 40,000 miles and offering a software update for customers who continue to have issues with the problematic gearboxes. The automaker said it was extending the clutch warranty to seven
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Washington state troopers filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status last week alleging Ford Police Interceptor Utilities based on the Ford Explorer design exposed officers to noxious gases, causing sickness and physiological injury. The suit, filed Aug. 7 in Superior Court of Washington’s Clark County, blames a defective exhaust, ventilation and heating or air conditioning system
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By Eric Ralph Posted on August 13, 2019 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published Notices-to-Airmen (NOTAMs) for SpaceX’s next Starhopper flight milestone, a 200m (650 ft) hop now scheduled no earlier than Friday, August 16th. During this upcoming test, the unusual Starship testbed and prototype will likely spend at least 30-60 seconds in
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Value among new cars is harder to find than a pearl at the supermarket seafood counter. Mid-size sedans like the 2020 Altima are ones worth cracking, however.  Starting from less than $25,000, base Altima sedans don’t skimp on good stuff. They get cloth seats, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on an 8.0-inch touchscreen,
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Nissan has been vowing for two decades to get serious about the American full-size pickup market with a product that challenged Ford, Chevrolet and Ram. But the Japanese automaker is now taking a step back — a reminder that challenging mighty Detroit’s pickups isn’t so easy. Nissan told its U.S. dealers last week that it
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As Porsche prepares to launch its first all-electric sports sedan, the Taycan, the automaker is introducing hybrid engines on its popular Cayenne Coupe crossovers. The 2020 Cayenne Turbo S Coupe will be equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine combined with an electric motor that will together deliver 670 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque.
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InstaVolt has begun construction of its 400th rapid charger, making it the UK’s largest owner-operated network of rapid electric vehicle chargers in the UK.  Work has started on the milestone station, which can be found at KFC on the A460, Cannock. InstaVolt’s Chief Financial Officer Adrian Keen says it’s testament to the popularity of its chargers among drivers and
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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. auto safety official, a key player in efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back the nation’s light-vehicle fuel-efficiency requirements, will step down at the end of the month, the Transportation Department announced on Monday. Heidi King, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was nominated
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A Tesla Model 3 Performance owner tried to prove Porsche wrong regarding their claim that the Taycan is the first electric car capable of repeatable high performance. While he managed to do 31 consecutive launches with the Model 3, it didn’t really prove Porsche wrong… yet. Porsche has previously mentioned that unlike Tesla’s performance vehicles,
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Acura’s NSX gets a bold new color option for 2020. The color, Indy Yellow Pearl, pays homage to Spa Yellow, also known as Indy Yellow in some markets, one of two yellows offered on the first-generation NSX. Yellow was a surprisingly popular choice for first-generation NSX buyers: About 20 percent of all NSXs built between
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MUNICH — AMS re-entered the battle for Osram with a 3.7 billion euros ($4.1 billion) offer, days after a major shareholder rejected a lower bid by rivals for the German light and sensor maker. The offer from AMS, an Austria-based supplier of high performance sensor solutions, values Osram at 38.50 euros a share. That compares
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Counterfeit auto parts and memorabilia is big business. So big that Porsche has an in-house team of three “brand protection officers” who confiscated more than 200,000 items worth nearly $70 million last year, the company said last week. About 80 percent of counterfeit items come from China. Some appear professionally made and are hard to
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While much of the auto industry steers away from the evaporating sedan market in the U.S., Nissan is accelerating toward it with product reboots. Nissan this month unveiled a redesigned Versa subcompact — now bigger in proportion, bolder in design and bundled with technology typically found in more upscale vehicles. Meanwhile, a freshened Nissan Sentra
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Online used-vehicle retailer Carvana Co. continues to pile up losses as it carries out a rapid expansion strategy, but bullish investors still like what they are seeing. The positives that emerged from Carvana’s second-quarter earnings reported last week include continued spikes in revenue and retail vehicle sales, a key metric that showed narrowing losses for
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