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Ford Trials Geofencing Tech To Reduce Speeds In Certain Areas

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Software Bug On Some 2021 Mustang Mach-Es Causing Unintended Acceleration

A software glitch is leading to a recall of 464 Ford Mustang Mach-Es. The problem affects the powertrain control module and may lead to unintended acceleration. According to a manufacturer’s notice to dealers, the problem relates to the Functional Safety Monitor, which may fail to detect or may falsely detect a software error. That may, […]

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VW ID.4 Excels While Jeep Wrangler Struggles In New, Harder IIHS Side Impact Test

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Software Error Could Cause Hyundai Ioniq 5 And Kia EV6 To Rollaway In Park

Hyundai will recall 10,729 Ioniq 5s while Kia another 9,014 EV6s as a result of an issue with the shift by wire system that could cause Park to temporarily disengage, potentially allowing the vehicles to roll away. Hyundai is not aware of any instances of this happening in the U.S. but did initiate the investigation […]

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Still Perform Poorly Under Certain Circumstances

Advanced driver assistance systems are becoming more and more common but when other road users do something unexpected, they still struggle to keep drivers safe, according to a new study from AAA. The association tested a collection of vehicles from brands such as Tesla, Hyundai, and Subaru with Level 2 semi-autonomous features that were designed […]

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Good Samaritans In Florida Converge On Car With Incapacitated Driver And Save Her Life

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Volkswagen ID.5 Earns Highest Possible Score For Driver Assistance Technologies In Europe

Euro NCAP, the continent’s safety regulator, has rated the Volkswagen ID.5’s advanced driver assistance systems as “very good” and given it the highest possible score of four out of four points. In order to keep up with technology, the organization expanded its testing scheme with the “Driver Assistance Test,” which rates these systems in order […]

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Rusting Booster In More Than 320,000 Mercedes SUVs Could Leak To Total Brake Failure

From time to time, it’s the small details that can get you in trouble. Such is the case for a rubber sleeve around the brake booster housing of certain Mercedes vehicles sold between 2006 and 2012. The sleeve that surrounds the brake booster housing may trap moisture and, after a long time or significant water […]

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Hyundai Fails To Solve Problem With Recall Measure, Must Re-recall 2013-2014 Sonatas For Fire Risk

Hyundai customers who brought their vehicles into the dealer for inspection under a recall in 2020 may need to return because the precautionary measure taken by the company at the time might not have been sufficient. The company started a new recall on May 6 that related to the measures taken in 2020’s National Highway […]

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