May 22nd 2015 Issue # 776


 
   The Baileyblog:

Air bags: Bureaucracy gone mad.
The long and sordid tale of an idea that has never worked.


Pictures of the week


Help wanted!

 


THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS.
Cheap and cute - but not much else.

Is your derriere getting hot?
It may not be your seat warmer!

I hear you knocking - but you can't come in.
Electric cars can hang out on the Autobahn,
at least for a few minutes.

LAST WEEK
SAVINGS MYTHS UNPLUGGED:
A new report from the federal government shows just how long it takes
for hybrids and electric vehicles to save you money.


Driverless Cars Are Accident-Free, Right? Not in California

The Golden Plug Award for Over-Amped Optimism.
THE WEEK BEFORE
The Canadian view of Tesla:
"Merge or become roadkill - there's no other choice"
Toronto Star.




THE TESLA FILE
Growing down in the market is akin to sailing against the wind.


RECALLS & SECRET WARRANTIES.

(Who screwed up and when.)


Ford: defective door latches.
Suzukis' smokin' switches.
BMW & Nissan: Bosch fuel pump failures.

Chevrolet Volt: Potential gas chamber.
Kia Soul: Broken gas pedals.
Hyundai Elantra power steering systems.
Chrysler transmissions.
Mercedes: Engine fires due to loose rubber gasket.
GM: Power steering failures.
Jaguar/LandRover: Brake hose problems.
Nissan: Under carpet wiring defects.
KIA: Cooling fan fires.
VW: Fuel leaks causing fires.
Dodge Ram pick ups: Seized rear axles, wheels locking up.
Nissan SUV fuel leaks.
Hyundai Genesis brake lights.
GM: Low beam headlight failures.
Lexus fuel leaks.
VW rear supension failures.
Ford fuel leaks.
VW Beetles and Jettas-rear supension arms.
Chrysler Corp: Serious alternator problems.  Rear view mirrors setting on fire.
Nissan Altima hoods flying open without warning.
GM: Wiring problms and overheating fuel pumps.
GM: Hoods that fly open on their own.
Ford: Turbochargers.
Ford: Broken axles.


Recalls & TSBs updated as of May 2015



Autobiography.



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