July 3rd 2015 Issue # 781


 
   The Baileyblog:

Our Mazda3 - an update after 23,000 Kliks.


Picture of the week


Russian ingenuity (or parsimony).
 

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS.
As predicted - turbo charged engines use more oil.
Seventh generation BMW 7 series -
Make sure you have a full warranty for as long as you own it!

(Even the frigging key fob has a screen.)

GM pick up trucks - raising price, losing market share.
LAST WEEK
In the UK, charging points vastly outweigh
the number of all-electric cars on the road
and it's getting worse!

Storage batteries -
another excuse used to explain the failure of the electric car
- Bob Lutz.

The family car is a dying breed - long live the family car.
THE WEEK BEFORE
Will GM ever make any money on the VOLT?
WHICH? The latest Mazda2 vs the much older Fiesta.


THE TESLA FILE
Tesla owners are sold another dummy.
The superchargers are not free.
Far from it.



RECALLS & SECRET WARRANTIES.

(Who screwed up and when.)


Ford: Engines that won't turn off.
Ford: Power steering failures and degraded fuel tanks.
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.


Recalls & TSBs updated as of July 2015



Autobiography.



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