Phil Bailey's Automobile World
July 3rd 2015 Issue # 781
Our Mazda3 -
an update after 23,000 Kliks.
Picture of the week
Russian ingenuity (or parsimony).
THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS.
Seventh generation BMW
7 series -
As predicted - turbo charged engines
use more oil.
Make sure you have a full warranty for as long as you own it!
(Even the frigging key fob has a screen.)
up trucks - raising price, losing market share.
THE WEEK BEFORE
In the UK,
charging points vastly outweigh
the number of all-electric cars on the road
and it's getting worse!
The family car is a
dying breed - long live the family car.
another excuse used to explain the failure of the electric car
- Bob Lutz.
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.
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.
Mercedes: Engine fires due to loose rubber
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
Recalls & TSBs
updated as of July 2015