Phil Bailey's Automobile World
November 27th 2015 Issue # 799
Picture of the
Winter storage of our summer toys.
Huston, we have a problem.
The Tesla file:
Tesla Motors Model S Seatbelt Recall
Is Far From Being Its Biggest Problem.
THAT WAS THE
WEEK THAT WAS
Car dealers just won't sell electric cars.
(Because "They're about as enticing as broccoli")
7 Automotive Turkeys: The Least Satisfying New Cars.
VW: Giving a car its own decision algorithms will lead to disaster.
Future shock: The use of individual vehicles will increase by 35%.
L.A. Auto Show 2015:
Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new cars raise reliability issues.THE WEEK BEFORE
Autonomous cars aren't nearly as clever as you think, says ToyotaWorld's first coin-operated car vending machine.
THE WEEK BEFORE THAT
Stupid is, as stupid does.
Jeep Sales Soar Again as Shoppers Disregard Quality Ratings:
(Is Jeep the new Jaguar?)
Common sense prevails.
Ford Fusion: Leaking gas tank.
Hyundai: Brake lights staying on.
Kia SOUL: Steering problems.
VW: Camshaft /power steering failures.
Many MINI power steering failures.
Jeep: A-C setting on fire & wheels coming off.
GM: More oil leakscausing fires.
Mazda: Some older ignition switches overheating.
Toyota: Window switch fires.
Hyundai: Broken front springs.
Honda: CVT transmission failures.
TSBs updated as of November 2015