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Ford Recalls 400,000 Cars for Engine Fires, Door Latches, and Driveshafts

-Ford is recalling the current-generation Escape for engine fires, according to the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the fifth such recall, involving some 400,000 Escape vehicles in the United States, since the compact SUV made its debut for 2013.-The 2014 Escape, along with the 2014–2015 Fiesta ST, the 2013–2014 Fusion, and the 2013–2015 Transit Connect, have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that, due to a leaky coolant system, can overheat, crack the cylinder head, and then leak oil. A total of 208,584 cars are affected in the United States.-A November 2013 recall addressed this same problem on 140,000 Escape models from 2013, the first model year of the car’s redesign and the first application of the 1.6-liter engine. A December 2012 recall, also on 2013 Escape models, addressed the coolant leaks. Ford recalled the 2013 Escape two more times for fuel lines on the 1.6-liter engine that could split and leak gasoline. The company said it is aware of at least 29 reported engine fires in the U.S. and Canada.-Ford previously modified the cooling system and installed new software to prevent overheating, but this time it doesn’t appear to have a fix to plug the

Evolution Takes Its Toll: BMW 540i xDrive Tested

-Call it kismet, karma, or dumb luck, but practically every car line eventually enjoys a day in the sun. Twenty years ago, the planets aligned for the BMW 5-series. The fourth-generation E39 sports sedan arrived with beguiling powertrain, chassis, and aesthetic attributes and driving merits worthy of six straight Car and Driver 10Best awards between 1997 and 2002. Even Consumer Reports agreed with our assessment, naming the 530i its top sedan in 1996, 2002, and 2003. READ MORE ››- Call it kismet, karma, or dumb luck, but practically every car line eventually enjoys a day in the sun. Twenty years ago, the planets aligned for the BMW 5-series. The fourth-generation E39 sports sedan arrived with beguiling powertrain, chassis, and aesthetic attributes and driving merits worthy of six straight Car and Driver 10Best awards between […]

2017 BMW 540i xDrive – Instrumented Test

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Jeep teases its Easter Safari Wrangler concepts

Filed under: Jeep,SUV,Concept Cars,Off-Road One's skeletal, the other is pillarless.Continue reading Jeep teases its Easter Safari Wrangler concepts Jeep teases its Easter Safari Wrangler concepts originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

Tesla releases the 8.1 update, speeds up Autosteer

Filed under: Tesla,Emerging Technologies 80 mph Autosteer requires camera calibration to work.Continue reading Tesla releases the 8.1 update, speeds up Autosteer Tesla releases the 8.1 update, speeds up Autosteer originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

These are the cars that owners say they regret buying

Filed under: Tesla,Emerging Technologies Nobody wants to experience buyers' remorse, and that's especially true when dealing with something as expensive as a brand-new car.Continue reading These are the cars that owners say they regret buying These are the cars that owners say they regret buying originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

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