BMW Recalls 184,000 Cars
BMW is recalling certain 3 Series, 5 Series, and Z4 cars from the 2006 model year due to concerns that an electrical short could lead to fire.
The problem, which could affect 184,505 vehicles, has been traced to production irregularities in the heating element for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve that is used to keep that system from freezing.
Volvo Introduces V2V Technology
Volvo Cars is making its groundbreaking, industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety.
Volvo is using V2V (vehicle to vehicle) technology across Europe to warn each other of slippery roads and hazards.
Swedish SAAB Factory To Start Production
A German startup company called Sono Motors will use defunct automaker Saab's old factory in Sweden to build solar-powered electric cars, it announced this week. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, a holding company that acquired Saab's assets after the Swedish automaker went into bankruptcy, will build Sono's Sion electric car at the Trollhättan factory that was once home to Saab.
TESLA X Catche Fire In Repair Shop
One Tesla owner in Pittsburgh has had bad luck with Tesla's Model X SUV.
After briefly catching fire in February, the car caught fire once again about three hours after being towed to a repair shop in Monroeville on Wednesday, just outside of the city, according to CBS Pittsburgh, which first reported on the incident. Firefighters battled the blaze for about four hours before it went out, according to the report.
"It's burned beyond recognition," Doug Smeltz of Smeltz Auto Service told Business Insider, adding that the fire burnt a large hole in the shops parking lot.
SAAB Legacy Continues Thru Jaguar
Part Of Sweden's Saab Lives On In Jaguar I-Pace Electric. In the bankruptcy ashes of the long-suffering Swedish car brand rose the electric part Jaguar needed.
About a year after General Motors unloaded Saab to the tiny Spyker Cars consortium in 2010, the company showed the PhoeniX concept car. A preview of a replacement for the 9-3 line, the PhoeniX had some ideas that were relatively radical for 2011, such as a Google Android-based infotainment system and a 1.6-liter BMW turbocharged four-cylinder hooked to an electric all-wheel-drive system. But Spyker was hemorrhaging money at this point and Saab eventually filed for bankruptcy later that year, unable to finish development of the new vehicle.