Hot News for 1st Week of August
Here are the latest news of the automobile industry from all over the world. We publish the latest news on every weekend and will do the same on upcoming weekend for updating our readers.
This week in news: Honda pulls back 2.5 Million vehicles for software updating. American cars being stolen more than any other. Camry being fashionable and getting a makeover in 2012. Focus cars face a demand more than expected.
Honda is recalling 2.49 million cars. Small SUV’s and Minivans, including popular Accord Sedan, to repair a software problem could damage the automatic transmission. The recall includes 1.5 million vehicles in the United States, 760,000 in China and 135,142 in Canada. Also recall from Europe, Middle East, South America and Puerto Rico.
Without updating the software, the automatic Transmission in these vehicles could be damaged. That might cause the engine to stall or make it difficult to put the car into park.
National Insurance Crime Bureau’s of America issue the report of stolen cars in America. For the first time thieves preferred American model cars rather than foreign cars. The most frequent stolen car model is 1994 HONDA Accord.
Report said, car and trucks thefts ratio is continually decreased. The most-stolen vehicles nationally for 2010 are 1994 Honda Accord, 1995 Honda Civic, 1991 Toyota Camry, 1999 Chevrolet pickup, 1997 Ford F/15 series/pickup, 2004 Dodge Ram, 2000 Dodge Caravan, 1994 Acura Integra, 2002 Ford Explorer and 1999 Ford Taurus.
Toyota Camry redesigned is coming this fall. The Camry new model width, height is same not much change but Toyota more focuses to change the Interior of Camry and there will be a hybrid version. Camry’s interior is getting a major makeover. The redesign of Camry is coming this 2012.
The Chrysler Group recalling about 300,000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans to fix airbags problems. The recall covers van build for the 2008 model year. Water could leak into the airbag controller from a faulty drain grommet in the ventilation system. Chrysler previously recalled these vans to fix the problem with the grommet.
Ford can’t able to meet the demand of Focus Cars because of some equipment problems that have caused a shortage of Dashboards.
The Focus plant near Detroit can’t run a full speed. The problem comes at a time when high gas prices and shortages of small Japanese small cars have driven up the demand of the Focus. Dealers also face problems on customers’ side due to this Shortage.