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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 14:36

$242.1 Million Awarded in Lexus ES 300 Seatback Lawsuit

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A Texas jury has ruled against Toyota in a lawsuit that alleges Lexus ES 300 front seatbacks collapsed and injured two children in the back because the seats were defective.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:28

Tesla Model 3 Almost as Expensive as Porsche 911 to Insure

Written by Mark Kane, InsideEVs

The most affordable Tesla so far---Model 3---is seemingly affected by high insurance costs, which on average are comparable to the Porsche 911.

Monday, 27 August 2018 12:54

Top Automakers Are Committed to Advanced Technology

Written by Elana Ashanti Jefferson, Property Casualty 360


In insurance, as well as the many industries, investments and individuals who rely on it, three “mega-trends” continue to force customer service and product innovations:

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:29

Honda Collision Parts Program Sets New Standard

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In the earliest days of the collision repair industry, when shop employees needed a replacement part they picked up the phone and called a supplier, quite often an OE dealer.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 10:09

Mercedes-Benz Mars Red Paint Defect Lawsuit Filed

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A Mercedes-Benz Mars Red paint defect lawsuit alleges the clear coat is prone to peeling, bubbling and flaking in models built between 2004 and 2017.

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:29

Ford Offering Dealers $1,000 for Every 2006 Ranger Fixed for Defective Takata Airbags

Written by Jay Traugott, CarBuzz

Last winter, Ford issued a “do not drive” warning to owners of 2006 Ranger pickup trucks because of potentially defective (and fatal) Takata airbag inflators.


If history has taught us anything about vehicle technology, it is that the latest advancements may be introduced in limited production or high-line cars---from the hydraulic brake systems of the 1930s to the curved windshields of the 1950s and the advent of disc brakes in the 1970s---but eventually, that technology will be applied to every vehicle in the car maker’s line-up.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:46

Tesla Disrupting the Automotive Industry With Extreme Manufacturing

Written by Pale Blue Dot Research, Seeking Alpha


Summary: Analysts are doubting Tesla's ability to achieve industry standard benchmark on COGs based on the perception of chaos of recent activities

Monday, 06 August 2018 13:03

Ford Commits to Spending $4 Billion on Autonomous Vehicles

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

Ford has signaled its dedication to the development of autonomous vehicles by announcing its plans to spend $4 billion on the sector through 2023.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 13:31

Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Concerns Heard in Court

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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Ford Explorer carbon monoxide concerns have caused a class-action lawsuit that alleges exhaust fumes and poisonous gas enter the cabins of the SUVs while driving.