Takata's exploding airbags: US confirms 11th death

2016-10-21 09:03

A 50-year-old woman, who died after a car wreck during September in California, is the 11th US victim of Takata defective airbags.

Nissan's worldwide sales up 4.9%

2016-10-04 13:06

Nissan says its September sales rose 4.9%, defying analyst expectations of a US sales decline as demand for cars and trucks has peaked.

Chevrolet's Tesla-fighter: New Bolt can travel 383km per charge

2016-09-13 08:47

The Chevrolet Bolt, a new electric hatchback for the masses, will be able to drive 383km on a single charge.

Takata saga: 7 automakers, 4.4-million cars recalled

2016-06-03 09:35

Seven automakers are adding nearly 4.4-million vehicles in the US to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall.

Software updates for problematic Tesla Model X

2016-06-01 07:57

Tesla's Model X SUV's futuristic rear doors have been giving owners more frustration than comfort, but the automaker says upcoming software updates should fix the glitches.

Takata airbags: Toyota recalls 1.6 million vehicles

2016-05-24 08:31

Toyota is recalling an additional 1.6 million vehicles affected by faulty airbags created by embattled supplier Takata

Takata exploding airbags: 2 more deaths reported

2016-05-05 07:48

Honda says two people in Malaysia have died in crashes as Takata airbag inflators exploded with too much force.

Airbag danger: 85-million unrecalled Takata inflators

2016-04-14 08:05

About 85-million Takata airbag inflators that haven't been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the US and would have to be replaced if the company can't prove they are safe.

Takata airbag saga: VW, Audi, BMW recall 1.7m cars

2016-02-11 10:39

Volkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

'Tesla is still doomed' - former GM executive

2016-01-14 10:24

Former GM executive Bob Lutz thinks Tesla, as it bleeds money, is a poor bet to win the race for the 'car of the future'. Tesla however continues to develop new luxury, electric cars.


US car prices poised to fall as demand dries up

2016-10-05 09:17

South African and North American consumers' appetite for new cars has dropped significantly. Analysts say it's the perfect climate for vehicle prices to decrease.

Disabled racer gets license, can't wait to visit drive-through

2016-09-28 08:43

Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic and former Indy Racing league driver, is set to receive the first autonomous vehicle driver's license in the US.

Parents more concerned over teens driving than sex, drugs

2016-08-24 09:23

More than 360 000 teens will become eligible for a driver's license and a lot of parents will experience new levels of stress.

Takata saga: Ford recalls 1.9-million vehicles to replace airbags

2016-06-02 08:47

Ford will recall nearly 1.9-million vehicles to replace faulty Takata airbags, but South Africa will not be affected.

Takata airbag saga: 12-million more cars recalled

2016-05-27 15:44

Eight automakers, including Ferrari, are recalling more than 12-million vehicles in the US to replace Takata airbag inflators that can explode with too much force.

US motorcycle deaths: 10% increase in 2015

2016-05-19 07:08

A study done for a highway safety group says US motorcycle deaths spiked 10% in 2015 topping 5 000 for the first time since 2008.

Emissions scandal: VW to spend R15-billion to buy-back affected cars

2016-04-21 08:56

Underfire automaker Volkswagen has reportedly struck a deal with the US government and affected owners of cars they fitted with an emissions-cheating device.

US safety head: Takata recall won't make cars safer

2016-03-01 11:33

The US top auto safety regulator says an immediate recall of all airbags made by Takata Corp wouldn't provide any safety benefits and could exceed the government's legal authority.

GM unites car-sharing services under one brand

2016-01-21 12:30

General Motors is putting all of its car-sharing ventures under a single brand called 'Maven'

Volvo debuts SA-bound S90 at Detroit auto show

2016-01-13 11:44

Volvo has unveiled its new flagship sedan, the S90, at the 2016 Detroit auto show. It's set to arrive in South Africa later this year.

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