Over the past 24-hours in the world of automobiles, the most interesting stuff that happened was…
BMW unveiled a concept car which will feature in Gran Turismo 6.
It was revealed a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder sold for $3.5million at the 2013 Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. It was among $31million worth of sales of classic and vintage cars sold at the auction.
Volkswagen produced its 10MILLIONTH car in Mexico. And in a round-up of recalls for the past week…
240,000 Hyundai Sonata ands and Azeras were recalled because it’s feared road salt and water may enter parts of the rear wheel set-up leading to possible corrosion. The affected models are 2006-2010 Sonatas built between March 1, 2005, and January 21, 2010, and 2006-2011 Azeras built between September 27, 2005, and November 22, 2010.
20,000 Hyundai Santa Fe Sports built between July 13, 2012 and March 12, 2013 were also recalled due to a manafacturing flaw which means the right front axle might fracture.
1,540 BMW X5 xDrive35d cars built between June 13, 2009 and November 9, 2009 were also recalled as a precaution due to a faulty fuel filter heater which could cause a fire.
Jaguar issued a recall notice for 940 of its XF models. Those with 2liter, 4-cylinder engines built between July 2012 and May 2013 may have a loose Charge Air Cooler hose that could come loose and cause the engine to stall, increasing the likelihood of a crash.
1,989 units of the 2010-2014 Jaguar XK Convertible are being recalled because of a design issue with the roof switch that doesn’t meet federal motor safety standards.
85 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 trucks built between May 3, 2012, and August 7, 2012 are being recalled due to a loose snap ring inside the transmission which may stop the rear wheels and cause a crash.