BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Last week I wrote that the Volvo XC 90 will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV. I should have said in the United States. China already has plug-in SUVs and the BYD Tang SUV plug-in hybrid has sold more than 12,000 units so far this year. Warren Buffett owns 10% [...]

Recall notice from Insurance company

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Honda|Tags: , , , , |

At the Washington Auto Show ‎Executive Vice President at American Honda, John Mendel talked about how much money Honda has spent trying to track down the owner of each Honda to ensure that every Honda on the road that was part of the Takata airbag recall knew to get their car new airbags. Mendel said [...]

Which BMW vehicle Takata airbags recalls

By | 2016-10-31T21:16:16+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Safety|Tags: , , , |

In June 2014, Takata acknowledged that their airbags needed to be recalled because of random explosions with bits acting like flying shrapnel. Takata could not identify which vehicle manufacturers and cars needed to be recalled at the time. Fast forward to May 2015 and 33,800,000 vehicles have been recalled, and the list of manufacturers have [...]