Auto News: VW Dieselgate, Honda Recall11/26/2018
Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe
While Volkswagen’s diesel emission fiasco has died down in the United States, costing the automaker billions before going achieving dormancy, the legal fires burn brightly in Europe. On November 14th, a German court ruled that VW must reimburse the owner of a Golf the full price of the vehicle from when it was purchased in 2012. The decision sets a new precedent, possibly opening the firm to additional expenses via buybacks. read more »
Honda Recalls Odyssey Over Sliding Doors Problem
107,000 examples of the breed from the 2018 and 2019 model year are recalled, manufactured from January 2017 through April 2018 according to Honda. It appears that components in the rear latch assembly are prone to sticking, stopping the latches from connecting securely. Both of the sliding doors are prone to this condition, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t like it one bit.
The biggest risk is for the doors to open while the vehicle is in motion, representing an enormous hazard for the passengers in the second- and third-row seats. read more »