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BMW recalls 1.4 million cars, SUVs over fire risk

2011 BMW 335i sedanBMW is calling back about 1.4 million cars to address one of two issues that could cause them to catch fire, even when the vehicles are not being operated. The larger recall includes about 740,000 6-cylinder versions of the company’s 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, X3, X5, and Z4 models sold between 2007 and 2011. In those vehicles, the positive…
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Officials give OK to fix some VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate SUVs

2015 Porsche CayenneFederal and California state environmental officials announced Monday that roughly 38,000 Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen SUVs can be updated to be compliant with emissions, nearly two years after the automaker admitted it had cheated with an illegal “defeat device.” The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter to VW on Friday approving…
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Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs

ZF's rear-wheel steering conceptAs useful as pickup trucks are, there’s one place they don’t make much sense: in the city, where urban confines make long, unwieldy cargo haulers challenging to maneuver into tight spaces. German car parts supplier ZF recently showed off a solution that it’s marketing to automakers—a rear-wheel steering system that makes even the biggest…
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