Fiat Chrysler could recall roughly a million cars due to emissions issue

The Jeep Cherokee is one of many vehicles possibly affected by this problem.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles might recall more than a million cars due to an emissions problem, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. In testing conducted by the automaker, its 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, which is used in a wide range of FCA products, may produce excess emissions.

FCA is working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on this problem. Should the recall go through, it’s unclear exactly which years, makes and models will be affected, but the Tigershark engine was used in

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2021 Genesis G80, GV80 delayed due to COVID-19

The new G80 is seriously attractive.


The arrival of the highly anticipated Genesis G80 sedan and GV80 SUV will be delayed, the automaker announced Thursday. The vehicles were originally expected to go on sale this summer, but the company is now expecting the cars to arrive later in the fall.

Genesis cites “COVID-19-related delays in the US” as the reason for this postponement, according to a statement. In May, Genesis CEO Mark Del Rosso told Roadshow the summer launch was “100%” on track, so we’re guessing the problem has to do with the recent spike in coronavirus cases

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range scrapped due to low range, Elon Musk says


Before the Tesla Model Y Standard Range even approached production, the electric carmaker pulled the plug.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter this weekend to dish out some Model Y news, and for those ready for the company’s cheapest electric SUV, it’s gone. Musk specifically said the automaker no longer plans to build the Standard Range variant, which was scheduled for production sometime in 2021. Why? Musk said it would have returned under 250 miles of range, according to an EPA estimate. That wasn’t good enough for him.

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Harbor Freight officially recalls replacement jack stands due to bad welds

Harbor Freight’s recall replacement jack stands are now being recalled too.

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Harbor Freight has been having problems with its Pittsburgh-branded jack stands lately, with a huge initial recall having been initiated back in May over locking pawls that wouldn’t correctly engage and could cause a vehicle to fall. 

Then we saw a report in June that a replacement jack stand issued to a customer failed due to bad welds. Now, according to an announcement Tuesday by Harbor Freight CEO Eric Smidt, those replacement units are getting the recall treatment too, due to a “welding defect in

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