Auto News for Sept. 12
GM is recalling 3.6 million Buicks, Chevrolets, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from model years 2014-17 to update computer software that in rare cases may keep airbags from deploying in a crash. The automaker said one death and three injuries have been linked to the defect. Check below to see if your vehicle is included in the recall.
Buick LaCrosse 2014-2016
Cadillac Escalade 2015-2017
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2015-2017
Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit 2014-2017
Chevrolet Corvette 2014-2017
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-2017
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2015-2017
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2015-2017
Chevrolet Spark EV 2014-2016
Chevrolet SS 2014-2016
Chevrolet Tahoe 2015-2017
Chevrolet Trax 2014-2017
Chevrolet Suburban 2015-2017
GMC Sierra 1500 2014-2017
GMC Sierra 2500 2015-2017
GMC Sierra 3500 2015-2017
GMC Yukon 2015-2017
GMC Yukon XL 2015-2017
Ford will acquire Chariot, a San Francisco based on demand shuttle service that it says will expand beyond the “City by the Bay.” It provides point-to-point transportation that backers say reduces rush hour congestion using Ford Transit vans. The automaker is also stepping up its involvement with a San Francisco based bike sharing company that will expand to at least five additional markets over the next 18 months.
Tesla announced a software update to its Autopilot system that Elon Musk said would have prevented a recent fatal crash involving one of its products. Musk said owners can look for the update in the next week or so. Instead of relying on cameras, the update will have cars using radar to obtain a better fix on what’s going on around the car and warn the driver when they should take full control.