The U.S. auto industry is back on track as initial quality of new vehicles this year improves from the 2014 decline in overall new-vehicle quality, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS).
On Wednesday of this week, highlights of the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) will be released to the public.
During the past week, a total of 62,520 passenger vehicles were recalled by their manufacturers, including more than 40,000 Sprinter vans and nearly 20,000 Acura MDX SUVs and RLX sedans to address a problem with the collision-mitigation braking system (CMBS).
Volkswagen took the wraps off the 2016 Jetta GLI performance version of its best-selling compact sedan, which has a slightly more aggressive look and extra features.
During the past week, Honda recalled about 5.1 million vehicles of various types, from the 2001-2008 model years, on account of possible problems with the driver's frontal air bag. General Motors, Mazda, and Mercedes-Benz also issued vehicle recalls.
Ford's 2016 Transit large van and Transit Connect multi-purpose vehicle lineup gains new features and upgrades to make them smarter, safer, and more functional, the automaker recently announced.
Demand for new cars and light trucks in the United States in May 2015 was more robust than anticipated--helped by warmer spring weather, longer-term loan deals, reasonable gas prices, and Memorial Day weekend sales events.
During the past week, approximately 6.8 million vehicles of various makes and models, ranging from the 2002 to 2015 model year, were recalled by their manufacturers. The vast majority of these recalls concern the driver's frontal air bag, and in most cases these recalls supersede previous recalls.
Auto sales remain strong, despite little if any U.S. GDP or employment growth in the first quarter, according to the May edition of the NADA Used Car Guide Industry Update.
During the past week, Nissan North America recalled more than 260,000 Pathfinder SUVs and Sentra sedans from the 2004-2006 model years, while Ford Motor Company recalled some 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles and Ford F-150 pickup trucks.