Electric Vehicle Pilot Program launched with Frito-Lay

Electric Vehicles International logo - credit Electric Vehicles International

(Best Syndication News) - A Frito-Lay delivery route in Alameda, California, will be used as a test run for an all-electric vehicle that was created by Electric Vehicles International (EVI). After completion of the pilot program, Frito-Lay has committed to purchase five additional EVI Medium Duty vehicles (EVI-MD) vehicles, which are planned to be used in Northern California.

EVI-MD vehicle has the ability to travel at the fastest speed of 65 miles per hour. A 99 kWh lithium phosphate battery system comes from Valence Technology power the vehicle.

Subaru Forester Vehicle Recall announced for Rear Safety Belt Repair

Car Recall - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The US NHTSA announced the recall of around 275,000 Subaru Forester vehicles between the model years of 2009 through 2012 because of a problem with the rear center safety belt’s automatic locking retractors.

The seat belts do not meet the government’s safety standard number 208 for locking capability. The seat belts locking capability is important for preventing injury during a crash. The child restraint not being properly secured could increase the risk for injury in an accident.

Subaru will notify vehicle owners on or before April 13 with instructions on how to get a free replacement of the rear center seat belt assembly. Owners of the vehicle can contact Subaru toll free at 1-800-782-2783.

Electric Vehicle Audi A3 e-tron Pilot Program announced in Four US Cities

Audi A3 e-tron - Audi

(Best Syndication News) - A new Audi A3 e-tron pilot program will be launched in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Denver markets. The announcement was made by Audi at the TED2012 conference that is going on in Long Beach, California this week.

The automaker will be investigating real world driving scenarios using the A3 e-tron electric vehicles. By driving in urban environments they can measure how well the e-tron technology functions. Audi engineering teams in the US and in Germany will analyze the yearlong pilot program.

Nissan Infiniti and Juke Vehicle Recall announced for Fuel Leak Danger

Car Recall - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall of approximately 79,275 Nissan’s 2011-2012 Infiniti M, Infiniti QX, and Juke vehicles because the fuel pressure sensor could come loose and allow fuel to leak, which could cause a fire.

Some of the fuel pressure sensors might not have been tightened to spec. This may cause the pressure sensor to loosen from the vibration of the engine and driving.

Nissan will be notifying vehicle owners of the recall starting around March 19, 2012. Nissan dealers will be replacing fuel pressure sensors as needed at no cost to the vehicle owner. Nissan’s customer service telephone number is 615-725-1000.

Honda ATV Recall announced for Repair to the Upper Suspension Arm Weld

Honda ATV involved in the Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - American Honda Motor Company announced a voluntary recall for two model numbers of their All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) because the weld that holds the upper suspension arm could come apart causing the driver to lose control and possibly crashing.

Around 2,900 ATV’s are involved in the recall and were sold nationwide at Honda ATV dealers between September 2011 and January 2012 at a price range of $5,100 and $5,300. The company received four reports of the suspension arms separating and one incident of the driver sustaining a sprained wrist.

The 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV model numbers TRX420TE and TRX420TM are involved. They come in either red or green colors and have “Honda” displayed on both sides of the fuel tank and “Rancher” is displayed between the handlebars and on the left rear fender.

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