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Porsche blames loose fastener for engine fires in 911 GT3 model

March 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Porsche said a fastener that wasn't properly installed is to blame for engine fires in two of its 911 GT3s that led to a recall of all 785 cars from the current model year.... Read More »

 

Porsche sees solution 'shortly' for 911 GT3 engine fires

March 14, 2014 17:06 CET
Porsche is close to fixing a fault that has caused engine fires in two 911 GT3 sports cars.... Read More »

 

Porsche recalls all GT3 cars delivered this year in fire probe

Feb. 20, 2014 12:51 CET
Porsche will recall all of the 785 GT3 sports cars that have been delivered worldwide this year as it continues to investigate fires that broke out in two cars.... Read More »

 

Porsche tells GT3 customers to stop driving for engine inspection

7:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Porsche on Thursday advised drivers of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911 sports car to stop driving the vehicle after two of them caught fire in Europe.... Read More »

 

Porsche halts GT3 deliveries after two catch fire

Feb. 19, 2014 13:13 CET
Porsche says it expects to conclude an investigation into fires that broke out in two of its 911 GT3 cars this week, after the carmaker said it would halt deliveries of the model.... Read More »

 

EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said.... Read More »

 

Tesla to upgrade wall adapters after reports of garage fires

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Tesla Motors, which is under investigation by federal regulators over fires in its Model S sedan after battery punctures, will upgrade wall charger adapters following reports of overheating in garages.... Read More »

 

Chinese authorities urge Fiat to investigate Jeep Wrangler fire risk

Jan. 6, 2014 08:34 CET
Chinese authorities have urged Fiat's Chrysler Group to investigate its Jeep Wrangler, saying the SUV had a "relatively high risk" of catching fire.... Read More »

 

Tesla Model S charging system may have started garage blaze, fire dept. says

9:47 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
A fire department in Southern California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan, in the latest link between the top selling electric car and the potential for fire.... Read More »

 

Tesla says Germany clears Model S after fires

Dec. 3, 2013 12:50 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the electric car being investigated for a possible U.S. recall, was cleared of any safety defect in a review by Germany's transportation regulator, the company said.... Read More »

 

Tesla fires spark search for safety lessons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
The three Tesla Model S electric sedans that have caught fire since Oct. 1 have drawn wide public scrutiny. And the fires have served as a clear reminder that vehicles running on lithium ion batteries -- although not filled with a combustible fuel -- still pose risks.... Read More »

 

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Tesla firetraps? Numbers don't back it up

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
News of a third Tesla Model S battery fire Wednesday has ignited a wave of safety concern, Internet debate and investor alarm.... Read More »

 

Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

10:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company, analysts said today, as the electric car maker lost as much as $3 billion in market value two days after the incident in Washington state.... Read More »

 

Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

Oct. 3, 2013 16:55 CET
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company.... Read More »

 

Colo. dealers near fire say recovery will take time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
The Colorado Springs Automobile Dealers Association and many dealers there estimate it will take four to six weeks before vehicle sales and service business return to what they were before the Black Forest fire, which started June 11.... Read More »

 

Fond memories of the Viper as a (too) hot car

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Tom Kowaleski held high-profile jobs at General Motors, BMW and Lincoln during a long career in public relations, but one special claim to fame was being present at the creation of the Dodge Viper while at Chrysler almost a quarter of a century ago. Kowaleski, in a recent blog post, recalled the first time he saw a Viper.... Read More »

 

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