Archives for May 2014

Lingenfelter Releases Programmable Clutch and Throttle Position Activation Switch

DECATUR, Ind. – The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering CTAP-001 Clutch and Throttle Position Activation Switch is designed to tap into the sensor signal from a clutch pedal position (CPP) sensor, throttle position sensor (TPS), accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor or other similar automotive sensors and provide user adjustable switched outputs. [Read more…]

GM Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles in Four U.S. Recalls

DETROIT – In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The recalls are for:

  • 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia medium crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.
  • 1,131,113 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
  • 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
  • 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.

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Dodge Unleashes Most Powerful Challenger Ever

Auburn Hills, Mich. The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle, introducing the new 600-plus horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate – the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT – just one month after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York Auto Show. [Read more…]

CORSA Performance Expanding BMW Product Line

BEREA, Ohio – CORSA(r) Performance is expanding its exhaust product line for BMWs with a dual rear exit, cat-back system for the 2012-2014 BMW 335i F30. BMW owners can enhance their driving experience with a CORSA exhaust system, which is engineered to maximize engine performance with a straight-through design to reduce back pressure. The company’s patented Reflective Sound Cancellation(r) (RSC(r)) technology creates a unique acoustic combination of high-performance sound under acceleration and a drone-free experience during cruise. CORSA exhaust systems for the BMW 335i F30 are available in a Touring sound level, which enhances throttle sound while being quiet during idle and mellow under acceleration. [Read more…]

Cadillac Celebrates V-Series with 2015 CTS-V Coupe

DETROIT – Cadillac today announced production of a limited, special-edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.  [Read more…]