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Chevy Silverado EV recall issued over seatbelt defect that can tear

GM is issuing a recall for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV over a defect that can cause the second-row seatbelt to tear in a crash. Chevy Silverado EV recall issued over seatbelt defect According to a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), GM is recalling certain 2024 Chevy Silverado EV models. The letter states an incorrect seatbelt bezel (seat belt buckle cover) on the second-row center seat belt may damage or tear during a crash. GM says 352 electric Chevy…

Podcast: Tesla Model 3 refresh comes to NA, Cybertruck defect, and more EV sale numbers

On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss the Tesla Model 3 refresh finally coming to North America, Cybertruck quality issues, and more EV sale numbers. Today’s episode is sponsored by Upway, a leading online e-bike provider carrying the broadest selection of brand-new and certified pre-owned models. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder,…

airbag defect 1 million vehicles

Toyota Motor Co. said Wednesday it is recalling one million vehicles over a defect that could cause airbags not to deploy, increasing the risk of injury.The recall covers a range of Toyota and Lexus vehicles with model years from 2020 to 2022. Included in the recall are Toyota Avalons, Camrys, Highlanders, RAV4s, Siennas and Corollas, plus some hybrids of those models.The Lexus models in the recall include the ES250 sedan and the RX350 SUV, among others.The vehicles being recalled have sensors in the front passenger seat…

Tesla recalls nearly all vehicles sold in U.S. to fix defect

DETROIT —  Tesla is recalling nearly all of the vehicles it sold in the U.S. — more than 2 million across its model lineup — to fix a defective system that’s supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when they use Autopilot.Documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators say the company will send out a software update to fix the problems.The recall comes after a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into a series of crashes that happened while the Autopilot partially…

Apple could bundle TV Plus with a major rival streaming service as 7% of subscribers defect in October

A new report claims Apple could bundle its Apple TV Plus streaming service with Paramount Plus, as the company saw 7% of its subscribers leave the platform in October.The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple and Paramount have discussed “offering a combination of Paramount+ and Apple TV+ that would cost less than subscribing to both services separately.” The report says these discussions are in their early stages and “it is unclear what shape a bundle could take.”According to the report, it seems a recent wave of…

Judge finds evidence that Tesla, Musk knew about Autopilot defect, ET Auto

The judge also cited a 2016 video showing a Tesla vehicle driving without human intervention as a way to market Autopilot. A Florida judge found "reasonable evidence" that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and other managers knew the automaker's vehicles had a defective Autopilot system but still allowed the cars to be driven unsafely, according to a ruling.Judge Reid Scott, in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, ruled last week that the plaintiff in a lawsuit over a

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users bring display defect to light

Last updated: November 21st, 2023 at 16:46 UTC+01:00 The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have been on the market for a little over a month, and numerous users are now spotting display issues that may point to poor quality control or a design flaw. Pixel 8 users took to Reddit and the Pixel Phone forums to describe the issues with photos attached (via WCCFTech). The problem consists of unusual display bumps that form near the edge of the panel, usually at the top of the screen. The bumps look as if something from…

Podcast: Tesla NACS continues takeover, new Model 3 battery, Nikola defect, and more

On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Tesla NACS’d continued takeover, a new Model 3 battery, a defect in Nikola’s Romeo battery, and more. Sponsored by Pedego: For July only, save up to $500 on Pedego ebikes, including their newest model, The Avenue. Find a store. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel – except for this week, we are doing it on a…

Nikola had major defect in its Romeo battery, may have caused truck fire

Nikola Corporation had a significant safety defect in the battery modules used in its electric semi trucks that can result in fires. Yet, the company was quick to claim “foul play” when five trucks caught on fire at its headquarters last week. Nikola says that it is still investigating the situation. Last week, we reported on the Phoenix fire department confirming that five Nikola semitrucks caught on fire at their headquarters. The company was quick to tell the public it believed “foul…

Boeing Delays Dreamliner Deliveries After New Defect Found

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