The new vehicle caught fire for one owner

The new Porsche Taycan has had a few troubles since it was introduced as part of the 2020 lineup for the auto industry giant. A new owner of the electric vehicle found their car going up in flames in their garage. A spokesperson for the brand stated that they are investigating the cause of the fire and will assist in any way possible. The general public has been slow to trust electric vehicles because they are so new. Incidents like these do not help the auto industry with their efforts of moving to more green designs.

Ford was forced to recall some vehicles recently due to a faulty part. They are recalling specific vehicles that were made at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch between the years of 2011 and 2017. The recall is due to the cars being prone to experiencing fractured rear suspension toe links causing increased risk of a car crash. The recall affects about 211,000 vehicles in the United States, 15,000  in Canada and around 1,400 in Mexico.

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Porsche Taycan EV Goes up in Flames in Garage

We don’t know a lot, but we do know that one of the first Porsche Taycan EVs to make its way into an owner’s hands has caught fire in a garage. A video shows the destruction to both the vehicle and the structure it was housed in. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze.

Porsche spokesperson Calvin Kim told Car and Driver: “We were made aware of an incident at a residential address where one of our cars was parked overnight late on the 16th of February. The formal investigation has begun and we remain ready to assist if called upon. Learn more

Summary: The new Porsche Taycan has had a few troubles since it was introduced as part of the 2020 lineup for the auto industry giant. A new owner of the electric vehicle found their car going up in flames in their garage.

Ford recalls vehicles

Ford is recalling two locally made vehicles prone to experiencing fractured rear suspension toe links that could increase the risk of a crash.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker is recalling select 2013-18 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan and Ford Taurus SHO vehicles that were made at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch, just across the state line from Hammond, between 2011 and 2017. It’s also recalling 2013-18 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT that were made at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, over the same issue of rear-suspension articulation. Read more

Summary: Ford was forced to recall some vehicles recently due to a faulty part. They are recalling specific vehicles that were made at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch.

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