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Want a Brand New EV For Just $14,000? There’s Just One Catch

Want a Brand New EV For Just $14,000? There’s Just One Catch

The high cost of today’s EVs has slowed demand. But there’s one model now priced at just $14,000, making it one of the lowest-priced vehicles on the market. But there is one catch: those 3,000 Fisker Ocean SUVs are being liquidated as part of the automaker’s bankruptcy. Whether you’ll be able to get parts and service going forward is far from certain.

$25 Million Ransom Reportedly Paid to End Hack That Took Down 15,000 U.S. Dealers

$25 Million Ransom Reportedly Paid to End Hack That Took Down 15,000 U.S. Dealers

Things are back to normal at 15,000 U.S. showrooms after a hack that brought operations nearly to a halt last month. Data processing firm CDK apparently paid a $25 million ransom to regain control of software controlling everything from sales prospects to payroll. But the damage has topped $1 billion in lost sales and other issues.

Cyberattack Cripples Car Dealers Across U.S.

Cyberattack Cripples Car Dealers Across U.S.

As many as 15,000 auto dealers across the United States and Canada are largely unable to operate as a result of a series of cyberattacks on CDK, a major data provider that runs the software used for everything from negotiating sales to scheduling service. It’s unclear what’s behind the attack – or when CDK will be back up and running.

Automakers Face “The Most Uncertain and Volatile” Times in Industry History

Automakers Face “The Most Uncertain and Volatile” Times in Industry History

The auto industry is in the midst of the most unsettling shake-up its seen in more than a century and that’s likely force radical change in not only what products manufacturers bring to market but how and where they sell them. For one thing, Detroit automakers should consider pulling out of China, said Bank of America analyst John Murphy as part of his annual “Car Wars” study.

Rearview Camera Problem Forces Stellantis to Recall 1.16M Vehicles

Rearview Camera Problem Forces Stellantis to Recall 1.16M Vehicles

A software glitch preventing the rear view cameras from displaying images on the vehicle’s touchscreen necessitated a recall of 1.16 million Stellantis vehicles. The cameras are equipment on vehicles in the Ram, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. Find out more at Headlight.News.

Wiper Problems Force Tesla to Halt Cybertruck Deliveries

Wiper Problems Force Tesla to Halt Cybertruck Deliveries

Tesla’s Cybertruck has gotten off to a rocky start since it finally started deliveries last November, two years late. And now, a new problem with its huge windshield wipers has forced the automaker to put deliveries of the all-electric truck on hold until it can figure out a solution.

Volvo Recalling All EX30 EVs to Repair Software Glitch

Volvo Recalling All EX30 EVs to Repair Software Glitch

Volvo is recalling nearly 72,000 EX30 SUVs because of a software problem that can glitch the EV’s speedometer. It’s the second software problem that has plagued the new battery-electric vehicle. But motorists may not even know there’s a problem unless they read the mandatory recall notice sent under federal guidelines.

Automakers Moving New Vehicles, But Toyota’s Actually Selling Them, Report Says

Automakers Moving New Vehicles, But Toyota’s Actually Selling Them, Report Says

Automakers continue growing a previously tight inventory of new vehicles. Having these vehicles on dealer lots gives consumers more choices — choices that turn into purchases eventually. New vehicle movement hit 1.2 million vehicles in May, which is a good sign. However, which automaker is building inventory, and which is selling vehicles is the key differentiator. Get details at Headlight.News.

Toyota, 3 Other Japanese Automakers, Acknowledge Cheating on Safety and Emissions Tests

Toyota, 3 Other Japanese Automakers, Acknowledge Cheating on Safety and Emissions Tests

Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda “sincerely” apologized Monday for the automaker’s role in a cheating scandal that has swept through the Japanese auto industry. The industry giant, along with Honda, Mazda and Suzuki have pleaded after a government investigation in their home market revealed they rigged emissions and safety tests. Production of some of the vehicles have been halted, as a result.