NHTSA Looking at Nissan Leaf Charger Fire- Car Pro News

22 Apr

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether a EV charging unit damaged a Nissan Leaf and led to a fire poses a safety hazard.
NHTSA said the agency is opening an investigation into 50 Bosch Power Xpress 250V charging units after a complaint that while charging a 2013 Leaf the EV “began to emit smoke around the vicinity of the vehicle/charger interface when charging at a private residence.”
After 90 minutes of charging “signs of overheating were first noticed. The overheating condition can cause damage to the vehicle and charger rendering both inoperable. Charging vehicles are typically left unattended and there is a risk of fire that could affect the vehicle and its surrounding environment.”
The complaint was filed in late August.… Read more

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1936 Ford Collection to be Auctioned – Car Pro News


As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 — with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified.
After Ward died in 2007, the objects of his affection — a collection of nearly two dozen 1936 Fords of every shape and stripe — remained locked away in a barn in Sandusky, Ohio, near the shores of Lake Erie. Until now, that is.
On May 16 and 17, Ward’s impressive collection of 1936 Fords and accompanying spare parts will be auctioned off at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky.… Read more

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New Kia Sedona Minivan Unveiled – Car Pro News


The minivan is alive and well. Kia has unveiled its fully redesigned 2015 Sedona ahead of its public debut at the New York Auto Show.
The automaker discontinued the previous edition in 2012, which had been on sale since 2006, only to bring it back for the 2014 model year by popular demand.
The all-new version features exterior styling more in line with the rest of the company’s offerings, including its signature “Tiger Nose” face.
Its muscular for a minivan body encapsulates a larger cabin, with seating for up to eight passengers, and optional “first class” second row seats with footrests that can slide back and forth and rotate to face the back row.… Read more

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