Mazda Recalls 2016-2018 Mazda3s For Faulty Windshield Wipers

Mazda recalls 2016-2018 Mazda3s for faulty windshield wipers

As the waves of rain showers continue to roll across the United States, Mazda has issued a recall related to a car's most important springtime feature: windshield wipers. Due to a faulty relay, the wipers on some 2016-2018 Mazda Mazda3s might stop functioning. The recall potentially affects 187,798 cars.

According to NHTSA recall No. 19V272000, some 2016-2018 Mazda3s might have a malfunctioning windshield wiper relay within the front body control module that causes the wipers to become inoperable. As a resolution, Mazda will replace the old modules with new ones that have an "improved wiper relay design." This can be done at Mazda dealerships for free.

The Most Popular Destination For Overseas School Trips Among Japanese High Schools Was Taiwan In The 2016 School Year

The most popular destination for overseas school trips among Japanese high schools was Taiwan in the 2016 school year

TAIPEI -- The most popular destination for overseas school trips among Japanese high schools was Taiwan in the 2016 school year, with the number of students traveling to the island increasing nearly 12 times in the past 10 years, knocking the United States off from the top excursion spot.

The Educational Tour Institute, a Tokyo-based public interest incorporated foundation that conducts research on school trips every year, has analyzed and released the data for the 2016 school year. Some 262 Japanese high schools chose Taiwan as their destination, with 41,878 students traveling to Japan's southwestern neighbor, while 254 schools -- 36,661 students -- visited the United States, including the islands of Guam and Saipan, for excursions.

2016 Mitsubishi Asx, Outlander Recalled For Door Latch Fix: 19,000 Vehicles Affected

2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander recalled for door latch fix: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has recalled 19,131 of its 2015.5 model-year ASX and 2016 model-year Outlander SUVs over concerns a faulty latch could cause the doors to open while driving.

The Japanese manufacturer reports that the “precision” of the door latch assembly is insufficient and may not operate correctly in higher temperatures.

Nissan Wins 2016 Nielsen Automotive 'spanish Advertiser Of The Year' Award

Nissan wins 2016 Nielsen Automotive 'Spanish Advertiser of the Year' AwardConnecting with Hispanic consumers in a culturally relevant way continues to pay off for Nissan in both sales and industry recognition.
For the second consecutive year, Nielsen named Nissan as the "Spanish Advertiser of the Year." Nissan received the award this morning during a press event that kicks off the 2017 New York International Auto Show Media Preview Days at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Buy A 2016 Mazda Mx-5 And Save Up To $2,000

Buy A 2016 Mazda MX-5 And Save Up To $2,000

Prospective Mazda MX-5 owners in the U.S. will be rejoicing following news that the company is offering up to $2,000 off for last year’s model.

Cars Direct has discovered that from April 4, Mazda started offering a $1,500 bonus for 2016 examples of rear-wheel drive sports car in a number of western states including California. Alongside this bonus, there is the potential for current Mazda owners to save a further $500 thanks to a special loyalty bonus.

Mazda Cx-3 Wins Thailand Car Of The Year 2016

Mazda CX-3 Wins Thailand Car of the Year 2016Mazda Motor Corporation has reported that the Mazda CX-3 subcompact hybrid SUV has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2016 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association.
New models collected in Thailand and propelled between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016 were qualified for Thailand Car of the Year 2016. The CX-3 was picked as the top pick among ten finalists by a judging board involving more than 40 car journalists.

Toyota Actually Out Sold Volkswagen In 2016

Toyota Actually Out Sold Volkswagen in 2016The Volkswagen Group may be the world’s largest automaker, but Toyota still outsold its German rival.
Earlier this week it was announced the Volkswagen Group surpassed Toyota to become the world’s largest automaker, but when you’re actually comparing apples to apples, Toyota is still top in sales. That’s because the Volkswagen Group includes numerous other brands like Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche and even truck makers MAN and Scania. Toyota on the other hand, includes Lexus, Daihatsu, Mino and the now-defunct Scion.

Honda Confirmed As Europe’s Fastest Growing Mainstream Brand In 2016

Honda confirmed as Europe’s fastest growing mainstream brand in 2016Honda has been confirmed as the fastest growing mainstream car brand in Europe for the full year in 2016. The latest data from European industry body ACEA shows that total sales for Honda in EU and EFTA countries in 2016 were 159,126 units to the end of December, an increase of 20.8% per cent compared to same period in 2015. Honda’s growth significantly outpaced the results for the EU passenger car market as a whole, which saw a year-on-year increase of 6.8% per cent.

Lexus Europe Sets All-time Sales Record In 2016

Lexus Europe Sets All-Time Sales Record in 2016Lexus continues to make significant strides in Europe, boasting a 16% increase in sales year-over-year in 2016 with 74,316 total sales. This was an all-time sales record for the region — here’s a model-by-model breakdown for all Western, Central and Eastern European countries, including Turkey and Russia.

Canon Granted Third Most Us Patents In 2016

Canon granted third most US patents in 2016Apple, Google and Intel are considered some of the world's most innovative companies, but you might be surprised to learn that in 2016 camera maker Canon was granted more United States patents than all those technology giants. With a total of 3,665 patents, Canon placed itself third on the annual IFI Claims ranking, just behind IBM and Samsung. Google, Intel, LG, and Microsoft occupied positions five through eight and, with just over 2,000 patents Apple is 11th. Ricoh ranked 21st and Fujifilm 48th.

Record Sales For Lexus In 2016

Record Sales For Lexus in 2016Luxury carmaker Lexus has set a new record for sales in Australia after achieving a fifth consecutive year of sales growth in 2016.
Official figures released today confirm Lexus delivered more than 9,000 vehicles last year - the first time in the brand's history it has surpassed that milestone.

Fewer Than 4,000 Traffic Deaths In 2016

Fewer than 4,000 traffic deaths in 2016The number of people killed in accidents on roads in Japan dropped below 4,000 last year for the first time in 67 years. But the ratio of elderly people killed in motor vehicle accidents was the highest ever.