Author: Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

HERNDON, Va. – Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain 2021 model-year Audi e-tron Quattro and e-tron Quattro Sport Backs to remedy a potentially faulty brake servo which could result in loss of power brake assist. The 38 vehicles affected by the recall could have a brake servo not manufactured…

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford this week introduced its new 2022 Expedition large sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a greatly expanded range of advanced driver-assist (ADAS) technology, including Ford BlueCruise3 hands-free highway Driver-Assist Technology. The Expedition Platinum debuts Ford BlueCruise3 hands-free highway Driver-Assist Technology. The available new feature builds upon Intelligent…

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Source: SEINSA announcement FRANKFURT — The Navarrese Group SEINSA Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of brake products, produced a triumphant showing at the queen fair of aftermarket, the Automechanika Frankfurt, with an influx of more than 10,000 participants. “We attended with fewer expectations due to the pandemic situation and…

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Source: J.Juan announcement MONTMELÓ, Spain – J.Juan brought 560 employees to the Privilege de Montmeló, not far from Barcelona, as part of the company’s 55th-anniversary celebration, which had been postponed due to the Covid crisis. J. Juan invited all their employees to the Privilege area of the Circuit de Catalunya…

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TORRANCE, Calif. – American Honda Motor Company is recalling certain model-year 2019-2020 CB500X and 2019-2020 CB500R, ABS motorcycles due to a potential fault in the manufacturing of the ABS (anti-lock brake system) modulator which could lead to a loss of ABS operation. The recall affects 262 motorcycles, with the CB500X…

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Source: Brembo announcement STEZZANO, Italy —Brembo recently posted a compilation of the best braking cars as determined by the prestigious German automotive enthusiast magazine auto, motor und sport. Brembo put together a list of the top 15 braking cars as tested by the magazine and discovered 13 – 87 percent…

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TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda this week launched the all-new 2022 Civic Hatchback as the latest member of the redesigned 11th generation Civic range, with a host of new safety features including an upgraded advanced driver-assist system suite. As with the Sedan, Civic Hatchback includes multiple new active and passive safety…

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WACOL, Australia – Penske Australia PTY Ltd. is recalling certain model-year 2009-2019 Dennis Eagle Elite 2 trucks due to a potential issue with the vehicles’ anti-lock braking system (ABS). The recall population is 967 vehicles. According to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website post, “the…

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PONTIAC, Mich. – Toyota this week unveiled its all-new-from-the-ground-up Tundra full-size pickup at Motor Bella here featuring a comprehensive suite of standard safety and advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS). Every Tundra will come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 on every single grade – that means from SR up to 1794…

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AUBRUN HILLS, Mich. and ATLANTA – Volkswagen of America and Porsche Cars North America are recalling certain model year 2020-21 VW and Porsche models for the same issue – a potential fault involving the brake-booster on these vehicles. In both cases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part…

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HAMBURG – MEYLE announced the expansion of its MEYLE Original and MEYLE PD ranges of brake pads and discs during its recent second-consecutive digital MEYLE Exposition from Hamburg. The company in 2021 will introduce brake discs covering 106 additional applications and brake pads covering 53. The breakdown is 96 disc…

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Source: RENK America announcement MUSKEGON, Mich. — RENK America will officially unveil itself at the Association of the U.S. Army’s (AUSA) 2021 Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13. RENK America recently opened in Muskegon, Mich. after Germany’s RENK Group acquired L3Harris Technologies Combat Propulsion…

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CHATHAM, Mass. – Subaru continues to expand on its growing position in the American market, bolstering its hot-selling Crosstrek subcompact sport utility (SUV) range for the 2021 model year with the addition of the new Sport version with standard 2.5-liter boxer engine (also standard in the Limited variant) and enhanced…

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MEDINA, Minn. – Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling certain 2020 model year Indian Scout Bobber Sixty motorcycles which might have a non-operative rear-brake light following a reprogramming of its electronic-control unit (ECU). In addition, the 177 motorcycles covered in the recall (with approximately two percent affected by the issue) might…

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VICTORIA, Australia — Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd. is recalling certain Fuso LDT Canter trucks because a lack of grease for the front brakes might eventually lead to the loss of a brake pad. The recall affects 3,595 2017-2020 model year Fuso Canter LDT Canter FEA21 and…

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AMHERST, Ohio – KTM North America, Inc., is recalling certain model-year 2022 Husqvarna FE350 and FE501 motorcycles due to a potentially incorrectly installed brake-pad-retaining clip which could lead to reduced front-braking capability. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-678, some one (1) percent…

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Source: Chevrolet announcement DETROIT –The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado becomes the first pickup from the brand to offer the Super Cruise driver-assistance system, GM’s unique hands-free driving feature. “The Silverado is legendary and continues to excite both new and loyal customers. For the new 2022 model, we’ve enhanced the Silverado lineup…

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ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Mack Trucks, Inc. has begun the process of recalling certain 2020-2022 Mack MD models to correct a potentially incorrectly installed cotter pin which secures the brake pedal to the pedal clevis pin. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-684,  the…

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CHATHAM, Mass. – The completely redesigned and reengineered 2022 Hyundai Tucson puts the Korean automaker into the top echelon of compact sport utility (SUV) producers. And at $38,600 for the extremely well-equipped Tucson Limited Hybrid AWD (all-wheel drive) I spent the week driving, it represents solid value within this very…

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DETROIT – The Corvette racing team installed anti-lock brakes (ABS) on its C8R racers for this year’s Detroit Grand Prix in preparation for moving next year from IMSA’s GTLM class, which does not allow such componentry, into the GTD Pro class, which does. IMSA will eliminate the GTLM class for…

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Source: Brembo announcement MILAN, Italy — Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze has been designed by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners and is an interior and exterior design project which aims to go beyond the traditional concept of a “hotel” by creating an area for the city which is not only an urban hotel…

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BAYSWATER NORTH, Australia — PACCAR AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. is recalling certain 2020-2021 DAF CF 6×4 trucks due to non-compliance with Australian Design Rules covering its air-brake system. According to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications recall report, “In the event of a total trailer air brake…

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LOS ANGELES — Porsche and Lexus recently saw separate federal lawsuits dismissed which had alleged their vehicles’ brake squeal was indicative of defective and dangerous products. Earlier this year Hovsep Hagopian v. Toyota Motor North America, Inc., et al was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of…

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CHATHAM, Mass. – According to Volvo, I am a prime candidate for the 2021 XC60 T5 AWD Momentum I have been driving – a professionally employed, empty nester whose family consists of me and my partner. What impressed me, though, about this compact sport utility (SUV) was not how it…

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Source: Surface Transforms announcement KNOWSLEY, U.K. — Surface Transforms (AIM:SCE), manufacturers of carbon-fiber-reinforced-ceramic brake discs, announced that it has been notified of its selection as a tier-one supplier of a carbon ceramic brake disc to its existing mainstream customer described previously as OEM 5. Prototype orders have been received and…

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