Sports The Latest: Zanardi has early problem with steering wheel The Associated Press ORDER REPRINT → January 26, 2019 01:26 PM Terry Renna AP Photo Terry Renna AP Photo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Latest on the Rolex 24 at Daytona (all times local): 4 p.m.: Alex Zanardi's first stint in the Rolex 24 at Daytona had a brief hiccup when his steering wheel didn't lock into place when he got into the BMW. Zanardi is racing for the first time without his prosthetics and for the first time in North America since the 2001 crash that severed both his legs. BMW designed a steering wheel that allows him to do everything with his hands, and the wheel is specific for the Italian. Digital Access for only $0.99 For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. SUBSCRIBE NOW #ReadLocal When he climbed in for the driver change roughly 90 minutes into the race, the wheel didn't snap into place and Zanardi … [Read more...] about The Latest: Zanardi has early problem with steering wheel
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Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheels can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control.The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years.Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. The company says it knows of two crashes and one injury caused by the problem.Dealers will replace the bolts with longer ones that have more aggressive threads and a nylon patch to stop them from coming loose. Owners will be notified by mail the week of April 30, and parts are expected to be available by then.Just over 1.3 million cars in the U.S. are being recalled, with the rest in Canada and Mexico.The recall comes about five months after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into steering wheels falling off of Fusions from the 2014 through 2016 model years.The safety agency said in documents that … [Read more...] about Ford recalls almost 1.4M Fusion, Lincoln cars; steering wheel can come loose
Auto shows can be crazy places with half-thought out ideas all over the place. Gyroscope-stabilized briefcase warmers for the back seat. Cop cars with integrated doughnut dispensers. Turbine-powered iPad docks. Lots of nutty stuff that will (thankfully) never see the light of day. Sadly, Lexus and their new partner, genetic screening company 23andMe have teamed up for “Genetic Select” and it looks like they’re “serious.” Lexus made the announcement in conjunction with the 2018 New York International Auto Show. “Finding the perfect vehicle that meets your every need was once only a fantasy, but now it’s becoming reality,” crows Lexus inaccurately. Finding my perfect vehicle is easy guys. Finding the money for it, that’s the hard part. Genetic Select is the “Ultimate Answer to Vehicle Customization” and a revolutionary new car buying experience. It also pegs the goofy meter. Perfect Fit Available on April 1st at Lexus … [Read more...] about Want Your Next Lexus To Start? Lick The Steering Wheel. No. Seriously.
Ross Bentley describes in the Speed Secrets link below, it’s important to use a light grip (but not too light so as to allow the wheel to slip through your hands). If you think about it, you drive a car entirely based on sensory inputs; visual, auditory, tactile (even olfactory sometimes). If you have a death grip on the steering wheel, you will reduce the amount of vibration and feedback through the wheel, thereby limiting your ability to gauge the car’s proximity to the theoretical limit. If you watch closely, some of the Spec13 drivers will actually wiggle their fingers periodically throughout a session to remind themselves to maintain a light grip. Check out Ross’s article below for a more detailed explanation. https://speedsecrets.com/…/how-to-hold-the-steering-wheel-…/ … [Read more...] about Tech Time With Mike Smith: Holding the Steering Wheel
Fiat500USA.com has confirmed the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will come with Abarth badging on its steering wheel and seatbacks embroidered with the Abarth name. Note:the above pictures are of the European Abarth 124 Spider. Images of the US version are not available, but are anticipated to look similar. When the Abarth version of the Fiat 124 Spider was first announced in March 2016, the car was initially badged as the Fiat 124 Spider with an Elaborazione Abarth emblem on the side. The name Elaborazione Abarth is loosely translated to Tuned by Abarth meaning that the car had an Abarth option package. American Abarth enthusiasts were taken by surprise - they wanted the full Abarth treatment and badging - and took to the forum to voice their opinion. You can read the discussions here on the Fiat 124 Spider Forum. Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth Discussion Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Discussion Condensing their views, this author put together a letter to some key players in the … [Read more...] about Confirmed: Abarth Steering Wheel Badge Coming!