AutoComplete: Subaru swaps whole cars for its Ascent recall
AutoComplete: Subaru swaps whole cars for its Ascent recall
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AutoComplete: Subaru swaps whole cars for its Ascent recall

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Here's what making news on Road Show. Usually when a vehicle manufacturer issues a product recall, the fix is relatively simple, change a plug here, a module there, and Bob's your uncle. Subaru's recall for 293 of its new Ascent SUVs is not that simple. And effected owners are getting a whole new car. [MUSIC] The recall stems from a lack of spot weld in the vehicle's B pillar, and that means there's no easy fix. But good on Subaru for tacking the issue head on. Do you live in the UK and have a new all wheel drive Volvo that you love, but wish was slightly more fun on a twisty road? Volvo's in-house speed merchants Polestar may have a software based solution for you that will retune the car's all wheel drive software to give the car a rear wheel drive bias by redistributing torque. These are truly futuristic and exciting times we live in, and we can't wait to get one of these retuned cars out on a Kenyan road, provided they bring it to the US of course. Volkswagen can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to environmental issues. First we had dieselgate, and now it's looking like upward Upwards of 124,000 european-market electric and plug-in hybrid models were sold with chargers that contain the highly carcinogenic heavy metal cadmium. BMW says the chargers came from a third-party and that it didn't know about the cadmium but the German government may soon force recall anyway. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.

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