Automotive technology is improving at a rapid pace. It seems like engineers
come up with a new idea that improves the experience of driving from a
performance, comfort, or luxury perspective. These changes are necessary
to remain competitive in this ludicrous market, and while many of these
ideas have made cars better now than they have ever been before, the complexities
of a modern vehicle can be a difficult challenge for manufacturers.
Because of the complexities in the cars, manufacturers have needed to create
processes almost equally complex to build them. This leaves a lot of room
for error, so it is growing increasingly common for cars to have a lot
of bugs in their infancy, particularly in early model years. Most often
these are nothing more than a simple trip to the dealer to repair to resolve
the issue once and for all. But for a select few, a major manufacturing
flaw can result in a recurring problem that continues to arise despite repairs.
Modern high-performance cars tend to be some of the most prone to these
issues. The Cadillac CTS-V has just been re-released with a 6.2-liter
V8 engine that creates a whopping 640 horsepower. General Motors estimates
that the car has a top speed of 200 miles per hour.
However, cars with those kinds of capabilities frequently have issues performing
at such high demands frequently due to the strain they place on their
engines, drivetrains, and other important systems, which are being made
with lighter-weight materials that sometimes sacrifice strength.
Likewise, there are so many luxury features installed on these vehicles
that it’s not without reason to expect something to malfunction
not long into the car’s life. Other comparable vehicles to the Cadillac,
including the Audi RS7, the BMW M5, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S, all
have similar risks, and incidentally, similar reliability ratings.
One major standout in this regard has been the wild-card of the class:
the Tesla Model S. The recent “Ludicrous Mode” update has
given the car the ability to hit 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds,
and do so with zero carbon emissions to boot.
However, Tesla has recently come under fire due to a suspension system
that failed on drivers more than 30 times between October 2015 and June
2016, and still continues to do so today. This failure made the vehicle
almost impossible to steer, and definitely impossible to drive. There
has not yet been a recall issued, but the NHTSA continues to monitor the
case extremely closely, and may consider legal action if a remedy is not
If you are struggling with a vehicle that is constantly in-and-out of the
shop for seemingly the same repair, then you very likely could have a
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