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  • Ford Issues Safety Compliance Recall

    Posted on 09, March, 2018

    March 5, 2018

    March 5, 2018—Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America for approximately 2,100 2017-18 Ford Taurus vehicles with a physical key and non-push button start for an issue where the ignition key could be removed when the gear shift is not in the park position. Details are as follows:

    In affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition switch while the transmission gear shift is not in the park position. If an operator removes the key with the transmission in a position other than park, it could increase the risk of a vehicle rollaway.

    Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

    • Affected vehicles include 2017-18 Ford Taurus vehicles with a physical key and non-push button start that were built at Chicago Assembly Plant, July 21, 2017 to Feb. 13, 2018.
    • The recall involves approximately 2,100 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18C02.
    • Dealers will replace the shifter assembly at no cost to the customer.



    Posted on 09, March, 2018


    March 8, 2018—Hyundai is recalling nearly 155,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. due to the fact that the airbags may not inflate in a crash, according to USA Today.

    The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. According to the report, a short circuit in the airbag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash, as well as prevent the airbags from deploying.

    The recall is expected to start on April 20, according to USA Today.


    Posted on 30, January, 2018


    Press Release



    He brought the only Formula 1 victory to Zuffenhausen

    Porsche mourns the death of Dan Gurney

    Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG mourns the death of Daniel Sexton Gurney. The racing driver and Formula 1 pilot died on January 14, 2018 at the age of 86. Porsche owes its only success as a vehicle manufacturer in the Formula 1 World Championship to Gurney, who won the 1962 French Grand Prix in Rouen in an eight-cylinder Por-sche 804. Just a week later Gurney led from start to finish to triumph at the Solitude racetrack near Stuttgart; his team-mate Joakim Bonnier took second place to secure a one-two for the air-cooled Porsche Type 804 in front of its home crowd.

    Driving appearances for the Swabian sports car manufacturer in 1961 and 1962 would leave lasting memories; as Gurney once reflected, “It was with Porsche that I really learned how to drive–because they gave me cars that didn’t constantly break down and I could lay down the kilometres faster than ever before.” Gurney was con-sidered to be an all-round talent in the field of motorsport: The American enjoyed plenty of success throughout his career and was the first driver to win races in For-mula 1, NASCAR and the IndyCar Series, as well as sports car races, including with his own team. With the invention of the “Gurney flap”, he improved aerodynamic efficiency by adding a spoiler to the rear wing. He was also the first driver to spray champagne on the podium, inadvertently starting a tradition that is now imitated all around the world. 

    Porsche also helped him to find lifelong happiness in his private life in the 1960s when he married his wife Evi, the former German motor sports journalist and secre-tary to the Porsche Racing Manager Huschke von Hansteinn.

    Communications Porsche AG
    Porsche Museum
    Astrid Böttinger
    Phone: +49 (0) 711 / 911 24026



    Posted on 21, December, 2017

    Del Mar Automotive will be closed on Christmas and New Years days this year, as well as our usual Saturdays and Sundays.  So we will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday on those two weekends. 

    We will be back to work on Tuesday following both holidays and ready to serve you.

    We want to thank all our customers who have made our 25 year survival possible and we look forward to a bright future for all.


    Posted on 08, November, 2017

    And you thought The Jetsons cartoon series was a fantasy.  Brace yourself.