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Two Recalls from Ford

On: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:03PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford is recalling 2,124 Escape SUVs for a problem with the glass roof panel which “may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket,” according to Ford, which may “result in noise, water leakage or separation of the glass panel from the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of accident or injury.”


... Make Lemonade!

On: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:24AM | By: Karen Cook


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We’ve heard about GM’s problems with manufacturing defects, and we’ve heard testimony from some of the members of their corporate offices, but we don’t hear much about what’s going on at the other end of the line. How hard is it to be an employee of a GM dealership in the wake of all the brouhaha? We can imagine sales are down because who wants to by a car that could potentially have so many issues. We can imagine that a salesman is hard pressed to make a sale if he isn’t sure about his product anymore. And who wants to be a GM tech right now? Customers surely have something to say about this mess, especially when it has affected them. Service guys are a captive audience to listen to all those complaints.


Paint Your Car With A Brush?

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:54PM | By: Karen Cook


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My poor little PT Cruiser has eczema. It’s pretty well advanced. His skin is just flaking off in spots. I’m embarrassed and I feel sorry for him. I’d like to get him painted, but not only is it expensive, but it’s also time consuming. You have to make and appointment and drop off your car. Then the paint guys are going to sand your car down, cover him with tape to protect the mirrors and such, and stick him in a paint booth to coat him thoroughly. This will be repeated a few times and the prior coat must dry before another can be applied.


A Tale of Two Car Fires

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:02PM | By: Karen Cook


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This story is about another Tesla Model S fire. It seems like this happens frequently but does it really, or is it just that we don’t hear about the “other” vehicles that catch on fire? Tesla says its vehicles are safer that gas-powered cars and it seems that even with more safety modifications being made to the Model S, news reporters want to point out every instance of the electric car catching fire.


 

Chrysler Catches GM's Illness

On: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Karen Cook


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You know how when one kid at school gets a cold, lots of kids at school end up with a cold? I don’t know the precise location of General Motors factories in relation to Chrysler’s, but it seems like GM’s ignition switch disease is spreading.


Some 2014 Models Riding Off Into the Sunset

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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Even though we are only halfway through the year, car makers are already eager to show us what we’ll be seeing in showrooms for 2015. However, here’s a bunch of vehicles you won’t be seeing anymore


Ford Clears Smoke From Tailpipe

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:04PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you drive a Ford or Lincoln and have noticed your tailpipe smoking, listen up.


2014 Nissan Leaf Recall

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:38PM | By: Karen Cook


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Nissan is issuing a recall on 196 2014 Leafs (Leaves?) because there is a problem with the vehicle shutting down. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the problem is with the motor control circuit board which can cause the inverter to fail. If the inverter fails the vehicle will shut down thereby increasing the risk of crashes and injuries.


2015 Chevy Suburban: The Reality of a Post-Sloan World

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Chris Salamone


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On the heels of a gorgeous press release from GM, touting the 2015 Suburban’s road trip functionality, consumers will no doubt be reminded of the 1990s and early 2000s. During that particular GM epoch, the company acquired far too many brands and built a myriad of dubious vehicles. Nobody likes to remember the Pontiac Aztek, with the exception of maybe Walter White fans.

The problem was… GM insisted on building vehicles which didn’t suit the needs of the company’s clientele. It was almost as if GM hoped that gimmicky infomercial-type vehicles would be the next great automotive retail innovation. But, wait, there’s more! The brand new 2015 Chevy Suburban seems to be returning GM to their pre-Cruze days (when form and function were mutually exclusive).


Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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Fourth of July is almost here and many of us will hit the road to visit relatives, go to the beach, or see fireworks displays. It should go without saying that if you’re taking a trip in the summer you should check fluid levels for your A/C and coolant, and check your tire pressure. Low tire pressure combined with a hot road is a flat just waiting to happen.


Ford Has Cars That Know Who You Are... or Aren't

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:48AM | By: Karen Cook


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Facial recognition is the new craze in automobile technology. Mercedes-Benz has a camera that can tell if the driver is getting drowsy and warn him to get some rest. Peugeot Citroen has one that can detect the emotions of the driver. Not sure what your car can do about your anger though.