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Categories: Miscellaneous

A Request to Rude Drivers

On: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:48AM | By: Karen Cook


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Please find a seat and pay attention. We need to talk.

Apparently we, as a population, have forgotten some basic rules of the road and need to be reminded of the proper way to turn out into traffic.


GM's Recall Totals Climb Higher

On: Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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GM has issued four new recalls affecting more than 89,000 vehicles in the US.


When A Recall Doesn't Work

On: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:27PM | By: Karen Cook


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The process of a recall is pretty straightforward. Buyers of vehicles experience problems which sometimes lead to injuries or deaths, and these are reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If several problems of the same sort are reported for the same model, an investigation is launched; if the fault is found to be in the manufacturing, the auto maker repairs or replaces the equipment at no charge to the owner. That is usually the end of the story.


Contertible Season Has Arrived!

On: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 12:43PM | By: Gary P Garry


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Now that we are getting very close to the official beginning of summer, there are certain automotive thoughts that come to mind. This time of year, convertibles of all kinds tend to capture your imagination.


 

Kia Forte Price Reduction

On: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:52AM | By: Karen Cook


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Kia is shipping the new 2015 Forte to dealerships now, but the price has dropped by $10. The new base price will now be $16,690. It may seem a little odd that a car maker would take a measly 10 bucks off such a large investment item, but there is a method to Kia’s madness. According to James Hope, spokesman for Kia Motors America, the new pricing would put the Forte at the lowest in the segment. Unfortunately, they may have jumped the gun here. Kia’s main competitors, such as the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla, have not released their 2015 prices yet. Kia’s advertising will have to wait.


Spiders Attack Focus

On: Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:02PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin for 2012-2014 Focus sedans and hatchbacks. There is a bug in the system causing fueling problems.

More specifically, a spider is gumming up the works. If the fresh air vent hose for the EVAP emissions system becomes clogged by debris or, in this case, spider nests. The blockage causes slow fueling or the fuel nozzle to shut off, indicating a full tank even though it is not.


Tesla is Reaching for the Stars

On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33PM | By: Karen Cook


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Most auto manufacturers keep their eyes on the proverbial road. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is reaching for the stars. Tesla controls a company called Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) and they have developed a “Space Taxi” that is almost ready to begin transporting crew members back and forth from the International Space Station.


Special Delivery

On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:34PM | By: Karen Cook


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When I think of the United Kingdom I think of tradition, history, dignity, and some pretty good music. I do not think of innovation and futuristic designs. Apparently, I am wrong.


Warning: The Future is Closer Than it Appears

On: Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:51AM | By: Karen Cook


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Getting to the future is not a giant leap. Rather it is a series of baby steps with different research projects building on one another until a usable product is developed. Google has taken another step toward the creation of completely autonomous automobiles which it hopes to share with the world on a small scale this summer and as part of a partnership in the future.


A Flurry of Recalls Continued

On: Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:21AM | By: Karen Cook


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Toyota is recalling 370,000 2004-2011 Sienna vehicles because the spare tire can fall off. The spare tire is located under the vehicle and the cable holding it in place is prone to rusting from contact with road salt. This is the second recall for this situation. The first fix did not work and the manufacturer is still trying to work out a solution.


A Flurry of Recalls

On: Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:07PM | By: Karen Cook


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