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Recalls again bedevil a range of brands and models
Seems like it’s that time again.  Numerous vehicle manufacturers are recalling vehicles — many late model varieties — due to problems.  Some are familiar with expanded coverage, while others are new. Acura/Honda — Honda this week announced a global recall for some vehicles for a defect in the radar... Read more
Ford recalls almost 400,000 late model vehicles
It has been relatively quiet on the recall front, but that appears to be changing with Ford’s recall of more than 390,000 vehicles for a door latch problem. The company said Friday that the problem may prevent doors from closing properly potentially causing them to open while the vehicle... Read more
Texas Ranger Edition Truck represents Ram relationship
  FCA’s Ram Brand has doubled down on its relationship the Texas Rangers.  A year ago, the company donated $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, which is undergoing a complete renovation. This time, Bob Hegbloom, Ram Brand President, unveiled a one-of-a-kind concept truck designed to... Read more
Texas police chief helped develop 2016 Ford Interceptor
When a police dog unveiled Ford’s new Interceptor SUV at the Chicago Auto Show, the company also introduced their police advisory team — law enforcement professionals who had spent almost two years providing direct input into the development of their vehicle, the successor to the nation’s largest selling police... Read more
New recalls tap Dodge, GM, Hyundai and Jeep
It has thankfully been pretty quiet this year when it comes to recalls, but they are still out there, and I wanted to share the info with you. The first affects about 200,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles, specifically the 2008 – 2010 Elantra and the 2009 – 2010 Elantra Touring;... Read more
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition highlighted at Chicago Auto Show
Chevy has combined the award-winning Colorado with a well-equipped sampling of the GearOn accessory system for an introduction at the Chicago Auto Show this week. GearOn accessories are available for every Colorado vehicle, but this is a get-there-faster combination designed to meet a range of needs without individually specifying... Read more
Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai teases with small truck concept
     It’s only a twinkle in the eyes of designers and engineers at this point, but that is where everything starts.  This year’s truck twinkle is the Hyundai Santa Cruz — a vehicle with a split personality.  Described as a crossover truck concept, the Santa Cruz is sporty with... Read more
At the Detroit Auto Show: 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is about attitude and capabilities
It was only yesterday that Ford announced that it was bringing out a 2017 F-150 Raptor, an updated version of its off-road full-size pickup truck.  Today, Ram is announcing its entry into that rarefied space — the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, which will reach the market a full year... Read more