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While there is no formal NHTSA recall as yet, Toyota last week stopped sales and delivery of about 36,000 vehicles already in dealerships.  The affected models include 2013 and 2014 Tundra, Avalon, Sienna and some Camry and Corolla models. The problem, detected by NHTSA’s Korean counterpart, is that material... Read more
Earlier this week in Dallas I had a chance to climb into and around Ford’s 2015 F-150.  My first impression is that this is a worthy successor to the iconic trucks that have preceded it, making the F-150 the best selling vehicle in the country.  I haven’t driven it... Read more
It is extremely rare for one vehicle manufacturer to win both the Car of the Year and Truck of the Year honors at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but Chevy proved that it can still be done. The all-new Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 won for North... Read more
A software problem that can cause engine fires has prompted a voluntary recall of GM’s recently introduced Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Eight fires with no reported injuries have occurred, prompting the company’s action.  It appears that the overheating of the exhaust system on these trucks is linked... Read more
The pattern is so distinctive that even non-hunters readily recognize it.  Mossy Oak is America’s best known camouflage brand.  It speaks to the outdoors and was introduced as a vehicle theme by Ram Brand in 2011.  Now, it has returned to the lineup after a one-year hiatus and has... Read more
Michelin North America is recalling Michelin LTX M/X tires for tread separation problems which can lead to rapid air loss resulting in possible loss of vehicle control and increased risk of a crash. The tires in question were produced from January 10, 2010 and June 23, 2012 and were... Read more
With the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) less that two weeks away, any news about the venerable Ford F-150 pickup is always welcome. This time it is also a bit confusing since Ford has neither confirmed or denied a lot of what is being written about the highly-anticipated... Read more
It’s happening again for Ford’s 2013 Escape.  For the seventh time since it was introduced last year, some versions of the popular SUV have been recalled for a problem that’s important enough to require immediate attention. The 1.6L engine version has experienced engine overheating leading to a small number... Read more