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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
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
It’s always ugly when a manufacturer has to issue a recall, but the one issued Friday by Chrysler is both large and somewhat confusing.  Encompassing about 1.2-million vehicles, about 453,000 are actually affected, but the company is taking no chances that any will be overlooked when they are repaired.... Read more
I hate recall stories!  I suspect they bore you, too, unless you (or someone you know) owns one of the vehicles in question; in which case, they are exceptionally important.  So: here they are: 239,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars (2011, 2012) with 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 automatic transmissions. ... Read more
There’s lots of recall news this week.  Jeep has agreed to recall as many as 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles, rather than the 2.7 million that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested.  Now exempt from the recall are 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees that... Read more
So often, when I write about anything that smacks of heavy-handed regulatory muscle, you Texas sportsmen remind me that the less government involvement in vehicle matters the better.  With that in mind, I think we all need a round of applause for Chrysler, who this week told the National... Read more
Often stuff happens that isn’t quite major enough to merit a single large story.  Here are some from the past week: GM Foundation gives $100,000 to the American Red Cross On April 20th, GM provided a grant to the Red Cross to aid emergency management officials to help provide... Read more
It’s a most unusual recall, but Subaru is recalling 633,842 Forester (2009-12), Legacy (2010-11), Outback (2010-11) and Tribeca (2006 – 2012) for a possible problem with a dealer-installed add-on.  A potential electrical short can occure with certain puddle lamps and — since Subaru did not factory install them — which... Read more