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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
There was rain, not snow, in the clouds last week when Ram, the Chrysler Foundation and the Chrysler Group LLC’s Southwest Business Center in Dallas joined forces with the Air Warrior Courage Foundation to provide a much-needed 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo van and a $25,000 grant for the... 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
There has been much debate about the future of midsize trucks in America. For years, the only available ones have been the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier; both have been good consistent performers but are dated and lackluster in terms of fuel efficiency. Ford, of course, has its... 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