NHTSA is closing a four-year investigation into possible brake line corrosion in GM trucks in snowy states with a common-sense safety advisory to all drivers. If you live in an area that uses salt on the roads, keep your vehicle's undercarriage clean.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport edition tries to give the truck an understated, more elegant design. The package adds body-color pieces to the bumpers and grill surround. In addition, it wears a little shine with chrome 20-inch wheels and matching trim on the door handles, mirror caps, side moldings. The whole look comes off as quite handsome of the black truck shown at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Harking back to the Chevrolet Custom Sport Trucks the company produced in the 1960s, the monochrome Custom Sport package available for the 2015 Silverado can be had in black or white on LT and LTZ models for those in search of "a touch of elegance."
Out of 16.5-million overall sales in 2014, the top three vehicles sold last year in the US were pickup trucks, led by the Ford F-Series. The rest of the top ten featured three Hondas, two Fords, two Toyotas and a Nissan, and elsewhere on the charts a number of brands had record years.
General Motors is recalling 83,572 SUVs from the 2011 and 2012 model years over a potential ignition lock actuator issue. The pool of affected vehicles could also include SUVs from 2007-2014 that have already been repaired, but with defective parts.
Ford's 2015 Ford F-150 is a technological tour-de-force, what with its aluminum-intensive construction and its powerful and efficient new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine option. But now that it's hit the market, it's time to get down to brass tacks and find out how just the latest F-150 actually stands up to its rivals in the hyper-competitive fullsize segment.