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37Toyota extends Tundra rust recall to include 2000-03 models, totalling 110,000 trucks

If you've been following the Toyota Tundra rust saga, you're aware that NHSTA recently requested data from Toyota about the purported frame corrosion affecting 2000 and 2001 models. Today, Toyota has extended that recall to include the 2002-03 model years, saying that a small number of trucks could suffer from frame corrosion that could cause the spare tire to detach from its underbody housing. That brings the total up to 110,000 Tundras located in 20 cold-weather states and the District of Colu

6Have your kid join Team Bentley for Halloween!

Tonight, when you're out and about chaperoning the kids as they try to obtain every last piece of Halloween candy in a 13-mile radius, you're likely to see a number of costumes, ranging from the adorable to the completely scary. Automotive-related costumes are usually not something you see a lot of, save for maybe one of the Disney/Pixar Cars getups. Well, enthusiast dads can now dress Junior up in something a little more impressive. The Team Bentley play suit shown above is part of the automake

6NHTSA digging deeper into Volkswagen Passat engine fires

Back in May, it was reported that 2000-2003 Volkswagen Passats were currently under investigation by NHTSA due to 19 reports of engine fires supposedly caused by a failure in the coil pack. That number has since swelled to 78 over the last few months, and now includes two reported injuries as a result of the Passat's penchant for self-immolation.

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