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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 644k Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs over brakes [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this story contained language erroneously linking this recall action to a Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango brake recall announced in March. According to Eric Mayne, a media relations manager at Chrysler, the two safety issues are unrelated. The text in the story ...

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    Honda recalling 410,000 Odysseys and Elements for brake problem
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    Honda Element – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has announced a recall for some 410,000 vehicle due to a defect with the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) module. According to the automaker, 344,00 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements (MY 2007-2008) are affected by the problem and owners ...

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    Does brake dust affect a car's quality? J.D. Power thinks so (w/POLL)
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    When wheels are covered with brake dust, the entire car looks dirty and in many cases, a basic wash will do little to rectify the problem. Most associate brake dust as a mere nuisance, but others actually see the sight of pad particles as a fundamental problem with the functionality of a vehicle's ...

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    Ford recalling nearly 9,000 F-150 pickups over faulty brake lamps
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    2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    A total of 8,735 2009 Ford F-150 pickups are being recalled for stop lamps that may not illuminate during very mild brake pedal applications. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the culprit is a "brake stop ...

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    eBay Find Of The Day: Porsche Wagon
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    click image for galleryThis is the best.wagon.evar. Perhaps it's better described as a "shooting brake." Whatevs, the lines of the Porsche 944 lend themselves shockingly well to wagonization. Our Dutch is nonexistent, but from what we can gather, this 1981 944 Turbo could be yours if you've got ...

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    Fiat 500: the derivatives are coming, including possible mini-ute
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    Not a moment's rest for the people over at Fiat, who've been pursuing an aggressive rejuvenation program. The ink on the press releases for the new 500 isn't even dry, and already they're working on new versions of the retro super-mini. Launched as a standard three-door hatch, new versions could ...

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    When eight ain't enough: Rotora 12-piston caliper
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    The folks at Rotora, purveyors of all manner of high-quality stopping components, have just released their newest brake setup that employs twelve pistons, clamping either 15- or 16-inch rotors. The use of that many pistons ensures that pedal modulation, clamping force and an even distribution of ...

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    Brembo lands Lexus IS-F brake deal
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    click above image for high-res pics of the Lexus IS-FWhen the Lexus IS-F debuted at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, it was wearing a set of black painted calipers branded with the Lexus name. When the car officially goes on sale in the second quarter of 2008, it will be wearing a set of gold painted ...

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    The Autoblog Project Garage: Big-brake install, Part II
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    With our transmission project on hold while we await the arrival of some parts, it was finally time to open up the large and heavy (81 pounds!) box of Kore3 brake parts that showed up on our doorstep about a month ago. We covered the selection process in Part I, and now it's time to dive in and ...

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