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    Jeep recalling over 161k 2007-2008 Wrangler AT models due to tranny temp. sensor absence
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    Owners of model year 2007-2008 Jeep Wranglers with automatic transmissions may have to visit their local dealers as Chrysler is recalling 161,450 of the SUVs over potential transmission overheating problems. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), Wrangler ...

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    Mazda recalls nearly 40,000 B-Series pickups over cruise control issues
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    Last month, Ford widened its cruise control switch recall to 4.5 million vehicles. Included in the growing list of cars and trucks was the Ford Ranger pickup – the mechanical twin to the now-discontinued Mazda B-Series pickup. Not surprisingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Sir Frank Williams praises fire fighters for saving factory
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    Since falling from its glory days of yore – when it won nine constructors championships an seven drivers titles – the Williams F1 team has been desperate to light a fire under its drivers and engineers to get back to its winning form. But we don't think this is what Frank Williams and ...

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    Nearly 7,000 2008-2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart models recalled over fuel pipe crack concerns
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    2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart - Click above for high-res gallery
    The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall of potentially 6,903 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart vehicles fitted with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines falling ...

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    Vauxhall unveils new police package Insignia
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    Vauxhall Special Vehicles Police Package - Click above for high-res gallery
    GM UK Special Vehicles has just introduced its take-no-prisoners Police-specification Vauxhall Insignia. Available to police fleets throughout the UK, the car is available in sedan or Sports Tourer body styles (shown ...

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    Ukranian class warfare apparently leads to toasted Chevrolet Corvette
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    Torched Corvette in the Ukraine - Click above for a gallery of images
    Judging by these photographs, someone in the Ukraine didn't like this Extra-Crispy Chevrolet Corvette. And although the melted plastic lump is being been blamed on "class warfare," it could have been an insurance scam, a tryst ...

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    Kansas fire department saves Ferrari from burning home
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    You're at home watching the Super Bowl and you smell smoke. Normally you'd look for the source and listen for the peal of a fire alarm... unless you're a particular homeowner in Olathe, Kansas and, even though you have a Ferrari 348 in the garage, you haven't installed any fire alarms in your ...

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    Spinning tires responsible for house fire?
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    The details aren't clear yet, but a fire at a Flint, Michigan home is being preliminarily attributed to spinning tires. When Samantha Hendricks returned home Tuesday evening, she had a hard time getting up her icy driveway. Giving the car a healthy bit of gas to get up the slick pavement, as most ...

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    Microheat files for bankruptcy after GM recall
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    Microheat Inc., the company responsible for inventing and supplying General Motors with their HotSpot windshield cleaning system, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The technology utilized heated liquid to clean the front glass of debris, ice, and snow. Unfortunately, a short circuit ...

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    BMW X5 "Security" model can handle .44 Magnum fire
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW X5 SecurityIf you happen to be the Head of State of a controversial nation, have a lot of enemies, or you are just plain paranoid, BMW's latest X5 variation may appeal to you. It's called the BMW X5 Security, and it has been armored by the factory ...

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    German man burns BMW in protest of high gas prices
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    If you think that gas prices are high in the U.S., consider that the average price for a gallon of gas in Germany is $9.40. Yikes. Since the record high prices in the States are causing some people to change their lifestyles, imagine how Europeans feel. Bet they're pretty upset, right? One man was ...

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    NHTSA investigating 2.7 million GM vehicles over engine fires
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    Way back in February, the NHTSA began investigating certain full-size trucks and SUVs from General Motors for the possibility of their engines spontaneously combusting, even when the ignition key is in the 'off' position. At that time, the investigation covered some 423,000 vehicles, and GM seemed ...

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    Moscow under seige of auto arsonist
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    click above for gallery of hot, hot heatSince last Thursday, more than 20 cars and trucks in the Russian capital of Moscow have been torched by an elusive car arsonist. Each of the fires is started the same way: flammable materials are pulled from a dumpster, stacked under the vehicle's wheel, ...

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    1.2 mil gallons of unleaded gas go up in flames
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    You'd think the folks in Kansas City, Kansas had money to burn judging by this huge bonfire they held with a reservoir full of $4-per-gallon unleaded. Actually, the fire was caused by a lightning strike Tuesday night. After battling it for some time, firefighters said they would have to let it burn ...

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    Scion xB spontaneously combusts during dealer service
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    Click above for more pics of the Scion xB post-fire damageAn auto dealer service center is a lot like a doctor's office for your car. When something is wrong or your ride needs a check-up, a technician can set things right. Of course sometimes doctors make mistakes like taking off your left foot ...

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    Explosion and fire at Chrysler's Windsor assembly plant
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    Around 12:30PM EST today, Chrysler's Windsor assembly plant in Canada, which produces an assortment of the automaker's minivans, caught fire after a reported explosion. Eyewitness reports claim that the explosion was followed by large plumes of black smoke emanating from the northwest corner of the ...

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    Recalled Ford owners urged to get cruise control fixed
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    If you drive a Ford product built before 2005, do us all a favor and give your dealership a call. Ask them if your car or truck is one of the 10 million vehicles out there recalled for repair of a cruise control switch. Trust us, this is not something you want to ignore, as there have been fires, ...

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    Chrysler Pacifica being investigated by NHTSA for fires
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    Investigators for the National Highway Traffic safety Administration are taking a closer look at 2007 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with the 4.0-liter V6. There is a concern that the vehicles could be prone to engine bay fires. A cross-threaded power steering fitting that prevents proper sealing of ...

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    Holden recalls 86,000 Zetas equipped with V6
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    GM's Australian subsidiary Holden has recalled 86,000 rear-wheel-drive Zeta cars with the V6 engine to correct a potential fuel leak that could lead to fires. The CNN Money article says that the recall doesn't impact the Pontiac G8, GM's North American Zeta variant, because that car's underhood ...

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    Toyota whistleblower joined by civil suit over father's death
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    A faulty seatbelt that traps an occupant in a vehicle and leads to his death is a horrible tragedy. If the defect were given a pass at the manufacturing plant, it goes beyond tragic to criminal. Toyota is now facing two lawsuits in California, both centered around manufacturing defects that may ...

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