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    Recalls: 2013 Volvo S80, XC70 recalled over faulty TPMS
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    Tire pressure monitoring systems are notoriously persnickety, but an issue found with the TMPS on the 2013 Volvo S80 and XC70 have been deemed worthy of a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to a software glitch in possibly 300 of the Volvos (combined), the "TPMS ...

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    Video: Nissan's Easy Fill idiot-proofs tire inflation *UPDATE
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    Nissan is moving to make its Easy Fill Tire Alert system standard equipment on its 2013 model year vehicles. Taking the federally mandated tire pressure monitoring system to the next logical step, the Nissan system honks the car's horn when you've inflated your tires to the correct pressure. No ...

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    Official: 2012 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain recalled over tire pressure monitors
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    General Motors is recalling nearly 34,000 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers over improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring sensors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the monitors are required to be calibrated to illuminate a warning light any ...

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    Toyota recalling 22,000 trucks over tire pressure monitors
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 22,000 Toyota trucks and SUVs over improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems. According to NHTSA, certain 2008-2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra models may have been equipped ...

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    Cars hacked by researchers through wireless tire pressure monitors
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    We heard the first reports of researchers proving that you could hack into automotive electronic systems earlier this year. That work was based on tapping into the OBD-II port normally used by mechanics for reading diagnostic codes. That method of car hacking, however, is of limited value to ...

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    Study: One-third of drivers don't know what this dashboard light means
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    Remember the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire debacle from a decade ago? Thousands of the 'utes rolled-over and much of the blame fell on insufficiently inflated tires, costing the Blue Oval billions of dollars to replace the tires on just about every Explorer still left on the road. The other fallout ...

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    SEMA 2009: The geekiest thing we've found so far
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    Tire pressure monitoring systems. Not the sexiest thing here at SEMA, but bear with us for a few minutes to geek out on one of the coolest things we've seen at the show that doesn't involve a whole vehicle. Autometer – which recently bought Stack and its line of competition gauges – ...

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