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    Toyota says it won't increase warranty coverage
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    In the face of increasing quality problems, Jim Press, president of Toyota North America, revealed at the recent Chicago Auto Show that no discussions have taken place within Toyota about increasing its new or used vehicle warranty coverage. Speaking about the topic to Automotive News, Press said, ...

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    Odo Uh-Oh: Honda extending warranties on 6 million cars
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    Honda has decided to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges its odometers were racking up miles too fast. The automaker says odometers on some 6 million Hondas affected by the suit were accurate to within 3.75% on the high side. The NHTSA doesn't regulate odometer accuracy, and the only ...

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    New standards for heavy-duty diesels means more problems
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    Those looking for a glimpse into the future of light-duty diesel reliability may be interested in a new study by J.D. Power on customer satisfaction with modern heavy truck powertrains. The 2006 Heavy Duty Truck Engine/Transmission Study ranked engines from the 2004 model year by quality, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #40
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    We had a big news week to cover in the Autoblog Podcast, Episode #40. Damon and I kick off the show with a debate over Ford's chances for survival after its new CEO, Alan Mulally, settles in. Somehow we manage a smooth segway into talking about GM's new 5-year / 100,000-mile warranty and what it ...

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    Industry-wide Warranty Round-Up
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    General Motors dropped a bomb this week when it announced that it was upping its powertrain warranty coverage to 5 years/100,000 miles. That gives the General the best warranty coverage of any full-line automaker, but which company has the best overall warranty coverage and which the worst? Where ...

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    GM increases warranty to five years/100,000 miles
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    Billed as the best warranty of any full-lined automaker (sorry Hyundai/Kia), the new coverage for all General Motors vehicles is now a fully transferable five-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty with no deductible. The new warranty will cover all 2007 model and beyond cars and light-duty trucks ...

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    The Rumormill: GM to extend warranties
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    According to an article on Bloomberg's website, a number of sources inside GM are saying that in addition to nixing cash incentives, GM wants to extend warranties on new vehicles, across the board.The rumored move is another step in winning the hearts, minds and cash of owners that have purchased ...

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    Ford tacks on another two years to powertrain warranties
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    Ford Motor Company is sweetening its warranty with an extra two years of powertrain coverage for its 2007 vehicles, Automotive News reports. The deal that covers all Ford and Mercury brand vehicles supplements the three-year, 36,000 bumper-to-bumper with a five-year, 60,000 mile powertrain ...

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    Mod eliminates Hummer mileage problem...or does it?
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    High gas prices combined with the Hummer's bottom-of-the-barrell gas mileage should spell doom for sales for the boxy SUV, right? Well, two Hummer dealerships may have found a technological workaround. Sib blog engadget reports that Detroit Hummer and Hummer of Novi are selling a modification, ...

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