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KickingTiresHonda announced today it???s recalling 35,984 Passport SUVs from the 1998-2002 model years because of suspension brackets that could corrode. In cold-weather regions where road salt is extensively used, the forward mounting bracket for the rear suspension...
Tags: Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Hampshire, Vehicles
KickingTiresFord is recalling 1.1 million trucks because in certain cold-weather states, road chemicals can corrode the fuel tank straps. This could lead to both fuel lines detaching from the tank or the tank falling off entirely and hitting the ground.......
Tags: Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Hampshire, New Hampshire
KickingTiresGeneral Motors plans to speed up its staggered launch of the 2011 Chevy Volt to allow it to be sold in all U.S. markets by the end of 2011, the automaker announced today. Here is the revised schedule of availability......
Tags: Delaware, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Automotive Equipment
KickingTiresYou???ve probably heard this assertion before when it comes to health insurance, life insurance and yes, auto insurance: Women typically pay less than men for their policies. Is this true and if so, why? According InsWeb, an online insurance comparison......
Tags: Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hampshire, North Carolina
KickingTiresA new study rated 50 major metropolitan markets for plug-in electric vehicle readiness, and the leaders include some of the usual suspects ??? and some unexpected ones. The report was prepared by management consulting firm Roland Berger in partnership...
Tags: Charlotte, Oklahoma, Automotive Equipment, Dallas, Energy
KickingTiresNissan is recalling 195,991 SUVs sold in cold-weather states because long-term corrosion could cause the steering column to break, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the vehicles affected by the recall, which covers the...
Tags: Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Hampshire, Nissan
The SwampMotorists on beltway outside Washington, D.C., May 23, 2008 (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images by Frank James I've seen the future and it's in Connecticut, at least when it comes to gas prices approaching $5 a gallon. The family......
Tags: Energy, Connecticut, Trips and Vacations, Stamford, Travel
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush has been sparing in the exercise of his pardon power, but more of his clemency - 157 pardons and six commutations of sentences - has gone to convicts in his home state of Texas and......
Tags: Punishment, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, National Government
The Swampby James Oliphant Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who spent the weekend campaigning with Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has returned to Washington to face the music. Lieberman, now an independent but for years a Democratic senator,...
The Swamp(This posting has changed from the original version.) by Frank James You don't have to be a Wall Street money magnet to be concerned about the unintended consequences from a provision tucked into the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that......
Dining@LargeI know none of you ever goes over the speed limit. But now that my car (not necessarily saying I was the driver) has gotten its second ticket from the wonderful folks in Montgomery County, I want to warn you......
Spin CycleThat ever-swiveling spotlight, frequently pivoted by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who will tell you he's just doing his job, has swung away from AIG -- and back to the scandal surrounding investment practices in the office of former......
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