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Ford unveils Atlas Concept Pickup Truck at Detroit Auto Show

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:40:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) showed off the Ford Atlas Concept pickup truck today at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Ford Atlas Concept came about after their designers listened to customers. The broad stance, elevated wheel arches, and outstanding grille add to the image of the company’s Built Ford Tough motto. The design features address the professional and personal use of the pickup truck.

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John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle recalled for repair

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:42:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport, and Trail model utility vehicles because the fuel line could come apart and become a potential fire danger. John Deere dealers will be offering a free inspection and repair to remedy this problem.

Around 4,650 of the John Deere Gator Utility vehicles are involved in the recall. Deere and Company (NYSE:DE) received three reports of the fuel line separating, with no injuries involved. The vehicles were sold between August 2012 and October 2012 by John Deere dealers at a cost between $12,900 and $15,500.

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Actress Kaley Cuoco to debut in Toyota Super Bowl Ad

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:43:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced today that actress Kaley Cuoco will debut in a Toyota commercial, which will air during Super Bowl XLVII. Toyota is also offering a chance for the public to appear in the commercial by posting a photo of themselves on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #wishgranted. The photo could be chosen to appear in this year’s Super Bowl within the Toyota advertisement.

Kaley Cuoco stars in the award-winning CBS TV show, “The Big Bang Theory.” Toyota is not giving out details or specifics about the commercial, but they hint that Cuoco’s comedic abilities make her ideal for the role in this commercial.



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Chevy introduces TuneIn Radio App for MyLink

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:19:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) – The Chevrolet Spark and Sonic cars with MyLink will now have TuneIn Radio support, which has over 70,000 stations available to listen to. The TuneIn Radio app will be demonstrated at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week by General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). TuneIn and two other apps are being added to MyLink to enhance the entertainment and connectivity options.

A 2014 Spark EV vehicle will be on display at CES and Chevrolet reps will be on scene to demonstrate the new features. TuneIn radio works with a smartphone app on a mobile device and connects with the MyLink Radio via Bluetooth. The 2013 Spark LT, 2013 Sonic RS, and 2013 Sonic LTZ models come standard with the MyLink Radio. The 2014 Spark EV, which is expected to be available this summer, will also have MyLink as a standard feature.

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More than Two Million Ford branded Vehicles sold in 2012

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:09:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced today that they project 2.2 million vehicles will be sold under the Ford brand in 2012. This is the second year-in-a-row Ford will have sold over 2 million vehicles. The Ford Motor Company is the only U.S. manufacturer to exceed 2 million units since 2007.

In the global market, Ford's bestselling vehicle remains the Focus. Using information gathered through September 2012, the automotive data and marketing company, POLK, said the F-Series ranked fourth and the Fiesta was at number 5 in their global top-10 ranking. Focus was the number one best selling car in the world, according to POLK.

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Hyundai Sonata broke Yearly Sales Record in 2012

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 03:21:35 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Hyundai announced today that their mid-size Sonata car broke the all-time record for yearly sales. This week, the Hyundai sold 225,961 units. Hyundai also saw record setting sales for their Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, and Equus models this year.

John Krafcik, president and CEO Hyundai Motor America, explained that the Sonata was redesigned in early 2010. The revisions included improved fuel-efficiency, roominess, safety, and durability. Krafcik said that the Sonata December 2012 retail sales are in third place behind Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.

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Honda FourTrax ATV recall announced for Repair

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 02:32:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of American Honda’s FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The recall was announced to repair a weld that could come apart on the ATV’s front right and left upper suspension arms. If the weld separates, the driver could lose control of the ATV and potentially crash.

American Honda knows of 10 reports of the ATVs’ suspension arm weld breaking. One report caused the rider to sprain their wrist.

Around 19,500 of the American Honda FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are involved in the recall. This is an expanded recall, which includes ATVs that were previously recalled in February 2012. The recalled units were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide between September 2011 and November 2012. They retailed between $5,100 and $7,600.

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Honda and Acura vehicle recall announced for Ignition Switch Repair

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 03:51:05 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of around 807,161 Honda and Acura vehicles. The recalled vehicles could roll away if the driver does not put the automatic-transmission car in park when the key is removed from the ignition.

Certain 2003-2006 models of the Acura MDX, 2003-2004 model years of the Honda Odyssey, and 2003-2004 model years of the Honda Pilot are involved in this recall. The passenger vehicles were manufactured between November 26, 2001 and August 30, 2006.

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Twitter support for Instagram Photos Vaporizes

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:19:05 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Instagram fans were shocked to not be able to share their filtered photos on Twitter today. Facebook, who purchased Instagram this year, ended support for Twitter cards. This meant that Twitter users that used the Instagram photo-sharing app will now be inconvenienced.

Today, Twitter users are tweeting their shock; Instagram photos are no longer being displayed on the website. Twitter announced the status change on their website this afternoon. They wrote:

"Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries.

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Chevrolet Volt Car Owners drove over 100 Million Miles on Electricity

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 03:43:34 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - All the Chevrolet Volt cars on the road have been driven over 100 million electric-powered miles, according to the General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). The cars can use both electricity and gas, but Volt owners use electricity to power their vehicles in over 65 percent of their trips. The on-board gas-powered generator is used for the longer road trips.

The Chevrolet Volt cars started becoming available on the market in December 2010. In this short time, General Motors estimates that around 5 million gallons of gas have been saved by using electricity to power these cars. Additionally, around $1,370 is saved in fuel expenditures per year for each Chevrolet Volt owner.

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Ford recalls certain 2013 Escape and Fusion Vehicles for Overheating Engine

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:05:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of certain 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion vehicles because the engines could overheat. This problem could lead to fluid leaking, which could cause a fire if it comes in contact with an ignition source, such as a hot exhaust system.

Around 80,057 vehicles are involved in the recall. The 2013 Ford Escape cars with 1.6L engines were manufactured between October 5, 2011 and November 26, 2012. The 2013 Ford Fusion cars with 1.6L engines were manufactured between February 3, 2012 and November 29, 2012.

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GM aims for up to 500,000 Electric and eAssist Vehicles by 2017

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:31:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - General Motors (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) plans to have up to 500,000 vehicles on the roads with some form of electric power by 2017. The announcement came from GM’s top product development executive this Wednesday.

“The plug-in offers a unique opportunity to change the way people commute. Plug-based solutions will play a significant role in our technology portfolio going forward,” said Mary Barra, senior vice president of Global Product Development. She made her comments at the GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco,

Lessons learned from the Chevrolet Volt - which was introduced in 2010 – helped GM develop their Chevrolet Spark EV. The Chevrolet Spark will become available next year in certain US and South Korea markets, with more markets to be announced soon.

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Drivers with Glaucoma at an increased risk for Car Accidents

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:32:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study conducted in Japan found that people with glaucoma had around twice as many accidents compared to a person with normal vision when using a driving simulator. The study results were presented today at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which this year has been joined with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

Around 2.7 million Americans over the age 40 have glaucoma. Many people may not be aware that they have the disease because the vision loss is gradual and painless. Left untreated, the person can become blind. First they lose peripheral vision, but eventually the optic nerve can become damaged.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations coming to California

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:18:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) announced today that they have been cleared to move forward to build over 200 electric vehicle charging stations throughout California. The charging stations will be located in the urban areas of San Francisco Bay, the San Joaquin Valley, the Los Angeles Basin, and San Diego County.

The company said that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission and NRG. The charging stations, dubbed eVgo Freedoms, can now move forward. NRG hopes to open their first eVgo locations in early 2013.

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Nissan Altima Vehicle Recall announced to Repair Loose Bolts

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:29:01 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Nissan is recalling around 13,919 Altima model vehicles for the years of 2012-2013 because certain bolts may become loose and fall out in the suspension. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between May 10, 2012 and July 26, 2012.

The transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts may not have been properly tightened to the correct torque. The bolts can become loose and fall out. If this happens, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, which could lead to a crash. To repair the problem, Nissan dealers will be tightening the bolts to the correct torque.

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Toyota and Pontiac Vibe Vehicle Recall announced for Power Window Malfunction

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:37:48 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Toyota and Pontiac are recalling around 2,519,424 vehicles because the power windows could malfunction. The internal components of the vehicles might not be properly lubricated, which could cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. If the switch overheats, it could cause it to melt or even catch on fire.

The recalled vehicles include: Toyota Camry (2007-2009 model years), Toyota Camry HV (2007-2009), Toyota Corolla (2009), Toyota Corolla (2009), Toyota Corolla Matrix (2009), Toyota Highlander (2008), Toyota Highlander Hybrid (2008), Toyota Rav4 (2007-2009), Toyota Scion XB (2008-2009), Toyota Sequoia (2008-2009), Toyota Tundra (2007-2008), Toyota Yaris (2007-2008) and Pontiac Vibe (2009). Certain vehicles within these model years are being recalled.

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Honda CR-V Recall announced for Power Window Switch Failure

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:37:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Honda announced the recall of around 268,655 CR-V passenger vehicles because the driver-side power-window switch could fail to work correctly or melt. The problem was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on October 5, 2012.

Only the model years between 2002 and 2006 are involved in this recall. The manufacturing dates of the recalled cars were between February 19, 2002 and July 28, 2006.

The switch that operates the window could overheat, smoke, and potentially cause a fire. Additionally, the switch could fail even when it is not being used; even with no person present in the vehicle. Because a fire potential does exist, owners should park their cars outside until the repair has been completed.

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Vehicle Recall announced for certain Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn cars for possible Fuel Leak

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:04:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall for some General Motors vehicles because there is a return port on the fuel pump that can crack and cause a fuel leak. The potential leak poses a fire danger. Around 40,859 cars are involved in the recall which is an expansion of a previous recall (09V-419).

Only some vehicle models are involved in the recall. The 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2007-2009 Pontiac G5, the 2007 Pontiac Torrent, and the 2007 Saturn ION are involved in the recall. The vehicles were originally sold or are currently registered in six states and vary depending on the vehicle model.

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Club Car Golf Cart Recall announced for Possible Fuel Leak

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:03:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Club Car golf cars and utility vehicles because they could leak fuel. The company received 10 reports of leaking gasoline, which has prompted the recall. The problem involves the fuel tank filler neck which could crack. The crack can cause fuel to leak and the leaking gas can become a fire hazard.

Around 4,000 golf cars and utility vehicles are involved in the recall. They were sold at authorized Club Car dealers nationwide between April 2012 and June 2012 with prices ranging between $5,500 and $17,700.

The recalled models are the 2012 Club Car gasoline and diesel golf cars and utility vehicles. The model number and serial number can be found on the passenger’s side floorboard on a decal. The words “Club Car” are printed on the front. The serial number and model numbers involved are listed below.

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OnStar Service to be available in Mexico starting in 2013

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 03:14:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - General Motor’s OnStar service will be available in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico starting in 2013. Currently OnStar is available in the United States, Canada, and China.

GM estimates that around 5.5 million subscribers are in the United States since the service was launched in 1996. Two years later, OnStar was launched in Canada, and there are around 428,000 subscribers. In 2009, OnStar was launched in China and there are around 450,000 subscribers there.

Mary Chan, president of Global Connected Consumer, said “OnStar’s expansion into Mexico will make OnStar the preeminent provider of automobile safety and security services in Latin America. This is an important step as we will continue to grow GM’s connected vehicle solutions in other regions of the world in the coming months and years.”

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