1997

A Decade After The Firestone Recall, Tire Safety Still Newsworthy
A Decade After The Firestone Recall, Tire Safety Still Newsworthy

This week is the tenth annual National Tire Safety Week, but chances are good it isn’t marked on your calendar. Chances are also good that almost eleven years after the hype and hysteria over Ford Explorers fitted with Firestone tires, your tires may well be the most widely ignored component...Read More»

2000 Ford F-150 XL
Ford F-150 Investigated For Rusty Gas-Tank Straps

The 1997-2001 Ford F-150 is being studied for a possible safety defect involving gas-tank straps. On its SaferCar.gov Web site, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that it's investigating whether those straps rust prematurely on the full-size pickup, the best-selling...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

Subaru SVX
More Audi A1 Details, Subaru SVX Redux: Today's Car News

While Subaru preps for a Tokyo Motor Show intro of its new coupe, there's word that its Hybrid Tourer concept is a thinly veiled future car along the lines of the old Subaru SVX. A car that needed replacing? We're not so sure. [AutoExpress] The Audi A1 won't simply be a hatchback when it's unveiled...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

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