Weekly News: July 30, 2001
Weekly News: July 30, 2001

NHTSA WILL SEEK BROADENED RECALL According to various outside sources, the NHTSA will seek a broadened recall of some of the Firestone tires under investigation. Up to seven million additional tires could be affected by the recall request. Bridgestone Firestone will allegedly resist the...Read More»

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Racing Results: July 23, 2001

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 7/29 Grand Prix of Germany, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany (190.839 mi.; 45 laps)   NASCAR WINSTON CUP 7/22 New England 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH (1.058-mi. oval; 300 laps) Dale Jarrett, #88 UPS/Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus...Read More»

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Daily Edition: July 31, 2001

SCIENTISTS' REPORT RECOMMENDS CAFE BOOST A National Academy of Sciences report officially released Monday concludes that automakers should be able to increase the fuel economy of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks by as much as 47 percent over the next ten to fifteen years. The panel of...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 8/1/2001

This week, TheCarConnection.com is launching TCC’s Daily Edition, our e-mail news delivered right to your inbox. We hope you’ll enjoy the new service — and we hope that during this week of beta testing you’ll send us your suggestions and ideas. Write to us at [email protected]Read More»

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Racing Results: July 16, 2001

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 7/15 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Towcester, Northhamptonshire, England (60 laps) Mika Hakkinen, #3 West McLaren Mercedes (33.646 secs. Victory Margin) Next Race: 7/29 Grand Prix of Germany, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany (190.839 mi.; 45 laps) NASCAR WINSTON CUP...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 2, 2001

FORD TO SCRUTINIZE REPLACEMENT TIRE LIST Ford Motor Company might drop some tires from its list of valid replacements for recalled Firestone tires, after Congressional investigators alleged that pending National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows the accident rate with some of...Read More»

2001 Cadillac Catera
Weekly News: June 4, 2001

FEDS PLAN HEARING ON FORD DECISION The federal committee investigating Firestone tires covered by last year's recall has planned a hearing on Ford's recent decision to effectively double the size of the recall. According to a USA Today report, the hearing will look into issues regarding tire...Read More»

2001 Acura Integra Type-R
Weekly News: May 28, 2001

AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY DOWN The federal government has estimated the average fuel economy of new 2001 vehicles at 24.5 miles per gallon, down slightly from the 2000-model-year figure of 24.7 mpg. For 2001, cars are averaging 28.7 mpg while light truck models average a low 20.9 mpg, barely meeting the...Read More»

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain
Weekly News: May 21, 2001

OPTIMAS RECALLED Kia is recalling Optima models for a wiring problem that could prevent the airbag system from functioning properly. The seat adjustment mechanism on the cars might pinch the airbag system's wiring, potentially causing a malfunction. The recall affects 9461 vehicles. ROLLERS...Read More»

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Weekly News: May 14, 2001

GM APPEALING CERTIFICATE REDEMPTION RULING General Motors is appealing a Louisiana court's decision to allow rebate coupons to be resold. The coupons are part of a class-action lawsuit settlement to owners of 1973-1991 full-size GM pickup trucks, for a problem with fuel tanks prone to explosions...Read More»

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Weekly News: May 7, 2001

COURT APPROVES CERTIFICATE RESELLING A Louisiana court has ruled that the reselling of General Motors $1000 rebate certificates, mailed to about six million owners of GM pickups as part of a class-action settlement, is permissible. The settlement awards a certificate for $1000 off any new GM...Read More»

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2001 New York Show Index

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2001 Acura Integra LS
2001 New York Auto Show, Part II

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage RSX-UAL HEALING. Completing the recent name-changing surgery within its lineup, Acura has finally lost the Integra nameplate. While that great badge is going away, we do get a replacement in the RSX, a Prelude-sized sports coupe with either a 160-hp...Read More»

2001 Nissan Altima XE
2001 New York Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage LEAP OF FAITH . Suzuki demonstrated to the New York auto show press that, if you want real fireworks, you have to use real fireworks. Suzuki motorcycle racing champ Travis Pastrana leaped over Suzuki’s newest concept, the SX activity vehicle, while his...Read More»

2001 Nissan Altima XE
2001 New York Show Preview

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage New York’s a great place in spring — just ask Bill and Hillary. What better time to go rowing from the Chelsea Piers, see Ricki Lake in full pregnancy waddle, and get a glimpse at all sorts of future car models from the floor of the convenient...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: April 2, 2001

EXIDE PAYS FOR PAST MISTAKES Exide Technologies has finally reached a plea agreement in an Illinois federal court, closing the door on the dishonest dealings of former Exide management. With the settlement, Exide will pay about $27.5 million in fines, payable over five years, and the federal...Read More»

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2001 Geneva Motor Show Index

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Weekly News: March 5, 2001

DAIMLERCHRYSLER ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN DaimlerChrysler revealed some specifics of its three-year, $3.09 billion company-wide restructuring plan. The plan will see a total of 35,500 jobs cut, in an attempt to bring Chrysler, and also Mitsubishi, to profitability by 2003. DaimlerChrysler put...Read More»

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2001 Geneva Show: Tech Talk

This month’s Geneva Motor Show usually provides a good look at the direction the European auto industry will be taking over the next few years. So casual showgoers might be excused if they come away from the annual event more than a bit confused. At one extreme, motorists are demanding...Read More»