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Jeep Wranglers 2010

Jeep Wranglers Recalled by Chrysler for Risk of Fire

Chrysler is recalling their Jeep Wrangler SUV’s from 2012 model year to solve issues which could cause fires.

The company stated the recall involves 67,872 units of SUV’s that were built with automatic transmissions. The skid plate on these SUV’s that protects the transmission is very close to the catalytic converter of the exhaust system. Particles collected around the skid plate could heat up the converter which can cause it to ignite or catch fire.

In these recall, dealers of Chrysler will change the plate with a skid bar and this will be, of course, free of charge. This very important recall of the units will begin this month. Owners or these SUV’s may contact the Company through phone (1-800-853-1403).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started the investigations with the complaints earlier this year. Chrysler also recalled Wranglers in 2008 and 2012 to solve an issue with the airbag.

Chevy Sonic subcompact

Chevy Sonics Recalled Due to Missing Brake Pads

Chevy Sonic subcompactGeneral Motors Co. is ordering a recall to particular Chevrolet Sonic subcompact units – 2012 model due to a number of them could possibly be lacking a front inner or maybe outer brake pad.

In the report submitted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Generral Motors Co. stated it became aware about the issue a few weeks ago right after a client brought the car to a car dealership for service to fix brake sounds.
Mechanics discovered that a brake pad was lacking.

Due to this discovering, GM Co. stated it will certainly recall Sonics units produced June 2 through Nov. 21. The ordered recall involves a total of 4,296 units of vehicles.

The lacking pad might raise the probability of an accident by reducing functionality of the brakes.

General Motors stated it will certainly inform Sonic owners and intends to commence the recall by Jan. 14.

Sellers will check out the brakes to determine if pads are absent. If that’s the case, specialists is going to mount new inner and outer pads, a brand new brake caliper, plus a new brake rotor. The service is totally free.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. recall

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Announces a Recall

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. recallHarley-Davidson Motor Co. announces a recall about 308,000 motorcycles to repair a switch issue that may cause malfunction of the brake lights and perhaps the rear braking system.

This company stated in documents submitted a week ago with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the brake light switches could be open to excessive heat comes from the exhaust system. The high temperature may cause the brake lights to stop working, and also the issue may also result in fluid leakages and the loss of rear brakes, the papers stated.

The issue is affecting CVO Touring, Trike, and Touring motorcycles from the 2009 through 2012 models. These were created in between June 6, 2008, and Sept. 16, 2011.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. stated it will inform those who own the units about the recall. Retailers will set up a rear brake light switch free of charge. The recall is affecting about 251,000 motorcycles units within the U.S.

The company stated it found the issue in June 2010 when someone reported a Trike model motorcycle which lost its rear brakes. The recall will definitely cost $10 million to $12 million, which is charged as being a fourth-quarter expense.

Transition Roadable Aircraft

First Flying Car Soars All the Way Up to the Market Soon

Transition Roadable AircraftThe first flying car just obtained one step nearer to gliding, onto the market.

The Transition Roadable Aircraft, as the car-plane hybrid is called, was given a sequence of particular exceptions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 30 that made the car operable both in the air and on the street.

Thus what types of particular exceptions does a “roadable aircraft” require? Well, special windows, for one. Regular automotive safety glass is too heavy for the Transition while in the air, and there’s constantly a possibility that a bird could break it. The Transition will use a polycarbonate material less vulnerable to breaking instead of glass windows.

It all sounds very imaginatively sci-fi, and in a method it is – the car actually does fly. But it is actually more of an airplane that can drive on the road, rather than a car can soar in the air.

The Transition had its first test trip/drive in 2009, and Terrafuging Inc., the corporation that is raising the plane-car, says it is listed to be available by the last part of 2012.

Customers can expect to disburse $250,000 to live in the future, when the vehicle does go on trade.