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Rants & Raves

...from cars. Writing a few tickets might bring fewer calls to the police for loud music by getting the attention of the car owners before being necessary to call for help in trying to sleep. DISC GOLF? Isn't that just throwing a Frisbee? TO THE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-07/rants-raves
GM uses Facebook, calls to reach car owners who still haven't gotten switch fixed

...federal investigation into why the automaker failed to promptly disclose the switch problem.It's not unusual for some car owners to ignore recall notices. The average completion rate 1½ years after a recall begins is 75 percent, according to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-06/gm-uses-facebook-calls-rea
Air bag maker refuses to expand recall coast to coast

...The stalemate is likely to add to the confusion among car owners, many of whom are already bewildered because some of...difficult to tell if a car has a Takata air bag inflator. Car owners can try asking their dealer, but even they may not know...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-03/air-bag-maker-refuses-expa
US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed due to potentially deadly inflator problem.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-20/us-agency-warns-car-owners
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

...covering 4.7 million cars and SUVs.Car owners might have difficulty determining...Until it's repaired, she urged car owners to go to manufacturer Web sites or...Friedman said in a statement that car owners should respond to the recalls to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-22/government-ups-air-bag-war
Cell phones are invaluable to NASCAR crewmen

...Many drivers now use their phones to take selfies during the celebration, and they often get telephone calls from their car owners. SECOND FIDDLE: Although car owner Gene Haas plans to have a Formula One car on the track for the 2016 season, America...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-05/cell-phones-are-invaluable
Toyota tops annual reliability ranking from 'Consumer Reports'

...Fiat and Cadillac. The most common problems were unresponsive touchscreens and trouble pairing up phones.Younger car owners tended to be the most impatient with glitchy electronics."They expect the same connectivity level when they're in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-27/toyota-tops-annual-reliabi
Alliance wants seat at NASCAR table

...to compete in the track's first race.The regular drivers relented and were back at work the next week.Now that car owners have aligned, Johnson said it might be time for drivers to do the same. "That opportunity is definitely there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-16/alliance-wants-seat-nascar
US road safety agency moves slowly when drivers spot problems and petition for investigations

...transmission failures. It has yet to get a decision. "You have to ask is everything going as efficiently as it can?"Car owners have two ways to ask safety regulators for action. They can file a complaint, or submit a petition. A complaint has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-11/us-road-safety-agency-move
Car owners regret making their own repairs

...if you don't know what you're doing," she said. Car owners hoping to trim expenses are sidestepping the mechanic...up-to-date," Mr. Striegel said. Even so, some car owners remain undeterred. On Yahoo, queries for the terms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/17/liv_541125.shtml
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