2 years after recall, Jeep fixes only fraction of affected Grand Cherokees and Libertys

...more than a year over repair rates for the recall, which involves installing trailer hitches to help protect the Jeeps' gas tanks in a rear-end crash.The tanks are mounted behind the rear axle and have little structure to protect them if struck...

How can this be ignored?

...kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War.Worse than NBC exaggerating the dangers of General Motors truck gas tanks by staging a crash explosion in a 1992 news segment.Other scandals have involved the media falling down on the job...

Wallace's year has been the pits

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Smaller gas tanks for the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway mean extra...want to pit. Usually we pick up spots when we pit." The smaller gas tanks puts a premium on a driver's ability to get on and off pit road...

County police cars face safety upgrade

...Augusta-Aiken area will have shields installed around their gas tanks after Ford Motor Co. agreed to a recall to protect the...a shield to prevent sharp objects from puncturing the gas tanks in accidents and causing an explosion. More than 900...

Most of tax cut has gone into gas tank

WASHINGTON --- Americans are earning and spending more, but a lot of the extra money is going down their gas tanks. Gas prices have drained more than half the extra cash Americans are getting this year from a cut in Social Security taxes.Unlike...

Suzukis, Harley-Davidsons recalled

...the problem. Service centers will replace the vent line with one that has a filter on the end. They'll also replace gas tanks if necessary.Owners will be notified this month. Those with questions can call Suzuki customer service at (800) 934-0934...

Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

...vehicle safety, contends that the Jeep gas tanks can rupture if hit from the rear...died in fiery crashes in Jeeps with gas tanks positioned behind the rear axle...install trailer hitches to protect the gas tanks. The company said vehicles without...

What Is It?

...Vega, etc.The Vega's engine didn't last because the all-aluminum block would fail, and of course the Pinto had gas tanks that would explode. The most reliable U.S. car of the time in this class was the AMC Gremlin. But nonetheless the...

Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers: THE ASTONISHING NUMBER of fools driving gas station to gas station to "top off" gas tanks typifies the mental acumen of the average CSRA citizen. THIS IS A RAVE for the people of the United States. If the United States...

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Fuel spills in mall parking lot

...reported diesel fuel spill. According to mall manager Linda Hardin, a woman who owned a Ford F-350 pickup with dual gas tanks accidentally hit a switch that caused the overflow spillage of diesel fuel contained in a 50-gallon container in the...

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