Category Archives: automotive repairs

Chrysler recalls 644K Jeeps due to ignition switch problem

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 643,618 Jeep models due to faulty ignition switches. In certain model year 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-07 Jeep Commander vehicles, the ignition switch may be knocked out of the run position and into the “off” or Accessory” positions, knocking … Continue reading

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Air bag problem causes BMW to recall 574K vehicles

BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling 573,935 certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-05 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-05 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and … Continue reading

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Ignition key issue behind Chrsyler recall of 525K vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 525,206 certain model year 2009-10 Dodge Journey 2008-10 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles because road conditions or other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to jump out of the run … Continue reading

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GM recalls more than 3.6 million vehicles for ignition, air bag problems

General Motors, LLC is recalling more than 3.6 million vehicles due to safety concerns regarding ignition systems and air bags. Here’s the rundown: 2005-09 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-11 Buick Lucerne, 2000-05 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-11 Cadillac DTS, 2006-14 Chevrolet Impala & 2006-07 … Continue reading

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Record number of Californians to travel this holiday weekend

AAA predicts this Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring out the second highest number of travelers in the Golden State since 2005, and the highest increase since the recession of 2008. The organization’s travel survey projects that nearly 4.3 million Californians plan … Continue reading

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GM recalls 2.4 million vehicles

General Motors LLC is recalling 2,440,524 vehicles because of voltage fluctuations in the brake apply sensor caused by added resistance in the body control module. GM will notify owners, and dealers will make the fix free of charge. A notification … Continue reading

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When life’s changes mean buying a new car

On Tuesday, I traded in my old compact car for a bigger car with better gas mileage. That sounds weird to say. Typically, people trade in big, gas guzzling vehicles for zippy little cars that are more friendly to the wallet … Continue reading

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Registering your vehicle before doing the smog test

Did you know that you can pay for your vehicle registration online before you get it smogged? That’s one of the topics discussed in this week’s edition of the DMV’s weekly transportation column, called Ask George. “If a Smog certification … Continue reading

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