Safety Group Calls For Chrysler Investigation – Car Pro News

26 Aug
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An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the probe.
The center contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in traffic and cut off devices powered by electricity. The allegation covers Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler, and other models.… Read more

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Coach Nick Saban and Mercedes Benz Ready to Roll – Car Pro News

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A plan by Mercedes-Benz USA to award a dealer franchise in Alabama to Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban and a business partner can move forward now that litigation with a longtime Mercedes dealer there has been settled.
With three national titles for the Tide, Saban occupies a social position in Alabama that is approximately equal to Julius Caesar’s in imperial Rome.
So imagine the surprise at Crown Automobile, which has been the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Birmingham for 40 years, when it learned last year that Mercedes had quietly awarded the champion football coach and his business partner a letter of intent to open a new Benz dealership in … Birmingham.… Read more

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Last Steel F150 Rolls Off Assembly Line – Car Pro News

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Organized chaos is under way in and around Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant as the automaker marks a manufacturing milestone.
Last Saturday morning the plant’s last steel-bodied Ford F-150 rolled off the line and workers were ripping up equipment behind it. Ford has eight weeks to remove all the equipment and tooling and replace it with new machinery to make the all-new 2015 F-150 with an aluminum body.
“We are doing things we have never done before,” said Bruce Hettle, head of North American manufacturing for Ford, who must oversee a critical launch with speed and precision. Because Ford sells at least 60,000 F-150s a month now, returning to full production as quickly as possible is crucial to maintaining Ford’s bottom line.… Read more

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