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BMW Recalls 235,000 Mini Vehicles Over Fire Risk
2012-01-17 06:04:11

BMW announced on Monday that it is recalling more than 235,000 mini vehicles, including 89,000 Mini Coopers in the United States, over the same type of problem that led to previous recalls of BMW and Rolls-Royce vehicles. The German automaker said the current recall is a precautionary measure due to a possible defect in the electronic circuit boards that control the turbocharger cooling system, which could overheat and cause a fire in the engine compartment. "The electric auxiliary...

Ford Issues Recall Of over 500,000 Vehicles
2012-01-12 09:16:25

Ford Motor Company, the No. 2 automaker in the US, said it is recalling more than 500,000 SUVs and minivans worldwide to fix a defect that can cause fires or loss of power. The recall covers roughly 253,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans and 286,000 Ford Escape sport-utility vehicles, according to a statement from Ford spokesman Dan Pierce. Details of the recall also appears on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website...

NTSB Calls For Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use By Drivers
2011-12-13 14:43:41

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for the first-ever national ban on the use of cellphones and other personal electronic devices by drivers. The landmark recommendation comes following an investigation into an August 2010 four-vehicle crash in Missouri which resulted in two fatalities and 38 injuries, Bart Jansen of USA Today said. The NTSB board ruled that the chain-reaction collision was caused when a 19-year-old pickup truck driver named Daniel Schatz, who...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.