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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...

2010-05-28 14:35:00

DETROIT, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- OnStar announced its support of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) annual Click It or Ticket campaign, May 24 through June 6, to enforce safety belt use laws. In support of this effort, OnStar advisors will remind subscribers to buckle their seat belts in order to save lives and prevent injuries. "Safety is our overarching commitment to the more than 5.5 million subscribers that we serve, and seat belts are the most...

2009-07-24 14:23:44

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday any old cars involved in the new Cash for Clunkers program must meet revised ratings. The Detroit News said 136 pages released by the administration regarding the $1 billion program outlines the average mileage regulations revised by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2008. Older vehicles can qualify if the vehicles meet the 18 mpg or less under the newer test procedures. Eligibility is determined by the revised ratings...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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