Topic: Jeep Grand Cherokee
Washington, D.C. – New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message.
Washington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5th, 2010, through December 11th, 2013.
In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed.
Honda Accord Hybrid Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, but Falls Well Short of EPA’s 47 MPG Estimate according to Consumer Reports
Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW 328d diesels shine, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid underwhelms
Yonkers, NY – Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and just below the top-performing Toyota Prius hatchback.
The Accord Hybrid’s 40-mpg performance on Consumer Reports combined city and highway tests make it a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans.
Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years
Yonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.
For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, the Clarksville Police Department sent out a News Release requesting assistance in identifying an Attempted Robbery Suspect. The suspect attempted to rob the business at 804 Tiny Town Road.
The victim was able to take pictures of the suspect’s vehicle from his cell phone, as the suspect drove off.
Clarksville, TN – On September 30th, 2013, at approximately 4:52PM an unknown white male, approximately 5’11 to 6’0 foot, wearing a dark colored jacket, and a mask covering his face, entered the business at 804 Tiny Town Rd with a shotgun or long rifle (the victim was not positive on the weapon but stated it was large).
The robbery suspect pointed the weapon at the store owner and demanded the money.
Chrysler recalls over 1.5 million Vehicles due to possible Fuel Tank Failure that may result in a Fire
Washington, D.C. – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles.
The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts.
Audi leads inconsistent European pack; Cadillac shines among struggling domestics
Yonkers, NY – With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports’ 2013 annual Car Brand Report Cards.
Lexus’ models are rarely sporty, but the brand’s overall score of 79 was earned on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles. Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100-percent of the Lexus vehicles it has tested.
Chrysler recalls certain model year 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles, over 700,000
Washington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9th, 2001, through March 28th, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13th, 2001, through May 23rd, 2003.
A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Surveys shows Ford Continuing to Fall while Seven Japanese Brands Top List
Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in Rankings
Yonkers, NY – A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand, Lincoln, placed just a notch higher. The findings were released today before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.
Only two years ago, Ford was Detroit’s poster child for reliability. It cracked the top 10 among brands in Consumer Reports predicted-reliability scores, with more than 90 percent of its models being average or better. This year the top seven spots are all held by Japanese brands. «Read the rest of this article»
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