Auto Services in Kansas
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Electric Service, Automobile Air Conditioning Equipment-Service & Repair
Address: 1511 S Seneca St, Leon
Phone: (316) 264-7383
Auto Repair & Service
Address: 1225 NE Madison St, Topeka
Phone: (785) 289-5635
Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair
Address: 1843 Massachusetts St, Baldwin-City
Phone: (785) 832-8855
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Auto Transmission
Address: 534 Gateway Dr, Baldwin-City
Phone: (785) 841-5700
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automotive Tune Up Service
Address: 11870 W 112th St, Shawnee-Mission
Phone: (913) 826-6492
New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers
Address: 201 W 1st St, Pratt
Phone: (620) 672-2277
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:01:00 EST
Ford has announced a major recall of 850,000 vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014 due to a problem with the "restraints control module."
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:00 EST
According to Ford, a short circuit could develop in the module, causing the airbag warning light to illuminate. In more severe cases, dependent on where the short develops, the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners may not work in the event of an accident. The problems can be more wide-ranging than that, too, as systems that rely on information from the control module, such as the stability control can be affected.
With 850,000 vehicles affected, it's no surprise that some of Ford's volume leaders are covered. That includes the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, as well as the incredibly recall-prone Escape and the C-Max MPV.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:44:00 EST
Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original announcement, and it also removes erroneous entries from General Motors, leaving only the 2005 Saab 9-2X (a reskinned Subaru WRX), and the 2003-2005 Pontiac Vibe, a joint project with Toyota.
In the next decade, the auto industry will see an explosion in its use of aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy, according to a study from market analysts Ducker Worldwide cited by The Detroit News. We are already seeing the lightweight metal show up extensively in luxury models from Europe, but with the impending launch of aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 (pictured above), North America is using it even more, as well. The report predicts 70 percent of US pickups to have aluminum bodies by 2025.
It won't just be pickups that see the benefit, though. The average amount of aluminum in US vehicles is forecasted by the study to grow from an average of 350 pounds in 2013 to about 550 pounds by 2025. The most common parts to use it will be hoods, doors and - to some extent - roofs, as well.
The massive increase in pickups' aluminum content hardly seems surprising. The F-150 is predicted to use so much that it might cause a short-term shortage, according to one earlier report. At the same time General Motors is heavily rumored to be negotiating with suppliers for the next generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Ram is the last holdout of the Big Three, but the study predicts that not to last.