Auto Services in Kansas
Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Auto Transmission
Address: 2837 NE Vivion Rd, Mission-Woods
Phone: (816) 454-5938
Auto Repair & Service, New Car Dealers, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
Address: 9550 NW Prairie View Rd, Lansing
Phone: (816) 436-6300
Auto Repair & Service
Address: 1250 N Winchester ST, Olathe
Phone: (913) 393-3400
Automobile Parts & Supplies, Auto Transmission, Automobile Accessories
Address: 220 E Kansas Ave, Mission-Woods
Phone: (913) 677-4777
Auto Repair & Service, Tire Dealers
Address: 16675 E 23rd St S, Mission-Hills
Phone: (913) 826-6492
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Diagnostic Service, Automobile Electric Service
Address: 1300 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Westwood-Hills
Phone: (816) 931-7808
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST
Back in October, there were reports that General Motors and Ford Motor Company were hard at work co-developing new nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, and now both automakers have confirmed this joint operation. While there are no specific vehicles mentioned to receive either transmission, a collaborative press release issued by GM and Ford mention that the transmission will be designed for front- and rear-wheel-drive cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EST
These aren't the first powertrain components developed jointly between these cross-town rivals, either. The six-speed automatic currently used in vehicles like the Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Equinox was engineered in a similar fashion. As is the case with this existing transmission, both automakers will assist in the design, development and testing of the new transmissions, but each will build its own units in its own factories. Scroll down for the official press release.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models.
Tue, 28 May 2013 12:44:00 EST
According to NHTSA's data, it has received 508 complaints of the power steering allegedly suddenly malfunctioning and resulting in increased effort to turn the wheel. In four incidents, these failures resulted in loss of control and crashes. According to the reports, in some cases a power steering warning message came on as the fault occurred, and other times the system restored itself by turning off and then restarting the vehicle. NHTSA said it has also received further field report data from Ford, but that information hasn't been publicly released yet.
For the moment, there isn't a recall for this failure on these models. NHTSA is just investigating them to "assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect," and the agency says an estimated 938,000 vehicles could potentially be affected.
We're of the mind that each and every dyno should come with Murphy's Law painted in big, visible letters down the side. For every ten successful dyno runs out there, it seems there's one where events to horribly wrong. Take, for example, the video below. The clip shows what happens when a Ford Shelby GT500 and a mobile dyno have a bit of a disagreement at the Performance Expo 24 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. We won't spoil the results for you, but we will say there's some substantial carnage involved.
It's unclear just how much damage ensues from the dust up or whether anyone was harmed in the incident, but from the looks of things, everyone made it out without serious injury. If only we could say the same for the machines involved. Check out the video below.