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A new report shows that aluminum Ford F-150s are cheaper to repair than the previous steel half ton. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at PickupTrucks: News
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NHTSA has awarded the 4x2 F-250 crew cab its highest rating of five stars overall. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at PickupTrucks: News
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A malfunctioning instrument panel display may not illuminate the transmission shift position indicator upon startup in cold temperatures. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at PickupTrucks: News
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A resin reinforcement bracket in the resin bumper can be damaged on impact and weakened. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at PickupTrucks: News
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See how pickup trucks stack up when it comes to carrying your most precious cargo: kids. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at PickupTrucks: News
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In the affected pickups, the brake pedal pivot nut may become loose and cause the brake pedal to fail. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at PickupTrucks: News
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The air brake jounce hoses could contact the truck's rear axle housing while the vehicle is in operation. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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In vehicles equipped with inflatable side curtain air bags, the air bags may not fully overlap the C-pillar. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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Automaker and Center for Pet Safety crash-test six different carry crates to find out which is safest for your pet. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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The national Takata airbag recall, which is new for these trucks, affects the front-passenger airbag. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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In some cases, the expansion of a large number of Dodge and Ram pickup trucks supersedes older recalls. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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The side curtain airbags may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in a crash. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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Aimed at kids of all ages, Ford unveiled the 2016 Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck at the Work Truck Show. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at PickupTrucks: News
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For its second Annual Physical, sibling site PickupTrucks.com gathered six V-6 pickup trucks and put them through a battery of acceleration, braking, hill climb and fuel-economy tests. Click below to check out their vitals. 2015 Annual Physical Cars.com photo by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at KickingTires
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Earlier this year we tested Sleepypod's Clickit Utility dog harness, the top performer in the Center for Pet Safety's 2013 crashworthy study. CPS now conducts voluntary certification tests of pet safety harnesses, and Sleepypod's newest harness — the Clickit Sport... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at KickingTires
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Ford is recalling about 27,600 2014 and 90 2015 Ford Transit Connect vans in two separate recalls. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at PickupTrucks: News
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Everyone wants to reduce their auto insurance premiums, right? Well, in 34 states and the District of Columbia getting older can be the ticket to cheaper car insurance. All you have to do is pass an approved driving class that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at KickingTires
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Today's technology-laden cars, SUVs and even trucks can be challenging for older drivers as well as car buyers who have been out of the market for several years. I'm among the many mature drivers who don't replace vehicles until they've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at KickingTires
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Restraining your dog while driving is an important part of any trip, whether it's to the vet in town or tackling a cross-country summer road trip. In a crash, unsecured pets can become a serious hazard to human occupants, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at KickingTires
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June is National Safety Month and the unofficial start of summer road-trip season. For many of us traveling means bringing pets along too; unfortunately, our furry companions can be driving distractions. Tested - Clickit Car Dog Harness A 2011 online... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at KickingTires
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One of the flashy features in the new Jeep Cherokee is its built-in cargo rail system. It promises flexibility for unique Jeep accessories like the cooler we recently tested. When we decided to purchase other accessories one that stood out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at KickingTires
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Pumping gasoline into the tank of a diesel vehicle can be a costly mistake. To prevent that from happening, Volkswagen of America has issued a service action and will refit 209,500 diesel vehicles in the U.S., according to Automotive News.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at KickingTires
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