Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

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February 20, 2018
<p><em>Photo of 2018 GMC Sierra courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> 2018-MY Truck Order Cut-off Dates Approaching

Order cut-off dates for several 2018 model year truck models are fast approaching, according to Wheels, Inc. General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have announced earlier than normal cut-off dates as they plan to move production and retool their plants in preparation for upcoming new designs and changes.

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<p><em>Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 180,462 2017-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a column shifter to help drivers from accidentally shifting their vehicles out of Park.

<p><em>Screenshot via NICB.</em></p> Five Charged After Texas Chop Shop Raid

Five people with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood gang were arrested on multiple charges, including auto theft, following a raid of an alleged chop shop in San Jacinto County, Texas, according to reports.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/nullplus.</em></p> Telematics Evolution Pushes Forward for Fleets

The future of telematics usage in commercial fleets looks brighter than ever. With the continued interest of technologies such as autonomous vehicles and the ideas behind a connected-car network, telematics systems are only going to continue to grow in relevance.

Ford Explorer Outduels Honda Pilot in Power, Cargo, Features

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<p><em>Photo of 2018 Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.</em></p> Range Rover Evoques Recalled for Tire Pressure Monitoring

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertibles with 20-inch wheels because the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly set.

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