NHTSA grenades Mustang transmission investigation

Earlier this year, after Jalopnik pointed to a tide of transmission complaints from owners of 2011 Ford Mustangs, Ford identified several issues with the car's Chinese-built Getrag MT82 six-speed, and issued a pair of service bulletins. Now, the Feds are done poking around. The verdict? No recall. The transmission's… » 12/21/11 10:30am 12/21/11 10:30am

How did this Jeep leave the factory with the wrong parts?

Upscale versions of the Jeep Wrangler now eschew the bare plastic trim for painted wheel arches and roofs. But one owner, after taking his 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara home, noticed that the wheel arches on one side weren't color-matched. In fact, they were the wheel arches from the 2011 model year Wrangler. » 9/01/11 3:30pm 9/01/11 3:30pm

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Owner Presses On Gas, Pedal Breaks Off

One Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution owner was understandably surprised when the gas pedal on his nearly new $40,000 car snapped off right under his foot. With just 2000 miles on the clock of his Evo X, the owner claims he was driving "with a little enthusiasm," pressed down on the gas pedal "as I normally would", at which… » 8/07/08 11:20am 8/07/08 11:20am