The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 19,410 2006-2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor models equipped with manual air conditioning due to a faulty heater controller signal. The controller will, in some cases, cause the air to change its direction of flow through the vents, and can even cycle the air between hot and cold. NHTSA tells us that this issue could affect defroster performance, which could lead to poor visibility and an accident.
If your vehicle is affected by this issue make sure to head to the nearest Mitsubishi dealer after December 1 for a no-cost repair. A technician will inspect your vehicle for damage and, if necessary, repair the mode door shaft.
General Motors Co. terminated 500 dealerships as planned yesterday, rebuffing objections from about two dozen Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Getting into your car is getting slicker all the time. Remember when you used to have to physically put your key in the door to get inside? Most undignified. Keyless entry remotes were followed by automatic proximity transmitters that unlock the doors for you when you walk up to the car. But even that requires a superfluous keychain dongle. Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has the answer, but only if you happen to drive an Aston Martin. And have nearly $25k to spare.