‘It’s kind of scary’: Some Jeep owners claim to experience violent wobbles at high speeds
June 5, 2023
Michael Brooks with the Center for Auto Safety told Deal they’ve received complaints about this wobble issue going back two decades and have seen a lot more in the last few years. Brooks said, “Sometimes these conditions are caused by some of the custom lifts and things that are put on vehicles, but the great…
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On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision.
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