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2013 Dodge Challenger V-6s Recalled, Owners Advised to Park Their Cars

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Chrysler is recalling 4459 model year 2013 Dodge Challengers with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for an issue related to a potential short circuit in the wiring harness. The automaker is advising owners to immediately stop driving their vehicles and to contact dealers. Ford is also recalling 196,667 2004-2007 Freestyle and Mercury Monterey minivan models for corrosion at the third-row seat anchor mechanism. 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 The Problem:Chrysler says a potential short circuit could cause the wire ...

Edsel Chief Designer Roy Brown Dies at 96

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Roy Brown, the chief designer of Ford’s infamous Edsel as well as the more successful Ford Cortina, passed away last Sunday, Hemmings reports. Born October 30, 1916 in Ontario, Canada, Brown was 96. Brown got his start in the auto industry in 1937 at the age of 20. A recent graduate of the Detroit Art Academy, he was hired by GM legend Bill Mitchell for the Cadillac design studio. Brown left Cadillac to lead Oldsmobile’s design ...

Auto Painting 101: Mercury Grand Marquis Gets a Respray on Wide Open Throttle

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What do you do with a 10-year-old car with parking lot scars? Take it to a professional body shop for a complete repaint. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes video production manager Brett Adkins’ 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, aka the “Grampsmobile,” to Duran’s Quality Painting for a new look. After chatting with the owner about some of his past projects, Lang gets her hands dirty with dent removal and some sanding. ...