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THE FAR-REACHING RECALL effort involving Takata airbags reached even further recently to encompass 2006 Ford Rangers and both 2010 and 2013 Toyota 4Runners. Ford and Toyota offer an online VIN lookup service to help customers determine if their trucks are included in the recalls. Information on all vehicle recalls (including and beyond the Takata recall) can be found at nhtsa.com/recalls.
AT THE END OF 2017, FORD reported that it had sold “nearly
900,000 pickups,” according to Mark LaNeve, Ford’s VP of marketing, sales, and service. The brand celebrated 2017 as the
41st year that the F-Series was America’s best-selling pickup.
OMIX-ADA HAS PARTNERED with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer on a Jeep build to raise awareness and increase support for its cause. With help from Truck ’N Trailers USA in Chattanooga, the Jeep parts supplier will transform a 2017 JK Unlimited (donated by Mountain View Chrysler Jeep of Ringgold, Georgia) into a tribute to the very rare 1971 Jeep Hurst Edition Commando. After the Jeep makes appearances at motorsports and automotive events, it will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting the Austin Hatcher Foundation.
THE COLORADO OFF HIGHway Vehicle Coalition recently released the results of a study that shows OHV recreation contributes $2.3 billion to the Colorado economy. Nearly
200,000 Colorado and nonresident households participated in the hobby (which for the study’s purposes included ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and 4x4s) during the 2014-2015 season, spending some $1.6 billion on off-roading trips. Direct sales of OHVs was estimated to generate
$914 million, while more than
16,000 jobs are related to the state’s OHV recreation industry.