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 |  Jan 25 2011, 8:22 PM

Another automotive recall has been announced; this time it’s Saab, which is recalling approximately 4,400 9-3 models from the 2010 and 2011 model years.

The problem? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the cars affected were originally fitted with fuel pumps that did not meet the correct specifications. Consequently, they could fail, causing the engine to stall, which NHTSA believes could ultimately result in a crash.

The recall is slated to begin around February the 18th 2011; affected owners are encouraged to contact Saab Cars North America Inc. at 1-800-955-9007. Saab has issued a Campaign number for the recall: 15029 and will have dealers replace the affected pumps free of charge. Concerned owners can also call NHTSA’s traffic hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for any questions regarding the recall.

 |  Nov 30 2010, 3:38 PM

Land Rover is recalling approximately 3,000 examples of it’s baby LR2 models for a potential issue with the driver’s airbag module. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects those LR2s manufactured between November 12, 2009 and August 23 2010.

And according to an official statement released from the government agency the problem centers around the shorting bar in the clock spring, which may become disconnected when the driver’s side airbag module is installed. As a result the driver’s air bag may not deploy properly or deploy at all in the event of an accident.

For a full rundown on the recall, click on the link below. In the meantime, if you own one of these LR2s affected by the recall, both NHTSA and Land Rover urge you to contact your local Land Rover dealer, so the problem can be fixed free of charge.

 |  Jun 16 2010, 9:31 PM

motormouse

If you’re tired about hearing of all the automotive recalls that seem to be hitting the news daily, you’ll want to get behind the Motormouse. So it’s not the ideal family vehicle, but it will look good next to your PC.

Inspired by the Porsche 911, you may have seen the Motormouse on the BBC TV show “Dragon’s Den.” Available in three colors – silver, red and black – you’ll want to test drive this beauty at the office, or give it to Dad this Father’s Day.

Fitting right in the palm of your hand, the Motormouse comes equipped with a 2.4 GHz USB receiver so it can wirelessly connect to your keyboard. It also comes with a host of standard features, such as a truck that actually opens (not big enough for sporting equipment or luggage, but it can store batteries and its receiver).

Designed to catch the attention of your cubicle mates, this superbly crafted classic sports car features exquisite detail, a slim silhouette for superior comfort and a high-quality paint finish with chrome alloy wheels. And you’ll be flying through document pages and Internet sites while you’re behind the wheel – the ultra-wide ‘spare tire’ scroll wheel, that is.

If you’re planning on giving it away, the Motormouse’s special gift box comes complete with a soft carrying pouch, super-glide mouse mat and batteries. Buy if for about $50 on the Motormouse site.