Accord rolls along for a million miles
SACO, MAINE — A Maine man and his car are celebrating a million-mile milestone.
Joe LoCicero was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in Saco last Sunday after surpassing the million-mile mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord. He reached the milestone Oct. 20, The Associated Press reported.
A Honda spokeswoman told The Portland Press Herald it’s the first time the manufacturer has documented an Accord reaching 1 million miles. Other makes have gone that far.
LoCicero says he bought the car in 1996 with 74,000 miles.
The former mechanic did much of his own work. The secret, he said, is following maintenance schedules, using quality parts and driving safely.
GM recalls Chevy, GMC crossovers
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling more than 36,000 of its 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain small crossovers to repair the tire pressure monitoring system, the automaker said Wednesday.
GM said the system might fail to alert the driver when a vehicle’s tire pressure falls below federal standards, Reuters reported.
Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash, GM said in a statement. Owners will be notified.