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  • Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed
    Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

    A Florida woman involved in a fatal car crash was injured so badly by her malfunctioning Takata airbag that police originally believed she was the victim of homicide.Hien Tran died in intensive care a month after turning......

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  • NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action
    NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to f......

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  • 1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year
    1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

    This year may forever be known as the year of the recalls. General Motors has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention.Now, C......

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  • Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs
    Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

    Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regul......

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  • Toyota Recalling 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide
    Toyota Recalling 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

    Toyota is issuing three separate recalls covering 1.67 million vehicles worldwide with most of those models in Japan. It looks like the campaigns' impact on the US may be smaller, though.The largest of the campaigns does......

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  • GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27
    GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

    At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updat......

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  • Feds Probe Power Steering In 938,000 Ford Midsize Cars
    Feds Probe Power Steering In 938,000 Ford Midsize Cars

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford midsize car models.The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012......

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  • GM Issues Two More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars
    GM Issues Two More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars

    General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.The biggest of the new recalls covers just over 430,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab ......

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  • Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem
    Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

    A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration......

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  • Chrysler Recalls 350K Vehicles To Fix Ignition Switches
    Chrysler Recalls 350K Vehicles To Fix Ignition Switches

    Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 cars and SUVs to fix ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut off the engines.The recall covers 2008 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedan......

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  • Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence
    Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence

    Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains mired in dysfunction and inaction. A report f......

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  • Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars
    Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars

    Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the......

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  • Hyundai Fined $17.35 Million For Delayed Recall
    Hyundai Fined $17.35 Million For Delayed Recall

    Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.The defect involves corrosion in cri......

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  • Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls
    Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls

    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act, which aims to improve......

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  • Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document
    Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

    When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers.In one camp: those who disclose as little as possible. Us......

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  • GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths
    GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths

    A lawsuit filed in a New York court Tuesday seeks damages on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in General Motors' defective cars.The filing represents 658 people, including 29 who died, seeking d......

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  • General Motors Recall List
    General Motors Recall List

    It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.We used the National H......

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  • Hyundai Recalling 883,000 Sonata Sedans
    Hyundai Recalling 883,000 Sonata Sedans

    DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.The Korean automaker says the automati......

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  • Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs For Ignition Switches
    Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs For Ignition Switches

    The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fal......

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  • BMW Recalls 1.6 Million 3 Series Cars For Air Bag Problem
    BMW Recalls 1.6 Million 3 Series Cars For Air Bag Problem

    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry.The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3 Series cars from model......

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