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  • Woman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter
    Woman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter

    A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may have contributed......

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  • Parts Shortage Could Mean Airbag Inflator Replacement Takes Two Years
    Parts Shortage Could Mean Airbag Inflator Replacement Takes Two Years

    Drivers in the US might be stuck with quite a wait to get their vehicles repaired under the Takata airbag inflator recall. As things stand now, the Japanese supplier could need as long as two years to produce enough repl......

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  • Ford, GM Still Doing New Business With Takata Amidst Airbag Crisis
    Ford, GM Still Doing New Business With Takata Amidst Airbag Crisis

    You might expect automakers to be fleeing any connection with beleaguered supplier Takata in the wake of the company's exploding airbag inflator crisis. After all, with a Senate hearing, pending lawsuit, plummeting stock......

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  • U.S. Regulators Demand Global Recall Of Defective Airbag Vehicles
    U.S. Regulators Demand Global Recall Of Defective Airbag Vehicles

    A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants Takata Corp. to recall milli......

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  • GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline
    GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

    The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.Kenneth Feinberg, who is administering GM's compensation fund, announced Su......

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  • Senator Angry Over Latest General Motors Ignition-Switch Revelations
    Senator Angry Over Latest General Motors Ignition-Switch Revelations

    Following fresh revelations that General Motors has continued to conceal information related to its ongoing safety crisis, a leading US Senator has called the company's conduct "outrageous" and called for more hearings o......

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  • NHTSA Probes Nearly 400,000 Infiniti, Honda Vehicles Over Steering Faults
    NHTSA Probes Nearly 400,000 Infiniti, Honda Vehicles Over Steering Faults

    As many as 391,000 vehicles from Honda and Infiniti may eventually need to be recalled as a result of two, separately announced Preliminary Evaluations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ascertain......

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  • Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags
    Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags

    Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.The recall covers certain A4 and S4 cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years, plus the 2013 through 2015 A......

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  • Nearly Half Of Recalled GM Vehicles Still Not Fixed
    Nearly Half Of Recalled GM Vehicles Still Not Fixed

    Eight months later, nearly half of all vehicles recalled by General Motors for faulty ignition switches have yet to be fixed.GM says it's trying to reach more owners using social media and has expanded a call center used......

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  • Chevy Gives World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner A Recalled Truck
    Chevy Gives World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner A Recalled Truck

    Last night must have seemed like a dream come true for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. He helped his team win its third World Series Championship in four years, earned MVP status and was given a brand new......

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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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  • Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles
    Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

    The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.The government's auto safety agency......

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  • Takata Air Bag Recall List
    Takata Air Bag Recall List

    The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under ongoing scrutiny. The fe......

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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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  • 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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  • 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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