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  • Study Finds Serious Limitations With Emerging Auto Safety Tech
    Study Finds Serious Limitations With Emerging Auto Safety Tech

    Cars are becoming smarter more quickly than ever before. Many are already toeing the line of being able to drive themselves with advanced safety features that detect dangers and even avoid crashes with little input from ......

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  • Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall To 5.4M Units In The US
    Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall To 5.4M Units In The US

    While Honda already announced plans to take its front driver's side Takata airbag inflator recall nationwide, the automaker has now officially reported on the number of affected vehicles and the specific models in need o......

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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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  • 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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  • Automakers Promise Better Protection For Drivers' Data
    Automakers Promise Better Protection For Drivers' Data

    Cars know a lot about their owners. Many Americans don't realize it, but their vehicles are now mobile computers that collect, store and transmit reams of data that can pinpoint a driver's location, daily habits and driv......

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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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  • Hyundai And Kia To Pay US $100M For Overstating MPG
    Hyundai And Kia To Pay US $100M For Overstating MPG

    Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage claims on about one-third of their models.The government says the civil pe......

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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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  • 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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  • Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand
    Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

    Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won't really come as a surprise. Accor......

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  • EPA Says New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record 24.1 MPG
    EPA Says New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record 24.1 MPG

    Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.The Environmental Protection Agency says fuel economy last year rose one-half mile ......

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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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  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

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  • Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology
    Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

    Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.The 2014 Harris AutoTECHCAST study found that automakers are missing the mark when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity. Resea......

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  • Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology
    Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

    General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.GM is partnering......

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  • The Most Disliked Car Brands
    The Most Disliked Car Brands

    According to a survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, buyers of both foreign and domestic cars aren't overly happy with their purchases....

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  • Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?
    Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?

    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport......

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