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Chrysler Gives In To Gov't, Expands Recall

December 22, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation.                           

Chrysler To Recall About 257K Ram Pickup Trucks

December 19, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or...

Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 18, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S....

GM Victim: I Was Robbed Of A Part Of My Life

December 12, 2014 10:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

10 years after her car crashed, killing her boyfriend, a Texas court clears Candice Anderson of...

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Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

December 12, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.                           

Japan Automakers Expand Passenger Air Bag Recalls

December 11, 2014 11:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced more recalls for the same possibly defective Takata air bags that Toyota recalled earlier this month after one exploded during scrapping in Japan.                   

F-35 Fighter Jet Has Another Problem

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet has had lots of problems since its first flight in 2006. Now as the planes start to arrive at Air Force bases around the country, another issue has come to light.                 

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Nissan Agrees To Settle Faulty Brakes Lawsuit

December 10, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan has agreed to pay some customers up to $800 each to settle claims that certain vehicles had faulty brakes.                                       

Hyundai Recalls Nearly 43K Cars For Brake Lights

December 9, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the brake lights can fail to illuminate.                                         

Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Fuel Leak Problem

December 9, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.                                           

Deaths From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 38

December 8, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   

Air Bag Maker Balks At Nationwide Recall

December 4, 2014 10:15 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Marcy Gordon, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.     

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Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Testing Initiative For Air Bag Inflators

December 4, 2014 9:59 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Toyota has called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls.                           

Honda Expanding Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 3, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver's side air bags to all 50 states.                                       

A Lawsuit, Fighting A Recall & Quality Control

December 3, 2014 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

So far it’s an interesting week for three large manufacturers. Apple is facing an antitrust class action lawsuit over its iPod, Takata is fighting back against a nationwide U.S. air bag recall and the NTSB released a report on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner battery issues of 2013.

Takata: Evidence Doesn't Support National Recall

December 3, 2014 11:04 am | by Tom Krisher & Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | News | Comments

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.             

Takata Panel To Audit Air Bag Inflator Production

December 2, 2014 1:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is forming a panel to audit its manufacturing and come up with ways to make safe air bag inflators, but the company's response to a U.S. demand for a national inflator recall remains unclear.     

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Automakers Expand Passenger Air Bag Recalls

December 2, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in high-humidity states.                         

Regulators Investigating Child Car Seat Recall

December 2, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats.                         

GM Recalling Vehicles To Fix Headlights

December 2, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 316,357 vehicles in North America because their headlights can stop working.                                         

Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 36

December 1, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                

Toyota, Tire Maker Toyo Issue Safety Recalls

December 1, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models' overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.                               

Woman Cleared in Fatal Wreck After GM Confirms Car Would Have Been Recalled

November 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Candice Anderson was initially charged with criminally negligent homicide because there was no clear explanation at the time why the wreck occurred, according to court documents from the case.          

Honda Admits Failing To Report Deaths, Injuries

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Tom Krishner, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda should get the maximum fine for "massively" violating the law, said Clarence Ditlow, head of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit watchdog group.                 

Company Recalls Strollers Due To Fingertip Amputation Hazard

November 21, 2014 12:18 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

Graco, a children’s products manufacturer based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is issuing a stroller recall after six reports of fingertip amputations.                              

Government Tells Chrysler To Speed Up Jeep Recall

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.                            

Senators Get No Clear Answers On Air Bag Safety

November 21, 2014 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.         

Toyota Recalls Lexuses For Fuel Leaks

November 21, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.                                        

Takata Quality Chief: National Air Bag Recall Not Necessary

November 20, 2014 1:09 pm | by Marcy Gordon & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary.                        

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