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Toyota Recalls 52,000 Avalon Sedans For Fire Risk

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.                                             

Ford Recalls Cars, Vans For Door Latch And Seat Belt Trouble

January 28, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat...

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls For Fuel Leaks

January 28, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel...

Nissan Recalls SUVs To Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

January 28, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical...

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3 Questions For New U.S. Auto Safety Chief

January 14, 2015 10:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Mark Rosekind, the U.S. government's new auto safety chief, knew all along that the agency he was taking over lacked resources and staff to do its job properly. But after a week on the job, Rosekind says he discovered the shortages are much worse than he thought.

Deaths Due To General Motors' Faulty Ignitions Now At 45

January 13, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 45 people have died and 68 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   

Subaru Recalls 199K Vehicles For Brake Line Rust

January 8, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.                             

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GM Recalls 92K Trucks, SUVs For Ignition Lock Defect

January 2, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.                             

Air Bag Maker Takata Shuffles Top Management

December 26, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Takata Corp., the Japanese maker of air bags at the center of massive recalls in the U.S. and elsewhere, said Wednesday that it was reshuffling its top executives, who plan to take pay cuts in response to the crisis.         

BMW To Replace Air Bags Nationwide, Joining Other Automakers

December 23, 2014 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S.                                           

Safety Officials Close Mercedes Fuel Leak Probe

December 23, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety officials have ended their nearly three-year investigation into more than 280,000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars, after they found that a fuel leak that causes a gasoline odor in the vehicles poses no risk to drivers.       

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.                           

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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 the drive shaft can fall off.                                   

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. as demanded by the government.                                   

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 the felony charge. GM admits its car may have contributed to the accident.                       

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.                   

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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.                 

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.     

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.     

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.                         

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