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    Report: Senator wants DoJ to create GM victims' fund
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    US Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, is echoing the call of safety advocates in requesting that the Justice Department create a compensation fund for those killed or injured behind the wheel of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Blumenthal, pictured ...

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    Report: 2015 GMC Yukon erupts into flames during Anaheim test drive [w/video]
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    A 2015 GMC Yukon burst into flames while on a test drive in Anaheim, CA on Sunday after smoke filled the cabin. Residents of the neighborhood where the driver abandoned the redesigned Yukon reported hearing a series of small explosions (likely the tires, based on the video), according to a report ...

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    Report: Porsche 911 GT3 RS facing delay over GT3 fire problems?
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    Porsche has never been afraid to introduce variants of its cars. However, its even higher spec, next-generation 911 GT3 RS may be delayed from its planned launch this summer while the engines in the standard GT3s (pictured above) are replaced. A delay isn't certain, but executives want to make ...

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    Report: Recalled Saturn Ion facing separate federal safety probe
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    General Motors may be staring down another recall campaign for one of its models already embroiled in its high-profile ignition recall. The 2003-2007 Saturn Ion is already among the 1.6-million vehicles being recalled for faulty ignition switches, and now new light is being shed on a National ...

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    Report: Barra will testify to US House on April 1 about recall
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    The US House Energy and Commerce Committee has set April 1 for its hearing into General Motors' ongoing recall of roughly 1.6 million cars over faulty ignition switches. Both GM CEO Mary Barra and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman will ...

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    Recalls: Porsche announces plan to replace 911 GT3 engines
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    About a month back, we reported that Porsche was suspending delivery of its 911 GT3 due to reported incidents of the engine bursting into flames. A few days later, Porsche told owners of the new track-ready models not to drive their cars and had their local dealers pick up the cars in question. ...

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    Report: Barra says recalled GM cars 'safe to drive' with one big 'if'
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    The ongoing investigation into General Motors' 1.6-million-car ignition recall continues to pick up steam, with most questions centering on what the company knew and when it knew it. On Tuesday, newly minted CEO Mary Barra held a press conference to directly address questions about GM's safety ...

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    Official: Toyota reaches $1.2B unintended acceleration settlement in criminal probe
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    UPDATE: Just like that, Toyota has released an official statement confirming its $1.2-billion dollar settlement with the US Attorney's Office. Our story has been updated to reflect this development and the automaker's official statement has been added below. Toyota has reached a settlement over ...

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    Official: In wake of ignition scandal, GM appoints Jeff Boyer as safety czar [w/video]
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    General Motors is fed up with its worsening safety reputation, and CEO Mary Barra has taken the first step toward improvement by appointing Jeff Boyer in the newly created role of Vice President of Global Vehicle Safety, effective immediately. Boyer will act as the leader of safety within the ...

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    Recalls: VW recalling 150K Passats over headlight concerns
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    Volkswagen is recalling 150,201 Passat sedans over potential headlight malfunctions. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According to the automaker, if the sedan's hood is "closed roughly (or dropped from a certain height)," the force can cause the low-beam ...

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    Report: BMW planning Chinese recall for engine part issue [w/video]
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    After receiving an unspecified number of complaints in China, BMW has reportedly started a "full investigation" into what may be a defective part in its VANOS engine control system. BMW said via a Chinese blog that it would file a recall application with the the General Administration of Quality ...

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    Recalls: GM announces 3 new recalls affecting 1.7M vehicles in North America [w/video]
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    Still embroiled in the ongoing ignition switch recall, General Motors announced today three more discrete recalls, affecting a grand total of 1,546,900 vehicles in the US. The Detroit News reports that some 1.7 million vehicles are affected overall in North America. The first and largest of the ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans over fire fear
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    Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 2005 to 2010 model year Odyssey minivans due to a fault with the fuel pump that could cause them to catch fire. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filling, if exposed to "acidic chemicals and a high temperature environment," the ...

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    Report: Porsche close to fix for 911 GT3 engine fires [UPDATE]
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    It looks like 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 drivers might actually get to drive their cars again soon. Reports of fires affecting the track-ready Germans first began about a month ago. Then, a few days later, the automaker confirmed two of the five alleged blazes and said owners shouldn't drive their cars ...

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    Followup: US database may have overstated deaths in GM ignition switch recall
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    The FARS analysis didn't take into account fatal accidents where the airbags weren't supposed to deploy. Earlier today, we reported that the actual death toll attributable to GM's ignition switch problem had crested the 300 mark according to new research, well up from the original reports of ...

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    Report: Toyota asking NHTSA for waiver on 206K vehicles
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    Toyota has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for a waiver to avoid recalling about 206,271 2012–2014 Camry, Avalon, Corolla, Sienna, Tundra and Tacoma vehicles, some of its most popular models. The affected vehicles contain seat heaters that ...

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    Report: 303 deaths may be linked to GM ignition recall [UPDATE]
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    This issue could surpass the 27 Ford Pinto fire deaths and the 271 fatalities blamed on the Ford Explorer/Firestone debacle The General Motors ignition switch recall appears to be rapidly spiraling out of control. A new report analyzing federal crash data suggests that there weren't only 12 ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 49K Chargers for headlight components
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    Chrysler has issued a recall for about 49,375 2011 and 2012 Dodge Chargers with halogen headlamps due to a problem with the lights. The automaker says that there could be an issue with the jumper harness and other related components. The automaker says that 43,450 cars are affected in the US, ...

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    Official: NHTSA closes probe into 2011 Porsche 911 coolant leaks
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will end its investigation into rapid coolant loss in 24,635 Porsche 911s built between 2001 and 2011. The models affected included the standard 911, GT2, GT3 and Turbo, as well as their variants (GT2 RS, GT3 RS and Turbo ...

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    Recalls: Graco adding 403K carseats to recall, NHTSA pushing for 1.8 million
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    Graco, the carseat manufacturer that recalled 3.8 million toddler and booster seats back in February has just added an extra 403,000 seats to its recall. That's arguably not the big news, though - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants a further 1.8 million infant seats added to ...

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