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    Report: Airbag fault on 1M recalled Jeeps getting second look from NHTSA [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Here is the statement we received from Chrysler regarding NHTSA's query: "Chrysler Group LLC advised the National Highway Traffic Administration of the six reports and, in accordance with the Company's long-standing practice, is cooperating fully with the resulting investigation. Customer ...

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    Report: GM seeking NY court for ignition switch lawsuits
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    The struggle is on to decide where to hear the US district court cases relating to General Motors ignition switch recall. The automaker already paid a $35 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over its poor handling of the situation, and it agreed to additional ...

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    Recalls: Ford announces four recalls, 1.4M vehicles affected
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    Ford is taking a bit of the spotlight away from General Motors, announcing a major group of recall campaigns, covering a total of 1.4 million vehicles built between 2006 and 2013. Let's start with the big one, which covers the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and, according to The Detroit News, ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief says it's 'likely' more than 13 died due to GM ignition switch
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    One of the major points of contention in the GM ignition switch debacle has centered around just how many people were killed due to the problem. GM claimed, and continues to claim, that 13 people have been killed. Safety advocates and lawyers, though, are arguing that the final total will likely ...

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    Recalls: 2014 BMW X5 recalled over faulty child-safety locks
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    BMW is set to recall some 6,400 of its new-for-2014 X5 SUVs built between December 12, 2013 and March 10, 2014 due to concerns that the child safety locks, if set, might deactivate without warning. The problem affects only those vehicles with the automatic soft-closing option. According to the ...

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    Report: Chevy Malibu most recalled of GM cars this year, not Cobalt
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    Well, this is certainly a surprise. In a record-breaking year for recalls, General Motors' most recalled vehicle is not the Chevrolet Cobalt and its problematic ignition switches – it's the Chevy Malibu. More accurately, it's the Malibu and its Epsilon platform partners, the Saturn Aura ...

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    Report: Canadian government investigating whether GM Canada delayed recalls
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    The General Motors recall scandal might be hopping borders in the near future. The Canadian government's Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, is pushing for an investigation into when GM Canada knew about the ignition switch problem and the necessary recall. "Having seen what has developed in the ...

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    Report: Fiat-Chrysler hires outside firm to review recalls
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    Want proof that the General Motors' recalls will eventually have a positive impact on the auto industry? Here it is. Thanks to the Detroit-based manufacturer's mishandling of the ignition switch recall, other manufacturers are taking a second look at their recall procedures, just to make sure ...

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    Breaking: NHTSA investigating 110,000 Ram 2500s and 3500s, one death alleged
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation focusing on 110,000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2004 to 2006. One death has already been reported, according to NHTSA, due to a potential fault with the clutch interlocks on manual-transmission ...

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    Report: GM's recall frenzy likely to continue through mid-summer?
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    According to Brian Johnson, an analyst at Barclays Capital who met with General Motors execs, the march of GM recalls - 2.7 million here, 2.19 million here, 971,000 here, another 1.3 million there, for instance - might step right on through the summer. The open-ended prognosis is due to GM ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 184k GM-built models for fire risk
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    Suzuki is recalling 184,244 total units of the 2004-2008 Forenza (pictured above) and 2005-2008 Reno manufactured under contract by Daewoo, now General Motors Korea, between September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008, for a risk of fire. The exact split in terms of number of each model isn't ...

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    Report: GM's Barra heads back to Washington
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    Embattled General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back in Washington, DC today, briefing congressional lawmakers on why it took the company ten years to recall cars with defective ignition switches. According to The Wall Street Journal, the trip coincides with the completion of an internal ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 370k Sienna minivans, 10.5k Lexus GS models over separate issues
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    The year of the recall continues, but this time it isn't from General Motors. Toyota is announcing two, separate recalls affecting a pair of its models. First, Toyota is recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans from the 2004 to 2011 model years that are registered or originally sold in cold-weather ...

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    Report: GM facing $10B in ignition-related lawsuits, plans legal dept. overhaul
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    Another day, another calamity for General Motors. The beleaguered manufacturer is now staring down the barrel of $10 billion in lawsuits from the disgruntled owners of vehicles affected by the ignition switch recall. Meanwhile, a board of judges will get together and figure out whether to combine ...

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    Recalls: GM recalls 218,000 Chevy Aveo models over fire-prone lighting
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    The recall train keeps on rolling for General Motors. Hot on the heels of its recent 2.4 million-vehicle recall of various models, it's now calling in 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo units from the 2004-2008 model years because they could catch fire. The problem concerns the daytime running light module ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #381
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    Episode #381 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Mike Harley talk about our recent experience with the Nissan Micra and Ford Mustang EcoBoost, Dan has an interview with Phil LeBeau of CNBC about the GM ignition switch recall and NHTSA fine, and we also ...

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    Recalls: GM issues four new recalls, 2.4 million cars affected
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    General Motors has announced another set of recalls, covering some 2.42 million cars in the United States. For those keeping track, The General has now recalled over 15 million cars worldwide this year due to various issues. Here's the breakdown for this most recent set of recalls: 1,339,355 ...

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    Video: GM ignition switch recall gets documentary treatment with Failure to Recall
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    General Motors' recalls have hit critical mass in the media. Not only is the company being mocked by comedians like John Oliver, Jon Stewart and Saturday Night Live, but it's getting the documentary treatment from CNBC in a special called Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The doc talks to ...

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    Report: California bill would ensure used cars with recalls are fixed
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    It seems that 2014 may go down as the year of the recall. As of April, the US was already on pace for record levels, and that was before millions of more cars were called in for various repairs by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler in just the past few weeks. But how many of those vehicles will ...

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    Report: NHTSA itself confused about the way airbags work
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    There might actually be a bit of a silver lining to General Motors' ignition switch recall of 2.6 million cars. In the end, it may mean safer vehicles on the road from every automaker. The debacle has shined a light on how little the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration actually ...

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