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    Official: Honda underreported 1,729 claims of injuries or deaths since 2003
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    Among these underreported cases were eight Takata airbag inflator ruptures not submitted. Following an independent audit of its safety reporting procedures, Honda has found massive holes in its methodology and practices that resulted in 1,729 claims of injuries or deaths going unreported to ...

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    Report: Woman's criminal record cleared in crash caused by GM's ignition defect
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    A woman in Texas is celebrating a cleared criminal record after being exonerated in a fatal crash now linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion in 2004 when she struck a tree. The incident injured her and killed her boyfriend in the front ...

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    Report: Parts shortage could mean airbag inflator replacement takes two years
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    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 replacement parts to service every affected model in America. If the National ...

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    Report: Will states start to prevent you from registering cars that have pending recalls?
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    The impact of 2014 – henceforth known as Year of the Recalls – will have long-ranging consequences on the auto industry. One of the biggest changes, though, might not be in the way manufacturers inform the government of pending recalls or in the way Uncle Sam punishes automakers that ...

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    Official: Feds chastise Marchionne over Jeep recall, only 13% repaired so far
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    Following the significant outcry surrounding the General Motors and Takata airbag safety crises this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to be taking a much more aggressive role in pushing owners to repair their recalled vehicles. In the agency's latest move, it's ...

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    Official: Chrysler, Nissan minivans earn 'dire' crash test results, says IIHS [w/video]
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    First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers' existence. It's a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to take the brunt of a ...

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    Report: Ford, GM still doing new business with Takata amidst airbag crisis
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    Lengthy vehicle development times make it difficult for automakers to cut and run from the supplier. You might expect automakers to be fleeing any connection with beleaguered supplier Takata in the wake of the company's exploding airbag inflator crisis. After all, with a Senate hearing, ...

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    Report: Arizona suing GM for $3 billion over recalls
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    General Motors is facing even more legal trouble after recalling roughly 26.6 million vehicles in the US this year. The latest case comes from the Arizona Attorney General and alleges that GM executives knew about the problems with its models but avoided disclosing them to the public. At its ...

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    Report: Chinese manufacturer disavows tires after poor Consumer Reports test [w/video]
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    To most consumers, tires all tend to look alike and be fairly easy to ignore. You slap them on your vehicle, check the pressures (somewhat) regularly and drive for thousands of miles. They're arguably the most important part of your car, however, and they deserve more attention and thought. ...

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    Subaru EyeSight: Autoblog Technology of the Year finalist
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    Peering out of the top of the windshield of a growing number of Subaru models, looking like a pair of cyborg eyes on either side of the car's rearview mirror, are twin cameras that make up the visible portion of Subaru's high-tech EyeSight system. For 2015, the stereoscopic camera-based system is ...

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    Breaking: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA administrator
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    Amid two of the greatest safety crises in automotive history, the federal agency charged with protecting American motorists may finally have a new leader. The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama has nominated Mark Rosekind to become the next administrator of the National Highway ...

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    Official: NHTSA demands national recall of Takata airbags
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    The justification behind limiting the Takata airbag recall only to certain high humidity areas in the US always seemed somewhat dubious. The US Department of Transportation apparently agrees because in a detailed statement posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Report: Honda is replacing airbags nationwide, not just in humid states
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    With a Senate hearing scheduled for November 20, the investigations into the exploding airbag inflators from automotive supplier Takata are just beginning. Honda is among the automakers most affected by the problem with over five million vehicles potentially in need of repair in the US, according ...

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    Video: Texas Armoring chief literally stands behind his product
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    There are ways to test armor plating. You test the components under laboratory conditions, install them on a vehicle, test them some more, maybe put in some dummies to make sure occupants would be safe from harm under real-world conditions. But the Texas Armoring Corporation and its CEO take a ...

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    Featured: Public opinion swings hard against traffic cameras
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    On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win. He was nervous. In the days leading up to the election, traffic-camera proponents had increased their advertising, including a TV spot featuring an ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Ignition-switch recall stirs new controversy for GM
    Plus: Chevy Brings Chaparral To LA Show, 2015 Ford F-150 Enters Production, Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Galpin 1416070740

    GM has recalled an estimated 2.6 million vehicles for the ignition switches, and it's believed at least 32 deaths have resulted from the crashes. General Motors again came under fire this week for its handling of its far-reaching ignition-switch recall. Newly released emails indicated GM had ...

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    Report: New death linked to Takata airbag crisis, Honda recalls 170k vehicles overseas
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    The safety crisis surrounding Takata's exploding airbags continues to expand. In the latest revelation, Honda confirms another death linked to the faulty parts, and the company is expanding its recall of the components. However, none of the newly added vehicles are in the United States. With the ...

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    How GM's OnStar is building a better Check Engine Light
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    Soon, OnStar will be used to mine your car's systems and compare its findings against vast pools of data in the cloud. We've all become accustomed to our cars' dashboards warning us of an impending calamity, be it low fuel, low tire pressure or even the dreaded nonspecific "check engine" ...

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    Report: Uber Miami accused of coaching drivers to circumvent airport laws
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    More and more users are finding on-demand ridesharing services to be extremely convenient. However, there isn't much love for the competition among traditional taxi drivers for these new services, with some going so far as to protest their development in Europe earlier this year. Now, fresh ...

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    Video: Watch Alpinestars' new Tech-Air self-contained airbag in action
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    Airbags are getting a bit of a bad rap at the moment from Takata's recall, but as we all know, the devices can be lifesavers. Even motorcycles are getting into the tech with companies finding ways to mount the bags on the bike or attaching them to riders. The latest innovation comes from cycle ...

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