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    Followup: 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recall
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    The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers. General Motors quickly fixed an airbag-wiring problem with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but is still conducting a small recall to repair the midsize trucks that are launching this fall. The ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds
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    Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro
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    It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why ...

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    Exclusive: Red-light camera use declines as speed cameras continue to rise [w/video]
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    Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140. Early in his tenure, Gov. Chris Christie saw red-light cameras as a way to augment traditional traffic enforcement and keep motorists safe on New Jersey roads. Lately, he's seen the automated traffic ...

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    Motorsports: Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]
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    The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling 166k cars, crossovers over stall risk
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    Mitsubishi is recalling 165,923 vehicles in the US because it's possible for the drive belt to detach from their engines, potentially causing a stall. Specifically, the campaign covers 2008-2011 model-year examples of the Lancer, Lancer Evolution (pictured above) and Outlander as well as the ...

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    Report: BMW looking to fix i3 acceleration problem uncovered by Consumer Reports
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    The BMW i3 has been hailed in some quarters as the future of electric mobility, what with its innovative carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body and commitment to sustainable materials wherever possible. The modernist little hatch is even available with a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalls over 220k Altima sedans over hoods that could fly open
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    Nissan will be recalling 220,000 Altima sedans, according to a new recall bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, model year 2013 Altimas built between March 6, 2012 and February 28, 2013 are at risk of their hoods flying open at speed. According to NHTSA, ...

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    One of America's most notorious speed trap cities disbands police force
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    In 2003, AAA took the unprecedented step of erecting billboards to warn motorists of speed traps ahead Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through ...

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    Study: Hello, Siri? Please don't crash the car
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    Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? You could still be distracted while driving. Voice-recognition software that many automakers tout as a safer alternative to handheld devices can still divert drivers' attention, a new study published by AAA found. Researchers noted that workload ...

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    Official: NHTSA will investigate some Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ models for power steering issue
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models. According to ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler calling in 1,912 Vipers over airbag sensors
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    A recall of less than 2,000 units wouldn't ordinarily factor on our radar screens. But then the Viper is no ordinary car. Chrysler has announced that it has discovered a problem with the sensor that is tasked with determining the seat position on SRT Vipers covering the 2013 and 2014 model years ...

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    Followup: Footage of Jules Bianchi's crash hits web as doctors update his status [w/video]
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    UPDATE: F1 appears to have successfully blocked video footage of Bianchi's crash from appearing on YouTube, as the footage we previously had available for viewing has been pulled. You can read more about the racing series' efforts to get video providers to expunge images of the accident in our ...

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    Motorsports: Jules Bianchi suffers head injury in Japanese Grand Prix crash
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    Safety in Formula One racing has come a long way over the past few decades, but accidents still do occur. And when they do, we're reminded of the inherent dangers involved in such a fast-paced form of motorsport. Our latest reminder has unfortunately come at the expense of one Jules Bianchi, ...

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    Recalls: GM recalls 61k more vehicles in three campaigns
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    Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize trucks and a rash of recent recalls, General Motors is issuing three more campaigns covering 60,575 vehicles in North America with 57,182 of them in the US. As of October 1, the automaker has issued a total of 74 recalls (see the ridiculously ...

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    Official: GM issues stop-delivery for 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
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    General Motors is issuing a stop-delivery order for its latest midsize pickups, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, because the driver's side airbag might not be wired correctly. The total number of vehicles affected is still being determined. According to the statement from GM, the ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling 524k vehicles over hood latches and toe link nuts
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    Just hours after confirming to Autoblog its intention to recall 97,540 vehicles in the US (117,651 in North America) for a possible manufacturing defect in the chassis control module of several models, General Motors is issuing two more campaigns that affect another 379,401 units in the US ...

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    Report: Cadillac recalls 17,500 SRX CUVs in Canada
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    When reporting on recalls, Autoblog generally tries to focus on the US market. However, a recent campaign in Canada seems important enough to be worth mentioning because it could eventually affect American drivers. General Motors is repairing 17,481 Canadian examples of the Cadillac SRX from the ...

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    Video: Behold the coolest yet most terrifying crash test video ever
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    Whatever you may have to say about US foreign policy, the bottom line is that there are American embassies and consulates in places around the world that aren't necessarily friendly towards America. That's how we end up with State Department facilities in far-flung locations getting attacked. ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling i-MiEV models for brake problem
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    Mitsubishi is issuing a recall for the 2010-2014 i-MiEV that affects 1,810 units of the little electric car, because it's possible for the brake vacuum pump to stop working. If this happens, the result would be longer stopping distances, according to the company. The affected models were built ...

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