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    Recalls: Mazda spiders return, 42k Mazda6 sedans recalled for webby fuel tanks
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    It seems that Yellow Sac spiders really, really love Mazda. Three years after Mazda recalled 52,000 Mazda6 sedans over spider webs obstructing the evaporative canister vent lines of 2009 and 2010 Mazda6 models, another recall has been issued for 42,000 more of the models built between 2010 and ...

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    Recalls: Mazda recalling 88k vehicles for ECU glitch [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Mazda USA spokesperson Beverly Braga confirmed that this is a voluntary recall, and that the issue entails, "the control program that is designed to protect the capacitor [is] reacting hyper sensitively when the alternator belt gets wet and slippage occurs." There are no physlical issues ...

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    Video: Watch Jon Stewart and the Daily Show skewer GM over ignition recalls
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    We love a good Jon Stewart take down rant. The Daily Show host has grown to be a master, taking aim at targets as common as the politics and as unusual as Chicago-style pizza (to this day, one of his funniest and most accurate tirades). While Stewart is not a car-crazed comedian like Jay Leno, ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 644k Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs over brakes [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this story contained language erroneously linking this recall action to a Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango brake recall announced in March. According to Eric Mayne, a media relations manager at Chrysler, the two safety issues are unrelated. The text in the story ...

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    Report: Tesla behind lobbying push to ditch side mirrors
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration passed a law yesterday forcing new cars in the US to come with standard backup cameras by May 2018, and if Tesla has its way, this could be just the beginning of changing how motorists see out of their vehicles. The electric car manufacturer has ...

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    Video: Lamborghini driver can't shoot the gap in London
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    It may be difficult to see a nearly $500,000 car wrecked because of hot-shot driving on narrow streets, but a new video of a Lamborghini Aventador crash in one of London's poshest zip codes over the weekend has to be seen to be believed. The accident occurred Sunday and left Sloane Street in ...

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    Followup: Families of victims speak out before GM ignition switch hearings at Capitol
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    The first time Samantha Denti's Chevrolet Cobalt stalled, other cars swerved and avoided her on a busy New Jersey highway. She was shaken by the incident, but okay. Months later, the car stalled again, this time on the off-ramp of a highway in Tennessee. Again shaken by the incident, she reached ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling another 1.3 million cars over power steering woes
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    When it rains, it pours. General Motors has announced yet another major recall, covering 1.3 million units in the American market over concerns that their power steering could suddenly fail. As reported by The Detroit News' David Shepardson, GM has now recalled nearly ten times as many cars as it ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalls nearly 10,000 new Civic models over pinched tires
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    Honda is recalling some 9,816 Civic LX coupes and sedans from the 2014 model year due to a potential tire problem. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice, the safety problem stems from an installation problem at a supplier, which may have caused the tire bead to ...

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    Official: After years of delays, NHTSA issues backup camera rules
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    Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018. Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law will reduce the number of pedestrians killed each year ...

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    Recalls: Documents portray 'unsettling picture' of responses to GM ignition-switch problem
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    A senior investigator within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wanted to open an investigation into defective Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models in November 2007. The director of the agency's Defects Assessment Division had spotted a trend of airbag non-deployments in the two ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S prone to password hacking?
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    As more and more technology gets crammed into our automobiles, replacing once simple mechanical systems with electronics and other such wizardry, hackers and people much smarter than ourselves are finding more and more ways to exploit them. The latest such case comes from a man named Nitesh ...

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    Recalls: GM recall woes continue with 662,000 pickup trucks and Cruze sedans [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: This story has been amended from its originally published version to include new information including a Cruze recall press release and a quote from General Motors. General Motors can't seem to get its name out of the "bad news" column. Two more recalls were announced late Friday evening ...

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    Breaking: General Motors expands ignition-switch recall again by 971,000 cars
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    Days before Congress holds hearings on why it took General Motors so long to let millions of car owners know about a potentially deadly defect, the car company admitted more cars are affected and is recalling nearly one million more cars globally. General Motors announced late Friday it would ...

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    Report: Chevy issues stop-sale order for turbocharged Cruze
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    According to a recent report in Automotive News, General Motors has issued a stop-sale order on some of its 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models. No reason has been given, although this is hardly good news for GM - the Cruze was the automaker's best-seller in 2013. The order affects models with ...

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    Report: Replacement ignitions may cause more headaches for recalled GM products
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    General Motors might be facing more bad news related to its recall of 1.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches. It turns out that GM and Delphi Automotive never changed the part number after instituting a fix in 2007. While many of these replacement pieces might not be unsound, it is ...

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    Report: NHTSA has just 51 investigators tracking America's 250M cars
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    How many people do you think the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has investigating automotive defects? 5,000? 2,500? 1,000? You'd be well off on all counts. It has 51. 51 investigators covering America's pool of 250 million vehicles. That shocking stat comes courtesy of ...

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    Read This: Motorsports safety icon Bill Simpson hits the gridiron to fight concussions
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    We're going to switch gears and step away from the automotive realm for a minute and talk about football. It's one of America's favorite sports, with pro and college teams duking it out on the gridiron every fall and on into winter. It's inherent danger, though, has been making news the last few ...

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    Report: University of Michigan gives go ahead for $6.5M autonomous car test track
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    Autonomous cars might be the next big leap in not only making driving easier but also in automotive safety. But where do you test them? Not many cities want to allow several tons of metal piloted by computers to roam their streets, but the University of Michigan has found a solution. Its Board of ...

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    Official: Barra answers FAQ about GM recall [w/videos]
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    General Motors may remain in hot water with the federal government due to the handling of the ignition switch recall, but there aren't a lot of bad things we can say about its public relations efforts following the 1.6-million-vehicle fiasco. We've already discussed its robust social media ...

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