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    Recalls: FCA recalling 33k vans and SUVs for TPMS problems in two campaigns
    2014-10-30

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is issuing two, separate recalls covering a total of 33,443 examples in the US of the 2014 Ram ProMaster, 2014 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2014 Chrysler Town & Country because of potential problems with the tire pressure monitoring system in the vehicles. The first campaign is for 23,053 units of the 2014 Ram ...

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    Report: Chinese protesting VW recall fix nationwide
    2014-10-30

    This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars. The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can't be said for China. That country's buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 382k Ram HD diesel pickups, 184k SUVs
    2014-10-29

    Between GM's ignition switches and Takata's airbags, it's been a big year for recalls, but they keep rolling in. The latest comes from Chrysler, which has announced a pair of recalls for certain heavy-duty pickups and SUVs. The first issue revolves around the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine available in the 2010-2014 Ram HD trucks, including 2500 and ...

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    Report: Why basing car recalls on geography is stupid
    2014-10-29

    Geographic or regional recalls – the practice of recalling vehicles based on their geographic location – may seem to make sense. After all, why recall a corrosion-prone spare tire carrier (as Toyota did in 2010 and 2012) in areas where rust isn't a major factor, or humidity-prone airbags (as per the Takata case) in dry climates? But the latest ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing Ram recall pace, communication
    2014-10-28

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it's looking into Chrysler Group's handling of a pair of recalls affecting roughly one million Ram pickup trucks. Reuters is reporting that the regulatory agency is focusing on the availability (or lack thereof) of parts and "poor communications" from the automaker in its ...

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    Report: Honda execs take 'quality-related' pay cut after Fit Hybrid's 5th recall
    2014-10-23

    Generally, the best policy in life is to admit when you're wrong and just accept the consequences. However, that attitude generally seems to be a bit less common in the world of business – at least without some government or legal prodding. So, it's especially surprising to learn that top Honda executives in Japan are taking a pay cut for the next ...

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    Recalls: Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won't deploy [UPDATE]
    2014-10-23

    Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the software glitch. Meanwhile, the German manufacturer was quick ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors
    2014-10-22

    Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original ...

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    Report: Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed
    2014-10-21

    We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action
    2014-10-20

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair campaigns for rupturing Takata airbag inflators issued in June and ...

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    Recalls: Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers
    2014-10-20

    Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. All of the ...

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    Report: 1 in 5 vehicles has been recalled this year
    2014-10-20

    2014 will forever be known as the year of the recalls. General Motors has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention. Now, CNN Money is reporting that 2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls, or about two a day, so far. Those recalls have afflicted 52 million ...

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    Recalls: 2015 Ford Mustang already under recall, but just 53 units
    2014-10-19

    Ford has issued a small – but significant – recall for one of its spotlight cars: the 2015 Mustang. The recall affects just 53 cars, with 50 in the United States and three in Canada. Ford said the passenger side safety belt buckle tension sensor may not have been calibrated properly by the supplier. This could lead to "misclassification" of ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 23k GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bikes to replace chain adjuster
    2014-10-18

    Suzuki is known for having a pair of very capable sportbikes in its GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000, but now the Japanese company is recalling 23,073 of them in the US to replace the chain adjuster. Specifically, the campaign affects 2011-2014 model year versions of the 750 and the 2009-2014 1000. According to documents from The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Recalls: VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears
    2014-10-17

    Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible. According to Reuters, the recall ...

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    Report: Honda accused of not reporting all airbag problems
    2014-10-17

    The Takata airbag recall that has afflicted a number of automakers may have just taken a very bad turn for Honda, which has already recalled over one million vehicles. Clarence Ditlow and the Center for Auto Safety have accused the Japanese manufacturer of failing to report two "injury-and-death" incidents. To determine just what happened, the company has ...

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    Recalls: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 750k vehicles in two campaigns
    2014-10-16

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee from the 2011-2014 model years with electric ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 1.67 million vehicles worldwide in 3 campaigns [UPDATE]
    2014-10-15

    UPDATE: Toyota is now announcing specifically which models are covered under its fuel pipe recall in the US. The company is repairing about 423,000 Lexus models that include the 2007-2010 LS, 2006-2011 GS, 2006-2011 IS, 2010 IS C and 2008-2010 IS-F. The automaker says that it isn't aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this ...

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    Followup: 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recall
    2014-10-14

    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 recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually ...

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    Recalls: Acura recalling 43k MDX and RLX models over seatbelt issue
    2014-10-14

    If you've ever lived in a wintery climate, you may have noticed something strange: no, not the perilously enticing sparkle of cold metal in the sunlight or the way your warm breath suddenly becomes visible in the frigid air, but the way your seatbelt seems increasingly reluctant to retract as the temperature drops. Acura, however, has found the problem ...

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