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    Recalls: GM announces 6 recalls covering nearly 720k cars
    2014-07-23

    General Motors has announced yet another sprawling recall campaign, with six separate elements covering 717,950 vehicles on US roads. At this point in 2014, it's starting to seem like there are more days with a GM recall than without. Perhaps most troubling about this latest volley, though, is that every vehicle is from the past few years, indicating that ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs
    2014-07-23

    The public might associated ignition switch recalls with General Motors – and with good cause – but that's not the only automaker calling its vehicles back in to fix that sort of issue. Last month we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was investigating an array of Chrysler Group vehicles for electrical-related ...

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    Report: No heads have rolled at NHTSA over GM ignition switch recall scandal
    2014-07-22

    At this point, there's little question that General Motors deserves the bulk of the blame for not recalling the millions of vehicles affected by the ignition switch problem earlier than it did. And to a large degree, GM is facing the music and accepting blame for its mistakes, even if that acceptance won't bring back the 13 or more deaths attributed to ...

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    Report: Cadillac issues stop-sale on recalled CTS, SRX
    2014-07-21

    General Motors has issued a stop-sale order on the Cadillac CTS and SRX, both of which were recalled late last month. Why the stop-sale after all this time? Well, um, GM apparently doesn't know how to fix them. The stop-sale covers all used Cadillac CTS sedans, coupes and wagons from model years 2003 to 2013, as well as new 2014 coupes and wagons. The ...

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    Recalls: Kia recalls over 50k new Soul compacts over steering issue
    2014-07-18

    Kia is recalling certain 2014 models of its adorable Soul due to a bad adhesive used in the steering system. According to the bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the "thread-locking adhesive" that attaches the plug between the pinion gear and steering gear assembly could come loose. Should that happen, the condition could ...

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    Official: Chrysler accelerates Jeep recall repairs from 2018 to March
    2014-07-17

    You may remember that Jeep's unusual fix for this recall involves fitting a trailer hitch. The recall of about 1.5 million models of the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Grand Cherokee over fuel tanks may finish far sooner than originally estimated. In a new filing from Jeep's parent, Chrysler Group, with the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Report: GM lawyer, Delphi exec face Senate scrutiny
    2014-07-17

    Investigations into the General Motors ignition switch recall continue on Capitol Hill this week, as two of the central figures in the legal nightmare testified before a congressional hearing for the first time. GM General Counsel Michael Millikin testified Thursday, under oath, to the Senate Commerce subcommittee, about his knowledge of the ignition ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling all 2000-06 3 Series models over airbags in US, 1.6M globally
    2014-07-16

    We just can't seem to get away from recalls involving the faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. There are already millions of vehicles in need of repair as a result of these ever-expanding campaigns, and BMW is adding another 1.6 million worldwide. The Bavarian automaker is issuing a recall for certain 3 Series models, including 574,000 of them in ...

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    Recalls: 2015 Hyundai Sonata already recalled for bad wiring harnesses
    2014-07-14

    It's barely arrived in dealerships, and already, Hyundai is recalling its 2015 Sonata. A total of 2,138 vehicles are facing issues with a wiring harness that could limit the amount of power steering help and in some cases, making it difficult to shift out of Park. Most of the cars are not yet in customer hands. This is a followup action to a very quiet ...

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    Recalls: 2014 Mercedes SL and SLK add small expansion to Takata airbag recall
    2014-07-11

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to be affected by Takata's massive airbag recall. The company has announced a voluntary recall campaign on a small number of model-year 2014 SLK- and SL-Class roadsters. In Mercedes' case, 300 vehicles are affected, 200 of which are in the hands of customers. According to spokesperson Donna Boland, the affected ...

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    NHTSA continues to investigate Evenflo and Graco car seat buckles
    2014-07-11

    Investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continue to take a heightened interest in car-seat buckles that are potentially defective. Earlier this week, the Office of Defects Investigation upgraded its probe of buckles installed on Evenflo car seats, opening an engineering analysis of a problem in which parents and others say the ...

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    Recalls: Dodge and Jeep recalling 895k SUVs for possibility of headliner fires
    2014-07-11

    Dodge and Jeep are announcing recalls of a total of 895,000 Durango and Grand Cherokee models worldwide from the 2011 through 2014 model years. There's a possibility that the wiring in the sun visor can short circuit and cause a fire. It specifically affects vehicles built between January 5, 2010, and December 11, 2013, and there are approximately 651,000 ...

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    Recalls: Acura recalls 2013-2014 ILX, ILX Hybrid over fire-prone headlamps
    2014-07-09

    The Acura ILX just can't seem to catch a break. The Japanese automaker recently decided that the ILX Hybrid would no longer be offered in the US for the 2015 model year. Now, a possibility for fires has also cropped up in the compact luxury sedan. Acura has announced a recall of 14,078 examples from the 2013 and 2014 model years because the headlights ...

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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calls in 66k Touring bikes for brake line problems
    2014-07-09

    Most of the recalls we cover involve four-wheeled automobiles – and most of those these days have come from General Motors, at that – but every once in a while a motorcycle recall comes across our desks that's just too substantial to ignore. This is one of those recalls. Harley-Davidson has announced a recall of 66,421 of its motorcycles. The ...

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    Report: GM won't pay ignition-switch claims out of insurance funds
    2014-07-09

    "It will be done through cash on hand, no insurance." – David Roman, GM's director of financial communications. General Motors has committed to paying all of its ignition-switch claims out of its own pocket. David Roman, the company's director of financial communications, told Business Insurance, "It will be done through cash on hand, no ...

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    Report: VW issues NA Golf and GTI stop-sale over steering issue
    2014-07-09

    Volkswagen is issuing a stop-sale and recall for the 2015 GTI and Golf because of a problem with the front stabilizer link fasteners. The stop-sale covers 705 vehicles at US dealers, and, according to Automotive News an additional 108 cars in Canada. Company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan also told Autoblog that it's recalling 2,001 examples in the US and ...

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    Recalls: Ford issues six recalls covering 101,000 vehicles for multiple issues
    2014-07-08

    Ford is announcing six separate recalls for a variety of issues affecting a dozen models and a total of 100,610 vehicles in North America. However, according to Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker, "None of them have caused accidents or injuries." Half of them cover fewer than 1,000 cars. The largest recall covers 92,022 North American examples (about 83,250 ...

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    Report: GM pushing back on proposed pickup and SUV brake recall [w/poll]
    2014-07-08

    Through the first six months of 2014, General Motors has recalled 29 million cars and trucks in 54 different actions. If your author's notoriously sketchy math is correct, that'd work out to one recall every 3.5 days (as of this writing). GM is actively fighting to make sure there isn't a 55th recall, though. Safety critics, including perennial nemesis ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls 58,000 Elantra Touring models over side-airbag concern
    2014-07-07

    Hyundai is recalling 58,000 Elantra Touring wagons, after it was discovered that a metal support bracket in the headliner could become dislodged when the side-curtain airbag deploys. If this happens, occupants could suffer lacerations. The affected models were built between December 15, 2009 and May 7, 2012 and cover model years 2010 to 2012. The problem ...

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    Report: Takata airbag recall spreads to China with 42k Mazda sedans
    2014-07-07

    The scope of the problem with the faulty airbag inflators from Takata continues to broaden and is now reaching China, as well. Mazda is recalling 42,732 Mazda6 units there, produced by its local joint venture partner China FAW Car Company, to replace the front passenger airbags. It comes as part of Mazda's recall of nearly 160,000 vehicles worldwide, ...

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