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Volkswagen says the solutions for most diesel engines in Europe is simpler than expected, but it won't reduce the $7.1B fund set aside for the purpose.


A Tesla owner demonstrates the lo-fi check for the potential front seat belt pretensioner issue in the Model S.


Internal Takata documents reveal that from 2000 to 2010, US engineers raised concerns about altered data from airbag inflator tests.


Toyota will recall 1.6 million vehicles in Japan and Europe to replace their passenger-side Takata airbag inflators, but the problem doesn't affect vehicles sold in the US.


The US Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation into supplier Bosch over its potential role in VW's diesel emissions scandal.


Ford is recalling over 450,000 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to address a potential fire hazard, and another 13 F-650 trucks to repair column shifters.


Hyundai will recall 304,900 examples of the 2011-2012 Sonata because their brake lights might not shut off.


Nearly 90,000 EVs Called In Because Of One Seatbelt Incident In Europe

Tesla will recall every Model S sedan over a seatbelt issue uncovered in a single incident in Europe. This recall includes nearly 90,000 cars.


BMW will recall 7,162 examples of the 2016 5 Series because a bent anchor in the rear seat could prevent the proper latching of a child safety seat.


Kia will recall 256,459 units of the 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV because potential separation in the steering assembly can cause drivers to lose control.


If This Is Your Car, Visit Your Dealership

Rolls-Royce announced a recall for precisely one example of the 2015 Ghost sedan over thorax airbags that need to be replaced. That one owner and their local dealer have been advised.


Honda is recalling over 25,000 units of the 2015-16 Fit LX sans sunroof over an incorrectly manufactured rear grab handle that could rupture the side curtain airbag. The issue affects less than one third of Fits from these model years.


Takata has been fined $70M by the US Department of Transportation, and Honda drops and publicly denounces the airbag supplier. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.


Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 examples of the 2008-2009 C-Class and 2010 GLK-Class. It's possible for the airbags to suddenly deploy or not activate in a crash.


VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.


Toyota is recalling 31,000 units of the Avalon and Lexus ES. The pre-collision system can misidentify objects in the road as a hazard and activate the brakes, potentially leading to a crash.


Honda is recalling more than 35,000 examples of the 2016 Pilot in the US because warning lights might not immediately illuminate if a safety system malfunctions.


Hyundai and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 65,000 units of the Sonata sedan in order to update software that may not illuminate the ABS warning light in case of a malfunction.


Honda issued a recall for the 2016 CR-V to replace driver-side front airbag modules after an inflator exploded while testing at the Takata plant in Mexico.


Porsche is recalling 58,881 examples of the Macan S and Turbo worldwide because of a potential fuel leak, and 21,835 of them are in the US. There are no reports of accidents or injuries.


Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the US because the software calibration can make their side airbags deploy too easily. The company has 19 allegations of injuries from the issue.

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