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    Recalls: Nissan recalls 3,065 Pathfinders for transmission fluid leak
    2014-04-24

    Nissan is recalling 3,065 units of the 2013 Pathfinder equipped with the CVT, due to a potential transmission fluid leak. On crossovers built from April 18, 2012 to October 3,2012 "inadequate clamping force" on the hose connected to the internal oil cooler can cause the hose to come loose and let fluid escape. A severe loss of fluid can cause the ...

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    Recalls: Jaguar Land Rover calls in handful of vehicles over suspension bolts
    2014-04-24

    With most recalls seemingly affecting mass-market vehicles, it'd be all too easy to assume, consciously or otherwise, that higher-end automobiles never face such issues. But the main reason we don't see the NHTSA recalling more luxury automobiles isn't because of their quality, we'd postulate: it's because of their relative scarcity. Take Jaguar Land ...

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    Official: GM reports thousands of ignition kits shipped, 1.4M owners notified
    2014-04-23

    General Motors ignition switch fix is gaining momentum. The first several thousand replacement kits, including new ignition switches, ignition cylinders and key sets, have been shipped out to dealers. GM also sent out the first 1.4 million recall letters to affected owners last week to let them schedule the repair. That is a little over half of the ...

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    Report: Saturn Ion steering probe closed by NHTSA
    2014-04-22

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into faulty electric power steering motors affecting 334,728 Saturn Ions from 2004-2007, because General Motors has issued a recall for them. The group's research found that the part failed at a high rate in the vehicles. GM recalled over 1.3 million vehicles a few weeks ...

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    Report: Hundreds of thousands of recalled GM cars may never get fixed
    2014-04-22

    Despite all of the national publicity and Congressional hearings, General Motors may never fix all of the roughly 2.6 million vehicles involved in its ignition switch recall. The automaker may never get the chance – many owners simply don't have recalled vehicles serviced, regardless of the danger. Since the automaker announced the first recall, it ...

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    Recalls: VW announces recall of 26,000 2014 models with 1.8T engines
    2014-04-22

    Volkswagen has followed up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, announcing a voluntarily recall of 26,400 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new mill replaced the despised 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible last year. Weirdly, though, of the 26,452 ...

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    Recalls: Mazda recalls 109k Tribute models for rust issue
    2014-04-18

    The Mazda Tribute is being hit with a similar recall as its platform-mate the Ford Escape underwent a few weeks ago. Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tributes from model years 2001 to 2004. On the trucks, the subframe can rust from road salt, potentially causing the lower control arm to detach. If this happens, a loss of steering control could occur. Mazda is ...

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    Breaking: Federal judge keeps recalled General Motors cars on road
    2014-04-17

    More than a quarter-million General Motors cars recalled for faulty ignition switches are staying on the road. On Thursday, a federal judge in Texas denied an emergency motion that would have idled all the affected cars until they are repaired. A Texas attorney who represents several clients who own affected cars had argued the vehicles posed a grave ...

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    Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001
    2014-04-17

    Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch. General Motors made a fateful choice in the fall of 2001. The company considered two options for ignition switches to be installed on the 2003 Saturn Ion. One drawing submitted that September contained an ignition switch that included a longer detent spring ...

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    General Motors creates new safety organization in wake of recall
    2014-04-16

    Barra announced that she's creating another group within the company that will monitor new products for safety issues. General Motors CEO Mary Barra continued to make changes Tuesday, which she said would help lead the embattled company out of a crisis caused by deadly defects in some of its vehicles. On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Barra ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe
    2014-04-14

    Typically when we report on the findings of an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's because the government body has discovered a safety issue and prescribed a recall. In this case, however, NHTSA has closed an investigation into a reported performance deficit without ever getting to the recall stage. The issue ...

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    Followup: Porsche gives GT3 owners extra year of warranty, new engines in production April 22
    2014-04-12

    While the auto industry reels from massive recall after massive recall, Porsche has quietly been working on a fix for an issue that's forced owners of the new 911 GT3 to park their track-ready rockets for fear of an engine fire. Thanks to a leaked letter from Porsche to a GT3 owner (which has been certified as real), we now have an idea of just where the ...

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    Followup: Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety
    2014-04-12

    Federal safety regulators had grown frustrated with what they felt was the company's indifferent attitude toward safety issues. General Motors has attempted to distance itself from a widening crisis over its botched handling of a deadly defect by dividing its company history into two distinct periods. The "old" GM existed prior to the company's 2009 ...

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    Report: GM not seeking NASA's help for ignition switch recall?
    2014-04-11

    Despite previous reports, General Motors may not have sought the help of NASA in confirming that cars suffering from the ignition switch defect are safe to drive in certain conditions. The reports, which first began surfacing on Thursday, has been very widely circulated by a number of publications. "NASA is not working with General Motors on its ignition ...

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    Recalls: BMW broadens engine bolt recall to nearly half-million cars worldwide
    2014-04-11

    Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-market cars; the company was filing a recall application with Chinese officials. Today, Bloomberg is reporting that the engine bolt ...

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    Official: General Motors announces another big ignition-related recall
    2014-04-10

    The company is recalling 2.19 million of the same models to fix a problem that allows keys to be removed from ignitions that are not in the "off" position. Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships across this country just this week. If car owners have ...

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    Report: Two GM engineers put on paid leave pending recall investigation [w/video]
    2014-04-10

    The internal investigation General Motors is conducting regarding its response (and responsiveness) to the ignition switch recall might be having its first effects. The company has put two of its engineers on paid leave. According to The Detroit Free Press, this action took place after a briefing by its internal investigator, former U.S. Attorney Anton ...

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    Recalls: GM repairing 40,500 Pontiac Vibes as part of Toyota airbag recall
    2014-04-09

    General Motors has confirmed to Autoblog that the Pontiac Vibe is included in Toyota's just-announced recall action. The Vibe and the Toyota Matrix share a large number of parts, including the affected cable to the airbag. "About 40,500 Pontiac Vibes from the 2009-2010 model years are included in the Toyota recall. Toyota designed and engineered the Vibe ...

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    Recalls: General Motors not fully cooperating with investigators, NHTSA says
    2014-04-09

    General Motors is not fully cooperating with a federal probe of its defective ignition switches, investigators charged Tuesday. In a letter to the beleaguered automaker, the lead attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said GM was either "unwilling or unable" to answer more than a third of questions posed by regulators. Answers ...

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    Recalls: Toyota issues multiple recalls for 6.4 million vehicles worldwide [UPDATE]
    2014-04-09

    UPDATE: The text below has been amended to include new details provided by Toyota. It looks like 2014 may go down as the year of recalls. We were already at a record pace, and now it seems Toyota is recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide, including about 30 of its models for a variety of problems. None of the faults have caused any injuries or ...

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