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42GM Issues Two More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars

General Motors has now undergone 71 recalls this year

General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

19Chinese government getting serious about vehicle recalls

The Chinese government has released new regulations for vehicle recalls. According to Automotive News China, starting next year, automakers who fail to recall vehicles in a timely manner can expect to face fines between $80,000 and $160,000. That may be a small sum for an automaker, but the new regulations also allow the government to levy a fine of between one- to ten-percent of the total sales value of the recalled units.

18NHTSA says 2010 sets record for 'voluntary' recalls

Last year was a big one for recalls. According to The New York Times, 2010 served up a record number of voluntary recalls from automakers. A total of 14.9 million vehicles were ushered back to dealerships for repairs that were not part of a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration investigation. The figure is up 8.5 million vehicles from 2009. That doesn't necessarily mean that the repairs were made out of the goodness of automakers' hearts, of course. When a manufacturer learns of

26Fed reportedly expanding investigation into Ford F-150 airbags

Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration announced a Ford F-150 airbag investigation. There were 530,000 2005 model year F-150s involved in the investigation before Halloween, but now the number has swelled to 1.56 million trucks spanning the 2004-2006 model years. The government agency has also upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis – one step closer to a recall.

5Mitsubishi recalls nearly 30k 2008-2009 Lancer/Lancer EVO models over airbag sensors

Mitsubishi Evo X - Click above for high-res image gallery

23Nissan may bust a nut under pressure, recalls 143,000 over tire monitoring woe

2009 Nissan Cube – click above for hi-res image gallery

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