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AddJaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues

A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around the brake line junctions underneath the affected vehicles, which may leak fluid, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the braking system.

690Five Ways You May Be Prematurely Aging Your Car

Follow these steps to keep your car feeling fresh and new

Just as the way you live can age your body, the way you drive can add years to your car.

86Hyundai Fined $17.35 Million For Delayed Recall

Hyundai recalled 27,500 of the cars in October 2012 just hours before the government opened an investigation

Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.

3Ford Announces Free Brake-Pad Offer If Customers Stop By Dealers

A set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, gets you get free replacements

Ford Motor Company is going beyond providing just basic maintenance for at least one part of its cars. As of now, if you buy a set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury model, you get free replacements for as long as you own the vehicle.

9Brembo breaks out $115M Michigan plant expansion

Brembo has announced a major, $115-million investment in its Homer, MI factory (don't feel bad if you have no idea where Homer is, your author, a life-long Michigander, had to look it up on a map). The plant is about a 70-mile drive from Brembo's North American research and development headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth.

14Brembo boss Bombassei becomes billionaire brake bigwig

In the auto industry, running into a car with the familiar "Brembo" moniker on its brake calipers is not uncommon. Ford fitted a set to its last-generation Mustang, and the Nissan Z and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution featured the company's stoppers for years. Combined with all the brakes Brembo supplies for Porsche, Ferrari and other high-end marques (to say nothing of its extensive motorsports efforts), it should come as no shock that the man in charge of the company is quite wealthy.

54NHTSA investigating 30,000 Toyota Camry Hybrids for brake assist problems

Older model Toyota Camry Hybrids are under investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potential braking problems. Enough complaints have poured into the NHTSA website that the agency is now taking a look at the problem, which could affect around 30,000 vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

6Ford says its regenerative brakes have saved 100 million gallons of gas

Ford is taking the time to trumpet technology that's let drivers go further by stopping gradually. Specifically, the Blue Oval says the various versions of its regenerative braking systems have generated enough energy to offset the use of 100 million gallons of fuel, Wards Auto writes.

16GM Trucks And SUVs Have Brake And Fuel Line Rust-Out Problem

NHTSA investigating corrosion problem, and owners are stuck with no easy fix

It is a problem found mostly in the Northeast where road salt corrodes the lines.

9Honda Recalls Nearly 250,000 Vehicles Over Brake Issue

Company says problem caused by improper wiring

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide for brakes that can suddenly kick in even when the driver isn't braking.

54Project Ugly Horse: Part V

The Slippery Slope

14Mitsubishi recalling 14,700 i-MiEV, iON, C-Zero electric vehicles [UPDATE]

In what is likely the largest EV recall ever, Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles worldwide because of a braking issue, Reuters reports.

34Toyota class-action anti-lock brake lawsuit tossed out

A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports.

42IIHS considering autonomous braking, other tech as part of crash evaluations

Automakers are constantly working to make their vehicles safer than ever before, and while much of that effort is spent in areas the public will never see, recent years have welcomed a rash of more highly visible advancements. Those include autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) systems like Volvo City Safety and Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe Braking, as well as lane departure warnings and adaptive headlights. While most of these systems still function largely as optional equipment on luxury vehicles, ther

40Euro NCAP will soon require auto-braking for five-star safety rating [w/video]

From the 2014 model year, any manufacturer hoping to score five stars on the Euro NCAP safety ratings will need to make sure the vehicle in question is equipped with AEB, or Autonomous Emergency Braking. Among other features provided by systems like Pre-Safe from Mercedes-Benz and Collision Mitigation Braking System from Honda, it warns a driver if their closing speed on the vehicle ahead is outside of a preset safe braking parameter, and if they neglects to make any inputs, the vehicle will bra

2Kia Recalls Borrego SUVs Over Brake Pedal Problem

NHTSA: Some pedals could break off in collisions

Kia Motor Co. issued a recall for more than 20,000 Borrego SUVs because of problems with the brake pedal breaking off during a collision.

339Chevy puts out APB on missing Sonic brake pads, issues recall

We report on a lot of recalls, and most are seemingly innocuous defects that require the solar system to perfectly align before anything catastrophic could happen. Then there are recalls like this one for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that appear to be much more dangerous than they probably are.

302012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy and Outback models recalled over excessive brake pedal travel

The 2012 Subaru Impreza is just now going on sale, but it's already facing its first major recall. According to a statement from Subaru of America, all 2012 Impreza models built through November 15 are being recalled to replace the brake master cylinder after a number of customers reportedly noted that their cars have "greater than normal" brake pedal travel. The automaker issued a formal statement saying:

18BMW working on carbon-ceramic brakes for M5

Word has it that BMW is working on some serious stoppers for its M5. According to Bimmerfile, Dr. Herbert Diess, a member of the BMW board of management, has confirmed that the company is currently testing carbon ceramic discs for the M5 and upcoming M6. Brake supplier Brembo has teamed up with SGL Carbon for a joint venture to manufacture the discs, and Brembo is already responsible for bits like the multi-piston calipers already at work on the 2012 M5.

191Yabba-Dabba Don't: Do Not Try This Braking Technique At Home

A Man In Detroit Tries To Stop His Car With His Feet

Warning to readers: though Fred Flintstone may have been able to brake his car with his feet, the physics of cartoons does not necessarily play out in real life.

5Mazda CX-9 being investigated for brake fluid leak

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation (read: not a recall) into the braking effectiveness of 2008 Mazda CX-9 crossovers. The reason? NHTSA received data from Mazda indicating a "high number" of warranty claims and reports related to the vehicle's braking system.

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