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    Recalls: Jaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues
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    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 ...

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    Official: Brembo breaks out $115M Michigan plant expansion
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    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 ...

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    Report: Brembo boss Bombassei becomes billionaire brake bigwig
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    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 ...

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    Featured: Project Ugly Horse: Part V
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    The Slippery Slope I've had a healthy appreciation for cars that stop since one truly unfortunate incident with a runaway 1971 Lincoln Continental. It's funny how quickly a party can turn from, "We're all having blast" to "What happened to the front of the house, and how many stitches do ...

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    Exclusive: IIHS considering autonomous braking, other tech as part of crash evaluations
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    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 ...

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

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    Official: Chevy puts out APB on missing Sonic brake pads, issues recall
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    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. It ...

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    Recalls: 2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy and Outback models recalled over excessive brake pedal travel
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    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 ...

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    Report: BMW working on carbon-ceramic brakes for M5
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    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 ...

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    Report: Mazda CX-9 being investigated for brake fluid leak
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    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 ...

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    Video: Man born without arms changes brakes on car with his feet
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    Judging by the fact that you're reading Autoblog right now, you most likely love cars. Yet spending all your time ogling the latest in auto news doesn't make you a mechanic, and we're guessing there are a significant number of you (and a few of us on here on staff) who don't change their own ...

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    Report: Citroën C3 Picasso recalled for ability to brake from passenger seat
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    Citroën has inadvertently given back-seat drivers a powerful weapon. Well, not so much back-seat drivers... but the person in shotgun has the ability to bring everything to a screeching halt. Front-seat passengers are able to engage the brakes of the C3 Picasso. How you ask? No, not by ...

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    Mazda reportedly adding brake override systems to all future models
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    2010 Mazda6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a recent report, Mazda will be installing brake override systems on all of its models in the near future. Whenever that happens, the brake will automatically get priority over the accelerator in a situation where both of them ...

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    Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles for brake pedal pin, fuel gauge problems
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    Another day, another recall. This time Nissan is the automaker in question, recalling a total of 539,864 vehicles due to faulty brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components. Nissan reports that three instances have been reported where brake pedal pins have partially disengaged, resulting in a loss ...

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    Bad Brakes: Rust triumphs over Mercury Gran Marquis
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    Talk About Bad Brakes - click above image for high-res gallery
    There's surprisingly little to say here. "D'oh!" comes to mind, as does "Epic Fail." A picture of a spazzed out cat captioned with, "I can haz brakes?" would also work. As would a photo of Jill Wagner getting a tetanus shot. Other ...

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    NHTSA institutes braking rules for large trucks, aims to cut stopping distances by 30%
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    The current standard for big rig braking is that a vehicle traveling at 60 mph needs to stop in 355 feet or less. It isn't entirely clear on what sort of distance most new heavy trucks need to brake from that speed, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is sharply reducing that ...

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    Does brake dust affect a car's quality? J.D. Power thinks so (w/POLL)
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    When wheels are covered with brake dust, the entire car looks dirty and in many cases, a basic wash will do little to rectify the problem. Most associate brake dust as a mere nuisance, but others actually see the sight of pad particles as a fundamental problem with the functionality of a vehicle's ...

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    Brembo aims to mass produce carbon-ceramic brakes with new joint venture
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    New technologies always cost the early adopters big bucks. But higher demand leads to increased supply, and costs eventually go down to the level accessibly by the common man. So while carbon-ceramic brakes might be a big ticket item right now – often dipping into five figures as optional ...

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    Caparo touts safety features of T1, mandatory driver's ed. for owners
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    The recent spate of negative press hampering the Caparo T1 hasn't stopped the makers of the clichéd "road-going racecar" from releasing a host of details outlining the finer points of the T1's safety systems.While the press release after the jump goes into detail about the Caparo's ...

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    Brembo buys up Hayes Lemmerz's North American brake facilities
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    Consolidation of aftermarket brake manufacturers seems to be all the rage recently, with Centric consuming both PowerSlot and Stoptech, and now, Brembo has bought out all of Hayes Lemmerz's North American brake-components division. The Italian parts manufacturer dolled out a cool $58 million for ...

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