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    Report: NHTSA probing whether to call Nissan to the carpet over Versa unintended acceleration
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    The Nissan Versa and Versa Note may have a carpeting problem that could make the little cars risky to drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a preliminary evaluation into the 2012-2014 model year versions of the Versa, Versa Sedan and Versa Note, affecting an ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe
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    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 ...

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    Report: Feds investigating 2010-11 Mazda CX-9 CUVs over braking issues
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 62,000, 2010-2011 Mazda CX-9 models over brake problems. The government safety watchdog says it has received seven complaints of an observed loss of power braking power to stop the crossover, according to the The Detroit ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Super Duty trucks over steering woes
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into certain 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. The investigation covers some 340,000 trucks after the government agency received five complaints of steering box failures. Owners claim internal ...

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    Report: 2005-2007 Corvette investigated for faulty headlamps
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    The Detroit News reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 103,374 Chevrolet Corvette models built between 2005 and 2007. The administration is currently looking into a headlight issue after receiving 30 complaints from owners saying that the ...

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    Report: NHTSA upgrades Ford floor mat unintended acceleration probe
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    According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the ...

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    Report: NHTSA to probe 2011-2012 Jeep Patriot over stalling fears
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    After receiving a dozen complaints about stalling Jeep Patriots, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to launch a formal investigation. The probe will look at about 112,000 Patriots from the 2011 and 2012 model years. NHTSA says some owners report their vehicles' ...

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    NHTSA probing Hyundai Veloster for shattering sunroofs
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation following complaints from drivers that the sunroofs on the Hyundai Veloster are prone to spontaneously exploding. There are 15 complaints in the NHTSA database from drivers who say they heard a loud bang, and then ...

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    Report: Two Japanese suppliers plead guilty for bid-fixing, will pay record fines
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    Two more Japanese auto industry suppliers, Yazaki and Denso, have been fined by the U.S. Department of Justice and four executives from Yazaki will go to jail, according to reports in the New York Times and Automotive News. Yazaki's $478 million fine and Denso's $78 million fine come on top of ...

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    2010 Ford Fusion safety investigation opened by NHTSA
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    The 2010 Ford Fusion is the subject of a preliminary investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Problems and complaints that would have been mere blips on the radar in the past are now cause for further scrutiny, and four complaints against the 2010 Fusion, three from ...

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    Chrysler Pacifica being investigated by NHTSA for fires
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    Investigators for the National Highway Traffic safety Administration are taking a closer look at 2007 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with the 4.0-liter V6. There is a concern that the vehicles could be prone to engine bay fires. A cross-threaded power steering fitting that prevents proper sealing of ...

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    Schumacher under investigation for taxi-driving affair
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Michael_Schumacher_investigated_for_taxi_driving_affair_2'; When news broke of Michael Schumacher's adventure behind the wheel of a taxi in Germany, most of us chuckled at the thought of the multiple-champion driver hustling a cab through the streets ...

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    VW Passat being investigated for fires
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    Boy, that's one hot car, that Passat. But is it so hot, in fact, that it self-immolates? The NHTSA seems to think that the ignition coil packs are prone to faults that can lead to fires underhood, in the instrument panel, or underneath the vehicle. Passats from 2000 to 2003 are currently under ...

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    Toyota officials under investigation for recall negligence
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    The Associated Press is reporting that three Toyota officials are under criminal investigation for allegedly avoiding a recall for eight years, during which time the defective part in question may have caused an accident.The story goes like this. On August 12, 2004, five people were injured in a ...

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    Government investigating if Big Oil thwarting biodiesel
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    This week, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the state's two U.S. senators, Richard Durbin and Barack Obama, sent letters to the heads of the six major oil companies as part of an investigation to see if they have any policies that are inhibiting construction and operation of biodiesel and ...

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