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    Official: NHTSA demands national recall of Takata airbags
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    The justification behind limiting the Takata airbag recall only to certain high humidity areas in the US always seemed somewhat dubious. The US Department of Transportation apparently agrees because in a detailed statement posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Recalls: Land Rover recalling 28k Range Rovers and LR4s for tire pressure issue
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    Some of Land Rover's latest vehicles need a fix for their tire pressure monitoring system affecting about 28,037 units. The recall covers the 2013-2014 LR4, 2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport that have a build date between September 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014. The issue is that the ...

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    Recalls: Infiniti recalls Q50 and Q70 Hybrid models
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    Infiniti is issuing three separate recalls for its Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid and M35 Hybrid covering roughly 13,794 vehicles in North America. The larger campaign listed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers 5,831 examples of its 2014 Q50 Hybrid (shown above) and 2014 Q70 ...

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    Recalls: Infiniti SUV recall marks latest chapter in Takata airbag saga
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    Automotive parts maker Takata is having a rough year with millions of vehicles equipped with its airbag inflators being recalled. However, it looks like there might still be problems with the company's quality control, if a new recall by Infiniti is any indication. The Japanese luxury brand is ...

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    Recalls: FCA recalling 33k vans and SUVs for TPMS problems in two campaigns
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is issuing two, separate recalls covering a total of 33,443 examples in the US of the 2014 Ram ProMaster, 2014 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2014 Chrysler Town & Country because of potential problems with the tire pressure monitoring system in the ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors
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    Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 23k GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bikes to replace chain adjuster
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    Suzuki is known for having a pair of very capable sportbikes in its GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000, but now the Japanese company is recalling 23,073 of them in the US to replace the chain adjuster. Specifically, the campaign affects 2011-2014 model year versions of the 750 and the 2009-2014 ...

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    Recalls: VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears
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    Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 ...

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    Recalls: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 750k vehicles in two campaigns
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand ...

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    Official: NHTSA will investigate some Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ models for power steering issue
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models. According to ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling i-MiEV models for brake problem
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    Mitsubishi is issuing a recall for the 2010-2014 i-MiEV that affects 1,810 units of the little electric car, because it's possible for the brake vacuum pump to stop working. If this happens, the result would be longer stopping distances, according to the company. The affected models were built ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating power modules on Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans
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    The Center for Auto Safety is officially petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin scrutinizing alleged problems with the totally integrated power module (TIPM) on about 24 Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans. The advocacy group claims that the part's failure can cause ...

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    Featured: Congress skewers NHTSA's investigative competence
    Watchdog Agency Missed Chances To Uncover GM Defect, Report Says 1410908280

    NHTSA's incompetence played a role in allowing the General Motors ignition switch crisis to go undetected for years. Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating Ford Fiesta for faulty door latches
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation on the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta because the regulator has received 61 complaints from drivers, including one claim of an injury, about the doors on the subcompacts failing to latch and sometimes even flying ...

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    Recalls: Porsche 918 Spyder gets tiny recall for rear control arms
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    As the recent US recall of a single Koenigsegg Agera shows, even low-production supercars aren't immune from safety campaigns. Now, there's another example that even the fastest cars can have their faults. The Porsche 918 Spyder is a pretty fantastic vehicle for its ability to mix hybrid fuel ...

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    Official: US government moves to mandate car connectivity [w/video]
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    The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists' personal information. "By warning drivers of imminent danger, V2V technology has the potential to ...

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    Recalls: 46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags
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    Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where needed as part of the recall. The issue specifically affects the ...

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    Official: Chrysler accelerates Jeep recall repairs from 2018 to March
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    You may remember that Jeep's unusual fix for this recall involves fitting a trailer hitch. The recall of about 1.5 million models of the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Grand Cherokee over fuel tanks may finish far sooner than originally estimated. In a new filing from Jeep's parent, ...

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    Official: NHTSA and Ford investigating steering issues in Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Marauder
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    There may be more steering woes for the Ford Crown Victoria. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation into the Crown Vic and Mercury Grand Marquis from the 2004 to 2007 model years and the Mercury Marauder for the 2004 and 2005 model years because the ...

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