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    Recalls: Mazda expands scope of vehicles affected by Takata airbag recall to 330k
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    Earlier this week a Reuters report indicated that Mazda was considering a nationwide expansion of its recall for vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. The company has now confirmed said expansion, with the vehicle count jumping from 86,770 to 330,000 affected in the US. As before, the ...

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    Recalls: BMW i8 recalled over possible fuel leak
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    Some 223 examples of the 2014 BMW i8, built between May 16, 2014 and September 16, 2014, are being recalled over a potential fuel leak. A bolt used to secure a ground cable from the chassis structure to the fuel tank could have been welded improperly; if so, gas might leak from the tank. The ...

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    Report: Acura TLX sales stopped over rollaway fears
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    A bad indicator that could convince customers that affected cars are in park, even when they aren't, has pushed Acura to issue a stop-sale for the V6-equipped TLX sedan. The company has already alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the potential safety defect. According ...

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    Recalls: Jaguar recalls 7k F-Types for two seperate issues with electrical system
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    Jaguar is the latest automaker to join in on the recall action from this morning, as the British automaker has announced steps it's taking to remedy two separate problems. The larger of the two recalls deals with an issue related to the seatbelt sensors specifically on the F-Type (we're ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls 43k Genesis and Equus models for faulty lighting
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    As you can imagine, it'd be a bit of a problem if the brake lights on your car didn't work. And that, unfortunately, is precisely the problem that Hyundai has found with some of its higher-end offerings, prompting the Korean automaker to issue a recall. (One of a great many recalls issued by the ...

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    Recalls: Nissan, Infiniti recall more than 130,000 vehicles for potential fuel leak
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    Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti, are set to recall 133,592 vehicles after discovering that fuel could leak out around the pressure sensor, potentially increasing the chances of a fire. While Nissan lists five nameplates in its recall, there are actually only three models affected by the ...

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    Report: It turns out Takata isn't willing to expand airbag recall nationally after all
    Reports Indicate Internal Investigations Conducted In 2004 1417634400

    There have been "approximately 0.000006 failures per air bag deployment, which is far below the failure rate" of most recalls, Takata claims. Takata has seemingly made an about face following reports that it would expand its regional airbag recall into a nationwide repair effort, issuing a ...

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    Followup: Feds probe possible delay in Graco recall of 6.1M child seats [w/video]
    NHTSA To Investigate Largest Such Recall In History 1417548540

    Collectively, the 6.1 million seats comprise the largest recall of children's car seats in U.S. history. The federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe on US roads is investigating whether child car-seat manufacturer Graco delayed in recalling millions of defective car seats. The ...

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    Recalls: Takata to comply with NHTSA demand for national airbag recall
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    The Takata airbag recall is about to get a lot bigger, as the Japanese supplier is reportedly preparing to comply with an order by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand its region-specific recall to a nationwide campaign. According to Reuters, that will add millions of ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes book on Ford, GM probes of 600,000 vehicles
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    US safety regulators have closed a pair of investigations into some 500,000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder sedans built between 2004 to 2007, and 100,000 Chevrolet Impala models from 2014. The Ford investigation focused on rusting heat shields, which may become dislodged ...

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    Recalls: 100k Mazda6 sedans recalled over tire-monitoring systems
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    A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is, as you might have guessed, designed to monitor the air pressure in the tires, and alert the driver if pressure drops. But a problem found in the Mazda6 could keep the system from doing its job. According to the recall notice issued by the National ...

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    Official: Honda underreported 1,729 claims of injuries or deaths since 2003
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    Among these underreported cases were eight Takata airbag inflator ruptures not submitted. Following an independent audit of its safety reporting procedures, Honda has found massive holes in its methodology and practices that resulted in 1,729 claims of injuries or deaths going unreported to ...

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    Report: Parts shortage could mean airbag inflator replacement takes two years
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    Drivers in the US might be stuck with quite a wait to get their vehicles repaired under the Takata airbag inflator recall. As things stand now, the Japanese supplier could need as long as two years to produce enough replacement parts to service every affected model in America. If the National ...

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    Report: US driver data privacy laws aren't strict enough for EU
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    In October the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manfuacturers informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they were working together on a set of privacy protection guidelines for drivers. The privacy concerns the data collected by modern ...

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    Official: Feds chastise Marchionne over Jeep recall, only 13% repaired so far
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    Following the significant outcry surrounding the General Motors and Takata airbag safety crises this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to be taking a much more aggressive role in pushing owners to repair their recalled vehicles. In the agency's latest move, it's ...

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    Senator says Takata airbags are 'ticking time bomb'
    Congress Begins Inquiry Into Years-Long Delays Addressing Fatal Problem 1416529260

    "This is a problem that shows deep and wide issues in their quality-control process." – Sean Kane Exploding airbags that spray lethal amounts of shrapnel at unsuspecting drivers are "ticking time bombs" that potentially threaten millions of American motorists, a leading US Senator said ...

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    Breaking: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA administrator
    Current NTSB Board Member Could Fill Void 1416442800

    Amid two of the greatest safety crises in automotive history, the federal agency charged with protecting American motorists may finally have a new leader. The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama has nominated Mark Rosekind to become the next administrator of the National Highway ...

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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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    Official: NHTSA probing 400,000 Infiniti, Honda vehicles over steering faults
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    As many as 391,000 vehicles from Infiniti and Honda may eventually need to be recalled as a result of two, separately announced Preliminary Evaluations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ascertain the scope of the potential safety hazards. The larger investigation has ...

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