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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
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    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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    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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    Report: NHTSA grants Aston Martin temporary exemption from new safety standards
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    A few months ago, we reported that Aston Martin was in danger of running afoul of new US safety regulations that could force it to take some of its most popular models off the market. The automaker, its dealers and – according to the overwhelming results of our informal online pole – ...

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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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    Breaking: NHTSA fines Ferrari $3.5 million for missing reports
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    Ferrari will pay a $3.5 million penalty for family to comply with oversight requirements set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The federal agency that oversees road safety in the United States announced Friday morning that Ferrari had not submitted early warning ...

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    Report: Obama administration eyeing new NHTSA boss after safety lapses
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't had much to celebrate this year. The botched handling of major recall campaigns from General Motors and for faulty Takata airbag inflators haven't put the agency in the best light. Also, its new VIN lookup for safety campaigns, which ...

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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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    Report: NHTSA probing Ram recall pace, communication
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it's looking into Chrysler Group's handling of a pair of recalls affecting roughly one million Ram pickup trucks. Reuters is reporting that the regulatory agency is focusing on the availability (or lack thereof) of parts and ...

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    Report: NHTSA undergoing Congressional scrutiny over Takata scandal
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    With the Takata airbag debacle still yet to be resolved, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found itself in hot water again. Parties both from within and from without the agency's ranks are asking hard questions about NHTSA's handling of the widespread recall, and now the ...

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    Report: Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers
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    The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are teaming up to prevent black hats from trying to crack a ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors
    Federal Safety Watchdog's VIN-Lookup Site Overwhelmed, Inaccurate 1413999060

    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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