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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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    Recalls: 2015 Mercedes C-Class recalled over steering issue
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    This probably isn't the start Mercedes-Benz execs in Stuttgart were hoping for with the launch of the critically praised 2015 C-Class. The company is recalling 10,500 examples of the US-market sedan because the steering wheels squeak and won't turn, The Detroit News reports. Mercedes is blaming ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling 166k cars, crossovers over stall risk
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    Mitsubishi is recalling 165,923 vehicles in the US because it's possible for the drive belt to detach from their engines, potentially causing a stall. Specifically, the campaign covers 2008-2011 model-year examples of the Lancer, Lancer Evolution (pictured above) and Outlander as well as the ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalls over 220k Altima sedans over hoods that could fly open
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    Nissan will be recalling 220,000 Altima sedans, according to a new recall bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, model year 2013 Altimas built between March 6, 2012 and February 28, 2013 are at risk of their hoods flying open at speed. According to NHTSA, ...

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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: GM recalls 61k more vehicles in three campaigns
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    Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize trucks and a rash of recent recalls, General Motors is issuing three more campaigns covering 60,575 vehicles in North America with 57,182 of them in the US. As of October 1, the automaker has issued a total of 74 recalls (see the ridiculously ...

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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: How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
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    The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators. On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars. Systems now being ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #398 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode ...

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    Podcast: Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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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: Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue
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    Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail. According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to ...

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    Report: Chrysler minivans under investigation for stalling after fuel refill
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The unidentified man who contacted NHTSA regarding the issue cited as many as eight similar instances ...

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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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    Report: Saturn Vue ignition issue was discussed three times before recall, new documents reveal
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    Despite the tens of millions of recalled vehicles this year, it's somewhat rare that we get a glimpse into what goes into deciding when to conduct one of these safety campaigns. New documents published by General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are giving us an ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes
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    This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-related Suzuki issue ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki Kizashi recalled due to pesky spiders
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    Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car's vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car's evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause ...

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    Report: States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants
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    A new report from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General has revealed yet another fiasco in highway funding. No, it's not a misuse of federal funds. Instead, it's a complete and total lack of use for government monies. In this case, the DOT's inspector general has ...

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