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    Recalls: Five automakers now being investigated by NHTSA for airbag woes
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    It appears that Toyota's renotification to owners of recalled vehicles from last year is just the tip of the iceberg for what could potentially be a much larger industry-wide recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a preliminary evaluation investigation into roughly ...

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    Exclusive: 2 more fired GM execs who failed to push for ignition-switch recall named
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    Both attorneys came in contact with cases that could have resulted in GM recalling the vehicles sooner. Autoblog has learned the names of two more attorneys fired after an independent investigator took a sweeping look at General Motors' failure to recall vehicles with failure-prone ignition ...

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    Recalls: GM issues 4 new recalls for 90k vehicles, Chevy, Buick, GMC affected
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    One day after releasing an internal report that found a pattern of "incompetence and neglect" within the company, General Motors announced four more recalls that affect 89,126 vehicles. One of the recalls affects 31,520 vehicles that may contain a defect that could prevent airbags from deploying ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 31k SUVs and vans
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    Chrysler is issuing recalls covering roughly 31,700 vehicles worldwide due to two separate problems. In both cases the company believes that most of the affected vehicles are either still on, or in transit to, dealer lots. One recall covers roughly 10,700 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, Grand ...

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    US Senator: General Motors has yet to 'come clean'
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    The report, "amounts to circling the wagons to marshal a legal defense," – Sen. Richard Blumenthal A US Senator said General Motors' much-anticipated internal report on the circumstances that led to a deadly flaw going unfixed for more than a decade, amounts to a whitewashing of the ...

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    Report: GM expected to release multiple employees over ignition switch recall
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    General Motors is set to hold a major briefing on the results of its internal probe into the ignition switch debacle this morning, with early reports claiming that multiple employees could be terminated due to their role in the recall (or lack thereof). At the top of the list is Ray DeGiorgio, ...

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    Recalls: Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 recalled for loose lug nuts
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    Nissan has announced a small recall affecting 334 vehicles built just a few months back. 2014 Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder and 2014 Infiniti QX60 CUVs built between March 7 and March 10, 2014 could be susceptible to a loose lug nut on the passenger side wheels. We shouldn't have to explain why a ...

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    Report: Airbag fault on 1M recalled Jeeps getting second look from NHTSA [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Here is the statement we received from Chrysler regarding NHTSA's query: "Chrysler Group LLC advised the National Highway Traffic Administration of the six reports and, in accordance with the Company's long-standing practice, is cooperating fully with the resulting investigation. Customer ...

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    Recalls: Ford announces four recalls, 1.4M vehicles affected
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    Ford is taking a bit of the spotlight away from General Motors, announcing a major group of recall campaigns, covering a total of 1.4 million vehicles built between 2006 and 2013. Let's start with the big one, which covers the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and, according to The Detroit News, ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief says it's 'likely' more than 13 died due to GM ignition switch
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    One of the major points of contention in the GM ignition switch debacle has centered around just how many people were killed due to the problem. GM claimed, and continues to claim, that 13 people have been killed. Safety advocates and lawyers, though, are arguing that the final total will likely ...

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    Recalls: 2014 BMW X5 recalled over faulty child-safety locks
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    BMW is set to recall some 6,400 of its new-for-2014 X5 SUVs built between December 12, 2013 and March 10, 2014 due to concerns that the child safety locks, if set, might deactivate without warning. The problem affects only those vehicles with the automatic soft-closing option. According to the ...

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    Report: Chevy Malibu most recalled of GM cars this year, not Cobalt
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    Well, this is certainly a surprise. In a record-breaking year for recalls, General Motors' most recalled vehicle is not the Chevrolet Cobalt and its problematic ignition switches – it's the Chevy Malibu. More accurately, it's the Malibu and its Epsilon platform partners, the Saturn Aura ...

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    Report: Canadian government investigating whether GM Canada delayed recalls
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    The General Motors recall scandal might be hopping borders in the near future. The Canadian government's Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, is pushing for an investigation into when GM Canada knew about the ignition switch problem and the necessary recall. "Having seen what has developed in the ...

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    Report: Fiat-Chrysler hires outside firm to review recalls
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    Want proof that the General Motors' recalls will eventually have a positive impact on the auto industry? Here it is. Thanks to the Detroit-based manufacturer's mishandling of the ignition switch recall, other manufacturers are taking a second look at their recall procedures, just to make sure ...

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    Breaking: NHTSA investigating 110,000 Ram 2500s and 3500s, one death alleged
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation focusing on 110,000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2004 to 2006. One death has already been reported, according to NHTSA, due to a potential fault with the clutch interlocks on manual-transmission ...

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    Report: GM's recall frenzy likely to continue through mid-summer?
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    According to Brian Johnson, an analyst at Barclays Capital who met with General Motors execs, the march of GM recalls - 2.7 million here, 2.19 million here, 971,000 here, another 1.3 million there, for instance - might step right on through the summer. The open-ended prognosis is due to GM ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 184k GM-built models for fire risk
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    Suzuki is recalling 184,244 total units of the 2004-2008 Forenza (pictured above) and 2005-2008 Reno manufactured under contract by Daewoo, now General Motors Korea, between September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008, for a risk of fire. The exact split in terms of number of each model isn't ...

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    Report: GM's Barra heads back to Washington
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    Embattled General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back in Washington, DC today, briefing congressional lawmakers on why it took the company ten years to recall cars with defective ignition switches. According to The Wall Street Journal, the trip coincides with the completion of an internal ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 370k Sienna minivans, 10.5k Lexus GS models over separate issues
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    The year of the recall continues, but this time it isn't from General Motors. Toyota is announcing two, separate recalls affecting a pair of its models. First, Toyota is recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans from the 2004 to 2011 model years that are registered or originally sold in cold-weather ...

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    Is the auto industry's seemingly endless stream of recalls the new normal?
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    So far in 2014, GM has issued 29 recalls covering approximately 15 million vehicles. In its latest wave of recall announcements this week, General Motors said it would repair nearly a quarter-million vehicles for safety defects that included worn seat belts, worn shift cables, malfunctioning ...

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