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Mini is recalling 30,000 examples of the two-door Hardtop models to improve their side-impact protection. The problem was discovered after safety compliance tests by the government.

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Study Shows Only 56 Percent Of Motorists Get Their Recalled Cars Fixed

News accounts may be filled with grisly details about car accidents caused by dangerous defects, Congressional investigations into the inaction of carmakers, and a record number of recalls, but little of it is impacting the way people shop or care for cars.

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The Kia Soul – in both gasoline and electric variants – is being recalled due to accelerator pedals that may bend or break. A total of 208,858 vehicles are affected.

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DOT Secretary Says Supplier Is 'Bad Actor' On Safety Landscape

Federal investigators said Friday that global automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with a problem into the company's exploding airbags, which are responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more.

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Transportation Secretary: Airbag Supplier's Conduct Is 'Unacceptable'

Global automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with an investigation into exploding airbags responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more, federal authorities said Friday.

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Mark Rosekind Says Recalls Could Increase In 2015

With a statue of boxing legend Joe Louis in the background of his press conference at Cobo Hall, the new administrator of the federal agency charged with protecting motorists vowed to get tougher with automakers that flout government regulations.

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"It's about some of the biggest crises in history. It's about who did it right and who did it wrong." – Jason Vines

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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 should have been a major step forward, crashed the first time it was really needed. Clearly, something must be done, and it appears that the government's solution might be an overhaul of the bureau, starting

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2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls, or about two a day

CNN Money is reporting that 2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls, or about two a day, so far. Those recalls have afflicted 52 million vehicles, or about one in every five on US roads

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Chrysler-Fiat has recalled 6.4 million vehicles worldwide this year

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.

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Ford has issued a small – but significant – recall for one of its spotlight cars: the 2015 Mustang.

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The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers.

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General Motors has now undergone 71 recalls this year

General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

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The move makes it the largest recall of its kind in history

After months of disputing a safety problem even existed, Graco has agreed to recall 1.9 million children's car seats affected by defective buckles.

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General Motors isn't the only automaker with the issue

General Motors isn't the only automaker with ignition switch problems. Chrysler is fighting it too and is now announcing a recall of 695,957 examples worldwide.

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Covers 360,000 Nissan Versa small sedans and hatchbacks

The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that a trim panel can cause unwanted acceleration in Nissan Versa small cars.

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8.2 million of the total are related to ignition problem

General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America.

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Sales at the Detroit-based automaker have increased three percent in 2014

GM's recent spat of recalls have dented profits, but they haven't dampened America's enthusiasm for GM-made vehicles.

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Problems include airbags that fail to deploy

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. for various safety problems, including air bags that may fail to deploy.

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Fuel pump covers pose a fire risk

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.

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3.5 million cars for sale in need of repair

New research from Carfax found 3.5 million used cars are currently for sale in the U.S. with unfixed safety recalls. There are about 300,000 in the state of Texas alone, according to NBCDFW.

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