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13Auto industry insider previews tell-all book, What Did Jesus Drive?

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

11Obama administration eyeing new NHTSA boss after safety lapses

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

441 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

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

180Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs

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.

532015 Ford Mustang already under recall, but just 53 units

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

222015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recall

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

42GM Issues Two More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars

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.

8Consumer Groups Push CarMax To Be Upfront About Recalls

Deceptive advertisements could place drivers in danger, critics say

In advertisements that help sell thousands of used cars, CarMax says it pays "rigorous" attention to safety details and checks the road-readiness of each car with a meticulous 125-point inspection prior to sale. There's one big item missing on that checklist, say numerous consumer groups.

1Graco Recalls Another 1.9 Million Car Seats

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.

2Chrysler Recalling 700k Vehicles For Ignition Switch Woes

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.

26Feds Probe Nissan Cars For Unintended Acceleration

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.

236General Motors Recalling 8.4 Million More Vehicles

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.

266GM Announces Six New Recalls, Covering 3.5 Million Vehicles

Once again, the issue surrounds the cars' ignition switches

General Motors has just initiated another crushingly large recall, this time affecting some 3.36 million vehicles built between 2000 and 2014 and sold in the US, Canada and Mexico. Once again, the issue surrounds the cars' ignition switches, which can be kicked out of the run position if they're carrying extra weight or if they experience a "jarring" event. In this particular case, though, GM will modify the keys, rather than the ignition itself.

16Recalls Don't Dent General Motors' Sales Figures

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.

75Toyota Recalling Millions Of Cars Over Multiple Concerns

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.

7Honda Recalling 900,000 Odyssey Minivans

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.

42Texas Has Most Used Cars For Sale With Active Recalls In U.S.

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.

162Tesla Recalls Wall Charger Adapters To Prevent Overheating

Action is a result of overheating in owners' garages

Tesla Motor Company, maker of the Model S electric car, is recalling 29,222 wall charger adapters following reports of overheating in owners' garages.

25GM Recalling 370,000 Trucks For Fire Risk

The popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are affected

General Motors is recalling 370,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year to fix software that could cause the exhaust components to overheat and start a fire.

9How tiny recalls are becoming the new norm

Due to the nature of mass production, a faulty part on a car can cause a recall numbering in the tens to hundreds of thousands of vehicles, even if not all of the cars in the recall are defective and need a fix. "Better safe than sorry" is the mantra. But over the past few years, automakers have learned how to perform recalls much more efficiently by employing technology that allows them to trace parts back to their sources, Automotive News reports. An extreme result of this is when General Moto

91Spiders Give Toyota Owners Reason For Arachnophobia

Cobwebs responsible for last week's big recall

Spiders are to blame for Toyota's massive recall of more than 800,000 vehicles last week. Seriously.

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