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    Featured: Auto industry insider previews tell-all book, What Did Jesus Drive?
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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 Jason Vines, the former head of public relations at Chrysler, Ford and Nissan, has seen a lot during his more than 30-year career, and now he's offering a ...

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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: 2015 Ford Mustang already under recall, but just 53 units
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    Ford has issued a small – but significant – recall for one of its spotlight cars: the 2015 Mustang. The recall affects just 53 cars, with 50 in the United States and three in Canada. Ford said the passenger side safety belt buckle tension sensor may not have been calibrated properly ...

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    Followup: 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recall
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    The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers. General Motors quickly fixed an airbag-wiring problem with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but is still conducting a small recall to repair the midsize trucks that are launching this fall. The ...

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    Report: How tiny recalls are becoming the new norm
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    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 ...

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    Official: NHTSA to provide VIN search database for recalled vehicles
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced new plans aimed at informing consumers of uncompleted recalls. From 2014 onwards, manufacturers will be required to provide vehicle owners with the ability to search for recall information by entering their car's vehicle ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers over seatbelt issue
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    Toyota has announced that it will be issuing a substantial recall of the FJ Cruiser for a problem that could cause the front seatbelt retractors to separate from the vehicle body. This recall will apply to all FJ Cruisers – from 2007 through 2013 – totaling around 209,000 units. The ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalling 183k cars and crossovers over unintended braking issue
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    A recall has been issued for nearly 183,000 Honda and Acura brand vehicles from the 2005 and 2006 model years. The problem stems from a potential malfunctions to the vehicles' stability control and braking systems. Drivers have reported a malfunction to Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist system, ...

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    Recalls: Subaru issues recall over cars that may start themselves
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    Subaru has issued one of the strangest recalls we've come across in some time. As it turns out, certain Subaru models may randomly start their own engines. The issue is confined to select models equipped with an automatic or CVT and the company's optional Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) ...

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    Recalls: Toyota announces two recalls affecting 1M Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS models
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    The recall bug strikes Toyota again. The automaker has issued a voluntary recall of three models that, in total, represent more than one million units. Around 752,000 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models are being recalled for airbag concerns, while a windshield wiper issue is causing the ...

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    Recalls: GM recalls Chevy Express, GMC Savana over rollaway concern
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for a small number of General Motors fullsize vans due to possible rollaway concerns. On certain 2013 Chevrolet Express and 2013 GMC Savana models, it is possible to remove the key from the ignition without the shifter ...

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    Report: Toyota tops 2012 recalls in volume, Ford in number of campaigns
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    Toyota dominated new car sales last year, with its Camry topping out at just over 400,000 units, but the automaker also led a much less desirable category in 2012: recalls. According to The Detroit News, Toyota's 5.3 million recalled units was enough to give it the highest recall volume last year ...

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    Recalls: Subaru recalling almost 634,000* CUVs, sedans for possible puddle light short
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a massive recall campaign today for some of the more popular Subaru models due to defective puddle lights that could short out and possibly lead to smoke and/or fire. (*)While the recall notice lists a total of 633,842 Forester, ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling 5,800 vehicles over potential fires
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    It turns out Ford isn't the only automaker worried about car fire recalls these days. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issuing a recall for potential fires on various 2011 and 2012 model year Mercedes-Benz vehicles, occurring from a fault with a fuel filter flange. The ...

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    Recalls: VW recalls 2012-2013 Beetle models with leather seats over airbags
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    Volkswagen is recalling 2,471 Beetle models over faulty occupant control modules in the front passenger seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if the seat in certain 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles gets wet, the module may malfunction and may not detect the ...

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    Report: Chinese government getting serious about vehicle recalls
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    The Chinese government has released new regulations for vehicle recalls. According to Automotive News China, starting next year, automakers who fail to recall vehicles in a timely manner can expect to face fines between $80,000 and $160,000. That may be a small sum for an automaker, but the new ...

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    Opinion: Is Toyota unstoppable?
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    Big T Is Back Despite Recalls, Earthquakes And Politics Can anything slow Toyota down? Only a couple of years ago, the Japanese giant seemed as vulnerable as a sumo wrestler with vertigo as it struggled to explain away a series of safety and quality snafus that forced it to recall an ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 2.5 million vehicles over fire risk
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    Toyota has announced a voluntary of around 2.5 million vehicles in the US for faulty window switches. The automaker says the driver's side power window master switch may develop a sticky or notchy feel during operation, and that if owners or technicians apply commercial lubricant, the switch my ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes recalling 2013 SL-Class over air conditioning issue
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    Last week, Daimler announced that it would be sticking with R-134a refrigerant in its cars due to some tests it conducted that showed the newer, more environmentally friendly R-1234yf ignited in certain crash tests. Apparently, this R-134a replacement had already been installed in the 2013 ...

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    Official: Chrysler recalling 2009-2010 Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota pickups over axle pinion nut
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    Chrysler is issuing a recall for the 2009 and 2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks due to improper installation of the rear axle pinion nut. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 44,300 trucks are affected by the recall, and there have been 12 ...

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