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Recalls are coming and a government investigation is just beginning.

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While carrying out the Takata airbag inflator recall, Honda discovered that certain 2004-07 Accords were fitted with South American-spec front passenger airbag modules, so it's replacing them with US-approved units.

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All airbags made with ammonium nitrate may need to be replaced.

The biggest consumer-product recall in United States history may soon grow significantly larger in scope.

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Toyota will recall 1.124 million models of the 2006-2012 RAV4 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV because a severe accident could cut their seatbelts.

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Motion Filed Monday Asks Lead Counsel In Litigation Be Replaced

Days after a bellwether lawsuit over GM ignition switches abruptly ended, there are more troubling signs for other plaintiffs involved in litigation.

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NHTSA Encourages Motorists To Get Defective Cars Fixed

Automakers issued more recalls than ever last year. But even as the number of defects in cars mushroomed, many motorists ignored the safety defects lurking under their hoods.

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Mary Barra And Sergio Marchionne In Detroit For 'Historic' Announcement

In an effort to stem a tide of safety crises, 18 automakers reached a voluntary agreement with federal regulators on principles designed to improve safety.

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Here's A Look At Nine Key Provisions In The FAST Act That Impact Motorists

A transportation bill enacted last week isn't just another piece of legislation. It has far-reaching implications for everyone who drives a car.

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Hyundai will recall 304,900 examples of the 2011-2012 Sonata because their brake lights might not shut off.

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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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