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    NHTSA probing Hyundai Veloster for shattering sunroofs
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation following complaints from drivers that the sunroofs on the Hyundai Veloster are prone to spontaneously exploding. There are 15 complaints in the NHTSA database from drivers who say they heard a loud bang, and then ...

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    Official: Chevy recalling over 4,700 Sonic subcompacts over faulty turn signals
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    For the second time in about a month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on the Chevrolet Sonic. Last month, around 44,000 2012 Sonics were recalled for a leaky windshield washer reservoir hose, and now over 4,700 owners of the 2013 Sonic can expect to receive ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling small number of G-Wagens over loose molding
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    Here's a type of recall you don't see everyday: Mercedes-Benz is recalling some 2011 G-Class SUV's because of faulty interior trim. Only 189 2011 G550 and G55 AMG vehicles are potentially affected, but the issue is fairly serious. In the event of a passenger airbag deployment, a molding strip on ...

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    Recalls: Kawasaki recalling 4,000 Ninja models due to oil leaks
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    Kawasaki has issued a recall of its 2011 and 2012 Ninja ZX-10R supersport bikes over an oil leak. The joint where the starter mounts to the crankcase is susceptible to oil leakage, which can lead to oil pooling onto the crankcase and then spilling onto the rear tire. There are 4,170 bikes ...

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    Report: Supplier to blame for Escape engine recall?
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    More details have surfaced in the latest 2013 Ford Escape recall, with blame for problematic fuel lines falling on supplier TI Automotive, according to Reuters. Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the defective fuel lines were "mechanically scored," which could cause ...

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    Report: Ford paying dealers $300 to fix each recalled Escape
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    How important is the launch of the redesigned Escape to Ford? Apparently enough that Dearborn is throwing money at dealers to try and make the new model's teething problems go away, and fast. According to The Detroit Free Press, Ford is giving dealers a $300 spiff for each recalled 2013 Ford ...

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    Report: Volvo hit with $1.5M NHTSA fine for delayed recalls
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Volvo $1.5 million for delaying safety recalls, according to The New York Times. The Swedish automaker settled with NHTSA after the government agency alleged delays with a total of seven recalls for a range of different models. Those ...

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    Report: Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner's manual recall
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    The Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ triplets are being recalled due to an issue not with the car, but with the owner's manual: pages detailing the operation of the smart airbags contain a misprint. Although it's classified as a recall, owners don't need to take their cars to their dealers; ...

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    Recalls: Jeep recalls nearly 68,000 Wrangler models over... skid plate fires?
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    Chrysler is recalling 67,872 Jeep Wrangler models over a potential issue with the transmission skid plate. The recall deals solely with Wranglers from the 2010 model year, equipped with automatic transmissions. It's been found that debris can collect on the skid plate that protects the ...

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    Recalls: Bombardier recalls 3,200 Can-Am Spyder RT trikes over brake failure fears
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a bulletin for the recall of the 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT to rectify an issue with its brakes. A pin in the brake pedal connecting rod on 3,259 units potentially affected could come loose; if that happens, total loss of braking is ...

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    Recalls: Jeep recalls 210K Liberty SUVs over corrosion issues
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    Chrysler has announced that it's recalling 209,724 Jeep Liberty models for lower control arms that may fracture due to rust. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says the recall covers certain vehicles manufactured between July 3, 2003 and July 14 2005, which were originally ...

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    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2012 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models over wiring harness
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    Volvo is recalling its S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models, all from the 2012-model-year, for an electrical system wiring harness issue. There are 17,000 cars affected by the situation, in which a harness could have been improperly attached to the front seats, resulting in a potential separation when ...

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    Report: Ford tops in non-retail sales, 45% of Focus sold to fleets
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    Most everyone at Ford is grinning from ear-to-ear these days, as the company is enjoying profits as well as a vastly improved product portfolio and public image. Sales are up, the product pipeline is full, and market share grew last year. You can almost imagine Ford CEO Alan Mulally saying, ...

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    Report: Toyota tops recall list again in 2011, overall number of U.S. recalls down *UPDATE
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    Toyota launched a total of 13 recall campaigns in 2011 covering over 3.5 million vehicles. Those figures put the Japanese automaker at the top of the most-recalled list for the third year in a row, according to Ward's Auto. Between 2009 and 2010, Toyota recalled nearly 11.5 million vehicles in ...

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    Report: Senate committee passes overhaul of auto safety laws, includes hefty recall fines
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    Congress is gearing up for a comprehensive overhaul of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, implementing some significant safety measures for automobiles along the way. The campaign, encouraged by safety advocates for over a year now, has gained significant ground as the Senate ...

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    Over 7,500 GM trucks recalled over two safety issues
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    A handful of General Motors trucks and sport utility vehicles need to head on in to their local dealerships. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just issued a pair of recall notice for 7,507 vehicles as part of two separate safety actions. The first covers 6,768 Chevrolet ...

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    Chrysler recalling 11,000 new vehicles over steering concern *UPDATE
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    Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control. The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles: Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 convertible Chrysler Town and ...

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    Report: India lacks formal recall policy, developing one "not a priority"
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    Safety recalls are a big deal in the U.S., but in India the issue apparently won't be broached any time soon. MSN reports that the world's second most populated country doesn't have a recall policy, and The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) apparently has bigger fish to fry. SIAM ...

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    Report: Car rental industry advocates for two-tier recall system
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    Recalls can be a big problem for car rental companies. The companies make money by renting as many vehicles in advance as possible, and an entirely booked fleet can be a recipe for profits. But what happens when there is a recall on a car or truck that is already scheduled for rental? Does the ...

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    Suzuki recalls SX4, Grand Vitara models over potential pulley failure
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    2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack by RoadRace Motorsports – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A tension adjuster pulley is the culprit in a round of recalls by Suzuki covering 2009-2011 Grand Vitaras and 2010-2011 SX4s. This pulley supports the drive belt, which runs alternator, water pump, ...

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