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    Report: Will states start to prevent you from registering cars that have pending recalls?
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    The impact of 2014 – henceforth known as Year of the Recalls – will have long-ranging consequences on the auto industry. One of the biggest changes, though, might not be in the way manufacturers inform the government of pending recalls or in the way Uncle Sam punishes automakers that ...

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    Senator says Takata airbags are 'ticking time bomb'
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    "This is a problem that shows deep and wide issues in their quality-control process." – Sean Kane Exploding airbags that spray lethal amounts of shrapnel at unsuspecting drivers are "ticking time bombs" that potentially threaten millions of American motorists, a leading US Senator said ...

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    Report: Ford, GM still doing new business with Takata amidst airbag crisis
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    Lengthy vehicle development times make it difficult for automakers to cut and run from the supplier. You might expect automakers to be fleeing any connection with beleaguered supplier Takata in the wake of the company's exploding airbag inflator crisis. After all, with a Senate hearing, ...

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    Official: NHTSA demands national recall of Takata airbags
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    The justification behind limiting the Takata airbag recall only to certain high humidity areas in the US always seemed somewhat dubious. The US Department of Transportation apparently agrees because in a detailed statement posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Report: Honda is replacing airbags nationwide, not just in humid states
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    With a Senate hearing scheduled for November 20, the investigations into the exploding airbag inflators from automotive supplier Takata are just beginning. Honda is among the automakers most affected by the problem with over five million vehicles potentially in need of repair in the US, according ...

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    Report: New death linked to Takata airbag crisis, Honda recalls 170k vehicles overseas
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    The safety crisis surrounding Takata's exploding airbags continues to expand. In the latest revelation, Honda confirms another death linked to the faulty parts, and the company is expanding its recall of the components. However, none of the newly added vehicles are in the United States. With the ...

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    Report: Takata chairman drops out of sight amidst airbag crisis
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    The problems plaguing automotive supplier Takata this year for its faulty airbag inflators are starting to take their toll. Not only do an estimated 7.8 million vehicles need repairs, but it's facing an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recent report also ...

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    Report: Takata discovered and hid airbag flaw a decade ago, workers allege
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    With millions of cars in need of repair and over 100 injuries reported, the problems facing Takata for its airbag inflator recall are huge. The controversy doesn't appear to be coming to a close soon, either. Now, two anonymous company employees have claimed to The New York Times that the ...

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    Recalls: Honda updates Takata airbag recall status for some models
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    The net enveloping vehicles in the Takata airbag inflator recall just seems to keep widening. Honda is now updating its previous campaign to revise the status for even more models that were ever registered in (or originally sold in) 13 high-humidity US states and territories. All of these ...

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    Report: Why basing car recalls on geography is stupid
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    Geographic or regional recalls – the practice of recalling vehicles based on their geographic location – may seem to make sense. After all, why recall a corrosion-prone spare tire carrier (as Toyota did in 2010 and 2012) in areas where rust isn't a major factor, or humidity-prone ...

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    Report: NHTSA undergoing Congressional scrutiny over Takata scandal
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    With the Takata airbag debacle still yet to be resolved, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found itself in hot water again. Parties both from within and from without the agency's ranks are asking hard questions about NHTSA's handling of the widespread recall, and now the ...

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    Recalls: Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won't deploy [UPDATE]
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    Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors
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    Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new ...

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    Report: Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed
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    We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair ...

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    Recalls: Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers
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    Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US ...

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    Report: Honda accused of not reporting all airbag problems
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    The Takata airbag recall that has afflicted a number of automakers may have just taken a very bad turn for Honda, which has already recalled over one million vehicles. Clarence Ditlow and the Center for Auto Safety have accused the Japanese manufacturer of failing to report two "injury-and-death" ...

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    Report: Takata airbag recall may soon embroil GM
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    When it comes to recalls, two companies have taken up the bulk of the news lately. One is General Motors, which has been cleaning house in the wake of the ignition switch debacle. The other is Takata, an airbag manufacturer that supplies some of the biggest names in the business. But now those ...

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    ETC: Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]
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    New cars under recall must be repaired before a dealer can sell them but used cars are under no such mandate. When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers. In one camp: those ...

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    Recalls: Mazda recalling 18k Mazda6 and RX-8 models over airbag inflators
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    Faulty Takata airbag inflators keep taking their toll on automakers. Mazda is the latest to be affected in the US by announcing a recall covering 18,050 Mazda6 and RX-8 models to replace the front, passenger-side airbags. Specifically, the campaign covers 18,000 Mazda6 units from the 2003 and ...

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