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Airbag Recalls Reach New Record In 2013

Dangerous defects mean that important safety device might not work when you need it most

An increasing number of defective airbags has lead to a record number of recalls so far in 2013, meaning those important safety devices hidden in your dashboard may not work when you need them most.

Ford Pays $17.3 Million Fine Over Delayed Escape Recall

It's the maximum fine that safety regulators are allowed to levy against an automaker.

Ford has paid the top penalty of $17.35 million to settle government allegations that the company was slow to recall nearly a half-million SUVs last year.

Kia recalling Soul, Sorento over wiring faults

2010 Kia Soul and 2011 Kia Sorento – Click on either image for high-res gallery

Official: Ford Windstar recalled over rear axle risk

Back in May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started investigating cases of rear axles breaking in late model Ford Windstar minivans after receiving hundreds of complaints from owners. Over three months later, an official recall has just been announced that covers 575,000 1998-2003 Windstars sold in "Salt Belt" states

Dodge recalling 22,000 2010MY trucks, SUVs over brake issue

Chrysler has found a defect with certain 2010 Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler models that could hinder braking. An improper flare on a brake tube that connects the master cylinder to the hydraulic control unit is being blamed for the problem. The HCU

BREAKING: Lexus recalls HS250h over risk of excessive fuel leakage

2010 Lexus HS250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

GM recalling select 2010 Cadillac SRX crossovers over engine failure fears

2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T – Click above for high-res image gallery

LaHood visits Toyota in Japan, won't discuss likelihood of more fines

Akio Toyoda, still working the shovel to extricate Toyota from the hole it's dug, invited U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a factory visit. When he returned, LaHood said that the Toyota CEO didn't realize how much damage the company's reputation was taking until Toyoda actually came to America and saw for himself.

Ford recalling 33,000 vehicles to replace... seat recliner?

Ford has announced a recall of some 33,000 vehicles due to faulty front seat manual reclining mechanisms. The recall affects certain 2010 Ford Fusion, Explorer and Explorer Spo

Mitsubishi recalls 2004 Endeavor, 2010 Galant

Mitsubishi is recalling both the 2004 Endeavor SUV and 2010 Galant sedan over possible corrosion issues that could cause flammable fluids to leak. The safety recall affects approximately 56,113 Endeavors and 2,307 Galants across the United States.

Report: NHTSA doesn't have any software or electrical engineers on staff to investigate Toyota

"NHTSA officials told investigators that the agency doesn't employ any electrical engineers or software engineers."

House committee releases Toyota execs' opening statements for tomorrow's hearing

The Congressional hearings entitled "Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration" may have started today, but the actual response by Toyoda – that's Akio Toyoda with a "D," head of the Japanese automaker – will come tomorrow.

Edmunds looks at Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cobalt steering complaints, calls out NHTSA

Toyota Corolla is one auto being investigated by NHTSA over steering complaints

Chrysler recalls 312,000 2005-2006 minivans over airbag issue *UPDATE

Just because Toyota may be garnering the most attention for its current recall crisis, it isn't the only automaker having issues. Chrysler has just released its own recall which affects more than 312,000 2005-2006 Town and Country, Caravan, and Steven J. Ewing

NHTSA launching probe into timeliness of three Toyota recalls

Another day, another major story on Toyota's recent recall woes. As you may have already heard, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration – and particularly U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood – is less than pleased with the way Toyota has handled its various veh

NHTSA reportedly investigating Chevrolet Cobalt power steering failures

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo - Click above for high-res image gallery

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