If Takata can't prove the safety of its un-recalled airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate, the US government thinks 85 million more need replacement.
We also learned that Tesla has delivered just under 2,700 Model X EVs so far.
A problem with the third-row seats in about 2,700 Model X EVs leads to a recall of Futuris' seats. The fix should take five weeks for everything.
Maserati is calling in over 28,000 Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans for unintended acceleration.
A problem with a relay in the brake booster freezing over in cold temperatures has prompted Nissan to recall 46,859 Leaf EVs for an ECU refresh.
A problem with the rear seatbelts in some examples of the 2015-16 Transit van has prompted Ford and the NHTSA to issue a recall for 48,990 vehicles in the United States.
NHTSA is investigating the 2013 and 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.5-liter engines after receiving over 30 reports of brake failure. Over 420k trucks could be affected.
Ford will recall the 2016 F-150 with multi-contour seats because if the massage function is on, the occupant detection system could misidentify the front passenger.
A wrap-up of the latest news about the VW diesel scandal: New Jersey sues over fraud, VW delays its own report on the issue, and Audi preps for recalls.
Mercedes-Benz, Honda, And FCA Already Affected
Only 580,000 Continental airbag-equipped vehicles have been officially recalled, making it extremely likely that additional brands will be impacted.
Starting in February Hyundai will recall 155,000 Elantras from the 2011 and 2012 model years for a malfunctioning yaw sensor in the ESC system.
Maserati recalls 33 examples of the 2016 Granturismo and Granturismo Convertible for an issue with the main fuel line.
Fiat Chrysler US issues two recalls covering about 570,000 worldwide examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot, and Dodge Durango.
Ferrari North America recalls 304 examples of the California T for a fuel line issue.
The civil penalty concerns 2014 and 2015 Minis that were not recalled soon enough after failing to meet U.S. side-impact crash protection standards.
Honda has added another 127,000 airbag inflators to its Takata recall totals, bringing the tally up to 3.4 million units.
Honda, Toyota, and Mazda have all opted to drop airbag inflator supplier Takata, while other Japanese stalwarts consider a similar move.
VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.
Mini is recalling 86,000 early models over concerns that the power steering can fail, and this isn't the first time the automaker has had problems with the steering gear on first-gen Coopers.
Not A G'Day For VW Down Under
Almost 100,000 diesel-powered personal and commercial vehicles will get checked out by VW in Australia as part of global scandal.
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says that a recall on the company's diesels should begin in January. Mueller believes all of the affected cars could be fixed by the end of 2016.
VW boss Matthias Mueller announced in a closed-door meeting that the company will "refit" all 11 million vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating software.
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