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.
There will be unforeseen damage from the VW diesel scandal, but thankfully there's a bright spot within the darkness.
Ram recalls more than 1,700 rear-drive, diesel-powered 1500 models over concerns that a battery wiring harness could short out.
Jeep is recalling 7,800 Renegades over concerns that hackers could exploit a flaw in cars equipped with the 6.5-inch infotainment screen.
NHTSA has revised its estimates for the number of vehicles being driven with faulty Takata airbags, reducing it to 19.2 million vehicles and 23.4 million inflators. That figure is down from 34M inflators in 30M vehicles.
Harley-Davidson recalls 10,580 units of the Street 500 and Street 750 cruiser for a fuel pump issue.
GM is recalling 5,700 Chevy Impala sedans due to a manufacturing error that could cause a fault in the Automatic Occupant Sensing system.
Takata and the IIHS will be teaming up for a new campaign targeting owners of unrepaired cars affected by the supplier's sweeping airbag inflator recall.
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