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  • Newswire

    Report Faults NHTSA for Slow Response to GM Defects  

    A congressional report released ahead of a Tuesday hearing in Washington says the regulatory agency failed to identify faulty ignition switches in GM vehicles linked to at least 19 highway fatalities....More
  • Newswire

    Ford Recalls Older Escape, Mercury Mariner Hybrids  

    The automaker reports to federal regulators that the electric-hybrid system may overheat in 74,000 Ford Escapes from the '05-'08 model years and '06-'08 Mercury Mariners....More
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    Spider Webs in Gas Vents Prompt Suzuki Recall  

    Federal regulators say the automaker is recalling 19,000 Kizashi sedans because spiders attracted to gasoline vapors are weaving webs that block a hose to vent those vapors could lead to fuel-tank leaks and increased risk of a fire....More
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    REFILE-EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes  

    (Fixes dateline, typo in first bullet point) * Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than CO2 * Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories * "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials....More
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    NHTSA Fine-Tunes Auto-Recall Online Search Tool  

    The agency's SaferCar.gov website now allows consumers to search more precisely for possible safety recalls using the car's or motorcycle's Vehicle Identification Number....More
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    Land Rover Recalls SUVs With Possible Airbag Defect  

    The automaker says the recall covers more than 40,000 vehicles with possibly defective restraint-control software that controls the front passenger airbag....More
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