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    Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles With Takata Airbags in U.S.  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks with Takata front passenger airbag inflators that can spray metal shrapnel after rupturing....More
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    Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags  

    Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007....More
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    Nissan Recalls Altimas With Possible Hood Latch Glitch  

    The automaker says the recall covers 238,000 '13-model Altima sedans with secondary hood latches that may not hold, possibly allowing the hood to come open while driving....More
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    NHTSA Begins Investigating Steering Complaints From Ford Owners  

    Government safety regulators say they have received 508 complaints about loss of steering power in certain Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, and Mercury Milan midsize sedans from the '10-'12 model years....More
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    Safety Advocates Seek Federal Probe of Chrysler Vehicles  

    The Center for Auto Safety wants NHTSA to investigate allegedly defective integrated power modules, which control a wide range of functions, in 4.9 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles....More
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    UPDATE 1-EU orders Germany to stop using banned car refrigerant  

    * EU threatens Germany with court action and fines * EU says Germany must stop using coolant R134a * Daimler says has not changed its stance on R134a usage (Adds Daimler comment) BRUSSELS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday ordered Germany to stop using a banned car refrigerant within two months or face court action and possible fines....More
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    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
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    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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    VW Expands Recall of Chrysler-Built Minivans  

    VW's latest recall raises to more than 34,000 the number of '09- and '10-model Routan minivans with ignition switches that could be jolted into the accessory position and shut off the engine....More
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    NHTSA Upgrades Accord Airbag Investigation  

    The U.S. safety agency is conducting an "engineering analysis" of airbags in '08-model Accord 4-door sedans after receiving nearly 300 complaints the devices deployed when the car door is shut too forcibly....More
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    Hyundai Recalls Sonata Sedans Over Transmission Concerns  

    The 883,000 cars covered by the recall have potentially faulty transmission-shift cables that could cause unintended or unexpected movement....More
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