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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
  • Newswire

    CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags  

    (Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall) DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....More
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    Jeep Repair Deadline Can Be Moved Up, Chrysler Says  

    Chrysler tells NHTSA it can fit trailer hitches onto 1.56 million older Jeep SUVs by March, after the regulator approved the automaker's plan to protect rear fuel tanks by installing the hitches....More
  • Newswire

    EU Investigates Hungarian State Aid for Audi  

    The European Union's executive body is investigating whether the Hungarian government complied with EC rules in granting aid to the German automaker....More
  • Newswire

    Subaru Recall Latest Involving Takata Airbag Issue  

    Subaru is the eighth automaker to recall cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators made by the Japanese supplier and sold in some high-humidity regions of the U.S....More
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    Hyundai Recalls 58,000 Elantra Cars  

    The Korean automaker says the Elantra Touring cars from the '10-'12 model years sold in the U.S. and Canada have a support bracket to the headliner that may become displaced in a side-airbag deployment....More
  • Newswire

    Second Defective Ignition Switch Made in China, GM Says  

    The automaker says the latest switch problem is similar to the defective part linked to at least 13 deaths and the recall of nearly 3.4 million cars....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 4-Honda and others recall nearly 3 mln vehicles over air bag flaw  

    * Honda, Nissan, Mazda recall vehicles for potential Takata air bag issue * Air bags may explode, shoot shrapnel inside cars * Seven automakers also set regional recalls in U.S. (Adds NHTSA comments, paragraphs 11-12) By Yoko Kubota and Ben Klayman...More
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