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    U.S. Investigating 200,000 Nissans Over Brakes  

    The NHTSA probe was prompted by eight consumer complaints that their '13- or '14-model Sentra or Versa cars did not stop even after the driver depressed the brake pedal....More
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    Suzuki Recalls GM-Built Cars in U.S. Over Fire Risk  

    The Japanese automaker tells federal safety regulators that '04-'08-model Forenza and Reno compact cars built by GM have a defective part in the daytime running lights that could overheat and cause a fire....More
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    NHTSA Investigation Focuses on Older Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups  

    The preliminary NHTSA investigation of Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from the '04-'06 model years stems from reports the vehicles started when the clutch was not engaged. At least one incident resulted in a fatality....More
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    EU Asks WTO to Intervene in Tariff Dispute With Russia  

    The EU contends Russia is illegally protecting its own automakers by imposing duties of 29.6% on imported German vans and 23% on imports from Italy, making them less affordable for consumers....More
  • May 20, 2014
    Article

    No Worries, Europeans, EC’s Got Your Back – and Ears

    Once enacted, the region's new noise-reduction regulation states, “The reduction of the number of highly annoyed people will be 25%.” I’ve met more than a few highly annoyed people in Europe, many of them waiting tables in Paris, and traffic noise had nothing to do with it....More
  • Newswire

    Potential Transmission Defect Prompts Ford Truck Recall  

    The recall covers nearly 4,000 commercial versions of Ford's F-Series fullsize pickup truck, which the automaker says could slip into reverse because of a transmission-control software glitch....More
  • Newswire

    Fuel Gauges With False Readings Prompt GM Recall  

    The automaker has notified federal regulators that faulty software could cause fuel-gauge readings in the '14-model Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias to be off by up to one-quarter of a tank, potentially causing the vehicle to run out of fuel and stall....More
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    Drop in European Auto Emissions Exaggerated, Critics Say  

    Although automakers have reached the target of cutting emissions to an average 127 gm/k two years ahead of a 2015 deadline, critics say the test results do not reflect real-world driving conditions....More
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    Taillight Issue Prompts 284,000-Unit Mercedes Recall  

    The automaker is recalling C-Class sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada from the 2008-2011 model years because a faulty electrical-ground connection could cause the taillights to dim or fail....More
  • Newswire

    U.S. Investigating Emergency Brakes on '14 Chevrolet Impala  

    The NHTSA investigation was prompted by a driver's complaint that his car was rear-ended when its autonomous braking system, which is triggered when the vehicle is in danger of hitting the car in front of it or an object, was activated without cause....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Closes Investigation of Saturn Ion Steering Issues  

    Federal safety regulators spent four years investigating power-steering problems involving 335,000 Saturn Ion cars from the '04-'07 model years before General Motors recalled them last month....More
  • Newswire

    GM Ignition-Switch Issue Arose With Cadillac in 2006  

    Documents given to federal safety regulators by supplier Delphi show ignition-switch problems detected in Cadillac SRX sedans more than eight years ago are similar to those that have prompted the current recall of 2.6 million smaller cars....More
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    No F-150 Recall Needed, Regulators Say After Probe  

    NHTSA officials say they are satisfied that Ford responded adequately to complaints about reduced power in the '11-'13-model-year pickups....More
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    Take Defective GM Cars Off Road Until Repaired, Critics Say  

    Regulators are not saying whether they will formally investigate two fatal accidents linked to the ignition-switch malfunction in 2.6 million cars GM is recalling, but the Center for Auto Safety says consumers should stop driving the cars until a probe is launched....More
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