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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    BMW Opens Limited Airbag Probe  

    The German automaker is examining limited numbers of its cars in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at the request of NHTSA, which is trying to determine whether airbag inflators supplied by Japan's Takata may fail in highly humid areas....More
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    UPDATE 3-U.S. ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler  

    (Adds comments by safety experts, adds consumer complaints on Jeeps) By Bernie Woodall and Marilyn W. Thompson DETROIT/WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles for potential ignition-switch problems, expanding a probe beyond General Motors Co to another Detroit automaker....More
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    NHTSA Investigating Chrysler Airbag Recall  

    Regulators are studying the effectiveness of a 2012 recall of more than 744,000 older-model Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs after six consumers complained airbags inadvertently deployed after repairs were made....More
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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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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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