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    Chrysler Recalling 900,000 SUVs for Vanity-Mirror Fix  

    The automaker will repair the wiring in the vanity mirrors of some '11-'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models to prevent possible short circuits....More
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    Barra Driving Change at GM

    Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims....More
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    Software Problem Prompts Honda to Recall Hybrids in Japan  

    The automaker says the recall covers more than 175,000 Fit and Vezel subcompact hybrids whose engine-control units could cause the vehicle to move or speed abruptly....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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    Mazda Global Airbag Recall Extends to China  

    The Japanese automaker will recall more than 42,000 China-built cars over potentially defective airbags produced by Takata, of which 10.6 million have been recalled globally over the past five years....More
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    Rusting Brake Lines Prompt U.S. Subaru Recall  

    The recall of 660,238 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Forester vehicles are registered in cold-weather states where brake-line corrosion could cause brake fluid to leak and impair the brakes' effectiveness....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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    Subaru, Mitsubishi Received Potentially Defective Takata Airbags  

    The Japanese supplier says that, in addition to seven manufacturers recalling vehicles with airbag inflators that potentially could explode with too much force, Subaru and Mitsubishi also received some of the devices....More
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    GM's China JV Recalls Buicks Over Headlight Complaints  

    The recall of 194,107 Buick vehicles built by Shanghai General Motors was prompted by owner complaints about inability to turn off the headlights' high beam....More
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    More GM Recalls Possible, CEO Barra Says  

    The 30-year GM veteran says the automaker will "take the action that we need," including issuing more recalls, if it finds additional defects that already have prompted the recall of 20 million cars....More
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    Ford Tells Owners to Park '14 F-150 Trucks With Suspect Power Steering  

    The automaker says it has delivered to customers about 260 of the 5,675 pickups with potentially faulty electric-power-steering systems, and has ordered dealers not to sell the remainder until they are repaired....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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    REFILE-GM recalls 511,528 Chevy Camaros because key bump can cause power loss  

    (Refiles to add dropped letter in "Camaros" in headline) June 13 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday it will recall 511,528 Chevrolet Camaro cars, mainly in North America, because a driver's knee can bump the key fob and turn it out of the "run" position, causing a loss of power. GM said it is aware of three crashes causing four "minor" injuries believed related to this issue....More
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    CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Mitsubishi Motors recalls 920,000 vehicles over light switch glitch  

    (In third paragraph, Mitsubishi Motors corrects number of recalled vehicles in Australia to 115,000, not 85,000) TOKYO, June 12 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling about 920,000 vehicles globally for a glitch in the light switch that could prevent headlights and blinkers from working, the car maker said on Thursday. No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the glitch, Mitsubishi said....More
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    UPDATE 2-GM CEO to testify on recall next week at U.S. congressional hearing  

    (Adds GM comment in last paragraph) WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra will testify on June 18 at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 13 deaths, the subcommittee said on Wednesday....More
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