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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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    U.S. Regulators Probe 205,000 Ford Fiestas for Door-Latch Issue  

    The preliminary evaluation covers '11-'13 Fiestas. NHTSA says it has received 61 complaints related to the door-latch problem....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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    GM Issues Corvette Stop-Sale Order; No Recall for Now  

    The automaker does not detail the issues prompting its order to dealers to stop selling '15-model Corvettes, and does not say if it will conduct a recall....More
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    GM's China JV Recalls Cadillacs Over Brake Issue  

    Shanghai General Motors is recalling 38,328 Cadillac sedans sold in China to correct potential problems with the brake-control software....More
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    Ford's China JV Recalls 191,770 Focus Sedans  

    The U.S. automaker's Changan Ford Automobile JV is recalling New Focus and Classic Focus sedans from as far back as the '09 model year to repair potential fuel leaks....More
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    Audi Issues Globall Recall of 70,000 Cars  

    The German luxury brand says the recall covers 3.0L diesel-engine-equipped A4, A5, A6 and A7 models with potentially defective brake boosters....More
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    Honda Recalling 63,200 Vehicles Over Defective Takata Airbag  

    The automaker says the driver's-side airbag in certain '12-'15 CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze models sold mainly in China could contain inflators that open too forcefully and shoot metal fragments into the cabin....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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    More Than 100 Death Claims Filed With GM Ignition-Switch Fund  

    A spokeswoman for Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing the automaker's compensation program, says claims for 107 fatalities allegedly linked to faulty ignition switches are among the 309 total claims submitted so far....More
  • Aug 25, 2014
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    Finally, Voice of Reason

    The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer....More
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    Ford Issues Stop-Sell Order for Some C-Max, Focus Models  

    The automaker has told U.S. dealers to stop selling and test-driving Focus and C-Max models built from Aug. 8-15 because of potentially faulty steering-gear assemblies, although none have been sold....More
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