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    UPDATE 2-Japan's 3 top carmakers to expand Takata air bag recalls by millions  

    (Changes slug, recasts, adds details, context) By Chang-Ran Kim and Mari Saito TOKYO, May 13 (Reuters) - Japan's three biggest carmakers said on Wednesday they would expand a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp , saying they were taking back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co said they were recalling some 6.5 million vehicles globally, while Honda Motor Co Ltd said it would follow suit, without giving further details....More
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    Most Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test  

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says of seven vehicles subjected to its small-overlap front-crash test, only the Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler earned a "good" rating, while the Ford Flex was rated "acceptable" and the rest "marginal" or "poor."...More
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    We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars 4

    Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out how to deal with it....More
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    NHTSA Probes Possible Fire Risk From FCA Recall Repair  

    NHTSA says it has received eight reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs following repairs made under a 2014 recall over a potential electrical defect....More
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    Ford Expands Door-Latch Recall  

    The automaker is recalling 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars to repair driver's door latches that might unlatch while the vehicle is in motion, after recalling 390,000 of those models last week....More
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    Ford Recalls 591,000+ Vehicles in North America  

    The automaker is conducting four separate recalls, the largest of which affects 518,313 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2013-2015 model years and '15-model Ford Edge CUVs with potentially faulty steering systems....More
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    EU Mandates Automatic Emergency Calling in Cars  

    The measure requires that emergency-calling technology be installed in all cars and light trucks in Europe by April 2018....More
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    NHTSA Probes Report of Injury From Takata Airbag  

    Police and hospital records show a Florida driver was struck in the neck by a shard of metal when an '03-model Honda Civic's Takata airbag exploded....More
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    Nissan, BMW Recall Involves Possibly Faulty Fuel Pumps  

    Nissan is recalling more than '14-model 95,000 Rogue SUVs sold in the U.S. and Canada, and BMW is recalling about 70,500 '14- and '15-model cars sold globally, because their Robert Bosch-supplied fuel pumps may fail....More
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    Drivers in Cold-Weather States Warned of Rusted Brakes  

    The NHTSA advisory to owners of older-model vehicles in states where use of road salt exposes brakes to possible corrosion follows complaints about some General Motors trucks and SUVs....More
  • Newswire

    BMW Recalls 53,000 X3 Models in China  

    The recall of 53,317 Germany-built xDrive20i, xDrive 28i and xDrive35i X3 models with a possible defect in the engine-wiring harness and fuel-supply system is limited to China....More
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    U.S. Regulators Probe Nissan Versa for Potential Pedal Issue  

    Two dozen complaints have been logged with NHTSA that a trim panel covering carpet to the right of the accelerator interferes with free movement of a driver's right foot....More
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    U.S. Safety Regulators Investigate VW Sedans for Electrical Issue  

    The investigation is focused on '12-model Passat and CC sedans....More
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    U.S. Safety Officials Review Petition to Reopen Probe of Ford Headlights  

    The North Carolina Consumers Council asked officials at NHTSA to open a probe into 517,945 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans....More
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    Honda Hires Engineering Firm to Study Takata Airbag Defect  

    Honda's hiring of the Exponent engineering consultancy is separate from an investigation commissioned by it and nine other automakers to probe the cause of potentially lethal ruptures in Takata airbags....More
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    Car-Seat Maker Graco Hit With $10 Million Fine  

    Following the nation's largest recall of child seats the company, accused of failing to give timely notice of defective buckles, will pay $3 million now and spend $7 million on efforts to improve child safety...More
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    Chinese Media Exposé Prompts JLR Recall of Land Rover SUVs  

    The recall of 36,451 Evoque SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years follows a request by a Chinese government watchdog agency and local media reports the luxury automaker used defective gearboxes....More
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