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    Ford Recalls Fusion Sedans  

    The automaker will recall and repair about 65,000 Fusion models with keys that can be removed from the ignition even if the car is not in "park" position up to 30 minutes after the ignition is off....More
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    Top NHTSA Official Among Witnesses in U.S. Senate Airbag Hearing  

    The Senate Commerce Committee hearing into defective airbags made by Takata will include testimony by NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Freidman, a Honda North America executive and an as-yet unnamed official with the Japanese supplier....More
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    UPDATE 3-GM ignition-switch claims deadline extended to Jan. 31  

    (Adds Senator Blumenthal reaction) Nov 17 (Reuters) - The deadline to file claims under General Motors Co's faulty ignition-switch compensation program has been extended by one month to Jan. 31, said Kenneth Feinberg, the program's administrator. Feinberg's office on Monday updated its list of claims submitted, saying it had approved compensation for the families of 33 victims killed in GM cars with faulty ignition switches....More
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    Ford Says Mustang Driver Hurt by Fragment From Airbag  

    The automaker has not confirmed the 2007 Mustang whose driver was hurt in an August crash was equipped with airbags made by Takata, the supplier of airbags in millions of recalled cars....More
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    UPDATE 6-Takata says it is subject of U.S. criminal probe on air bags  

    * Company says subpoena received from federal grand jury * Honda discloses air bag-related death in Malaysia * Pregnant woman driver died after hit by air bag shrapnel * Honda recalls 170,000 more cars globally (Adds detail on new Mexico production lines, Malaysian fatality) By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito...More
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    Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators  

    The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles....More
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    UPDATE 2-Honda discloses 5th Takata air bag-linked fatality, widens recall  

    * Takata-related Honda recalls now total almost 10 mln cars * First Takata air bag-related death outside U.S. * Takata won't say whether other car makers could be affected * Japan transport min: assuming other car makers may be involved (Adds details on defect; Takata, ministry comments) By Chang-Ran Kim...More
  • Newswire

    Toyota Issues Global Recall of 362,000 Vehicles  

    The largest of the three separate recalls covers 170,000 Camry sedans with defective ball joints that could cause a loss of control of the vehicle....More
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    Chrysler to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators  

    The automaker has notified federal safety regulators that it will begin replacing potentially defective Takata airbag inflators in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December....More
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    Mercedes Recalls C-Class Cars With Possible Steering Defect  

    The German automaker is recalling 10,509 C-Class compacts from the '15 model year because some of the cars could lose steering function at low speed....More
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    Nissan Expands U.S. Recall of Cars With Takata Airbags  

    The number of vehicles recalled increased from about 30,000 to nearly 53,000 after NHTSA received additional information from Takata and consulted with NHTSA, which requested the original recall....More
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    NHTSA Probes Honda Handling of Takata Airbag Defects  

    The regulator is investigating whether Honda, one of 10 global automakers that have recalled millions of vehicles with defective Takata airbags, properly reported deaths or injuries in any of its vehicles equipped with the possibly faulty devices....More
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    Chrysler Recalls 33,443 Light Trucks in U.S. for Tire Pressure Issues  

    Affected in one recall are an estimated 23,053 '14-model Ram ProMaster full-size commercial vans. The second recall affects an estimated 10,390 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country minivans....More
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    Ford Recalls Ford, Lincoln CUVs Over Fire Hazard  

    The automaker is recalling about 200,000 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX models from the '07-'08 model years with fuel-tank brackets that could corrode, causing a fuel leak and possible fire....More
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    Two Chrysler Recalls Cover 560,000 Vehicles  

    The automaker is recalling 381,876 Ram trucks from the '10-'14 model years to repair fuel-heater housings that could overheat and cause fuel leaks, and 184,186 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the '14 model year to upgrade electronic-stability-control system software....More
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    Honda India Recalls Cars With Potential Airbag Defect  

    The Japanese automaker's Indian subsidiary will replace the driver's-side airbag inflator in more than 2,300 cars and SUVs....More
  • Oct 24, 2014
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    Driving in Greece Stressful, But Worth It

    The islands are lovely to visit, but be prepared for narrow winding roads with few guardrails to protect the buses, ATVs, scooters, cars and pedestrians that use them. And don’t bother looking for road signs....More
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