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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
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    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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    Takata Still on Board as Honda Supplier, Exec Says  

    Senior Managing Officer Yoshihary Yamamoto, who also is Honda's R&D chief, says the automaker will continue doing business with Takata, although its defective airbags have prompted a recall affecting 5 million of its vehicles....More
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    Audi Recalling A4 Models Over Airbag Issues  

    The global recall of 850,000 cars includes 250,000 sold in China, the luxury automaker's biggest market, and 150,000 sold in parent Volkswagen's home base in Germany....More
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    Nissan Global Recall Covers 260,000 Vehicles With Takata Airbags  

    Takata, which manufactured the airbags in cars covered by the Nissan recall, also produced potentially defective airbags in 7.8 million vehicles sold by 10 automakers in the U.S....More
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    Toyota Won't "Dump" Embattled Airbag Supplier Takata, Exec Says  

    Steve St. Angelo, head of the automaker's Latin American operations, says Toyota "is very big on helping a supplier on struggle points" - in Takata's case, potentially defective airbag inflators in millions of cars in the U.S....More
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    Deaths Linked to GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now at 29  

    The office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the automaker's compensation program for victims of the defective part, says it has approved two new death claims....More
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    Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles With Takata Airbags in U.S.  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks with Takata front passenger airbag inflators that can spray metal shrapnel after rupturing....More
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