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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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    UPDATE 1-Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags  

    (Adds Takata and Honda comments) By Ben Klayman and Barbara Liston DETROIT/ORLANDO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida....More
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    Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China  

    The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect....More
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    Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags  

    Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007....More
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    Chrysler Issues Global Recall of 900,000-Plus Vehicles  

    The unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 470,000 cars and SUVs from the '11-'14 model years equipped with potentially defective alternators, and 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the '11-'13 model years with exterior heated power mirrors that could experience an electrical short....More
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    Toyota Recalls Nearly 1.7 Million Toyota, Lexus Cars  

    The voluntary recall involves three separate defects in seven Toyota and more than a dozen Lexus models....More
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    Toyota's China JV Recalls 93,700 Vehicles  

    Chinese regulators say the recall covers 93,700 Crown sedans built between Dec. 1, 2009, and June 14, 2012, to fix a brake-fluid leak....More
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    Chrysler Recalls SUVs With Possible Airbag Defect  

    The global recall of more than 184,000 '14-model Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs involves a possible short circuit in a module that could disable airbags and seatbelt pretensioners....More
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    Nissan Recalls Altimas With Possible Hood Latch Glitch  

    The automaker says the recall covers 238,000 '13-model Altima sedans with secondary hood latches that may not hold, possibly allowing the hood to come open while driving....More
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    CORRECTED -(OFFICIAL)- Chrysler recalls 21,470 commercial vans  

    (Corrects number of vans recalled from 31,497 to 21,470 in headline and first paragraph and adds that some are in Canada) DETROIT, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group said on Monday that it is recalling an estimated 21,470 commercial full-size vans in the United States and Canada to replace their head restraints. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat, said the 2014-model Ram ProMaster vans were assembled with head restraints that may exceed the allowable gap between an occupant's head and the restraint....More
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    NHTSA Begins Investigating Steering Complaints From Ford Owners  

    Government safety regulators say they have received 508 complaints about loss of steering power in certain Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, and Mercury Milan midsize sedans from the '10-'12 model years....More
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    GM Conducting Two Global Recalls of 524,384 Vehicles  

    The actions involvingmore than 520,000 Cadillac and Saab SUVs and Chevrolet Spark small cars bring to 71 the number of recalls conducted this year by the No.1 U.S. automaker, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles....More
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    Indian Automaker Maruti Suzuki Plans Recall  

    India's largest automaker says the recall covers nearly 70,000 cars with potentially defective wiring harnesses....More
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    Safety Advocates Seek Federal Probe of Chrysler Vehicles  

    The Center for Auto Safety wants NHTSA to investigate allegedly defective integrated power modules, which control a wide range of functions, in 4.9 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles....More
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    Chrysler Recalls '08-Model Vehicles Over Ignition-Switch Issue  

    The automaker says the recall covers 350,000 various models with ignition switches that may become stuck or inadvertently move....More
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