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What We Know The Largest Auto Recall In US History

By Brian Chase on May 26, 2015 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Takata Corporation will declare 33.8 million vehicles defective because they are equipped with airbags that can explode and injure occupants with sharp pieces of metal.

At federal regulators’ insistence, the airbag manufacturer that supplied to various automakers, has acknowledged that a defect exists in its airbag inflators.

Takata has agreed to a national recall of the defective airbag inflators that were made with a propellant that can …Read the rest »

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Federal Regulators Criticize Chrysler For Late Response On Safety Recalls

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2015 - No comments

Fiat Chrysler RecallFederal regulators have expressed deep concern about the slow pace of repairs for vehicle defect recalls issued by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a hearing July 2 to question Fiat Chrysler about the reason behind the slow response.

Officials say each of the safety defects for which Chrysler vehicles were recalled presents an unreasonable risk to …Read the rest »

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Toyota and Nissan Recall Millions Of Vehicles For Defective Takata Airbags

By Brian Chase on May 19, 2015 - No comments

Toyota RecallJapanese automakers Toyota and Nissan issued a massive safety recall for 6.5 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbags that could explode and cause serious injuries.

According to a news report in The New York Times, the new recalls included more recent models than the companies had previously said needed fixing.

Toyota said that the airbag mechanisms in some cars may be …Read the rest »

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GM Recalls Malibu Cars For Defective Seatbelts & Seat Anchors

By Brian Chase on May 17, 2015 - No comments

GM RecallGeneral Motors Company announced two auto defect recalls for problems with seatbelts and seats that may not be properly anchored.

According to a Detroit News report, the automaker is recalling nearly 469,000 2011-2012 Chevy Malibu cars because a steel cable connected to the safety belt can fail.

According to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the flexible steel cable that connects the safety belt to the vehicle can …Read the rest »

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Smart Cars Recalled For Steering Problems

By Brian Chase on May 12, 2015 - No comments

Mercedes RecallMercedes Benz has issued an auto defect recall for certain 2014-2015 model year SmartForTwo minicars to fix a problem, which could result in a broken steering gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to documentation submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fault lies with the steering gear bolts on the front crossmember of the affected cars built on the previous-generation Smart 451 platform.

Increased Risk of a Crash

Mercedes-Benz officials say a certain batch of bolts used between …Read the rest »

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Bill Proposed To Curb Rentals Of Recalled Cars

By Brian Chase on May 11, 2015 - No comments

Rental Car RecallA new bill that aims to prevent companies from renting out defective or recalled vehicles that have not been repaired has been released in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

According to a news report in Law360, the Senate bill, which has been proposed in each of the past three legislative sessions, was reintroduced by U.S. senators Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Claire McCaskill and Bill Nelson.

An identical bill was introduced in the House as well. Schumer reiterated that …Read the rest »

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What We Know The Largest Auto Recall In US History

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