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Defective Seatbelts; Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonatas

            Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the seatbelt anchor was not properly fastened and could detach in an accident. Only one injury has been reported at the time of the recall. Hyundai said that they will begin reaching out to affected owners in early April. (more…)

Takata Airbag Update: BMW Recalls 230,000 Additional Vehicles

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Takata Update: BMW Recalls 230,000 Additional Vehicles Last week, BMW announced the recall of an additional 230,000 vehicles over concerns that they may have defective Takata inflators. The German automaker told U.S. authorities that they recently discovered that some of Takata’s faulty inflators had been used as a replacement part in certain older vehicles after […]

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Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altima Models; Rear Doors May Open Unexpectedly When backseat passengers open their windows in certain Nissan Altimas, the doors may unexpectedly open as well.  Nissan reportedly received word of such an incident back in August 2016, but claims to have initially thought the problem was a one-off event. Nissan Motor Co. further claims […]

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VW Recalls 576,921 Audi Vehicles; Potentially Faulty Inflators & Coolant-Pumps Pose Fire Risk

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VW Recalls 576,921 Audi Vehicles Due to Potential Fire Risk As Volkswagen works to resolve their massive 2016 diesel emissions cheating scandal, recalls continue to plague the company’s reputation.  At the end of January, Volkswagen announced 342,867 potentially faulty coolant-pumps may go up in flames and 234,054 airbag inflators can rupture, posing a fatality hazard. […]

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Takata Agrees to Plead Guilty & Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Expands

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Takata to Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Continues to Expand The largest automotive recall in U.S. history continues to grow as regulators say more than 20 million dangerous Takata airbag inflators remain on American roads.  It is now estimated that 42 million vehicles, equipped with around 70 million defective Takata inflators, will be recalled […]

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted The second week of January was not kind to Volkswagen (VW). The German automaker has agreed to plead guilty to charges brought by U.S. Authorities, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, deceiving U.S. consumers, and violating the Clean Air Act. The guilty plea came with […]

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Mercedes Recalls 47,799 Vehicles; SUV Airbags Could Fail in Crash

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Mercedes Recalls 47,799; SUV Airbags Could Fail in Crash A glitch in the Mercedes-Benz Occupant Classification System (OCS) software found in 47,799 of their SUVs, has led the German luxury automaker to announce their first recall of 2017 in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to U.S. authorities, faulty sensors in the […]

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Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

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Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk With two days left in 2016 Polaris Industries, a publicly traded U.S. manufacturer announced the recall of 9,900 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over concerns that they can potentially leak fuel and go up in flames. Persistent fire safety concerns have forced Polaris, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer […]

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Honda Recalls 690K Odyssey Minivans; Seats Deemed Unstable

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Minivan Seats Deemed Unstable; Honda Recalls 690K Vehicles At the end of December Honda recalled 686,463 Odyssey minivans in North America over concerns that the second-row seats can come loose in an accident. Some consumers have even reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that they have experienced their seats shifting while simply […]

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Volkswagen Emission Scandal Close to Latest Billion Dollar Settlement

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Volkswagen Close to Latest Billion Dollar Settlement Covering 83,000 Vehicles Details of the next chapter in Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel emission cheating scandal have surfaced, raising the current estimated cost to $17.5 billion in the United States alone. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that this latest settlement, between VW and 83,000 owners of their 3.0L […]

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