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VW Group Recalls More Than 93,500 Cars Over Fuel Leak Problems


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If you're still happy while cruising around in your 2011 through 2013 VW, Audi or Porsche, you may want to brace yourself for a pesky yet necessary trip to the dealer in order to replace your fuel injector rails.

Polaris Stop Sale of Slingshot, Issues Recall for Possible Steering Rack Fault


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Polaris has just announced that it is stopping sale of the new Slingshot three-wheeler after it discovered some vehicles may have defective ball bearings in their steering racks – it’s issuing a voluntary recall.

Lincoln Recalls All MKCs Built Through September to Relocate Push-Button Starter


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Ford announced it is recalling all Lincoln MKC SUVs built through September 9, 2014, for two separate issues that can cause the engine to shut off while driving.

 The main issue affects all 13,574 MKCs built and is related to the design of the push-button starter and gear shifter on the MKC’s center stack.

VW Recalls Nearly 88,000 Cars In The U.S. Over Fire Risk, Headlight Concerns


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Volkswagen of America has issued two recalls this week concerning US-market 2014 and 2015 model-year Golfs, GTIs, Beetles, Passats and Jettas.

NHTSA Wins Most Legal Battles Against Automakers


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Since the 1960s, when car safety became an issue and relevant laws were drafted, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has had a history of prevailing over recall issues that end up in court.

Porsche Recalls 205 918 Spyders Worldwide to Replace Chassis Components


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As you probably know, Porsche will only build 918 units of the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar, all of which have been already sold. But 205 owners of the $1,180,000 sports car will not be very thrilled to hear that their cars will be recalled “as a precautionary measure.”

Nissan Recalls 470,000 Vehicles Globally for Possible Fuel Leaks


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Nissan announced that it is issuing a worldwide recall for around 470,000 cars and SUVs over possible fuel leaks. The recall affects Nissan and Infiniti vehicles from 2012 to 2015 model years with direct injection engines.

NHTSA Lambasts Chrysler for Limiting Recalls Concerning Faulty Airbags


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Last Friday, National Highway Traffic Safety Association Deputy Chief David Friedman called out Chrysler for its decision to limit an earlier recall for defective passenger-side airbag deflators.

Park Mode Malfunction May Cause TLX to Roll Away, Acura Halts Sales


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The TLX sedan was revealed at the 2014 New York Auto Show as a 2015 model and has so far been a sales success for Acura, clinching second place behind only τηε MDX crossover. Unfortunately for Honda’s premium brand, it has just been hit by a recall.

BMW Recalls i8 for Risk of Fire


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Some i8 owners will soon be receiving a recall notice from BMW which has discovered a potential fire risk present in some of the cars manufactured so far.

We don’t know if an actual fire prompted the manufacturer to issue the recall of the 223 cars it believes to be affected, but whenever fire is even a possibility, things need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Jaguar Recalls 7,000 F-Types in the US for Defect in Passenger Airbag Activation


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According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 7,097 of the F-Type in the US because of a faulty passenger-side airbag wiring.

Fire Risk Prompts Ford to Recall 2015 Mustang


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Ford has jumped ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issuing a new recall for the 2015 Mustang over a potential fuel line leak.

Cadillac to Replace 2015 Escalade's Dashboard Cover After Running Into Airbag Troubles


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GM issued a recall covering 1,022 units of its 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs in the States, after discovering a problem with the passenger airbag.

GM CEO Mary Barra Won’t Receive Award After Recall Protest


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The National Women's History Museum was to honor General Motors CEO Mary Bara with the Katharine Graham Living Legacy Award at a ceremony held in Washington, DC, next Monday. It turns, after all, than not only won’t receive the award but won’t be attending the event at all.

Maker Of Airbags At Center Of Scandal Knew About Flaw In 2004


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In a huge blow for embattled airbag manufacturer Takata, a new report from former employees reveals the company knew about the problems with its devices for a decade.

Chrysler Recalls 33,443 Light Trucks Over Tire Pressure Monitor Problems


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Judging by the number of recalls in 2014, it seems that many automotive suppliers have lots quality control problems that seriously affect car companies.

VW Recalling 1.14 Million Cars in China and the US over Suspension Issues


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Volkswagen has announced it is recalling more than a million cars in North America and China to sort out a potential problem with rear suspension parts.

Toyota Recalls 1.67 Million Vehicles for Three Separate Issues


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Toyota has been hit with a new significant recall involving  1,67 million vehicles worldwide for three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could affect braking performance.

GM Issues Another Set Of Recalls, Including SRX, Spark and a Saab


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General Motors has announced three more recalls for its vehicles, bringing the count up to around 30 million cars and trucks recalled in 2014.

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles in North America for Airbag Issue


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Ford has announced it is recalling 850,050 2013-2014 C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America for a “potential issue” with the restraints control module.