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Ram pickup air bags can fail in rollover; one death reported

May 12, 2017 The Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 1 million Ram pickups in North America due to a software glitch that could prevent side air bags and seatbelts from deploying during a rollover. The company’s U.S. division said Friday

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Dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars, experts say

April 19, 2017 Tom Krisher and Ken Ritter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from

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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4M vehicles; engines can fail

April 7, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Hyundai and Kia are recalling 1.4 million cars and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and South Korea because the engines can fail and stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers some of the Korean automakers’

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Ford recalls 570K vehicles in North America and Europe for fire risk, door latch trouble

March 29, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first

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Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

February 28, 2017 Tom Krisher and Ed White - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The

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Three Takata workers indicted, accused of hiding air bag defects

January 13, 2017 Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin and Ed White - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted three former employees of Takata Corp., charging them with concealing deadly defects in the Japanese company’s automotive air bag inflators. The indictments on six counts of conspiracy and wire fraud

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Transport Canada warns some Ram pickups at risk of fire from alternator short

October 19, 2016 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for about 10,000 Ram pickup trucks and other Fiat Chrysler vehicles that are at increased risk of stalling or fire in the engine compartment due to an electrical short. The federal

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Nissan recalls 10,819 vehicles in Canada due to potential fluid leak, fire hazard

September 9, 2016 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Nissan is recalling about 134,000 cars and SUVs worldwide, including 10,819 in Canada, because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases, the company says people should park the vehicles outside until they are fixed. The

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Toyota recalls 21,722 vehicles in Canada

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Toyota Canada Inc. has announced that it is changing the remedy for 21,722 model year 2006 to 2011 Toyota RAV4 and model year 2010 Lexus HS250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall. In the earlier action, if the nuts for

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7 automakers add 4.4M vehicles to Takata recall

June 2, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Seven automakers are adding nearly 4.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to the massive Takata air bag inflator recall. Documents detailing recalls by General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford, Daimler Vans, BMW, Jaguar-Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz were posted Thursday by

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8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata air bags

May 27, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by

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Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

May 5, 2016 Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday. The recall expansion