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BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

April 18, 2019 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires. Two years ago the company recommended that the vehicles be parked outdoors until problems are fixed. The recall expansion covers a

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Mazda recalls more than 200K cars in U.S., Canada due to failing wipers

April 15, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Mazda recalls more than 200K cars in U.S., Canada due to failing wipers OTTAWA – Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail. The company says in

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Safety recall affects 1.7 million vehicles in North America

January 10, 2019 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of

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How the feds are changing vehicle safety in Canada

February 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A bill affecting vehicle safety recalls and emerging automotive technologies could soon become law with the passage Wednesday in the House of Commons of Bill S-2. Bill S-2 brings “one of the most significant changes” to the 47-year-old federal Motor

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Vehicle defect correction bill debated in Commons

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s transport minister will have the power to “order a company to correct a defect or non-compliance in a vehicle or equipment” if a bill debated Tuesday in the House of Commons is passed into law. “If a situation arose

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Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags: Associated Press analysis

August 1, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A government effort to speed up recalls of more than 21 million of the most dangerous Takata air bag inflators is falling short, according to an analysis of completion rates by The Associated Press. Nearly 10 million inflators

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Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall

July 12, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation’s largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, all with

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Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, U.S.

June 26, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators

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Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

June 20, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and

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Two-thirds of defective Takata airbags still not repaired, U.S. senator reports

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Approximately two-thirds of recalled inflators involved in the Takata recall in the United States have not yet been repaired, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) reported late last week. “The numbers provided to Nelson by the independent monitor appointed to oversee

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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