Nissan recalls Versa to fix suspension prone to corrosion from road salt

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Nissan is recalling 218,019 Versa cars in the U.S. to fix a front suspension problem caused by road salt that can corrode the front coil springs....
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EPA says recall of VW diesel cars 'likely'

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The EPA said today that a recall of affected Volkswagen diesel cars in the ongoing emissions scandal would "likely" take place....
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VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales....
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Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar minivans for possible cracking in the rear axle....
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Hyundai to recall 470,000 Sonatas in the U.S. over engine issue

10:03 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Hyundai said it would recall 470,000 Sonata sedans in the United States to replace faulty engine parts, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....
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VW customers, dealers seek speedy action on emissions scandal

Sept. 24, 2015 11:32 CET

Volkswagen must move quickly to recall and refit models rigged to pass U.S. emissions tests to limit the long-term impact to its reputation, European dealers and consumer protection bodies say....
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Ghosn says it would be hard to hide efforts to cheat emissions data

Sept. 23, 2015 11:02 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said it would be difficult for an automaker to conceal internally an effort to falsify vehicle emissions data, such as has happened at VW. He said the VW diesel scandal is a challenge for other global producers, who now face scrutiny over their own practices....
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Rosekind says VW's deception weakens confidence in auto safety

10:32 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said today the emissions crisis at Volkswagen -- along with major recent recalls at General Motors, Takata and elsewhere -- weakens confidence in the auto industry....
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Volkswagen owners want payback over pollution-control cheating

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

John Decker bought his 2013 Volkswagen Jetta diesel thinking he was doing his part to improve the environment and reduce his carbon footprint. Now that VW has admitted its claims about the model's performance were false, he just wants the company to buy it back from him....
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VW faces legal fallout from cheating -- this time in Germany

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Volkswagen's legal problems started in the U.S., but the world's biggest carmaker is finding the fallout over its cheating on U.S. environmental tests is extending to its home market....
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Curious clean-air group discovered VW emissions violations

11:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

It didn't add up. The Volkswagens were spewing harmful exhaust when testers drove them on the road. In the lab, they were fine. Discrepancies in the European tests on the diesel models of the VW Passat, the VW Jetta and the BMW X5 last year gave Peter Mock an idea....
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VW shares plunge 20% on emissions scandal; U.S. widens probe

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Volkswagen shares had plunged more than 20 percent today, their biggest one-day fall, after the German carmaker admitted it had rigged emissions tests in the United States, and U.S. authorities said they would widen their probe to other manufacturers....
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Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

Federal prosecutors today announced a $900 million fine against General Motors and said they have ruled out criminal charges against some -- but not all -- of the 15 GM employees fired in connection with last year’s ignition-switch recall....
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Despite settlements, GM still faces exposure in civil suits

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

General Motors' potential liability over flawed ignition switches isn't over yet, and billions of dollars remain at stake. GM agreed today to pay $575 million to end a shareholder suit tied to the defect and more than 1,380 civil cases by victims. A separate $900 million accord with the U.S. government resolved a criminal probe into the matter....
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GM sets aside $575 million for death and injury settlements

9:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

GM said it will take a $575 million charge in the third quarter to settle 1,380 death and injury claims related to 2014 recalls, as well as a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders....
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Toyota recalls 423,500 RAV4s in U.S. for windshield wipers issue

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales USA said it would recall about 423,500 RAV4 SUVs in the United States for an issue related to windshield wipers....
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FCA issues three recalls for 1.7 million trucks

8:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling about 1.73 million trucks for defects including a wiring harness that may short-circuit and set off an airbag. The largest recall covers 1.06 million trucks in the U.S....
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Cadillac recalls 121,000 ATS sedans for defroster defect

11:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

General Motors said it is recalling 121,000 Cadillac ATS sedans because the rear-window defroster can overheat and potentially catch fire. The automaker said it is aware of four fires related to the defect, but not of any crashes, injuries or deaths....
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BLOG: Why U.S. isn't ready for a law that grounds vehicles with open recalls

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

AutoNation's declaration that it won’t sell a vehicle that has an open recall may prompt renewed calls to make that policy the law of the land. Such a law would be a mistake, at least under our current system of government recalls....
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FCA pays owners to get recall work done

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is spiffing owners of recalled vehicles to either get them fixed or replace them with new units. The offers are part of a settlement the automaker reached with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and may hint at what NHTSA will ask of automakers in future recalls....
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AutoNation grounds vehicles under recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2015

AutoNation will stop selling vehicles with open recalls on them. The policy will be costly, and the company estimates it will ground 5-10 percent of its inventory at any given time. But it's the right thing to do for customers, CEO Mike Jackson says....
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FCA to recall 7,810 SUVs to prevent hacking

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it would recall 7,810 SUVs in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking....
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Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Nissan North America is recalling nearly 300,000 small cars over concerns that an interior trim panel near the accelerator pedal could trap a driver's foot, possibly causing unwanted acceleration or delaying braking....
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U.S. drops estimates for vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags by 36%

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

U.S. auto safety regulators now believe about 19.2 million U.S. vehicles are covered by the recalls for Takata airbag inflators that can explode in a crash, 36 percent fewer than were thought earlier this summer to carry the defective parts....
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FCA recalls 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokees to fix windshield wiper defect

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because of a defect that could cause windshield wipers to stop working....
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