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  • Chrysler's Jeep recall drags on as GM's ignition switch saga begins

    Nearly 10 months after agreeing to recall 1.56 million Jeeps, Chrysler is still gearing up to fix the SUVs. Safety advocates critical of Chrysler's slow reaction say the company is taking too long in another case showing the National Highway Safety...
  • Spiders catch Mazda in recall web again

    Spiders catch Mazda in recall web again
    (Reuters) - For the second time in three years, Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a web that blocks a vent in the engine. Mazda told U.S. regulators...
  • Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Mazda6

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 42,000 model-year 2010-2012 Mazda6 midsize sedans manufactured between Sept. 14, 2009, and May 2, 2011, and equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. The Problem: Spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking...
  • Mazda spiders return, 42k Mazda6 sedans recalled for webby fuel tanks

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Mazda It seems that Yellow Sac spiders really, really love Mazda. Three years after Mazda recalled 52,000 Mazda6 sedans over spider webs obstructing the evaporative canister vent lines of 2009 and 2010 Mazda6 models,...
  • Auto-parts supplier says GM knew ignition switches were faulty

    WASHINGTON Congressional staff investigating the widening General Motors ignition switch recall of 2.2 million vehicles said Sunday there are indications GM approved the design of the switches in 2002 even though the company knew they did not meet...
  • GM must come clean, compensate victims

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, April 3: For the car-buying public indeed, for all drivers the news from the latest General Motors scandal is deeply discouraging: Some companies remain loath to reveal mistakes even...
  • Backup cameras to be required on all new cars by 2018

    Backup cameras to be required on all new cars by 2018
    WASHINGTON Federal regulators issued a rule Monday giving makers of cars and light-duty trucks four years to make rear-visibility technology a standard feature on their vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a rule...
  • Edward Niedermeyer: GM's Barra knows nothing about anything

    The last time Congress convened hearings on an automotive safety scandal, during the early 2010 furor over sudden unintended acceleration in Toyotas, the crucial takeaway was how little members of Congress understood cars or the car business. This week,...
  • Recall Alert: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 644,354 model-year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs manufactured from Jan. 5, 2010, through Sept. 8, 2013. The Problem: A brake booster's center shell may corrode and allow water to get inside, which could...
  • U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls

    U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes, as a U.S. Senate hearing opened on Wednesday with accusations that the company fostered "a...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...