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Safety Agency Reviews Ford Recall of Cars Prone to Overheat, Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and catch fire after the company proposed a remedy that doesn’t …

Fire Risk, Door Latch Issue Prompts Ford Recall of 570K Vehicles

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 quarter of …

Window, Door Glitch Prompts Nissan Altima Recall

You might not want to open a rear window if you’re driving a Nissan Altima. The company is recalling nearly 363,000 of the midsize cars worldwide from the 2015 through 2017 model years because the doors might open if a …

Takata Airbag Recall of 42M Cars Needs to Move More Quickly

The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Expressing renewed concern about the pace of the recall, which is the largest …

Recalled Midea Dehumidifiers Caused Reported $4.8M in Property Damage

Humidifiers made by GD Midea and sold between January 2003 and December 2013 are being recalled due to the potential to overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. According to an alert issued by the Consumer …

New Recall Headache for Samsung, 3M Washing Machines

In another black eye for one of the world’s leading consumer brands, U.S. authorities announced a recall Friday of nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines following several reports of injuries – including a broken jaw – due to “excessive vibration.” …

Auto Safety Chief Says Honda Should do More to Fix Dangerous Airbags

Honda must do more to track down owners of 300,000 cars with highly dangerous Takata airbag inflators and make sure they are repaired, the nation’s top auto safety regulator said Wednesday. Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety …

Samsung Sends Fire-Proof Boxes for Galaxy Note 7 Returns

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it is sending fire-resistant packages to its customers in the U.S. as a precaution against possible fires or explosions from Galaxy Note 7s they return to retailers. Samsung is offering prepaid shipping boxes as an option …

Samsung Adjusts Note 7 Smartphone Production Schedule After Fire Reports

Samsung’s crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly released versions offered as replacements for recalled fire-prone devices have also overheated or caught fire. The company, …

Feds Probe Complaints of More F-150 Brake Failures

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks for brake failures should be expanded to more model years. The probe covers about 282,000 pickups with 3.5-liter six-cylinder engines from 2015 and 2016. The National Highway …