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GM Reportedly Slow to Respond to Auto-Safety Complaints

Internal General Motors Co. documents released yesterday by Congress show that company executives, including Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, were slow to respond to complaints about vehicle safety that built up for more than a decade. In an e-mail sent …

Vaio Laptop Battery Pack Could Overheat Sony Warns

Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it’s possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it’s in the process of creating a program to repair …

Toyota Issues Global Recall of Close to 6.4M Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But …

Mazda Car Recall Due to Possible Spider Damage

Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the U.S. because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack. The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter …

BMW Recalls 232,000 Cars in China

German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries. BMW …

Auto Safety Agency Staffing Cuts Linked to Inadequate Recall Tracking

The U.S. office responsible for monitoring safety defects in cars has had its budget stagnate and its staff cut by one-fifth from highs more than a decade ago, when Congress tried to strengthen it. While no one has connected cuts …

More Than 1M Nissans Recalled Due to Airbag Issue

Nissan Motor Co is recalling 1,053,479 vehicles globally, mostly in the United States, to fix software that could deactivate the front passenger airbag. The vehicle occupant classification system software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, deactivating the airbag …

Strangulation Risk Prompts Recall of 2.7M Ikea Cot Canopies

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling children’s bed canopies because of a strangulation risk. The company says that after receiving complaints from customers it has identified the risk of potential harm in canopies used to cover cots in the models: …

GM Adds 1.18M SUVs in Latest Recall

General Motors is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles, including SUVs, vans and Cadillacs, for defective air bags and other problems. The new recalls come as GM faces multiple investigations over its handling of a recall of more than 1.6 …

Georgia Lawyer Convinced GM to Recall More Cars

Six days after General Motors Co. recalled almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s for a defect that could cause surprise engine shutdowns, lawyer Lance Cooper, a solo practitioner in Georgia, sent government regulators a letter: There are more faulty …