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U.S. Auto Recalls Slow in 2017 From Takata-Boosted Pace

The number of U.S. vehicles recalled for safety or technical defects plummeted in 2017 after several years of record levels amid major auto safety crises. Manufacturers recalled about 30.7 million vehicles last year, down 42 percent from a record of …

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Vehicles on Roads Today Have Open Safety Recalls

Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. There are more than 47 million cars …

Takata Recalls 5.1M U.S. Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbag Inflators

U.S. auto safety regulators said Tuesday that airbag maker Takata Corp declared 5.1 million U.S. vehicles defective, as the company disclosed an 11th death could be linked to a faulty airbag. Most of the vehicles mentioned in numerous previous recalls …

Automakers Recalled 51M U.S. Vehicles in 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that automakers recalled 51.3 million vehicles in the United States last year, the second-highest ever, in 868 separate campaigns. NHTSA and automakers have come under harsh criticism on auto safety issues …

U.S. Auto Recalls in 2015 Break Record Set Year Before

Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding airbags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles. The 2015 number barely beat the old record set in 2014, after that total was adjusted …

Latest Airbag Death Reveals Flaws in U.S. Recall System

From 2010 to 2012, Honda Motor Co. said it made multiple attempts to notify the owner of a 2001 Accord that the car’s airbag was faulty and needed replacing. Last July, with the car sold to another person and repairs …

Federal Bill Offers Giveaways to Auto, Trucking Industries

Despite record auto recalls and rising highway deaths, Congress is ignoring changes sought by safety advocates and proposing giveaways to the auto and trucking industries that the Obama administration and others say could make matters worse. A House Energy and …

Fiat Chrysler Fails to Report Some Death and Injury Claims Despite Record $105M Fine

Two months after receiving a record $105 million fine for lapses in U.S. auto safety recalls, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV faces new problems over lax safety reports that could lead to additional financial penalties for the Italian-U.S. automaker. Federal regulators …

Survey Finds Americans Sick of Recalls, Less Satisfied With Cars

Number of Future Auto Recalls Expected to Rise

Increased scrutiny by federal regulators with bipartisan support from legislators will lead to more frequent and larger auto recalls in the future, according to a new automotive warranty and recall report released by Stout Risius Ross, a global financial advisory …