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U.S. Requires Car Makers to Offer Data About Recalls

Starting next summer, U.S. consumers will be able to search a database to find out if recall repairs have been made to their cars or motorcycles.

08/14/2013

This photo taken on Dec. 25, 2012 shows the president of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor, Akio Toyoda, speaking to the press in Tokyo. (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney: Toyota Reaches $1 Billion Settlement In Recall Case

With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains.

12/27/2012

Traffic drives on Interstate 25 on Oct. 2, 2012 in Denver, Colo. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

AAA: More Young Drivers Falling Asleep At The Wheel

New research has found that an increasing number of teenagers are falling asleep at the wheel of their cars.

11/20/2012

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Jeep To Issue Massive Defective Air Bag Recall

Chrysler is issuing a massive worldwide recall of more than 919,000 older-model Jeep SUVs as a result of air bags that can inflate while people are driving them.

11/09/2012

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Those Air Bags May Need a Second Look

Air bags represent a symbol of safety that’s required in all modern cars, but a recent alert issued by the government warns drivers to pump those brakes before hitting the wall.

10/10/2012

A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's (TK Holdings Inc.) current crash-testing facility on Aug. 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Auto Executives: Obama Administration To Warn About Counterfeit Air Bags

The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry officials who have been briefed by the government.

10/10/2012

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Government Investigation Into Power Window Defect Now Includes Over 600,000 Toyota Camrys

A government investigation now includes 600,000 Toyota Camrys along with other vehicles after wide reports of fires in the power window switches. The investigation has now been expanded to over 1.4 million cars and SUVs.

06/18/2012

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A Talking Car? Vehicles Communicate To Each Other To Avoid Crashes

The display at a recent transportation conference was a peek into the future of automotive safety: cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions.

06/08/2012

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Study: Most Gas Pedal Accidents Involve Women Drivers

Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found.

04/13/2012

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