Product recalls

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen on a car in Berlin. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash. The government probe covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the 2010 to 2014 CC and Passat, the 2010 to 2013 Eos, the 2011 to 2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta and Tiguan, and the 2012 to 2014 Jetta Sportwagen. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:11 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire. The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from 2011 through 2015 with two fuel tanks. Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. government say...
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November 15, 2017 - 2:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls. Both automakers petitioned safety regulators to escape recalls involving more than 3 million vehicles. They contend that testing...
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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., displays Nerf's "Zombie Strike" crossbow during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Boston, where the child safety group released its annual holiday list of the 10 most hazardous toys. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
November 14, 2017 - 11:44 am
BOSTON (AP) — Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at a Boston...
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Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows as Saikawa apologized to customers, dealers, partners and government authorities for the recent faulty inspections scandal, at the start of a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is seeing fiscal second-quarter profit slip 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. Nissan, allied with Renault SA of France, reported Wednesday a July-September profit of 141.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), down from 146.1 billion yen the same period last year. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 12:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second-quarter profit slipped 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. The news conference Wednesday announcing the results at the company's...
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FILE - This April 1, 2014, file photo shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va., one of many parts recalled by General Motors more than a decade after the company knew about defects. General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
October 29, 2017 - 6:04 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California, after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive business...
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Japanese automaker Subaru’s Chief Executive and President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Yoshinaga said Friday the company’s vehicle inspections have been flawed for years, carried out by workers unauthorized to do the task. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese automaker Subaru bowed deeply in apology Friday as the company admitted that it has been carrying out flawed inspections of its Japan-made cars for years. The announcement by Subaru's chief executive and president, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, was the latest in a flurry of...
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Japanese automaker Subaru’s Chief Executive and President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Yoshinaga said Friday the company’s vehicle inspections have been flawed for years, carried out by workers unauthorized to do the task. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese automaker Subaru bowed deeply in apology Friday as the company admitted that it has been carrying out flawed inspections of its Japan-made cars for years. The announcement by Subaru's chief executive and president, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, was the latest in a flurry of...
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October 16, 2017 - 12:14 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag. Germany's dpa news agency reported Monday that 400,000 of the vehicles were registered in Britain...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. A Senate panel plans to take up a bill Oct. 4, 2017, intended to clear away obstacles to a new era in which cars drive themselves. Safety advocates said it would give automakers free reign to put unsafe vehicles on the road. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
October 04, 2017 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to clear away obstacles to a new era of self-driving cars is facing opposition from safety advocates who say it would give automakers free rein to put unsafe vehicles on the road. A Senate panel is scheduled to take up the measure on Wednesday. It would allow automakers to...
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