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Fiat Recalling More Than 18,000 500Ls

March 17, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.                                         

Honda Recalling Almost 900,000 Minivans

March 17, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to documents, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic chemicals, like those found in fertilizers.                         

Plant In Listeria Outbreak Had Previous Violations

March 13, 2014 10:38 pm | by Randall Chase, Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal inspectors have found several problems over the years at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted after a deadly outbreak of a food-borne bacteria.            

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GM Excluded Deaths From Ignition Inquiry

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

According to the chronology, GM employees were told about most of the Ion crash deaths within two weeks of when they occurred. So GM knew about the deaths but still failed to consider them until this year.          

Chrysler Recalls 49,000 Dodge Chargers

March 13, 2014 8:56 am | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.                     

Graco Adds More Than 400,000 Child Seats To Recall

March 13, 2014 8:36 am | News | Comments

Graco has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles, but the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog.           

Recalled Tire Caused Fla. Van Crash

March 13, 2014 7:40 am | News | Comments

Federal safety officials are investigating a fatal church van crash in north Florida that involved the catastrophic failure of a tire that was part of a July 2012 recall.                     

GM Offering Loaners, Cash To Recalled Car Owners

March 12, 2014 1:57 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.            

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House Committee Investigating GM Recall

March 11, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.                 

Gov't Wants Graco To Explain Recall

March 7, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

The federal government's road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn't include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles.              

Pfizer Pulls 3 Lots Of Antidepressant Off The Market

March 7, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Pfizer is recalling some lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR because a single capsule of a different medication was found in one bottle of the drug.                  

Safety Agency Demands Data From GM

March 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is demanding that General Motors turn over documents showing what the company knew about a dangerous ignition problem in older compact cars and how it responded.             

GM CEO Starts Review Of Recall Procedure

March 5, 2014 7:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the timeliness of GM's recall, raising the potential of a $35 million fine for failing to report problems to the government quickly enough.          

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U.S. Won't Seek More Recalls For VW Fuse Problem

March 4, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.                   

Isuzu Recalls Over 36K Trucks

March 4, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

Isuzu said Tuesday it is recalling 36,823 Forward midsize trucks due to possible coolant fluid leaks that could result in dashboard fires at the front passenger seats.               

Cummins Recalls 25K Engines

March 3, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

Engine maker and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.                

Kids' Deaths Prompt Furniture Maker To Renew Warning

February 27, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Lane originally recalled about 12 million of the chests in 1996 after other deaths, but the chests are still being bought at second-hand stores or handed down by families.              

VW Recalling 600,000 Caddy Vehicles

February 27, 2014 12:40 pm | News | Comments

Germany's Volkswagen AG says it's recalling some 600,000 Caddy delivery vehicles worldwide to repair a problem with their rear doors.                     

Honda Recalls Over 40,000 Motorcycles

February 27, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

Honda will recall 40,672 units of two motorcycle models commonly used for mail delivery in Japan over concerns about potential brake malfunction.                  

U.S. Safety Agency Likely Probing GM Recall Response

February 26, 2014 12:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to fine the company at least $35 million for not being forthcoming with information.

GM Adds 842,000 Vehicles To Ignition Switch Recall

February 25, 2014 2:31 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM says a heavy key ring or jarring from rough roads can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position and shut off the engine and electrical power. That can knock out power-assisted brakes and steering and disable the front air bags.

California Slaughterhouse Under Criminal Probe

February 25, 2014 2:05 pm | News | Comments

A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef. Huffman said investigators could not provide details, but he was told the suspected misconduct was grave.

Company Recalls 16 Varieties Of Cheese After Death

February 24, 2014 10:42 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak.

IoT Fixes Tesla’s Fire Recall

February 21, 2014 4:19 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two recalls, one from Tesla and one from GM, both were associated with problems that could cause fires. The major difference? Tesla’s fix only required a WiFi connection, while GM required owners to bring their vehicles in for service.

USDA: Plant Circumvented Inspection Rules

February 21, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

The USDA issued a short statement Thursday on the ongoing investigation into Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., which voluntarily halted operations this month following a recall of more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products that it processed.

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