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Agency Won’t Open Probe Into Toyota Unintended Acceleration

The petition was the latest in a string of claims that Toyota vehicles can accelerate on their own dating to 2009.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2015

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US Regulator Says Fiat Chrysler Recall Woes Are Widespread

The NHTSA is holding the rare hearing to listen to evidence that Fiat Chrysler misbehaved on 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles.


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Gov’t Safety Agency Admits Flaws, Starts Reforms After GM Ignition Switch Case

It’s the first time the agency has admitted fault in failing to link the switches it to a series of fatal accidents, although regulators still lay most of the blame on GM for hiding the defect.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2015

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US Probes Complaints That Jeep Grand Cherokees Brake For No Reason

NHTSA says it has received nine complaints that the Jeep system suddenly reduced speed “with no pending threats in the line of travel.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2015

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Takata Air Bag Recall Becomes Biggest Ever In US

“One congressman even likened it to driving down the road with a shotgun pointed at your face.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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Federal Safety Agency Seeks Ideas On Getting More Recall Fixes Done

Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers to search for solutions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2015

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US Gov’t Says Nearly 64 Million Vehicles Were Recalled In 2014

Statistics show that automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles in the U.S. last year — more than double the old record.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2015

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Feds Add Emergency Brake Features To Safety Device List

The recommendations help to encourage the auto industry to adopt additional safety features, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2015

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Safety Of Vehicle Under Scrutiny After Pregnant Woman Dies In Freeway Explosion

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there were 58 deaths involving Jeep Libertys from the 2002 through 2007 models years where the vehicle caught fire in a rear-impact crash.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2014

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AutoNation CEO Gives Feds Failing Grade In Handling Of Recalls

“Quite frankly, it’s a black eye for our industry.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2014