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Dodge Darts with Faulty Transmissions Recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 27,500 of its 2013-2015 model Dodge Dart small cars to fix dual-clutch transmissions that may spontaneously shift into neutral.

NHTSA Cuts Takata Recall Estimate by 36%

About 19.2 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash, not the 30 million estimated a few months ago, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM Recalls Nearly 469,000 Cars to Fix Seatbelts

General Motors Co. is preparing to call back 468,900 of its 2011-2012 model Chevrolet Malibu sedans in North America to replace front seatbelt anchor cables that could break, rendering the seatbelts useless.

Ford Recalls Nearly 390,000 Cars to Fix Door Latches

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 389,600 small and midsize sedans in North America to replace door mechanisms that could either prevent the door from latching shut or allow it to open when the car is moving.

Door Latch Flaw Prompts Ford Explorer SUV Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 212,900 of its 2011-2013 models Ford Explorer SUVs to replace door latch springs that could come loose and allow a door to pop open in a crash.

Feds Probe Effectiveness of Nissan Airbag Recall

The U.S. is investigating complaints that last year's recall of 989,700 Nissan Motor Co. vehicles may have failed to fix a flaw that switches off the passenger airbag system when an adult occupies the seat.

GM Recalls Volts to Fix Carbon Monoxide Threat

General Motors Co. is recalling 64,200 Chevrolet Volts in the U.S. and Canada to limit how long a parked car can be left with its electric system switched on.

Hybrid

Toyota Recalls 112,500 Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching a pair of recalls in the U.S. to remedy damaged circuit boards or defective electric propulsion systems in 112,500 of its standard, hybrid and electric vehicles.

Nissan Expands Hood Latch Recall

Nissan Motor Corp. is broadening a recall of its Altima sedans in the U.S. and Canada from 238,000 units to more than 878,000 to fix a secondary hood latch that may not work.

FCA Ignition-Switch Recall Expands to 702,600 Units

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is expanding a recall to repair ignition switches that could be jolted out of the "on" position, thus turning off the engine and disabling the power steering, power brakes and airbag system.

U.S. Expands Ford Door Latch Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has added two more models to its six-month-old investigation into Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close securely.

Electronics

Hyundai Recalls Elantra Models

Hyundai Motor Co. is preparing to recall 204,800 Elantra sedans and hatchbacks to fix an electronic defect that could cause the car's steering system to lose its power assist.

FCA to Expands Recall to Fix Engine Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching a global recall of 467,500 SUVs to replace a defective fuel pump relay that can cause the engine to stall or prevent it from starting.

FCA Recalls Some Chrysler 200s for Shifter Defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling nearly 26,000 Chrysler 200 sedans in North America to repair transmissions with a defect that prevents them from being shifted into Park.

Daimler Recalls 147,000 Cars to Fix Fire Hazard

Daimler AG is recalling 147,200 of its Mercedes-Benz E- and CLS-Class cars in the U.S. to more firmly attach a rubber engine compartment seal that could drop onto the engine and catch fire.

JLR Recalls Ranger Rover SUVs

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is preparing to update faulty airbag software in 61,800 of its 2012-2015 model Ranger Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs in the U.S.

GM Expands Electric-Steering Recall

General Motors Co. has added 81,100 cars to last March's global recall of 1.5 million vehicles with electric power-steering systems that could abruptly stop working.

U.S. Recalls Soar to Record High

Carmakers recalled 63.9 million vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the previous record of 30.8 million in 2004, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Faulty Brake Hoses Prompt JLR Recall

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is recalling 99,300 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace front brake hoses that could rupture.

U.S. Orders Multi-Brand Recall

Chrysler, Honda and Toyota are recalling a total of more than 2.1 million vehicles to replace an airbag controller circuit that could trigger airbags when there is no crash.

Oil Leak Prompts Mercedes Recall

Daimler AG says it will recall 114,000 of its Mercedes-Benz cars in Germany to repair faulty engine seals that could cause oil leaks in their 4-cylinder diesels, Reuters reports.

45 Death Claims Eligible for GM Ignition Switch Fund

The fund set up by General Motors Co. to compensate victims of its defective ignition switches has raised the number of eligible death claims to 45 out of 303 applications received to date.

Honda Fined $70 Million for Missed Safety Reports

Honda Motor Co. will pay two equal civil fines totaling $70 million as punishment for years of failing to tell U.S. authorities about safety related injuries and deaths involving its vehicles.

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