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Honda Recalling 900,000 Odyssey Minivans Due To Fire Hazard

March 17, 2014
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Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because they could catch on fire. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 2005-2010 Odysseys built in Alabama have a fuel-pump part that could crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. The company said it has no reports of...

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GM Facing Allegations That 300 Deaths Were Caused By Failed Air Bags

March 13, 2014
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GM – already facing criticism for delaying recalls due to defective ignition switches – is now facing accusations that 303 people died after the airbags in their cars failed to deploy following accidents. “The review of the air bag failures, by the Friedman Research Corporation, adds to the mounting reports of problems that went...

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Prosectutors Investigating GM’s Handling Of Serious Safety Problems Involving 1.5 Million Cars

March 12, 2014
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Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether GM violated criminal laws by waiting 10 years to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for serious safety issues. The New York Times says the investigation was launched by federal prosecutors in New York.  “The preliminary inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York is focused...

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GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Because Issues Linked To Multiple Fatal Crashes

February 26, 2014
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General Motors (GM) is recalling 1.6 million small cars to fix faulty ignition switches linked to multiple fatal crashes. The automaker recalled more than 780,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s earlier this month. It is now adding  842,000 Saturn Ion compacts, Chevrolet HHR SUVs, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars. “The company was...

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