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January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

Photo of Toyota Tundra courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is recalling 649 vehicles because they may have labels that inaccurately specify load-carrying capacity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: NHTSA, Recall, Toyota

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

Photo courtesy of FCA US

FCA US is recalling an estimated 1.48 million Ram trucks in the U.S. to help prevent drivers from inadvertently moving the gear-shifter out of the “park” position because of a faulty brake transmission shift interlock.

Tags: FCA, Ram, Recall, vehicle recall

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Mustangs Recalled for Instrument Clusters

Photo of Ford Mustang courtesy of Ford

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,100 2018 Ford Mustangs so dealers can update the instrument cluster software to address a potential vehicle rollaway risk.

Tags: Ford, Ford Mustang, Recall, Repair, software

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Half Million North Texas Residents Still Driving Unrepaired Recall Vehicles, Takata Warns

More than 500,000 North Texas residents are driving recalled vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, according to Airbag Recall, a website setup by the Takata Corp. to inform consumers about the recall. The company is urging drivers of these vehicles to have them repaired immediately.

Tags: Airbag, Inflator, NHTSA, Recall, Takata, Texas

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Issues Urgent Warning to 313,000 Honda, Acura Owners

Two Honda models that contain the dangerous Takata air bag inflators. 

New tests on Takata airbag inflators show that certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have up to a 50% chance of rupturing during a crash, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alert.

Tags: Acura, Danger, Honda, NHTSA, Recall, Takata

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Fines Ariz. Dealership $40,000 for Selling New Cars With Open Recalls

The federal agency said Sands Chevrolet violated the Safety Act for selling and delivering new vehicles without fixing safety-related defects. Along with the fine, the dealership was ordered to show that it has taken, or will take, steps to ensure it does not violate the Safety Act again, the settlement agreement states.

Tags: Civil Penalties, Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Recall, Safety

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Carfax: 47 Million Vehicles in U.S. Have Unfixed Recall Issues

Owners of SUVs and minivans have a higher likelihood of having an unfixed recall issue on their vehicle, as do those living in Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Utah or West Virginia, according to Carfax.

Tags: Carfax, Carfax Report, Recall, vehicle recall

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged Vehicles

Winfried Vahland, president and CEO of the newly formed Volkswagen North American Region group.

Volkswagen AG plans to refit all 11 million vehicles involved in the emissions-rigging scandal. It also announced significant changes to its top leadership, while dealers await answers.

Tags: dealers, Diesel Powered, EPA, Recall, Volkswagen

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Urges Dealers to Oppose Recall Amendment

An amendment rejected by the Senate Commerce Committee last week that would have barred dealers from selling recalled vehicles could be attached to a multi-year highway funding bill, the NADA warns.

Tags: legislation, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, Recall, Senate, vehicle recall

June 2, 2015 - Industry News

AutoAp Launches Recall Management Service

AutoAp’s new service, Dealer Recall Management, provides dealers with daily recall updates for new and used vehicle inventory.

Tags: inventory management, Recall, vehicle recall

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

11 Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Crack Down on CarMax

A coalition of consumer-protection groups asked the FTC to investigate CarMax for selling recalled vehicles. CarMax officials claim the chain is doing the best it can with a broken system.

Tags: CarMax, consumer advocates, Deceptive Advertising, Federal Trade Commission, Recall

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Law Firm Suing Ford Over Possible F-150 Defect

Law firm Hagens Berman files suit against Ford Motor Co, charging the automaker with selling a defective vehicle.

Tags: defect, Ford, Ford F150, Hagens Berman, Lawsuit, Recall

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M for Delayed Safety Reports

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay a record $17.35 million in civil penalties for not reporting floor mat pedal defects in a timely manner, the NHTSA announced today.

Tags: Civil Penalties, fine, floor mat pedals, NHTSA, Ray LaHood, Recall, safety defect, Toyota

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