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Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

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Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

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

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

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.

Ford Mustangs Recalled for Instrument Clusters

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged Vehicles

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.