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NHTSA Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer’s petition alleging that older Toyota Corolla models can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.

09/29/2014

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NHTSA Offers Online Car Recall Check

Starting on Wednesday, the U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled by automakers, but not repaired.

08/20/2014

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3rd Recall On GM SUVs That Can Catch Fire

GM’s troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

08/08/2014

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Graco Recalling Nearly 2 Million Infant Car Seats

Graco Children’s Products is recalling nearly two million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.

07/01/2014

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Chrysler Adds 696,000 Vehicles To Ignition Recall

The latest recall covers some Dodge Journey SUVs and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2007 to 2009 model years.

07/01/2014

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NHTSA To Require Rearview Cameras In New Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a final safety rule that requires rearview technology in many new vehicles. The move is an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

03/31/2014

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Graco Recalling Nearly 3.8M Child Car Seats

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

02/11/2014

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Camry Hybrids Probed For Brake Problems

Safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids. The probe covers about 30,000 of the midsize cars.

01/27/2014

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Teaming Up To Prevent Hot-Car Child Deaths

As temperatures rise in Texas, one government safety agency is working to reduce the number of children who are seriously injured or lose their life after being left alone inside a hot vehicle.

CBSDFW.COM–06/10/2013

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Government To Require Electric Cars To Make Noise

The government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles to make some noise when traveling under 18 mph, so pedestrians can hear them coming.

01/07/2013