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The Coronavirus Is Hitting China’s Car Market Hard

The coronavirus evidences the truly international nature of the automotive industry, some virus-related Hyundai woes and air quality concerns in Beijing. All that and more in a very China-heavy The Morning Shift for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Just Like The Recalls, Takata Airbag Lawsuits Are Still Coming

After many years, lawsuits, recalls, injuries, deaths, and reports of malpractice by both manufacturers and automakers, the Takata airbag saga has become a massive, sprawling thing that’s almost too terrifying to try to keep up with. If you stopped paying attention, don’t, because it’s far from over.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Mazda Is Recalling The Mazda3 Because It Can Hallucinate And Activate Emergency Braking

If you’ve got a 2019 or 2020 Mazda3, you should be aware that your car could, in its own electronic way, have hallucinations that cause it to panic-brake, even when there’s no reason. This is because the Smart Braking System (SBS) has some “incorrect programming” that can cause it to falsely detect obstacles in front…Read […]

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Ford Also Recalls Roughly 550,000 Trucks Over Potential For Seat-Belt Systems To Cause Fires

Remember how General Motors recalled nearly 560,000 trucks recently over the potential for their seat-belt systems to cause fires in a crash? Well, GM wasn’t the only one. Ford’s now conducting a similar recall, including nearly 550,000 Super Duty vehicles whose systems, too, may spark in the case of a crash.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Another 1.4 Million Takata Airbags Recalled After BMW Driver’s Death

Folks, we’ve got another huge Takata airbag recall for you. Plus, some news about upcoming General Motors layoffs and a United Auto Workers guilty plea. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Recalls More Than 550,000 Trucks Over Potential For Seat-Belt Systems To Cause Fires

Most recalls through the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are for problems that aren’t great but sound rather normal, like rollaway risk, airbag issues, or faulty builds. But a new, nearly 560,000-truck General Motors recall sounds like something out of a Mad Lib: Seat belts in the affected vehicles…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Uber Disabled Autonomous Safety Software Because It Made Rides ‘Uncomfortable’: Report

More sources are coming forward with information about Uber’s self-driving technology that resulted in a fatal crash, Volkswagen has some electrified revelations and a ratified Ford contract with the UAW. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Subaru Is Recalling Over 200,000 Imprezas And Crosstreks That Might Require Engine Replacements

Subaru is recalling 228,500 2017-2019 Imprezas and Crosstreks for faulty PCV valves, an issue that could require total engine replacements. Owners of affected vehicles will have to take their vehicles to the dealer, where CarComplaints reports that they’ll be inspected to see if the engine needs to be swapped.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Could Replace Entire Supras In Recall For Potentially Faulty Seat-Belt Mounts

As you might have seen these past couple of weeks, BMW filed a set of recall documents for the 2020 Toyota Supra with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involved seven cars with potentially faulty seat-belt guide-loop mounts, and the documents were published last month.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Kept Selling Replacement Keys It Already Recalled, Has To Recall Them Again

Back in 2014, General Motors had to recall every single fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro key, meaning hundreds of thousands of key fobs sold with cars from 2010 to 2014. Well, GM has to do it again, because somehow they never stopped selling the potentially hazardous key fobs as replacements.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years

If, by chance, you may have wandered over to the ADESA salvage yard in Vancouver, British Columbia anytime over the last four years, you would have discovered a field of nearly 3,000 seemingly brand-new BMW and Mini models parked bumper to bumper, just rotting away. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years

If, by chance, you may have wandered over to the ADESA salvage yard in Vancouver, British Columbia anytime over the last four years, you would have discovered a field of nearly 3,000 seemingly brand-new BMW and Mini models parked bumper to bumper, just rotting away. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years

If, by chance, you may have wandered over to the ADESA salvage yard in Vancouver, British Columbia anytime over the last four years, you would have discovered a field of nearly 3,000 seemingly brand-new BMW and Mini models parked bumper to bumper, just rotting away. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years

If, by chance, you may have wandered over to the ADESA salvage yard in Vancouver, British Columbia anytime over the last four years, you would have discovered a field of nearly 3,000 seemingly brand-new BMW and Mini models parked bumper to bumper, just rotting away. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Recalls 340,000 Explorers Because People Keep Injuring Their Hands On Sharp Seat Frames

Nearly 340,000 Ford Explorers from the 2017 model year will need a trip to the dealership soon, but not to be traded for new ones with a bit more power and ST badges all over—unless that’s your thing. Instead, it’s for a new recall, because the SUVs have been rolling around for years now with […]

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Stop Sale Issued For Certain 2020 Jeep Gladiators Over Potential For Rear Driveshafts To Fracture

Cool new pickup truck you’ve got there, pal! What is that, like, a Jeep Wrangler with a truck bed or something? A “Gladiator,” you say? They make those now? Wow, what a world we live in. Too bad it’s already being recalled. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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