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Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. 174 more words

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Lexus Recalls Nearly 423,000 Sedans Because Fuel Leaks Can Lead To Fires

The only time most consumers want to see a car catch on fire is during a high-action movie. So it’s probably for the best that Toyota issued a recall of nearly 423,000 Lexus vehicles for a fuel leak issue that increases the risk of fire. 192 more words

Federal Government and air bag manufacturer headed for a showdown. Post #114

Source:  Associated Press (Detroit, Michigan), dated 20 November 2014.

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A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. 370 more words

Takata warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

(REUTERS) – An executive from Japan’s Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles equipped with potentially deadly… 745 more words

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Takata "Deeply Sorry" To Those Affected By Defective Airbags, Still Reluctant On Nationwide Recall

In September 2013, Stephanie Erdman’s life changed forever when her 2002 Honda Civic collided with another vehicle on the way to a local grocery store in Florida. 879 more words

Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner Vehicles

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for a nationwide recall on vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous air bags.

However, the quality chief for the Japan-based manufacturer that makes the inflators linked to faulty airbags told a Senate committee Thursday that an expanded recall is not necessary. 707 more words

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NHTSA Pushes For National Recall Of Takata Airbags

In the past year, nearly 10 million vehicles have been recalled in areas of high humidity – generally the southern United States – related to… 816 more words