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More than 140,000 recalled GM vehicles still on the road: Transport Canada

Transport Canada says there are still 140,782 General Motors vehicles with a potentially deadly defect driving on Canadian roads.

Despite “numerous notification efforts,” including a safety advisory from the federal government in October, 38.2% of the Canadian vehicles that have been recalled over an ignition-switch defect have not been fixed, the agency said Friday. 53 more words

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How an Ingredient in Airbags Might Turn Explosive

An airbag can save your life, but if improperly manufactured, it could mean your death. At least five people have died after airbags made by Japanese company Takata exploded during deployment in crashes, bombarding passengers with sharp metal fragments. 552 more words

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Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force. 295 more words

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Thousands of laptop cords being recalled

More than 500,000 power cords sold with laptop computers are being recalled because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Lenovo is recalling about 500,000 AC power cord in the United States and 44,000 in Canada. 139 more words

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Nissan recalls 470K vehicles for fuel leak problem

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.

In the U.S., the recall covers about 134,000 vehicles with direct fuel injection engines. 93 more words

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What you need to know about Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. and 10 automakers have recalled 14 million vehicles worldwide for a problem with both driver and passenger side air bags, including 8 million in the U.S. 574 more words

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Honda to expand air bag recall nationwide, supplier claims evidence doesn't support national recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver’s side air bags to all 50 states.

The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment. 120 more words

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