Tag Archives: Recalled Cars

NHTSA launches online search tool so consumers can find out for themselves if a vehicle has been recalled

by Ashlee Kieler, Consumerist

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A new online search tool from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aims to help consumers determine if their vehicles are among the more than 46 million recalled so far this year. Rosemary Shahan, president of Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, encourages consumers to use the tool before purchasing a vehicle, but she notes the system is only in English and only available online. It’s illegal to sell recalled products like microwaves and blenders, but there’s no similar law for recalled vehicles. Read More ›

Honda expands recall by up to 1 million cars

by Chris Woodyard, USA Today

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The single shrapnel-spewing deployment of an air bag in an old Accord has led Honda, Honda, one of eight automakers caught up in the recalls of Takata air bags, to expand its recall by 500,000 to 1 million vehicles. The expansion is limited to cars in California. The air bags can rupture with too much force when a crash occurs. When they do, they spew metal chunks that can injure a car’s occupants. Read More ›

California bill would require recalled cars be repaired before sale

by David Undercoffler & Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times

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Used cars that get recalled by manufacturers need to be fixed before they’re sold. That’s what a bill pending in the California Legislature would require of all new and used car dealers in the state. And with 2014 on pace to break the auto industry records for most recalls in a year, the bill is taking on more urgency, supporters said Tuesday at a news conference. A vast majority of those recalls involve older vehicles. Read More ›