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GM recalls SUVs for fire hazardupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 17:31:00

General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 sport utility vehicles because of an electrical problem that can cause fires.

CNNMoney: Ford Escape SUVs recalled for unintended accelerationupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 16:26:00

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 421,000 Escape crossover SUVs in the United States to fix a problem in which a speed control cable can become stuck resulting in unintended continued acceleration.

Ford recalls 2013 Escape SUVsupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 20:02:00

The Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 8,000 of its 2013 Escape compact SUVs because of a potential problem affecting the brake pedal.

Over 5 million Jeep vehicles under investigation for deadly firesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 18:45:00

More than five million Jeep vehicles are being investigated by the federal government for deadly fuel-tank fires caused by rear-impact collisions.

Toyota memo shows acceleration concernsupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 16:11:00

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates a Toyota engineering memo that suggests an electronic problem in a prototype car.

Toyota subpoenas critic's communications with media, governmentupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 16:11:00

Toyota Motor Corp. has subpoenaed Sean Kane, an auto safety advocate and outspoken critic of the company, asking that he hand over his communications with the media, Congress, government agencies and individual Toyota drivers inquiring about sudden unintended acceleration.

CNNMoney: BMW recalls 367,000 cars in the U.S.updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 14:02:00

BMW is recalling 367,000 5-series and 6-series cars in the United States because a battery cable cover in the trunk may have been incorrectly installed.

CNNMoney: U.S. investigates Ford Tauruses for stuck throttlesupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 13:19:00

Ford Motor Co. is the target of a safety investigation involving reports of unintended acceleration.

CNNMoney: Kia recalling 146,000 cars for faulty airbagsupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 14:35:00

Kia has announced the recall of nearly 146,000 vehicles with faulty airbag systems. The models affected are the 2006-2008 Kia Optima and the 2007-2008 Kia Rondo. Due to a flawed spring system that may become damaged over time, the driver's side airbag in these cars may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall alert.

CNNMoney: U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA needs improvement - study saysupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:18:00

Government safety regulators and NASA researchers were right to dismiss electronics problems as a likely cause for unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

CNNMoney: 89,000 Mini Coopers recalled for fire riskupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 12:10:00

BMW is recalling 89,000 Mini Coopers in the United States for the same sort of problem that led to earlier recalls of BMW and Rolls-Royce luxury cars.

CNNMoney: Ford recalling 450,000 minivans, SUVsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:35:00

Ford announced a recall Wednesday of 450,000 older model minivans and SUVs for risks from fire and loss of power.

CNNMoney: Honda expands recall of risky airbagsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 12:43:00

Honda expanded its previously announced recall of vehicles with risky air bags to nearly 900,000 vehicles.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 420,000 cars in U.S.updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 09:21:00

Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 420,000 cars in the U.S. because of a potential problem with the power steering.

CNNMoney: Honda recalls 1 million cars globallyupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 09:07:00

Honda said Monday that it will recall 1 million cars globally to fix an electrical problem and a software glitch.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalling 300,000 minivans for airbag problemupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 15:31:00

Chrysler Group is recalling almost 300,000 model year 2008 minivans for a problem that could cause airbags to deploy unnecessarily.

CNNMoney: Panel: Toyota needs safety attitude adjustmentupdated: Mon May 23 2011 14:14:00

A panel of safety experts convened by Toyota Motor Co. advised the automaker to loosen its centrally controlled corporate culture and to listen more to outside critics.

CNNMoney: GM recalls more than 150,000 Chevrolet Cruzesupdated: Wed May 04 2011 19:23:00

General Motors has recalled 154,112 Chevrolet Cruze models in North America to inspect for proper installation of the steering wheel, the automaker said late Wednesday.

Nissan is recalling nearly 196,000 vehicles in U.S.updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 06:29:00

Nissan North America has announced the recall of nearly 196,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States for corrosion problems that could damage steering and suspension systems.

CNNMoney: Ford reverses itself, recalls 1.2 million F-150 trucksupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 11:56:00

Ford Motor Co. is recalling almost 1.2 million full-sized pickups for a problem in which airbags can go off when not needed, expanding a much smaller recall it had instituted months earlier.

CNNMoney: Ford's airbag recall could blow up in its faceupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 05:32:00

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently asked Ford to recall 1.3 million trucks over an airbag problem, Ford answered with a plan of its own. It only recalled a fraction of what the safety agency asked for.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 2.17 million more carsupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 16:20:00

Toyota is recalling 2.2 million vehicles to correct problems that can cause gas pedals to become stuck in floormats.

CNNMoney: Honda recalls 700,000 carsupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:52:00

Honda Motors is recalling 97,000 Fit subcompact cars in the United States because of engine component problems.

CNNMoney: Pedals, drivers blamed for out of control Toyotasupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 22:09:00

An intensive 10 month investigation into possible causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars found no fault with the automaker's electronic throttle control systems, the Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

Profits down, outlook up for Toyotaupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:36:00

Toyota says profits plummeted, but its outlook for the full fiscal year is looking up. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Toyota upbeat despite recent sluggish salesupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:36:00

Rebounding from safety recalls and an unfavorable exchange rate, Toyota released an upbeat financial forecast with three months left in the fiscal year.

CNNMoney: U.S. to reveal Toyota unintended acceleration findingsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 16:48:00

The government is expected to announce Tuesday the results of a 10-month inquiry into possible causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars and trucks.

Toyota announces recalls involving more than 1.5 million vehiclesupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 06:10:00

Toyota on Wednesday announced recalls involving more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide for issues that could result in fuel leakage, the company said.

CNNMoney: December auto sales raise hopes for 2011updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 18:59:00

Most automakers ended a challenging 2010 with a strong sales month, raising hopes that the industry could be carrying some momentum into the new year.

Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands of vehiclesupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 22:06:00

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 19,600 2011 model year trucks and crossover SUVs over concerns that an electrical short could cause a fire, the manufacturer said Thursday.

Toyota to pay U.S. $32.4 million over recallsupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:41:00

Toyota has agreed to pay more than $32 million in penalties after two federal investigations that faulted the Japanese automaker for its handling of recent auto recalls, the U.S. Transportation Department announced Monday night.

Toyota: Where's the testing?updated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:41:00

In May, Toyota USA's chief was asked why not enough testing was done on electronics leading to sticky pedal recalls.

CNNMoney: Car rental firms in U.S. safety probeupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 16:35:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether rental car companies have been quick enough to repair recalled vehicles and careful enough about not renting them out to customers.

Nissan recalls more than 2.1 million vehicles worldwideupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:40:00

Nissan is recalling more than 2.1 million vehicles worldwide over engine problems, the automaker said Thursday.

Facetime with Carlos Ghosnupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:40:00

MME sat down with the Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and asked him about the next generation autos.

CNNMoney: Honda recalling nearly half a million carsupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 08:21:00

Honda has announced a recall of nearly half a million vehicles with brake problems, just days after Toyota announced a similar recall.

CNNMoney: Toyota, Honda recall U.S. vehicles for brake problemupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 16:12:00

Toyota is recalling 740,000 vehicles sold in the United States because of potentially unsafe brakes, adding to the automaker's 2010 recall woes.

Toyota recalls 1.5 million vehiclesupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 06:06:00

Toyota on Thursday announced the recall of 1.5 million vehicles for possible brake and fuel system problems.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls 26,000 vehicles for fire riskupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 11:47:00

Chrysler is recalling over 26,000 vehicles to inspect and repair power steering systems that could cause a fire.

Mercedes recalls 85,000 cars over steering problemupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 01:40:00

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 vehicles from certain 2010 and 2011 models due to potential steering problems.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 1.33 million carsupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 13:34:00

Toyota Motor Corp. said it was recalling 1.33 million Corolla and Matrix vehicles on Thursday, citing problems in engines' electronic control units that have allegedly led to three accidents.

CNNMoney: Kia in management shakeup after recallupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 08:11:00

South Korean automaker Kia Motors, on the heels of a global recall of more than 100,000 vehicles, said Tuesday it has named a new vice chairman to replace Chung Sung-eun, who had resigned.

CNNMoney: GM recalls 240,000 SUVs for seat belt problemupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:02:00

General Motors is recalling a total of 243,403 of its popular large crossover SUVs for a problem that could damage the rear seatbelt buckles. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the United States.

CNNMoney: Honda recalls 383,000 cars for rollaway dangerupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 08:26:00

Honda on Monday announced the recall of 383,000 older-model Accord, Civic and Element vehicles in the U.S. for problems related to the ignition mechanism that could allow the cars to roll away.

Freed from prison after Toyota recallupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 11:40:00

A man who spent three years in prison for a fatal car crash involving a Toyota is now a free man.

Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop carupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 11:40:00

A Minnesota man is grateful for his newfound freedom after three years in prison for a fatal car crash he says wasn't his fault. But Koua Fong Lee said on CNN's "American Morning" on Monday that he can't forget the tragic repercussions of the 2006 incident, which he says was caused by faulty Toyota brakes.

Minnesota judge frees man convicted in acceleration crash of Toyotaupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 16:42:00

A Minnesota man sent to prison after the deadly sudden-acceleration crash of his Toyota Camry has been freed by a judge, and the local prosecutor says he will not be retried.

CNNMoney: Suit alleges Toyota concealed acceleration defectsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 15:19:00

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Toyota knew about the sudden acceleration problems in its vehicles as far back as 2003 but concealed the defects from consumers and regulators.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 400,000 cars over steering issuesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 09:49:00

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it was recalling more than 400,000 older-model vehicles sold in the United States, citing potential steering-related problems in both.

CNNMoney: Toyota shares rise after sudden acceleration reportupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 16:07:00

Shares of Toyota Motor jumped more than 1% after a report suggested that some of the company's recall woes may have been due to driver error.

Fortune: How Toyota lost its way - Full versionupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 09:34:00

A principal ingredient in Toyota's success has been the job of the chief engineer, or shusa. Unlike a chief engineer at GM or Ford, whose role is essentially coordination, the Toyota shusa has complete responsibility for a vehicle, beginning with its conception and sometimes lasting through its entire sales life. Besides engineering decisions, the shusa is responsible for a program's business success. He defines a vehicle's intended market and is responsible for hitting targets of cost, weight, performance, and quality.

Fortune: How businesses survive recalls: Insurance.updated: Wed Jul 07 2010 09:40:00

When a major company is in the middle of an embarrassing crisis, it can be hard for demoralized staff to keep pushing the company tagline. That's why more and more companies are leaving the messy details of pulling products and defending the company brand to experts who have been there before: crisis public relations firms.

CNNMoney: Toyota: New Lexus recallupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 17:09:00

Toyota Motor Co. said Friday that it was moving ahead with plans to recall about 138,000 Lexus cars for engine problems that could, in rare instances, lead to stalling.

CNNMoney: Toyota to recall luxury cars over engine problemsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 03:52:00

Toyota Motor Co. plans to start recalling luxury vehicles possibly affected by engine problems on Monday.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 17,000 Lexus carsupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 19:15:00

Toyota is recalling 17,000 Lexus vehicles because they spilled too much gasoline during crash tests, the company said Friday.

CNNMoney: GM recalling 1.4 million vehicles for fire hazardupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 10:03:00

General Motors is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem in which fires can be caused by a heated windshield washer fluid system.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls 285,000 vehicles for possible fire issueupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 09:47:00

Chrysler Group is recalling about 285,000 model year 2008 and 2009 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country cars in the U.S. because of possible fire hazards.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls 25,000 cars for sticky pedalsupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 16:48:00

Chrysler Group is recalling about 25,000 model year 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass cars in the U.S. because of a problem that causes the gas pedals to stick.

CNNMoney: Another floor mat issue - Ford Fusion owners warnedupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 13:59:00

Federal car safety regulators are warning owners of 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans of possible dangers from floor mats.

CNNMoney: About 167,000 Acuras recalled for fire riskupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 15:15:00

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 167,000 cars from its luxury Acura division because of the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls SUVs for acceleration glitchupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 15:39:00

Toyota Motor Sales has announced plans to recall about 50,000 Toyota Sequoia SUVs because of a problem with their Vehicle Stability Control systems that can cause the vehicles to hesitate or slow down at low speeds.

Mazda recalls 90,000 vehiclesupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 04:34:00

Mazda recalled nearly 90,000 vehicles in Japan and China because of a problem with the transmission, a company spokesman said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Toyota Tundra recall - it's teeny, tiny this timeupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 15:56:00

Toyota Motor Corp., under fire for how it handled its recall of more than 8 million cars has a new problem, but it's a tiny one. The carmaker is recalling two Tundra pick-up trucks.

CNNMoney: Honda recalls 400,000 vehicles for brake problemupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 14:42:00

Honda said Tuesday it is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles in the United States after consumers complained of brake pedals feeling "soft."

CNNMoney: Recall mania!updated: Thu Mar 11 2010 10:43:00

The embarrassment suffered by Toyota is likely to have a bracing effect on other automakers causing a potential tsunami of recalls, industry sources say.

CNNMoney: Toyota incentives rouse would-be buyersupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:32:00

Toyota's new incentive plan appears to have piqued the interest of buyers looking to snag a good deal, reports showed Thursday, even as the automaker's recall woes linger.

CNNMoney: Toyota fix in question amid complaintsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 17:40:00

Federal safety regulators said Wednesday they have received 10 complaints from drivers alleging sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles that have already been repaired under the automaker's recent recall.

CNNMoney: Nissan recalls 540,000 trucks and minivansupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 20:09:00

Nissan is recalling 540,000 vehicles worldwide to fix faulty brake pedal pins and inaccurate fuel gauges.

CNNMoney: Toyota to let U.S. unit order recallsupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 17:31:00

Toyota executives told lawmakers Tuesday that its U.S. and Canadian divisions will have more authority to decide when to issue a recall as the automaker faces mounting pressure from Washington over its recent safety problems.

Old Toyota crash gets new lookupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:27:00

The case of a man serving jail time for vehicular homicide could get a new look in light of the Toyota recalls.

'Toyota defense' could reverse criminal convictionupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:27:00

A man serving eight years for vehicular homicide because of a fatal crash involving his Toyota Camry is hoping for exoneration amid concerns over unintended acceleration in some of Toyota's vehicles.

Toyota dealers rally in defense of brandupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 13:52:00

More than 100 Toyota dealership owners and staff rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to defend their businesses and Toyota as Congress opened high-profile hearings into recent large-scale vehicle recalls.

LaHood: 'No sweetheart deals'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 13:52:00

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is adamant that his department does not favor one automaker over another.

CNNMoney: Toyoda: Our rush to grow led to safety issuesupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 14:19:00

Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota, acknowledged in prepared remarks made public Tuesday that the automaker's efforts to expand resulted in lax safety standards and pledged new steps to ensure quality control.

Toyota recalls 8,000 Tacoma trucksupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 15:15:00

Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall of about 8,000 four-wheel-drive Tacoma trucks in North America, citing potential production defects in the front drive shaft of certain 2010 models.

How to stop vehicle with stuck gas pedalupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 15:11:00

Toyota's recent recall of millions of vehicles for sticking accelerator pedals may get drivers wondering: What should you do if a vehicle is accelerating uncontrollably?

Car stuck? How to stopupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 15:11:00

CNN's Brian Todd does a ride-along with an expert on how to stop your vehicle if the accelerator pedal becomes stuck.

CNNMoney: U.S. to investigate Toyota Corolla steering problemsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 11:31:00

The U.S. will open an investigation Thursday to probe possible steering issues on about 500,000 Toyota Corollas.

CNNMoney: Toyota pledges tighter safety controlsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 11:37:00

Toyota will employ new quality control officers, conduct testing and will consult an independent research agency to fix their vehicle problems, the automaker's president said Wednesday.

Toyota president won't attend U.S. Congress hearingupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 10:44:00

Toyota President Akio Toyoda said Wednesday he has no plans to appear before a U.S. Congressional committee next week.

Toyota dealers make repairsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 10:44:00

CNN's Poppy Harlow has an update on how one Toyota dealer is handling the high number of repairs.

CNNMoney: U.S. demands Toyota recall documentsupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 15:27:00

Government regulators said Tuesday they have demanded documents from Toyota to determine if the automaker conducted its recent recalls in a timely manner.

CNNMoney: Toyota to slow U.S. productionupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 12:14:00

Toyota is planning to suspend production at two U.S. plants as sales lag following the automaker's massive recall of its vehicles.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls 8,000 Tacoma trucksupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 08:42:00

Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall of about 8,000 four-wheel Tacoma trucks in North America, citing potential production defects in the front-drive shaft of certain 2010 models.

CNNMoney: Toyota's big recall halts sales, production of 8 modelsupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 18:32:00

Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is telling dealers to suspend sales of eight models, and halting production of those models, after a recall to correct a problem that could cause the accelerator pedal to stick.

CNNMoney: Toyota announces gas pedal fixupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 14:04:00

Toyota said Monday it has developed a fix for gas pedals in millions of recalled vehicles and is already shipping the new parts to dealers.

CNNMoney: Toyota: Fix for recalled gas pedals coming Mondayupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 03:58:00

Toyota is set to provide details about its plan to fix recalled gas pedals in the United States early Monday morning.

CNNMoney: Honda recalls 646,000 Fits for fire hazardupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 16:52:00

Honda announced a recall for 646,000 2007 and 2008 Fit, City and Jazz models worldwide, after a fire hazard involving a power window switch resulted in a death in South Africa.

CNNMoney: Blinds recall due to strangulation threatupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 17:43:00

All Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds are being recalled after reports of babies and toddlers dying from strangulation, the federal agency in charge of product safety announced Tuesday -- one of the five largest recalls in the agency's 35-year history.

CNNMoney: Slim-Fast launches recall of 10 million cansupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 15:05:00

The maker of Slim-Fast announced a recall of its canned, ready-to-drink products due to possible bacterial contamination. BMW Recalling 200,000 Vehicles updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 17:00:00

BMW AG said Wednesday it was recalling 200,000 vehicles over concerns that the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash

Most Recalled Cars of 2007updated: Fri Dec 14 2007 10:04:00

It's been the kind of year when the total number of recalls almost seemed to match auto industry production figures.

Ford recall after CNN reportupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 01:33:00

Ford recall after CNN report

CNNMoney: Ford recalling 1.2 million trucks and vansupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 09:12:00

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million large pick-up trucks, SUVs and vans because of a problem with the vehicles' cruise control system that could lead to a fire.

Chrysler recalls 111,000 Grand Cherokeesupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 16:53:00

Chrysler Group, the U.S. arm of the automaker Daimler Chrysler, will recall about 111,000 of its Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles after learning that electric seat heaters may overheat, posing a fire hazard, a company spokesman said Monday.

CNNMoney: Ford recalling 3.8 million vehiclesupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 12:54:00

In one of the largest recalls in the history of the auto industry, Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it is recalling approximately 3.8 million pickup trucks and SUVs for a cruise control switch that has caused engine fires, even with the vehicle parked and the engine off.

CNNMoney: DaimlerChrysler recalls 600,000updated: Fri Dec 10 2004 06:20:00

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division said Friday it was recalling about 600,000 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks due to concerns about their safety.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls minivans: speakers burnupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 09:47:00

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division said on Monday it was recalling about 240,000 minivans because of an electrical short circuit caused by water intrusion into their radios.

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