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Legal approach in $1.2 billion Toyota settlement could impact handling of GM recall cases

In the past, if an automaker did something wrong, they were usually prosecuted by the US government through something called the TREAD Act. Short for Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act, it basically requires automakers to report recalls in other countries, along …

Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy

Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 vehicles in the US due to an issue with their passenger-side airbag systems. Affected Nissan models include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and 2014 model years, and 2013 NV200 …

Nissan Recalls More Than 1 Million Cars for Airbag Sensors

More than 1 million Nissans, including this Altima, are being recalled for faulty airbag sensors.<p>If you drive a late-model Nissan and have passengers who like sitting in strange positions, tell them to sit still and behave like an adult until dealers fix airbag sensors on more than 1 million cars. …

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Automakers With The Lowest (And Highest) Recall Rates

Safety-related recalls are certainly the red-hot-button issue in the auto business these days, particularly with General Motors facing possible legal problems regarding 1.62 million models from 2005-2007 with faulty ignition switches and Toyota agreeing to a $1.2 billion penalty to settle a …