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Daimler Recalls Thousands of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles over Diesel Emissions

German carmaker Daimler is recalling hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz vehicles including Sprinter van models over diesel emissions issues. Daimler said late on Friday that Germany’s road traffic regulator KBA has concluded hearings over certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles with so-called OM651 …

AGCS Launches Product Recall Cover for UK Auto Parts Manufacturers

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz’ specialist corporate insurer, launched Automotive Component Parts Product Recall cover for the UK market, which enables customers to mitigate the risk of expenses linked to a recall. These expenses can range from the …

Volvo Recalls 200,000 Cars to Fix Potential Fuel Leakage Problem

Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage in the engine compartment over time. The group said its probe …

BMW to Be Fined $10M for Engine Fires in Korea

South Korea said Monday [Dec. 24] it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. …

Faulty Takata Air Bags Prompt New Zealand Recall of 50,000 Cars

New Zealand’s government on Wednesday issued a compulsory recall for 50,000 cars with faulty Takata air bags after saying a voluntary recall wasn’t making enough progress. The move comes after Australia issued a compulsory recall for 2.7 million cars with …

Australia Orders Recall of 2.3M Vehicles with Takata Air Bags

Australia has ordered the recall of 2.3 million vehicles fitted with Takata Corp air bags that have been linked to deaths worldwide, in the country’s biggest compulsory product recall. The manufacturers of the vehicles will have to pay for the …

BMW to Recall 11,700 Cars to Fix Engine Management Software

German carmaker BMW said on Friday [Feb. 23] it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of …

Toyota Recalls 3.37M Cars for Flawed Air Bags, Emissions Control Units

Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving air bags and emissions control units. The automaker on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million cars over a possible fault in emissions control units. That followed …

1 in 5 Vehicles Needs Recall Repair: Carfax

Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. There are more than 47 million cars …

Israel Emerges as Leader in Developing Cyber Defenses for Cars

Building on its expertise in technology, Israel is emerging as a leader in the race to keep cars secure and prevent the nightmare scenario of a hacker commandeering your vehicle. Most cars today are equipped with some level of connectivity …