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Daimler to Pay $30M Penalty to End Delayed Truck Safety Recall Probe

Daimler AG’s North American truck unit on Thursday agreed to a $30 million U.S. civil penalty to resolve an investigation of delayed recalls, the second time since late 2019 the German automaker has agreed to settle a probe by U.S. …

Safety Agency Offers App for Alerts on Vehicle Recalls

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was scheduled to roll out the free app for both Android and Apple phones …

Report Says Many New York City Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn’t necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter …

S. Korean BMW Owners Asked Not to Drive Until Fire Risk Inspections Completed

South Korea’s government will tell owners of some BMW AG cars in the country to keep the vehicles off the roads until the German carmaker completes safety checks to address a defect after reports of nearly 40 cases of fire …

BMW Korea to Launch Vehicle Recall After Spate of Engine Fires; Class Action Filed

BMW’s South Korean unit apologized over a spate of engine fires, estimated by the country’s transport ministry at 27 over January to July, that has prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers. BMW said it will launch …

Vehicle Recalls in U.S. Fell in 2017 After 3 Years of Record High Levels

U.S. motor vehicle recalls fell to 30.7 million in 2017, the lowest level since 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday, after a record 53 million were recalled in 2016 when a callback linked to deadly airbags …

Carmakers Want Insurers to Help Boost Compliance with Recalls

Major carmakers want U.S. auto insurance companies to help persuade millions of American car owners to get recalled vehicles fixed. The new push comes as a U.S. House panel will hold a hearing Thursday on efforts by the National Highway …

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 …

Toyota, Nissan, Honda Expand Global Recall Due to Faulty Takata Air Bags

Japan’s three biggest carmakers said on Wednesday they would expand a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp., saying they were taking back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan …