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General Motors Recalls 778,000 Small Cars for Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors is recalling about 619,000 small cars in the United States because either a heavy key ring or a “jarring event” such as running off the road could cause the ignition to shut off and possibly prevent the air bags from deploying in a crash, the automaker said in a report posted today on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The vehicles affected by the recall are the 2007 Pontiac G5 and the 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalt.

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Toyota Recalls Vehicles a Second Time

Toyota is recalling about 780,000 vehicles for a second time after its first effort to prevent a handling problem did not work, according to a report posted Sunday on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers about 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h autos, a hybrid model, with the rest being the 2006 through 2011 Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicle. The agency says the failure of a rear tie rod on the suspension could “cause a loss of vehicle control.”

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Service Campaign: Should G.M. Have Recalled Saturn Ions for Steering Failures?

After fielding more than 600 complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether General Motors should have recalled 384,000 Saturn Ion coupes and sedans as part of a larger recall earlier this year.
The recall of a million cars in March was prompted by a N.H.T.S.A. investigation in January, which concerned the electric power steering on 2005-10 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2007-10 Pontiac G5s.

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Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall

A number of automakers -- including Japanese leaders Honda and Toyota -- are recalling around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects.
Toyota said it was recalling 1.7 million cars around the world, including some popular Corolla, Matrix and Tundra models. Nissan recalled around 480,000 cars, while Mazda added another 45,000 worldwide.
Honda, which is recalling more than 1.1 million autos, said the recall was necessary to replace passenger front airbag inflators.

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