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Steering column issues force GM to recall nearly 70k trucks, SUVs, and vans

Steering column issues force GM to recall nearly 70k trucks, SUVs, and vans

Another day, another round of recalls it seems. Yesterday we heard that Subaru was recalling more than 600,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with accessory lights short circuiting and catching fire, but today it's GM's turn. The company is recalling right around 69,000 trucks, vans, and SUVs due to a steering column defect that could potentially allow the cars to roll away after being put in park.

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Subaru recalls 600,000 vehicles for fear of accessory lamp fires

Subaru recalls 600,000 vehicles for fear of accessory lamp fires

Car maker Subaru has found itself in the unenviable position of having to recall more than half a million vehicles today. The company is recalling 633,842 vehicles in total, and the models it wants back span quite a large range of years, so there are a significant number of Subaru owners affected here. Apparently, there's a problem with a fuse in an accessory light that could potentially lead to a fire, so Subaru is recalling these vehicles to check the lights and make sure they're good to go.

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Toyota paying out $1.1 billion to settle acceleration lawsuits

Toyota paying out $1.1 billion to settle acceleration lawsuits

There's more closure in the case of some Toyota cars falling victim to "unintended acceleration," as the company has agreed to pay out a whopping $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits centering around the flaw. For those who have forgotten, Toyota was forced to recall a ton of 2010 Lexus RX 350s and 450s after it was discovered that the floor mats can entangle the pedals and force the cars to accelerate. Unfortunately, a flaw like this is normally discovered after drivers have accidents, which is why Toyota was hit with a number of lawsuits.

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GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

If you happen to own a Chevy Colorado or a GMC Canyon between the years 2010 and 2012, you might be in for a recall. General Motors has announced a recall for over 145,000 of these mid-size trucks due to an issue with the hood latch that could result in the hood opening while the vehicle is being driven. GM notes that 118,800 are in the US, 15,264 in Canada, 7,492 in Mexico, and the rest are exports.

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Toyota hit with whopping $17.35 million fine from NHTSA

Toyota hit with whopping $17.35 million fine from NHTSA

Toyota is finding itself with a big bill to pay today, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hitting the company with a $17.35 million fine. The fine is based on safety defects discovered in 2010 Lexus RX 350s, though Toyota isn't getting fined simply because those defects exist. Instead, the company is getting hit with this fine because it allegedly failed to report these defects within the allowed window of five business days.

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Honda recalls 800,000 more vehicles for parking brake failure

Honda recalls 800,000 more vehicles for parking brake failure

This hasn't been a good past few months for the auto industry. We've written about ten different recalls this year alone, and while that certainly doesn't count all of the recalls that have happened, that's still a lot of cars that are at risk of some big problems. Honda is the latest to issue a recall, saying that 800,000 of their vehicles are at risk of rolling away due to a potential parking brake failure.

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