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Killer airbags: Takata faces US probe

2014-11-14 08:27

Takata has confirmed that US justice authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the embattled Japanese company and its exploding air bags that have been linked to five deaths.

SA hit by global defective airbag crisis

2014-11-12 09:30

The Takata corporation, a Japanese vehicle parts maker at the centre of a global vehicle recall, is facing a possible criminal probe over an airbag defect linked to several deaths. Thousands of SA vehicles are affected!

Baby seats recalled to fix sticky buckles

2014-10-27 09:46

Baby company Evenflo has recalled infant seats to fix sticky buckles that makes it difficult to unlatch and remove children. Do YOU have one in your car?

Hyundai recalls 883 000 Sonata sedans

2014-07-31 09:53

Hyundai is recalling 883 000 Sonata sedans to fix problems with the gearshift levers - but once again in the industry crisis, South Africa has escaped the scalpel!

Harley recalls 66 000 units for brake-lock

2014-07-10 10:19

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66 421 Touring and Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles due to a dangerous front brake issue.

'Exploding' air bags: Honda SA recall

2014-06-26 07:37

Honda South Africa becomes the latest Japanese automaker to issue a recall due to 'exploding' air bags. Find out if your car is affected!

GM top brass cleared in recall probe?

2014-06-05 15:37

General Motors is sighing some relief as senior management is about to be cleared in an internal probe of the automaker's recall crisis to which 13 deaths have been linked, according to reports.

SA escapes Sportage, Soul recall

2014-05-12 13:03

Kia Motors has recalled a faulty batch of 7000 Sportage and Soul units in the UK. Is SA affected?

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 11:18

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly, especially after she was thrown in the deep end of the automaker's recall mess.

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 08:17

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly, especially after she was thrown in the deep end of the automaker's recall mess.

Angry families want GM prosecuted

2014-04-08 08:19

Families of those killed in General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after those responsible but, legally, it's unlikely anybody will be charged.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 11:45

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Porsche to scrap faulty GT3 engines

2014-03-24 10:05

Porsche will replace the engine blocks of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires.

Porsche to scrap faulty GT3 engines

2014-03-20 09:41

Porsche will replace the engine blocks of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires. Nearly 800 owners had been told 'Don't drive your cars!' - now they'll get, in effect, new engines.

SA in Chrysler's 25 000 SUV recall

2014-03-11 10:06

Chrysler Group spent much of 2013 recalling millions of cars. Now there's its first gremlin for 2014, a brakes issue involving 25 250 SUV's... some of them in South Africa.

50 000 BMW's recalled - but not in SA

2014-01-09 13:38

BMW has recalled 50 200 motorcycles in the US because of fuel leaks that have apparently caused fires. The problem, it seems, also exists in South Africa... but so far there is no recall.

VW Amarok, Tiguan in huge recall

2013-11-14 13:27

Potential fuel leaks, gearbox issues, blown fuses… Volkswagen has announced that it is to recall more than 15 000 Amarok and 4270 Tiguan models from across South Africa. Wheels24 identifies the issues and asks VW for solutions...

Second Jag recall in one week

2013-08-16 11:26

Jaguar is recalling 2929 cars in the US for possible vehicle stalling and pinching power-windows, right after another recall earlier in the week.

Jeep safety probe continues

2013-07-19 14:24

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is no estimated time period for when it will complete its ongoing investigation into the Chrysler Group.

Honda SA recalls Jazz...again

2013-07-02 07:58

Honda will recall over 20 000 Jazz models in South Africa to replace a power window switch in order to prevent a potential fire risk.

Huge Jeep recall hits SA

2013-06-07 07:43

Chrysler's 435 000 SUV recall reported yesterday by Wheels24 will affect South African owners of 4260 Jeep Patriot and Compass units.

BMW SA recalls 6 000 3 Series

2013-05-07 12:53

BMW SA is recalling about 6 000 of its E46 3 Series in South Africa because of an airbag problem that's also affecting five other automakers.

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.9m cars

2013-04-04 12:41

Hyundai and Kia have recalled 1.9-million vehicles in the US to fix brake lights and air bags. While no local incidents have been reported, Kia SA might to do a voluntary recall.

Subaru recalls self-starting cars

2013-03-08 10:44

Self-starting cars are pretty cool but not when you're unaware of it. Subaru has recalled thousands of cars due to fob malfunctions in America.

Toyota recall hits SA

2012-11-14 11:29

Toyota will recall 2.77-million vehicles worldwide due to a steering defect and water pump issues and South African Prius owners are affected.

 

Timeline: Global car crash-bag crisis

2014-11-13 10:26

Defective car crash-bags produced by Japanese firm Takata have affected thousands of vehicles, including some sold in SA. Follow the six-year 'exploding-bag' saga!

Takata bid to hide 'exploding' airbags?

2014-11-07 12:27

Japanese parts maker Takata, cause of a global vehicle recall, is said to have ordered the destruction of test results showing cracks in air bag inflators. Thousands of SA vehicles affected!

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

Ignition recall for 792 000 Jeeps

2014-07-23 08:25

Chrysler has been hit by another recall, this time 792 300 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles are affected with a potential ignition-switch problem.

'Exploding' bags: GM halts Cruze sales

2014-06-26 09:19

General Motors has told its dealers to stop selling about 33 000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans because of the ongoing problem with Japan's Takata air bags.

'Exploding' air bags: Honda SA recall

2014-06-25 14:23

Honda South Africa becomes the latest Japanese automaker to issue a recall due to 'exploding' air bags. Find out if your car is affected!

GM recall: 'More than 13 lives lost'

2014-05-24 11:17

US safety regulators said that it is likely that more than 13 people died in General Motors cars recalled earlier in 2014 for defective ignition switches.

SA escapes Sportage, Soul recall

2014-05-12 08:40

Kia Motors has recalled a faulty batch of 7000 Sportage and Soul units in the UK.

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 08:45

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly. Here's why...

GM engineers 'on leave' in recall case

2014-04-10 14:56

GM has reportedly placed two of its engineers on paid leave while a lawyer has been hired to determine why the automaker was so slow in recalling 1.6-million cars in the US that have been tied to 13 deaths.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 14:27

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 08:32

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Porsche to swop all '14 GT3 engines

2014-03-20 15:29

Porsche will replace the engines of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires. Owners had been told 'Don't drive your cars!'

SA in Chrysler's 25 000 SUV recall

2014-03-11 12:00

Chrysler Group spent much of 2013 recalling millions of cars. Now there's its first gremlin for 2014, a brakes issue involving 25 250 SUV's... some of them in South Africa.

Huge recall for Aston Martin

2014-02-06 09:01

Aston Martin recalled 17 590 of its sports cars after a Chinese sub-supplier that moulds its throttle pedals was alleged to have used counterfeit plastic.

VW Amarok, Tiguan in huge recall

2013-11-15 11:20

Potential fuel leaks, gearbox issues, blown fuses… Volkswagen has announced that it is to recall more than 15 000 Amarok and 4270 Tiguan models from across South Africa. Wheels24 identifies the issues and asks VW for solutions...

Harley SA responds to world recall

2013-10-17 10:06

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 29 000 of its current touring motorcycles worldwide because of a dangerous problem with their hydraulic clutch - and SA is involved.

Jag, Landy to recall 11 852 cars

2013-08-14 08:03

Jaguar Land Rover will recall 11 852 vehicles in China to correct possible engine and oil leakage problems, China's quality watchdog said.

Toyota recalls 185 000 cars

2013-07-03 10:50

Toyota has recalled 185 000 vehicles globally, including its Yaris, due to a glitch in the power steering system.

Jeep now OK with 2.7m recall

2013-06-19 08:30

Chrysler has now agreed to recall 2.7-million Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee units because of a fire risk that alleged caused dozens of deaths. Will SA models be affected?

Fresh recall hits 435 000 Jeeps

2013-06-06 15:08

Chrysler has agreed to recall nearly 435 000 SUVs due to air bag and fluid leaks, just days after it refused a 2.7-million vehicle fuel tank fix.

Japan's top four in 3.4m recall

2013-04-11 12:54

Japan's top four automakers are recalling a combined 3.4 million vehicles globally due to defective air bags.

VW to recall over 300 000 models

2013-03-20 08:49

Volkswagen will recall 384 181 vehicles in China over gearbox defects following televised criticism of the automaker's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

Fire risk: Huge Subaru recall

2013-01-04 11:16

Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling more than a half-million vehicles because of a fire risk. The automaker has been dealing with the issue since 2007...

Jaguar XF recall - SA affected

2012-11-09 15:16

Jaguar will recall over 4000 models of its XF sedan in the US to fix a potential fuel leak. What's more, South African customers are affected too.

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