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NHTSA: Less than 35 pct of faulty Takata airbags have been fixed

The U.S. Senate has been looking into the status of the Takata airbag inflator recall that has been plaguing automakers worldwide. According to information submitted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 46.2 million airbags have been recalled so far out of an estimated 100 million-plus thought to be affected.

Over 1.25 million Ram pickups recalled for bad software code

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has announced a recall of 1.02 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks in the U.S. and 259,205 elsewhere. The reason? If an affected vehicle gets into a specific, rare type of collision, bad code could disable the side air bags and seatbelt pretensioners, making the crash much more dangerous.

Ford recalls 570,000 vehicles for engine fire risk, doors opening

Ford Motor Company has announced the recall of some 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe due to the risk of engine fires and another 210,000 vehicles because the doors may suddenly fly open. The door latch issue has been plaguing Ford for the past three years, with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation resulting in recalls of over 3 million vehicles due to the problem.

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