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Infiniti Recalls 60K Sedans Over Self-Driving Steering Malfunction

The race to put autonomous vehicle technology in vehicles hit a roadblock for Nissan this week as the carmaker announced the recall of 60,000 vehicles under the Infiniti brand because the adaptive steering system may not work as intended.  [More]

Mitsubishi President Steps Down Amid Fuel Data Scandal

Mitsubishi President Steps Down Amid Fuel Data Scandal

Weeks after Mitsubishi president Tetsuro Aikawa apologized for his company’s role in falsifying fuel data in thousands of vehicles in Japan, the executive has stepped down.

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Nissan Props Up Mitsubishi With $2.2B Lifeline After Fuel Scandal

After tipping Mitsubishi off to the fact that its vehicles included falsified fuel economy data, Nissan has once again reached out to help its fellow carmaker by extending a $2.2 billion lifeline to the company.  [More]

Mitsubishi Says Fuel Mileage Falsified In All Vehicles Sold In Japan; U.S. Regulators Order Additional Tests

Mitsubishi Says Fuel Mileage Falsified In All Vehicles Sold In Japan; U.S. Regulators Order Additional Tests

Last month, Mitsubishi admitted to falsifying fuel data on some vehicles sold in Japan for more than 25 years, leading to an ongoing probe by U.S. regulators. Now, that investigation is being expanded following the automaker’s acknowledgement that it fabricated the fuel economy data on all models sold in Japan.  [More]

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Nissan Recalls 3.7M Vehicles Over Airbag issues

Two years after recalling 1 million vehicles because of faulty airbags, and a year after federal regulators questioned whether that fix had worked, Nissan is giving the whole airbag recall thing another shot: recalling 3.7 million vehicles that contain airbags that might not deploy properly in the event of a crash.  [More]

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Nissan Expands Rogue SUV Recall Over Fuel Pump Issues

Nearly a year after Nissan recalled 76,000 Rogue SUVs because the fuel pump could fail, leading the vehicle to stall, the carmaker is expanding the safety initiative to include almost 47,000 additional cars.  [More]

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Nissan Recalls 47,000 Leaf Electric Vehicles Over Braking Concerns

Less than month after Nissan found a security flaw in an app owners can use to control some aspects of its Leaf electric vehicles, the car company says it found another, more serious, issue: the brakes on the cars can malfunction, increasing the risk of crashes.  [More]

Nissan Disables Electric Car App Over Security Flaw That Allows Other Users To Control Vehicle Temps

Nissan Disables Electric Car App Over Security Flaw That Allows Other Users To Control Vehicle Temps

If you own a Nissan Leaf and you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to use the NissanConnect EV app to control your car’s heating and cooling systems, there’s nothing wrong with your car or your phone. Nissan has disabled the app after researchers found a flaw that left the vehicle vulnerable to hackers.  [More]

Nissan Recalls 846,000 Altimas Over Hood Latch Issues For The Third Time

Nissan Recalls 846,000 Altimas Over Hood Latch Issues For The Third Time

For the third time in the past year and a half, Nissan is recalling hundreds of thousands of Altima vehicles because of fears the cars’ hoods will fly open while on the move.  [More]

Self-Driving Car Involved In Crash… After Driver Takes Control

Self-Driving Car Involved In Crash… After Driver Takes Control

Given Google’s recent confession that its self-driving cars would have been involved in 13 crashes if a human hadn’t intervened, you’d assume that having a real driver in an autonomous car could only help. Then you remember that millions of humans crash their vehicles every day, regardless of how intelligent that car is. [More]

Nissan Joins List Of Automakers Dumping Takata’s Ammonium Nitrate Airbags

Nissan Joins List Of Automakers Dumping Takata’s Ammonium Nitrate Airbags

Takata lost yet another customer over the weekend, as Nissan announced it would no longer use ammonium nitrate filled airbags produced by the Japanese parts maker.  [More]

Toyota Plans To Have Self-Driving Car For The Masses By 2020

Toyota Plans To Have Self-Driving Car For The Masses By 2020

Toyota attempted to break away from the self-driving car fanfare last month by announcing it would instead invest $50 million into creating “life-saving intelligent” vehicles that weren’t necessarily autonomous. Today, the company made it clear that it’s also pursuing the fully driver-less route, revealing plans to release a commercially available self-driving car by 2020. [More]

Nissan Versa And Micra Pedal Interference Problem Upgraded To Recall, Includes 300,000 Cars

Nissan Versa And Micra Pedal Interference Problem Upgraded To Recall, Includes 300,000 Cars

Nissan plans to recall 300,000 vehicles in the United States from its Versa and Micra models due to problem with a console panel. That sounds harmless enough until you learn that the problem is that the driver’s shoe may catch on the panel, trapping that foot on the gas pedal and potentially causing an accident. [More]

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Class-Action Lawsuit Claims 10 Automakers Hid Keyless Ignition Carbon Monoxide Dangers That Led To 13 Deaths

At least 13 people have died because 10 major automakers concealed the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than five million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, a new class-action lawsuit claims. [More]

Hyundai, Nissan Dealerships In Las Vegas Settle Deceptive Advertising Complaints

Hyundai, Nissan Dealerships In Las Vegas Settle Deceptive Advertising Complaints

Back in March, federal regulators teamed up with their Canadian counterparts to crack down on auto dealers’ deceptive, fraudulent practices. While that operation culminated in six enforcement actions resulting in more than $2.6 million in judgments and consumer refunds, that wasn’t enough for the Federal Trade Commission, as the agency has now charged two Las Vegas auto dealers with similarly misleading practices. [More]

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NHTSA Investigating Nissan Vehicle Issue That Can Result In Blown Tires, Brake Failure

Suffering a tire blowout while driving down the highway is never a welcome experience, but imagine if you found out that the tire blew, not because of debris on the roadway, but as a result of a manufacturing defect with your vehicle? It’s for that reason more than 130,000 Nissan Versa vehicles are now under investigation by federal regulators. [More]

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Toyota, Nissan Add 6.5 Million Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall; Honda Expected To Follow Suit

Just when you think carmakers have recalled the last of the vehicles equipped with Takata airbags that could spew shrapnel when deployed, more cars are added to that list. Today, Toyota and Nissan expanded their already massive recalls to include an additional 6.5 million vehicles, while Honda has plans to do the same. [More]

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Nissan Expands Recall Of Vehicles With Takata Airbags, Includes Some Sentra Models

After several months without additional recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata-produced airbags, Nissan has opened the gates again, adding some 45,000 sedans to the list of cars equipped with airbags found to spew pieces of shrapnel at passengers and drivers upon deployment. [More]