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NHTSA Issues Airbag Warning on 4.7 Million Vehicles
GM Fund Approves 29 Death Claims
Register for Upcoming NADA Webinar: 'OSHA's Repeal of Dealer Recordkeeping Exemptions'
U.S. 'Close' to Naming NHTSA Chief
Honda, Acura Announce New Models Headed to L.A. Auto Show
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NHTSA Issues Airbag Warning on 4.7 Million Vehicles

If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now. The federal agency issued a rare alert Monday, warning that owners of vehicles fitted with airbags made by Takata Corp. should have their vehicles inspected as soon as possible. The airbags could fail to deploy properly, the agency said. The warning is particularly urgent for owners of vehicles in Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, as well as certain other regions of the Caribbean and South Pacific, because humid weather could aggravate the problem. The warning affects more than 4.7 million vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW and General Motors. A full list of the affected cars and model years is below. At the same time, Toyota Motor Sales issued its own Takata-related warning, saying it would conduct a “supplemental safety recall” of 247,000 of its own Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC vehicles manufactured from 2001 to 2004. These vehicles are all equipped with the same suspect Takata airbags. The Takata airbag problems have resulted in several previous Toyota recalls.
Source: The Los Angeles Times

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GM Fund Approves 29 Death Claims

The General Motors Co. ignition switch compensation fund has approved 29 death claims for people killed as a result of defective ignition switches in since-recalled cars, an increase of two since last week — and it has now approved 27 injury claims, up from 25 a week earlier, the fund said in a report Monday. The number of total claims filed as of Friday was 1,517, up about 10 percent from the previous week. There have been 184 death claims, up from 178. Claims for serious injuries total 93, up from 85. Claims for less-serious injuries total 1,240, up from 1,108. The fund will continue to accept claims through Dec. 31.
Source: The Detroit News
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Register for Upcoming NADA Webinar: 'OSHA's Repeal of Dealer Recordkeeping Exemptions'

NADA University Online will host the webinar "OSHA's Repeal of Dealer Recordkeeping Exemptions" on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. ET. The free webinar will discuss how to prepare for upcoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dealership compliance deadlines; complete the OSHA Form 300 Log and Form 300A; and better understand how to report workplace fatalities, amputations, inpatient hospitalizations, and eye loss to OSHA. The 30-minute webinar will be presented by Dave Schmidt, director, office of statistical analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and moderated by Lauren Bailey, manager of state law and regulatory initiatives for NADA.

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Source: NADA University Online
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U.S. 'Close' to Naming NHTSA Chief

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the Obama administration is close to deciding on a permanent chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In a brief Detroit News interview Monday, Foxx said he expected an announcement “soon.” He didn't say if the administration is planning to name Deputy Administrator David Friedman to the top job. “This is the president's call and I think we're real close,” Foxx said after making remarks at a distracted driving event.
Source: The Detroit News
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Honda, Acura Announce New Models Headed to L.A. Auto Show

Honda and its luxury arm, Acura, will each be bringing some new sheet metal to the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automakers announced Monday. Honda's all-new HR-V compact crossover is to make its North American debut on Nov. 19. The all-new subcompact crossover is based on Honda's tidy Fit hatchback. On the Acura side, a “substantially new” version of the brand's entry-level ILX sedan is scheduled to debut on Nov. 20. Honda's high-end division introduced the car in 2012, and it hasn't exactly been a home run. It netted just 20,430 sales in 2013, and through September of this year, sales have slipped nearly 16%. Acura hopes to reverse that trend by reworking the 2016 ILX with a new “potent” drivetrain and upgrades to the interior and exterior.
Source: The Los Angeles Times

Editor's note: The NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, which precedes press days at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For more information or to register, click here.
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