AUTOSHOW-Gadgets sell cars but hurt quality image

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By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - High-tech features such as navigation systems and remote-controlled doors may be attracting car buyers these days, but auto makers say such gadgets are giving them a headache from quality problems. "This is a very big issue for the auto industry right now," said Hiroyuki Watanabe, senior managing director at Toyota Motor Corp . "Introducing new technologies is absolutely pointless if it's going to have a negative impact ...

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