Component http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53316/more en Takata Adds Capacity to Replace Defective Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese supplier is adding two new production lines at its Monclova, Mexico, plant as it works to replace airbag inflators linked to the global recall of millions of vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-adds-capacity-replace-defective-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Airbags Capacity Utilization Component Production Safety Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1159901 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Back on Track Toward Record Profits, But Still Work to Do, Analysts Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say <div class="node-body article-body">After a post-recession earnings plunge, Toyota was able to lower its break-even point markedly, and it reorganized in ways meant to bolster the competitiveness of its products and improve overall quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific Japan Toyota Component Finance Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1150171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plug-in Prius one of bigger disappointments, as sales well short of initial targets.</strong></p> Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volkswagen-recalling-more-580000-cars-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Component Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0000 1137341 at http://wardsauto.com Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/third-us-traffic-death-linked-takata-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Airbags Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:41:00 +0000 1137201 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Issues Global Recall of 900,000-Plus Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-issues-global-recall-900000-plus-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 470,000 cars and SUVs from the '11-'14 model years equipped with potentially defective alternators, and 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the '11-'13 model years with exterior heated power mirrors that could experience an electrical short. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-issues-global-recall-900000-plus-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production World Component Safety Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:00 +0000 1136691 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Recalls Nearly 1.7 Million Toyota, Lexus Cars http://wardsauto.com/toyota-recalls-nearly-17-million-toyota-lexus-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The voluntary recall involves three separate defects in seven Toyota and more than a dozen Lexus models.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-recalls-nearly-17-million-toyota-lexus-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Japan World Component Safety Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:50:00 +0000 1135781 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota's China JV Recalls 93,700 Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-china-jv-recalls-93700-vehicles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chinese regulators say the recall covers 93,700 Crown sedans built between Dec. 1, 2009, and June 14, 2012, to fix a brake-fluid leak.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-china-jv-recalls-93700-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Component Safety Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:25:00 +0000 1135711 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Recalls SUVs With Possible Airbag Defect http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-recalls-suvs-possible-airbag-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The global recall of more than 184,000 '14-model Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs involves a possible short circuit in a module that could disable airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chrysler-recalls-suvs-possible-airbag-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology World Component Safety Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:50:00 +0000 1135291 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Nissan Recalls Altimas With Possible Hood Latch Glitch http://wardsauto.com/nissan-recalls-altimas-possible-hood-latch-glitch <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says the recall covers 238,000 '13-model Altima sedans with secondary hood latches that may not hold, possibly allowing the hood to come open while driving. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nissan-recalls-altimas-possible-hood-latch-glitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Component National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:47:00 +0000 1133731 at http://wardsauto.com