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    Panasonic Coy on Details in Planned $5 Billion Investment in Tesla Battery Plant  

    CFO Hideaki Kawai says Panasonic, which already supplies batteries for Tesla's electric cars, will invest gradually in the factory, and keep an eye on car demand....More
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    Suzuki Recalls Verona Sedans Over Fire Risk  

    The recall of 25,900 Verona sedans from the '04-'06 model years involves the increased risk of fire linked to daytime running lights....More
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    Mazda Issues Latest Takata Airbag-Related Recall  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars sold in the U.S. and equipped with airbags whose inflators could rupture and possibly injure occupants...More
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    Chrysler Issues New Ignition-Switch Recall  

    The No.3 U.S. automaker's second recall of the year involving potentially faulty ignition switches covers '05-'07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and '06-'07 Jeep Commander models....More
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    CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags  

    (Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall) DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....More
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    Top GM Lawyer, Delphi CEO to Face U.S. Senate on Ignition Defect  

    GM general counsel Michael Milliken likely will be asked about his department's handling of private lawsuits filed over crashes involving the defective switches, while Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal is to testify about his company's production of the parts....More
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    UPDATE 4-BMW to recall 1.6 mln cars on concerns over Takata air bags  

    (Adds NHTSA comment) By Ben Klayman DETROIT, July 16 (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006....More
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    Ford Tells Owners to Park '14 F-150 Trucks With Suspect Power Steering  

    The automaker says it has delivered to customers about 260 of the 5,675 pickups with potentially faulty electric-power-steering systems, and has ordered dealers not to sell the remainder until they are repaired....More
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    Second Defective Ignition Switch Made in China, GM Says  

    The automaker says the latest switch problem is similar to the defective part linked to at least 13 deaths and the recall of nearly 3.4 million cars....More
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    UPDATE 3-U.S. ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler  

    (Adds comments by safety experts, adds consumer complaints on Jeeps) By Bernie Woodall and Marilyn W. Thompson DETROIT/WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles for potential ignition-switch problems, expanding a probe beyond General Motors Co to another Detroit automaker....More
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    Tesla Eyeing Third Li-ion Battery Factory in U.S.  

    CEO Elon Musk says the leading electric-vehicle maker in the U.S. likely will add a third battery plant to supply its $35,000 third-generation car due on the market in late 2016....More
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    UPDATE 2-Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million vehicles in N. America  

    (Adds Ford U.S. recall figure from 2013, fires in corrosion issue, analyst comment) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, May 29 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling 1.39 million SUVs and sedans in North America, most for the possible loss of power steering. About 1.186 million of the vehicles Ford said it is recalling are in the United States. That figure is only 2,200 shy of the total number of vehicles that Ford recalled in the United States during all of last year....More
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    GM Engineer Says He Forgot Ordering Flawed Ignition Switch Changed  

    The New York Times reports suspended GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio said in a deposition last year that he had forgotten ordering a change to the ignition switch involved in at least 13 fatal crashes....More
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