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    Visteon Selling Most of Auto-Interiors Segment to Cerberus  

    The automotive-interiors unit, which manufactures components such as instrument and door panels on three continents, contributed about $1 billion to the supplier's 2013 sales of $7.4 billion....More
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    Auto-Parts Sales Push JCI Profit Above Estimates  

    Although the company has been scaling back its reliance on automotive business, higher vehicle production in key markets led to an 11% quarterly increase in sales by its auto unit....More
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    UPDATE 3-GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits  

    (Adds judge's order of conference date) April 22 (Reuters) - General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction. Plaintiffs suing the company also filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Manhattan bankruptcy court on Monday, seeking an order declaring that GM cannot use the bankruptcy protection to absolve itself from liabilities....More
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    U.S. Investigating Emergency Brakes on '14 Chevrolet Impala  

    The NHTSA investigation was prompted by a driver's complaint that his car was rear-ended when its autonomous braking system, which is triggered when the vehicle is in danger of hitting the car in front of it or an object, was activated without cause....More
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    GM Ignition-Switch Issue Arose With Cadillac in 2006  

    Documents given to federal safety regulators by supplier Delphi show ignition-switch problems detected in Cadillac SRX sedans more than eight years ago are similar to those that have prompted the current recall of 2.6 million smaller cars....More
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    GM to Ask Court to Freeze Lawsuits Over Ignition Defects  

    The automaker wants a federal court in California to suspend litigation related to actions involving the so-called Old GM, which produced the defective cars prior to its 2009 bankruptcy filing....More
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    Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter

    The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of electric scooters can be had for similar money after government subsidies are factored in....More
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    UPDATE 1-U.S. fines GM for not answering recall questions  

    (Adds details from letter) WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday it was fining General Motors $7,000 a day for missing an April 3 deadline to respond to the U.S. agency's request for information about the automaker's recall of 2.6 million cars for defective ignition switches....More
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    Safety Watchdog Seeking U.S. Probe of Chevy Impala Airbags  

    The Center for Auto Safety alleges Chevrolet Impalas from the '03-'10 model years contain a computer code that may improperly deactivate the passenger airbag just before an accident....More
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    Magna Making Room at Ontario Plant for New Electronics Systems  

    The Canadian automotive supplier is expanding a Toronto-area plant to manufacture electronic-closure and -latching components....More
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    Federal Judge Refuses to Order Recall GM Cars Off Roads  

    U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Texas says she needs more time to study the issue before ruling on a request by attorneys suing GM that the recalled vehicles be parked....More
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    GM Files 200,000 Pages of Recall-Related Documents With NHTSA  

    GM says it has provided answers to 65 of 107 safety regulators' questions regarding the defective ignition switch and the recall that was not issued until more than 10 years after the automaker learned about it....More
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    Mitsubishi Issues Third Recall of Outlander PHEVs  

    The third recall of the plug-in hybrid version of the SUV since January 2013 involves defects in software controlling the lithium-ion battery....More
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