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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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    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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