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    VW Experiencing Growing Pains With New Modular Platform  

    The automaker's MQB modular platform, designed to save money by using more common parts across its broad model range, is incurring high overtime costs as it tries to fix glitches in the system....More
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    Jeep Repair Deadline Can Be Moved Up, Chrysler Says  

    Chrysler tells NHTSA it can fit trailer hitches onto 1.56 million older Jeep SUVs by March, after the regulator approved the automaker's plan to protect rear fuel tanks by installing the hitches....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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    Opel Sees Parent GM as Key to Return to Profitability  

    Chief Executive Karl-Thomas Neumann says Opel and sister brand Vauxhall will focus on smaller cars sharing more components with other GM products in their drive to become Europe's No.2 passenger-car maker by 2022....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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    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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