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    NHTSA Closes Investigation of Saturn Ion Steering Issues  

    Federal safety regulators spent four years investigating power-steering problems involving 335,000 Saturn Ion cars from the '04-'07 model years before General Motors recalled them last month....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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    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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    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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    Dealers Facing Fallout From GM Recall Crisis  

    A survey of GM dealerships shows retailers are concerned sales will suffer because of the ignition-switch defect that has prompted a massive recall, sparked car-owner anxeity and threatened to create a repair backlog....More
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    UPDATE 2-U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls  

    * Sen. Ayotte accuses GM of "criminal" behavior * GM CEO says internal probe could be done in 45-60 days (Adds Senators' comments from the hearing) By Ben Klayman and Eric Beech WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra came under withering attack for her company's decade-long failure to deal with defective parts linked to fatal crashes, in a hearing where U.S. Senators accused the company of "criminal" behavior and "a culture of cover-up."...More
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    Congressional Probe Shows GM Lags on Reporting Ignition-Switch Defect  

    Democrats on the House committee that is holding hearings on GM's response to the ignition-switch defect, say the automaker has not yet reported to federal regulators the "vast majority" of consumer complaints about the issue....More
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    U.S. Congress Opens Hearings Into GM Defect Controversy  

    Information provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes documents indicating GM decided to install ignition switches that fell short of its own specifications in certain models....More
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    Replacement Ignition Switch to Bear New Part Number, GM Says  

    The automaker says the part that will replace faulty ignition switches in 1.6 million vehicles is getting a new number to eliminate "potential confusion about which part to use in the repair."...More
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    Russian Steelmaker Strategizes Against U.S. Automakers' Aluminum Interest  

    Severstal plans to develop new, high-strength steel products to counter the "infiltration" of aluminum into products such as Ford's new F-150 pickup made almost entirely from the lighter-weight metal....More
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    UPDATE 2-Hyundai Motor R&D president returns only 3 months after leaving  

    * Kwon returns after quitting over quality issues * No.2 design executive resigns for "personal reasons" * Hyundai chairman known for abruptly sacking, rehiring (Add expert comments, background) By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Feb 24 (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co reinstated former research and development president Kwon Moon-sik on Monday only three months after he quit, the latest sudden management change at a carmaker battling to improve its reputation with customers....More
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    Hyundai, Kia Name New R&D Chief  

    Former R&D quality-control manager Kim Hae-jin succeeds Kwon Moon-shik, who resigned after taking responsibility for quality issues....More
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    Robot Maker Kuka Wins New Chinese Auto Business  

    The manufacturer says two Chinese automakers have ordered 1,375 of its industrial robots....More
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