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  • Newswire

    Japanese Government Task Force Will Address Airbag Recalls  

    The Transport Ministry has set up the task force handling airbag-related recalls, and is urging automakers to step up the pace of replacing potentially defective airbag inflators made by supplier Takata....More
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    Korean Suppliers to Plead Guilty in U.S. Bid-Rigging Case  

    The U.S. Justice Department says parts makers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will pay a $4 million fine for rigging bids for parts sold to automakers Hyundai and Kia....More
  • Newswire

    Japanese Government Orders Takata to Investigate Airbag Issue  

    Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta, departing from the usual practice of relying on automakers to report safety-related incidents and issue recalls, directs Takata to investigate defective airbags in cars sold globally and inform the government....More
  • Newswire

    Takata VP Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Airbag Replacement Delays  

    Hiroshi Shimizu, the supplier's vice president for global quality assurance, tells U.S. senators it may not be able to act quickly enough to replace potentially deadly airbags in some 16 million vehicles gold globally....More
  • Newswire

    Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts  

    A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators....More
  • Newswire

    Subaru Manaufacturer Opposes Japan Sales-Tax Hike  

    Fuji Heavy Industries, which last month raised its full-year operating profit forecast 12%, says it is concerned the sales-tax increase under consideration by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would harm the country's declining economy....More
  • Nov 6, 2014

    C’mon Parents, Let’s Be Better Role Models 1

    Statistics substantiate the argument too many moms and dads engage in dangerous behaviors and tasks such as driving unbelted, texting while driving and driving intoxicated. Our kids are watching....More
  • Newswire

    Spain Extends Car-Purchase Subsidies as Sales Recover  

    The seventh extension of the government-subsidy plan comes as Spanish automakers report new-car sales rose for a 14th consecutive month in October....More
  • Nov 4, 2014

    Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry

    A very senior Toyota executive told me that if gasoline prices are around $3 a gallon in 2018, the company will not be able to meet CAFE regulations. If Toyota can’t meet CAFE targets, then who can?...More
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