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    CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags  

    (Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall) DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....More
  • Newswire

    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
  • Newswire

    EU Investigates Hungarian State Aid for Audi  

    The European Union's executive body is investigating whether the Hungarian government complied with EC rules in granting aid to the German automaker....More
  • Newswire

    Subaru Recall Latest Involving Takata Airbag Issue  

    Subaru is the eighth automaker to recall cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators made by the Japanese supplier and sold in some high-humidity regions of the U.S....More
  • Newswire

    Hyundai Recalls 58,000 Elantra Cars  

    The Korean automaker says the Elantra Touring cars from the '10-'12 model years sold in the U.S. and Canada have a support bracket to the headliner that may become displaced in a side-airbag deployment....More
  • Newswire

    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
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 4-Honda and others recall nearly 3 mln vehicles over air bag flaw  

    * Honda, Nissan, Mazda recall vehicles for potential Takata air bag issue * Air bags may explode, shoot shrapnel inside cars * Seven automakers also set regional recalls in U.S. (Adds NHTSA comments, paragraphs 11-12) By Yoko Kubota and Ben Klayman...More
  • Newswire

    BMW Opens Limited Airbag Probe  

    The German automaker is examining limited numbers of its cars in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at the request of NHTSA, which is trying to determine whether airbag inflators supplied by Japan's Takata may fail in highly humid areas....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 3-U.S. ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler  

    (Adds comments by safety experts, adds consumer complaints on Jeeps) By Bernie Woodall and Marilyn W. Thompson DETROIT/WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles for potential ignition-switch problems, expanding a probe beyond General Motors Co to another Detroit automaker....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Investigating Chrysler Airbag Recall  

    Regulators are studying the effectiveness of a 2012 recall of more than 744,000 older-model Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs after six consumers complained airbags inadvertently deployed after repairs were made....More
  • Newswire

    U.S. Investigating 200,000 Nissans Over Brakes  

    The NHTSA probe was prompted by eight consumer complaints that their '13- or '14-model Sentra or Versa cars did not stop even after the driver depressed the brake pedal....More
  • Newswire

    Suzuki Recalls GM-Built Cars in U.S. Over Fire Risk  

    The Japanese automaker tells federal safety regulators that '04-'08-model Forenza and Reno compact cars built by GM have a defective part in the daytime running lights that could overheat and cause a fire....More
  • Newswire

    NHTSA Investigation Focuses on Older Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups  

    The preliminary NHTSA investigation of Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from the '04-'06 model years stems from reports the vehicles started when the clutch was not engaged. At least one incident resulted in a fatality....More
  • Newswire

    EU Asks WTO to Intervene in Tariff Dispute With Russia  

    The EU contends Russia is illegally protecting its own automakers by imposing duties of 29.6% on imported German vans and 23% on imports from Italy, making them less affordable for consumers....More
  • May 20, 2014
    Article

    No Worries, Europeans, EC’s Got Your Back – and Ears

    Once enacted, the region's new noise-reduction regulation states, “The reduction of the number of highly annoyed people will be 25%.” I’ve met more than a few highly annoyed people in Europe, many of them waiting tables in Paris, and traffic noise had nothing to do with it....More
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