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    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

    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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    Potential Transmission Defect Prompts Ford Truck Recall  

    The recall covers nearly 4,000 commercial versions of Ford's F-Series fullsize pickup truck, which the automaker says could slip into reverse because of a transmission-control software glitch....More
  • Newswire

    Fuel Gauges With False Readings Prompt GM Recall  

    The automaker has notified federal regulators that faulty software could cause fuel-gauge readings in the '14-model Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias to be off by up to one-quarter of a tank, potentially causing the vehicle to run out of fuel and stall....More
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    Drop in European Auto Emissions Exaggerated, Critics Say  

    Although automakers have reached the target of cutting emissions to an average 127 gm/k two years ahead of a 2015 deadline, critics say the test results do not reflect real-world driving conditions....More
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    Taillight Issue Prompts 284,000-Unit Mercedes Recall  

    The automaker is recalling C-Class sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada from the 2008-2011 model years because a faulty electrical-ground connection could cause the taillights to dim or fail....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
  • Newswire

    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
  • Newswire

    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
  • Newswire

    No F-150 Recall Needed, Regulators Say After Probe  

    NHTSA officials say they are satisfied that Ford responded adequately to complaints about reduced power in the '11-'13-model-year pickups....More
  • Newswire

    Take Defective GM Cars Off Road Until Repaired, Critics Say  

    Regulators are not saying whether they will formally investigate two fatal accidents linked to the ignition-switch malfunction in 2.6 million cars GM is recalling, but the Center for Auto Safety says consumers should stop driving the cars until a probe is launched....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
  • Apr 4, 2014

    Small Budget, Thin Skin Roadblocking Agency, Former NHTSA Head Says

    Former U.S. safety chief Joan Claybrook says agency administrators “have to act like a cop on the beat,” but too often those at the top have been unwilling to wield the billy club....More
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    Feds Revising Advanced-Vehicle Loan Program  

    The Department of Energy says it is clarifying applicant eligibility, improving communication and expediting its review process in its effort to revive a program offering more than $16 billion in funding....More
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