Safety http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53339/more en EU Sets Deadline for In-Car Emergency-Call Capability http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The system to handle eCalls will be built by upgrading the European version of 911: existing call centers handling emergency phone calls requiring police, ambulance or firefighters’ response.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-sets-deadline-car-emergency-call-capability#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Electronics European Commission Laws/Law Enforcement Safety ACEA European Association of Automotive Suppliers European Parliament Gilles Carabin Philippe De Backer Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:41:00 +0000 997601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>eCall system automatically will alert public-safety agencies to car crashes.</strong></p> GM Ignition-Switch Issue Arose With Cadillac in 2006 http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ignition-switch-issue-arose-cadillac-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:03:00 +0000 998031 at http://wardsauto.com GM to Ask Court to Freeze Lawsuits Over Ignition Defects http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-ask-court-freeze-lawsuits-over-ignition-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Component GM's Recall Crisis Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Vehicles in Operation Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:00 +0000 997211 at http://wardsauto.com GM CEO Mary Barra Says Recall Moving Quickly, Will Make OEM ‘Better’ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better <div class="field-deck"> 2014 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chief executive stops short of speculating on the effect the recall will have on GM’s four brands, but says Chevrolet, which accounts for most of the 2.6 million recalled units, has a chance to prove itself to customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-ceo-mary-barra-says-recall-moving-quickly-will-make-oem-better#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers U.S. Chevrolet 2014 New York International Auto Show GM's Recall Crisis ignition switch recall J.D. Power & Associates Mark Reuss Mary Barra National Automobile Dealers Assocation Pontiac recall Saturn Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:45:00 +0000 996591 at http://wardsauto.com No F-150 Recall Needed, Regulators Say After Probe http://wardsauto.com/no-f-150-recall-needed-regulators-say-after-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">NHTSA officials say they are satisfied that Ford responded adequately to complaints about reduced power in the '11-'13-model-year pickups. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/no-f-150-recall-needed-regulators-say-after-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Engines National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Vehicles in Operation Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:48:00 +0000 994311 at http://wardsauto.com India's Maruti Suzuki Recalling 103,000 Cars http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-suzuki-recalling-103000-cars <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">India's largest automaker is recalling more than 103,000 cars to replace defective fuel caps that in extreme cases could lead to fuel leaks.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indias-maruti-suzuki-recalling-103000-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Design Safety Vehicles in Operation Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:43:00 +0000 994091 at http://wardsauto.com Take Defective GM Cars Off Road Until Repaired, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/take-defective-gm-cars-road-until-repaired-critics-say <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/take-defective-gm-cars-road-until-repaired-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Design GM's Recall Crisis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Vehicles in Operation Center for Auto Safety Clarence Ditlow Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:06:00 +0000 993901 at http://wardsauto.com GM Ignition-Switch Recall Investigation Yields Employee Actions http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions <div class="node-body article-body">In another response to the ignition-switch crisis, CEO Mary Barra announces a program called Speak Up for Safety to help create a “safety-first culture” at the automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers North America U.S. Chevrolet GM's Recall Crisis Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Anton Valukas Chevrolet Cobalt Claire McCaskill GM Global Safety Group HHR May Barra Pontiac Solstice Saturn Ion Sky Speak Up for Safety Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 993301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Mary Barra removes two engineers, creates employee safety program out of recall investigation.</strong></p> Toyota Initiates Massive Global Recall http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall <div class="node-body article-body">The issues, reportedly uncovered in routine testing, include cables for driver-airbag modules that may become damaged, loose steering-column brackets, and seats that won’t stay locked in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-initiates-massive-global-recall#comments Public World Politics Auto Makers World Toyota Politics Safety airbag Camry Corolla Fire Pontiac Vibe RAV4 recall Subaru Trezia Toyota Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 992251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Camry part of large Toyota recall.</strong></p> Dealers to the Rescue…Again http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again <div class="node-body blog-body">GM dealers must do damage control, hold some hands and try to prevent existing customers from becoming ex-customers who trash the brand for the rest of their lives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/dealers-rescue-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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