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    U.S. Safety Officials Review Petition to Reopen Probe of Ford Headlights  

    The North Carolina Consumers Council asked officials at NHTSA to open a probe into 517,945 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans....More
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    Honda Hires Engineering Firm to Study Takata Airbag Defect  

    Honda's hiring of the Exponent engineering consultancy is separate from an investigation commissioned by it and nine other automakers to probe the cause of potentially lethal ruptures in Takata airbags....More
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    Car-Seat Maker Graco Hit With $10 Million Fine  

    Following the nation's largest recall of child seats the company, accused of failing to give timely notice of defective buckles, will pay $3 million now and spend $7 million on efforts to improve child safety...More
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    Chinese Media Exposé Prompts JLR Recall of Land Rover SUVs  

    The recall of 36,451 Evoque SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years follows a request by a Chinese government watchdog agency and local media reports the luxury automaker used defective gearboxes....More
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    Honda Adds 100,000 Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall  

    The automaker is adding 88,549 Pilot SUVs, 10,868 Civic cars and 5,454 Accord sedans built between 2001 and 2008 to replace potentially defective airbags made by supplier Takata....More
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    Takata More Cooperative in Airbag Probe, NHTSA Chief Says  

    The Japanese supplier is "starting to become forthcoming" since U.S. regulators began fining it $14,000 a day for failing to fully cooperate with the airbag investigation, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says....More
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    Kia Recalls Cars in U.S. With Possible Accelerator Defect  

    The recall covers almost 209,000 gasoline and electric versions of the Soul subcompact from the '14-'15 model years because the accelerator pedal may bend or break....More
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    Nissan Expands Recall of Altimas With Potential Hood-Latch Defect  

    The recall, expanded from an October action involving 238,000 Altimas, covers 640,000 sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada with secondary hood latches that may fail and cause the hood to raise while the vehicle is in motion....More
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    Hyundai Recalls Elantras Over Steering Issue  

    The Korean automaker says in documents filed with NHTSA it is recalling 204,768 older-model Elantras with a potential power-steering defect that might cause the cars to revert to manual steering....More
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    FCA Issues Global Recall of 467,500 SUVs  

    The recall covers Dodge Durangos from the '11-'12 modeal years and '11 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with potentially defective fuel pumps....More
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    GM Gets 33 New Compensation Claims Over Ignition Switches  

    The automaker now has received 4,345 claims for compensation for deaths and injuries stemming from accidents involving cars equipped with defective ignition switches....More
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    Engine-Fire Risk Prompts Mercedes Recall of 147,000 Cars  

    The automaker is recalling midsize sedans and stations from the '13-'15 model years to examine rubber seals in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, raising the risk of an under-hood fire....More
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    Airbag Inflator Maker Moves Up Construction Plan  

    Japan-based Daicel moves up its timetable for building a second U.S. plant to early 2016 to meet demand for inflators from sources other than the potentially deadly devices made by Takata....More
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    UPDATE 2-GM names LyondellBasell lawyer as chief counsel  

    (Adds background.) Feb 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday named Craig Glidden, chief legal officer at chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV, as general counsel, succeeding Michael Millikin, who is retiring in July. Glidden, 57, helped steer LyondellBasell out of bankruptcy and through restructuring. Like GM, the chemical, plastics and oil refining company went into bankruptcy in 2009. LyondellBasell emerged from bankruptcy in 2010....More
  • Feb 17, 2015
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    Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me 2

    The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just the weather. Forgive my inability to process the vast implications....More
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    Takata Accelerating Replacement Airbag Inflator Output  

    The supplier is producing 450,000 replacements a month for airbag inflators that can explode with excessive force and spray metal fragments, a defect linked to at least six deaths....More
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