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    Ford Trimming Output of European Best-Seller  

    The automaker will shut down production of its Fiesta hatchback for 11 days in October and November at its Cologne, Germany, plant as sales slip in the region's major markets....More
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    Auto parts executives indicted in U.S. on price-fixing charges  

    DETROIT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Four executives from Mitsubishi Electric Corp were charged with conspiring to fix prices of auto parts including starter motors, alternators and ignition coils that were sold to six auto manufacturers in the United States and elsewhere....More
  • Newswire

    GM Recalling Natural Gas-Powered Vans  

    The automaker is recalling about 3,200 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the '11 to '14 model years because they may have a gas leak that could cause a fire....More
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    Suzuki Recalling 453,000 Minivehicles in Japan  

    The automaker is recalling Every microvans and Scrum models built for Mazda following reports of three fires linked to a defect in the blower fan motor of the air-conditioning unit....More
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    Hitachi Escapes Fine in Chinese Antitrust Probe  

    Chinese antitrust regulators say they will not fine Hitachi Automotive because the Japanese auto-parts supplier halted monopolistic activity and proactively provided relevant evidence....More
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    Safety Shouldn’t Be Disabled 4

    All vehicle safety technologies, be they old like seatbelts or new like lane-departure warning, should be mandatory, not optional....More
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    Europe Car-Sales Recovery May Not Be On Solid Ground  

    August new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose 1.8%, driven in part by a 13.7% jump in Spain, where sales are propped up by government subsidies....More
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    Mitsubishi Investing $600 Million in Indonesia Expansion  

    Mitsubishi is among Japan's second-tier automakers looking to expand in Southeast Asia to counter declining sales in their home market....More
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    Report Faults NHTSA for Slow Response to GM Defects  

    A congressional report released ahead of a Tuesday hearing in Washington says the regulatory agency failed to identify faulty ignition switches in GM vehicles linked to at least 19 highway fatalities....More

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