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    REFILE-GM Korea CEO warns of output cut as strike vote looms  

    (Refiles to restore dropped letter in seventh paragraph) SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korea chief warned employees that a potential strike could lead to further production cuts in one of its major Asian manufacturing bases, according to an email sent to staff and obtained by Reuters. GM's 15,000 unionised workers in South Korea plan to cast ballots on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether to stage a strike for a fourth consecutive year, signalling a resurgence of summer labour unrest in the country's auto industry....More
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    China Approves 2 More Volkswagen Plants  

    Sources say the German automaker will build new factories in Tianjin and Qingdao, and plans to expand production capacity at its Chengdu plant to 600,000 units a year....More
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    Toyota Expanding Lexus Production Capacity  

    The automaker will shift production of the GS sedan for export to its Motomachi, Japan, plant from its nearby Tahara facility, which will launch production of a new model....More
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    European Demand Boosts German Automakers' Output  

    The German automakers' association cites recovery in major Western European markets in doubling its estimated rise in domestic output to 4% this year, up from 2% previously....More
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    Kumho Tire Says Work on U.S. Factory Will Resume  

    The 2008 financial crisis forced the South Korean tire maker to suspend construction of the $413 million facility in Georgia....More
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    Report Says Chrysler to Sell Mitsubishi-Built Sedan in Mexico  

    A source familiar with the deal says Mitsubishi will supply its Thailand-built Attrage sedan to Chrysler for sales in Mexico starting this year....More
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    Ford Tells Owners to Park '14 F-150 Trucks With Suspect Power Steering  

    The automaker says it has delivered to customers about 260 of the 5,675 pickups with potentially faulty electric-power-steering systems, and has ordered dealers not to sell the remainder until they are repaired....More
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    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

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