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Chrysler tells 2,500 owners of V-6 Challengers to stop driving because of fire risk

3:05 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2013
Chrysler Group is warning about 2,500 owners of 2013 Dodge Challengers with V-6 engines built in December and January not to drive their cars because of a potential short-circuit that could lead to a fire. Seven such fires have occurred, none causing injury, on Challengers built from Dec.


New steels fight aluminum to oust heavy metal from cars

8:02 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2013
New high-tech products mean steel is now winning battles in a long war to defend its share of the auto market against lighter aluminum, as automakers have to shed weight to meet emissions standards.

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Mazda's Wager: Self-driving cars will be ‘disastrous’ for industry

Mazda's Wager: Self-driving cars will be ‘disastrous’ for industry

Mazda’s N.A. marketing chief Russell Wager says a lot is at risk in the rush to create self-driving cars – including brands and advertising as we know it.
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