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Takata engineer refused to testify in airbag failure lawsuit

8:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016
A Takata engineer involved in testing the company's airbags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident.

About 1 in 5 U.S. vehicles has open safety recall, Carfax says

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016
Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax.

VW, Audi, BMW recall 1.7 million U.S. cars with Takata airbags

8:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016
The Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 850,000 vehicles due to potentially faulty airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata -- the company...

GM ignition-switch deal will not be reviewed, U.S. judge rules

11:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016
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Subaru recalls 77,000 Tribecas for hood latch defect

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2016
Subaru is recalling 77,000 Tribeca SUVs from the 2006-14 model years in the U.S.

GM recalling 473,000 SUVs, pickups in N.A. for brake pedal problems

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016
General Motors said it is recalling 473,000 pickups and SUVs in North America because brake pedals could fail due to a faulty nut.

Toyota recalling 26,000 Scion FR-S sports cars

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016
Toyota today said it is recalling 26,000 Scion FR-S sports cars from the 2013-16 model years because of an ignition key interlock issue.

Diesel Fiat 500X has excess emissions, German lobby group claims

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016
German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution today, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact...

EPA greenhouse gas rule would ban conversion of light vehicles to racecars

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
An EPA proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by medium and heavy duty vehicles would also ban the conversion of street cars into racecars, with...

Conti must ration parts for recall fixes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affect vehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Honda...

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VW haunted by emissions lies as it faces tougher U.S. prosecutors

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
No one has died from the emissions-cheating software Volkswagen has admitted it installed in some of its cars, yet U.S.

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A recall for wheel chocks? Maybe we've rolled off the deep end

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
In a sign of Fiat Chrysler's new hypersensitivity to safety, the automaker said last week it would voluntarily supply owners of 441,578 Dodge...

Fiat Chrysler rollaway reports draw more NHTSA scrutiny

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
Federal regulators are escalating an inquiry over complaints that certain Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles can roll away when a driver thinks the...

VW sued by N.J. over excess diesel emissions

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016
New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S.

Rise in traffic deaths last year raises alarm at NHTSA

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016
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Continental recalls defective airbag control units used in 5 million vehicles

8:03 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016
Continental Automotive Systems said it supplied potentially defective airbag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler,...

VW, seeking approval on emissions fix, replaces top U.S. lawyer

11:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016
Volkswagen AG replaced the head of its U.S.

Honda will recall 341,000 Accord sedans in U.S. over restraint system

7:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016
Honda said it will recall 341,000 Accord sedans in the United States to replace an electric control unit used in its restraint system after...

Honda warns dealerships of liability as it widens airbag recall

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016
American Honda has expanded its Takata airbag recalls by more than 2 million vehicles and warned dealers that they could face legal exposure for...

Takata plans to present restructuring plan to carmakers in May, report says

10:58 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016
Takata is preparing to present a restructuring plan to automakers in early May that will include an agreement on the sharing of recall costs, people...

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