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Rise in traffic deaths last year raises alarm at NHTSA

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016
U.S. Transportation Department officials are mounting an effort to tackle the human causes behind traffic deaths, which after years of steady declines, increased sharply last year.

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 confirming two injuries linked to the units.

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 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...

VW Group sends proposal to fix rigged 3.0-liter diesels to U.S., Calif. regulators

8:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Under deadline Tuesday, Volkswagen Group of America submitted to U.S. and California regulators a draft plan to recall and repair thousands of 3.

Toyota recalls 320,000 vehicles for side airbag issue

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Toyota today said it is recalling about 320,000 vehicles from the 2003-06 model years for an airbag-related defect.

Mazda issues recalls for potential fuel leak, Takata airbags

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Mazda issued two recalls covering all of its 2014-16 CX-5 crossovers in the U.S.

GM, lawyers ask U.S. judge to reject bid to halt switch settlement

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
General Motors has asked a judge to reject efforts by a lawyer who first publicly exposed a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles to undo a...

VW faces U.S. deadline for SUV emission repair plan

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Volkswagen faces a Feb.

JAMES B. TREECE

Industry breaks trust, makes its bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Widespread safety recalls, information withholding and deceitful practices are damaging the auto industry's public credibility and sparking a...

Nissan recalling 870,000 Altimas in U.S., Canada for hood latch problem

9:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016
Nissan said it will recall about 870,000 Nissan cars in the United States and Canada for potentially faulty hood latches, marking the third time...

How GM ignition-switch plaintiffs' lawyer botched his big case

11:35 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016
Plaintiffs' lawyer Robert Hilliard has litigated some 1,300 cases against General Motors over its deadly ignition switches, but he suffered a...

Lexus recalls RX350, RX450h crossovers for airbag flaw

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016
Toyota is recalling 6,000 new Lexus RX350 and RX450h crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix issues related to airbags.

Takata says 5.1 million more vehicles in U.S. have defective airbag inflators

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016
Takata declared another 5.1 million U.S.

Ford expands recall for Ranger pickups with Takata airbags

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016
Ford is expanding a recall of vehicles with Takata airbags after an inflator exploded in a Ford Ranger last month and the driver was killed.

Europe proposes changes in new-car approvals in light of VW scandal

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016
EU regulators will propose a shakeup of rules on authorizing new models of cars to prevent a rerun of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, firing the...

Takata seeks automaker aid, eyes airbag deal with Daicel, reports say

6:42 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2016
Airbag supplier Takata plans to request financial support from Japanese automakers and also wants to team up with competitor Daicel to produce airbag...

Takata recall to be expanded to 5 million more vehicles; Ford airbag fatality reported

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016
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