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Ten automakers sued in U.S. over keyless ignitions

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015 | UPDATED: 8/26/15 4:08 pm ET - adds details
Ten of the world's biggest automakers were sued today by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from millions of vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions.

Acura, Mercedes, Mazda get top rating in IIHS collision prevention tests

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
Acura, Mercedes and Mazda made an impressive showing in the most recent IIHS testing of vehicles with front collision prevention technology.

Jeep Grand Cherokee being probed by NHTSA for rollaway risk

11:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
An estimated 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees are the subject of a preliminary NHTSA investigation after drivers complained that newer models rolled away...

GM recalls Impalas for airbags flaw involving infant seats

12:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
General Motors is recalling 8,989 Impalas for passenger-side airbags that can fail to turn off if an infant seat is in the front seat.

2008 Honda Accords probed by NHTSA for airbags that may fail to deploy

10:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
NHTSA opened an investigation into 348,000 Honda Accords for a flaw that could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.

GM expands headlight recall to 180,504 more vehicles

11:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
General Motors is expanding a recall of Buicks and Pontiacs with defective low-beam headlights to include 180,504 more vehicles, the automaker said...

Japan faces shortage of replacement airbags as recalls expand

9:33 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
Japan may face a shortfall in supply of replacement airbags as automakers recall 9.

Tesla, VW remain only Takata airbag users without recalls

6:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015
Volkswagen and Tesla are the only automakers that have avoided U.S. recalls while continuing to use Takata Corp.

VW faces NHTSA probe after Takata airbag incident

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
NHTSA is widening its Takata airbag probe after a Takata side airbag in a Volkswagen SUV ruptured in June.

Ford headlight failures and wrecks draw second U.S. probe

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015
Some Ford sedans are being scrutinized by U.S.

GM recalls 2010 Cobalts for wiring flaw

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015
General Motors is recalling 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts for misrouted wiring that can prevent a driver’s side airbag from deploying during a crash.

VW recalls 420,000 cars in the U.S. to fix airbags

8:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015
VW is recalling as many as 420,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a flaw that may prevent their airbags from deploying in an accident.

Takata sets campaign to alert drivers on recall for airbag risk

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015
Takata, whose exploding airbag modules have been tied to at least eight fatalities, is planning an extensive advertising campaign to urge consumers...

Regulator's reminder: 54.5 mpg goal isn't final yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015
The strict federal fuel economy targets that have triggered furious re-engineering, and some hand-wringing, across the auto industry should be...

GM fund rejects 5 ignition-switch injury claims

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015
Five of the six remaining injury claims in General Motors’ compensation fund for victims of its faulty ignition switches were rejected since...

FCA hacking risk kept from regulators for 18 months

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles waited 18 months to tell federal safety regulators about a security flaw in radios being installed in more than a million...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Tensions over U.S. electric vehicle mandates spill out at MBS

8:13 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
A long-simmering dispute between automakers and U.S.

EPA studies potential benefits of higher octane gasoline

9:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
The EPA is studying whether raising the octane level of gasoline could improve the efficiency of automobile engines, Christopher Grundler, director...

Takata's tab for U.S. lobbying rises 22% as recall scrutiny intensifies

10:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Takata boosted spending on U.S.

Ford, Ram adopt low-tech solution for tough IIHS test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
After releasing a split decision on the crash worthiness of the Ford F-150, the IIHS is continuing to crash test multiple versions of other...

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