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GM shield in doubt as judge mulls ending bar on ignition suits

6:19 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/27/2015 3:25 pm ET -- corrected
A bankruptcy judge told GM six years ago it didn't have to worry about lawsuits over cars made before its $49.5 billion government bailout. Last month, the same judge said he wasn't so sure anymore.... Read More »

Takata sued in Canada over airbag-related vehicle recalls

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Takata, the Japanese supplier whose airbags have been linked to six fatalities globally, has been sued in Canada in three separate cases, it said in a statement today.... Read More »

Georgia trial renews demand by safety advocates for recall of older Jeeps

3:34 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The Georgia trial over the death of 4-year old Remington Walden in 2012 is renewing demand by safety advocates for a massive recall of older Jeeps.... Read More »

Feds broaden crackdown on dealership fraud

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission is broadening its enforcement of car dealerships to crack down on deception and fraud in operations that go beyond...... Read More »

Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said.... Read More »

Ford recalls 220,000 vehicles in N.A. for 3 issues

9:25 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in North America for potential issues with door handles, vacuum pump relays and sensors.... Read More »

Malibus are recalled for faulty sunroof controls

1:51 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
General Motors is recalling 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the US for sunroof control issues.... Read More »

FCA trial over child's fiery death expected to renew recall push

7:50 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
A trial set to begin today in a south Georgia town is renewing demand for a massive recall of older Jeep models whose fuel tanks lawyers argue are...... Read More »

Honda recalls 104,000 vehicles for inflators

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda Motor Co. last week added more than 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. to existing recalls for flawed airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.... Read More »

Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall

5:34 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
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Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs' lawyer

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
Former GM CEOs Rick Wagoner and Dan Akerson are among 96 current and ex-employees that lawyers involved in class-action lawsuits over faulty ignition...... Read More »

Japan far outpaces U.S. in replacing Takata airbag parts

6:49 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
As automakers plead with U.S.... Read More »

Calif. recall bill would tighten used-car loopholes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
California lawmakers are considering potentially precedent-setting legislation designed to protect consumers from unknowingly buying used vehicles...... Read More »

Barra, other GM execs to be deposed in ignition-switch case

6:19 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is among current and former executives set to be questioned in litigation over ignition-switch defects that led to the...... Read More »

BMW settles dispute with FTC over Mini warranties

2:03 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
BMW, hoping to avoid extending a dispute with U.S.... Read More »

Honda adds more vehicles to U.S. recalls on Takata airbag flaws

6:24 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
Honda added about 100,000 vehicles in the United States to existing recalls for flawed airbags made by Takata after discovering it hadn’t...... Read More »

Plaintiffs' lawyers say GM internal documents contradict Valukas report

2:25 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Plaintiffs suing GM over faulty ignition switches have gained access to previously confidential documents produced by the automaker, and their...... Read More »

Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises by 3 to 67

11:22 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen by three fatalities from a week earlier to 67, the administrator of GM's...... Read More »

Takata more forthcoming on airbag probe, NHTSA chief says

10:21 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2015
Takata, subject to a $14,000 daily fine from U.S.... Read More »

GM recalls 64,000 Volts over carbon monoxide risk

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2015
General Motors is recalling about 64,000 Chevrolet Volts from the 2011-13 model years for a software update to limit how long the car can be left...... Read More »

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