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Conti must ration parts for recall fixes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Summary: Supplier Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affectvehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Fiat Chrysler.
LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

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 Chargers from the 2011-16 model years in the U.S. with free wheel chocks. Let that sink in a minute.

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...

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.

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