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Mercedes to recall 126,260 vehicles in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 cars for a defect that can cause airbags to inflate unexpectedly without a crash -- or not at all during one.... Read More »

Honda bans Takata airbags from future vehicles

9:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Citing manipulation and misrepresentation by airbag maker Takata, Honda has dumped the company from supplying airbags for all of its future models.... Read More »


VW prepares to fight latest diesel cheating allegations

Nov. 3, 2015 09:24 CET

VW has denied new diesel-cheating allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that include Porsche for the first time. VW could be forced to recall 1 million more cars, analysts say.... Read More »


Tesla ends $100 flat fee service promise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Tesla once pledged door-to-door “Ranger” service for covered repairs for $100. The company is now charging some customers much more than that, triggering owner complaints.... Read More »

Jackson: 'I'm the black sheep' in NADA's view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

The National Automobile Dealers Association is not a fan of AutoNation's new policy to fix all vehicles with an open recall before selling them, says the dealership group's chief, Mike Jackson.... Read More »

Hands down, gloves offer best protection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Technicians' hands take a beating working on cars. Caustic chemicals, jagged metal and hot parts can cause on-the-job injuries. Even though many techs are not required to wear gloves, many now do.... Read More »

Study: Independent shop owners ready to bail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Just over half of the owners of small, independent auto repair shops in the U.S. are considering exiting the business by 2020, in part due to financial pressures, a study found. The study offers insight into the competitive landscape that dealerships' fixed operations face.... Read More »

Dealers group helps clear the air, train techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

A foundation funded by the Colorado Auto Dealers Association accepts donated polluting vehicles, sells them to scrappers and uses the revenues to help fund scholarships to train service technicians.... Read More »

Manheim makes used vehicles retail ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Auction giant Manheim, which has long offered to recondition clients' vehicles before they go through the auction lanes, now preps cars and trucks to get them front-line retail ready. The operation takes on work that otherwise would have filled dealerships' service bays.... Read More »

Honda recalls some 2016 CR-Vs for exploding Takata airbag risk

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Honda is recalling some 2016 models of the popular CR-V crossover because of a new, potentially deadly Takata airbag defect.... Read More »

Porsche recalls 58,881 Macan crossovers for possible fuel leak

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Porsche is recalling 58,881 Macan crossovers worldwide for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment.... Read More »

GM says owners of fire-prone cars shouldn't park in garages

11:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Owners of 1.4 million recalled GM cars should not park in garages and other structures because of fire risks, the automaker said today.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900,000 SUVs, crossovers to fix airbags, brakes

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems.... Read More »

Honda recalls more than 300,000 Accords in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the U.S. to fix a software flaw that could lead to side-door airbags deploying even if the vehicles are not in a crash.... Read More »

Former U.S. prosecutor named to monitor GM safety efforts

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

A former prosecutor in Manhattan will serve as the independent federal monitor for GM following its agreement to pay $900 million to end a U.S. criminal probe over a lethal defect in ignition switches.... Read More »


Volkswagen likely to recall 100,000 cars in India, report says

Oct. 29, 2015 11:58 CET

Volkswagen Group is likely to recall 100,000 cars in India affected by the diesel emission scandal, a report said. The country's emissions testing agency has been examining Volkswagen vehicles and plans to submit a report to the government by the end of this month.... Read More »

Ford plans 3 recalls covering 131,000 vehicles

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Ford Motor Co. plans three recalls covering nearly 131,000 vehicles, including the 2016 Mustang and older crossovers, for various defects.... Read More »

BMW recalls 86,018 Mini Cooper models for power-steering glitch

1:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

BMW is recalling 86,018 Mini Coopers after an investigation into a steering glitch on the vehicles prompted U.S. regulators to recommend a recall.... Read More »

Bentley recalls 27,640 cars for battery cable problems

Oct. 27, 2015 17:19 CET

Bentley is recalling 27,640 Continental and Flying Spur models globally because of potentially faulty battery cable connections.... Read More »

FCA recalls 66,000 Ram 1500s and 75,000 Jeep Cherokees to fix potential hazards

8:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling more than 140,000 light trucks and SUVs in two voluntary recalls to address potential safety concerns.... Read More »

GM to recall 1.4 million older vehicles after engine fires

10:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

General Motors is recalling 1.4 million older vehicles in its third major attempt to fix a defect that can cause the engine to catch fire.... Read More »

Nissan expands sedan recall to fix fuel-line defect that could lead to fire

5:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Nissan expanded a sedan recall for a defect that could lead to fuel leaks during crashes to nearly 47,000 Altimas and Maximas.... Read More »

Audi will keep hiring despite parent VW's emissions cheating scandal

Oct. 26, 2015 16:53 CET

Audi says it plans to keep hiring and affirmed a jobs guarantee through 2018, even as parent Volkswagen Group is rocked by a scandal over rigged emissions tests.... Read More »

Bridgestone plans to buy Pep Boys retail chain for $835 million

10:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Bridgestone agreed to buy the Pep Boys retail chain for about $835 million, pushing deeper into an auto-parts industry that has benefited from Americans keeping their cars on the road longer.... Read More »

Repair shops could get airbag recall work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

NHTSA officials see a possible role for independent repair shops to help with the Takata recall. Such a move would be unprecedented and would also add another layer of complexity and risk to what NHTSA is already calling the most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history.... Read More »

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