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First Shift: A 'bloodbath' for automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2014
Renault-Nissan latest to curb Russia sales; phone-free Android?; U.S. exiting Ally; Caddy video mirror; Honda honors heritage.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Takata CEO speaks out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014
In open letter, vows to rebuild confidence; GM, Jaguar halt in Russia; Camry Hybrid named best value; Honda on gas prices.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Mercedes moving to South?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014
U.S. unit reportedly may shift from New Jersey to Atlanta or North Carolina; NHTSA in battle mode; Volvo to tap Swedish roots.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Gas-price drop bad for F-150?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014
Consumers may not want to pay premium for lighter truck, analyst says; European market cools; Jag's 'transparent' pillars.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Volvo to sell cars online

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Company also limiting auto shows; Chevy adds Corvette touches to lineup; defending Hyundai's U.S. share; compact-CUV craze.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM's new ignition headache

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014
Keys in previously recalled cars can get stuck; FCA expands airbag recall; Fields' 2015 Ford forecast; dealer Sam Swope dies.... Read More »

 

First Shift: What happened to 'hatchbacks'?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014
A familiar body style, caught in crossover craze; Takata-airbag summit meeting; U.S. promotes greener tires; Tacoma teaser.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Acura TLX stop-sale order

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2014
New sedan's parking lock may not engage; M-B coupe crosses the line; more 8-speed Chrysler gearboxes; the cost of bad hires... Read More »

 

First Shift: BMW names Krueger as next CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014
Company's production chief to succeed Reithofer in May; VW hires brand boss from BMW; Honda's global recall plan; in-car ads.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Chrysler Pentastar engine upgrade?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
V-6s to get turbos and direct injection, sources say; Ford eyes efficient CVTs; women-driven pickups; VW Beetle recall.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Forming aluminum's future?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014
Breakthrough makes sheet more formable, Alcoa says; Opel's 'heart and soul'; Honda's growing recall; Is Prius pump-price-proof?... Read More »

 

First Shift: Chrysler, Ford expand airbag recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014
NHTSA calls Chrysler move 'insufficent'; the new sound of Lincoln; 1,050-HP Ferrari hybrid; massaging Cadillacs.... Read More »

 

First Shift: November U.S. sales winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Jeep brand gains most volume while Ford sees biggest drop; Takata snubs NHTSA; Colorado edges F-150; work-life gains at stores.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Benz workers can discuss organizing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014
U.S. ruling fuels UAW action in Ala.; Takata said to OK national recall; long loans scrutinized; first F-150 delivery.... Read More »

 

First Shift: France's plan to ditch diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Most-polluting cars to be identified under new plan; Wrangler fighter for GM?; Snyder sees robust sales; Marchionne an All-Star.... Read More »

 

First Shift: FCA told to accelerate airbag recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014
Feds want callback to begin Dec. 1, three weeks early; cheap gas drives U.S. sales; Evoque clone?; Snyder: Don't look back.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Honda may face $35M fine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014
Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Tesla, BMW discuss deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
May collaborate on lightweight components, technology; Hyundai, Kia sales goal; Chrysler rocks AMAs; Subaru's rise.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Honda admits airbag reporting failure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014
Company says it didn't properly notify feds, faces fine; GM's new quality, purchasing chiefs; VW sits out Super Bowl; BMW i3 is all green.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Arizona sues GM for $3B

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
State says automaker hid safety defects; Toyota minivan passes key crash test; a $250,000 Caddy?; slow sales for fast rides.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Takata: Full recall could risk lives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Airbag maker says nationwide effort would strain thin supplies; Audi's future styling; fresh Explorer, 300; Mazda's new baby.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Gray days ahead at Chrysler plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Paint shop upgrade temporarily limits color choices; Takata hearing list grows; Benz, BMW team in Mexico; Toyota Mirai pricing.... Read More »

 

First Shift: More time to file GM claims

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Deadline extended 'out of an abundance of caution'; Marchionne must testify; Toyota, Honda fuel cells; LA show preview.... Read More »

 

First Shift: DeGiorgio: ‘I didn’t lie’

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2014
Fired GM engineer says he did the best he could; Delphi defendant deal; more Takata airbags; Honda to testify; Cadillac’s NYC home... Read More »

 

First Shift: Airbag crisis escalates

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014
Honda reveals 5th death, Takata subpoenaed; Barra to skip awards amid protests; Subaru beating goal; Ghosn's monk-like focus.... Read More »

 

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