Disasters

BMW U.S. plant cancels shift because of winter storm

Feb. 12, 2014 19:33 CET
BMW's U.S. assembly plant canceled a shift because of severe weather. The factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is the company's sole global source of the X3, X5 and X6....
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Sinkhole swallows 8 vehicles at Corvette museum in Ky.

11:08 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Eight vehicles in the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., were swallowed by a massive sink hole at about 5:40 a.m. today, the museum said....
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EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said....
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Tesla to upgrade wall adapters after reports of garage fires

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Tesla Motors, which is under investigation by federal regulators over fires in its Model S sedan after battery punctures, will upgrade wall charger adapters following reports of overheating in garages....
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Chinese authorities urge Fiat to investigate Jeep Wrangler fire risk

Jan. 6, 2014 08:34 CET
Chinese authorities have urged Fiat's Chrysler Group to investigate its Jeep Wrangler, saying the SUV had a "relatively high risk" of catching fire....
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Tesla Model S charging system may have started garage blaze, fire dept. says

9:47 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
A fire department in Southern California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan, in the latest link between the top selling electric car and the potential for fire....
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Tesla says Germany clears Model S after fires

Dec. 3, 2013 12:50 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the electric car being investigated for a possible U.S. recall, was cleared of any safety defect in a review by Germany's transportation regulator, the company said....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Japanese auto industry leaders stand strong as survivors

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show has been an unprecedented love fest. On Tuesday, the afternoon before the first press day, the bosses of each member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association stood shoulder to shoulder on the same stage, as the sound of a revving engine from each of their lineups roared in turn....
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Doubting Toyota prince defeats crisis to prove self wrong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Akio Toyoda has made a convincing case for himself as head of the world's biggest automaker. With the Tokyo Motor Show under way this week, Toyota is on track for a record profit, its Lexus luxury unit predicts the best-ever year of sales, and industry surveys show public questions over deteriorating quality are fading. It's a remarkable turnaround for an executive who got off to a shaky start handling one of the worst crises in Toyota's 76-year history....
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Indiana Chevy store damaged by tornado stays open during repairs

4:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Just days after a tornado severely damaged its building and inventory, Eriks Chevrolet in Kokomo, Ind., is open and selling cars....
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Subaru resumes production at damaged Indiana plant

10:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Subara of Indiana said full production resumed at its plant in Indiana today after damage from severe storms this weekend disrupted operations on Monday....
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Dealers in Illinois, Indiana report severe storm damage

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
The storms on Sunday that ravaged areas of the Midwest also damaged at least two car dealerships in Illinois and Indiana....
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UAW hall in Kokomo, Ind., destroyed by tornado

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
The UAW Local 685 hall in Kokomo, Ind., was in the cross hairs of a tornado that ripped through the area on Sunday....
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Storms damage Subaru's Indiana plant, interrupt production

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The severe storms that rolled through the Midwest over the weekend caused damage to the Subaru plant in Indiana -- the only Subaru assembly plant in the United States -- and interrupted production there for at least a day....
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Tesla fires spark search for safety lessons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
The three Tesla Model S electric sedans that have caught fire since Oct. 1 have drawn wide public scrutiny. And the fires have served as a clear reminder that vehicles running on lithium ion batteries -- although not filled with a combustible fuel -- still pose risks....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Tesla firetraps? Numbers don't back it up

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
News of a third Tesla Model S battery fire Wednesday has ignited a wave of safety concern, Internet debate and investor alarm....
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EDITORIAL

Some lessons from Sandy can apply elsewhere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy slammed the New Jersey-New York region, some auto dealers and other victims still haven't settled with their insurers....
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A year later, lessons from Sandy's fury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
One year ago, as soon as Hurricane Sandy had finished beating the Atlantic coast and rolled back out to sea, car dealers across the New York-New Jersey region rushed in to take stock of the damage....
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Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

10:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company, analysts said today, as the electric car maker lost as much as $3 billion in market value two days after the incident in Washington state....
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Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

Oct. 3, 2013 16:55 CET
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company....
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JAMIE LaREAU

Colorado catastrophes force dealers to operate differently

12:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Colorado dealers can't get a break from natural disasters. "It's been pretty crazy out here," says Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in Denver....
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