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Nissan Recalls More Altimas For Hood Latch Problem

March 6, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving.

Senator Asks For Federal Investigation Of Lumber Liquidators

March 5, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators...

By The Numbers: 2014 Record Year For Auto Recalls

March 4, 2015 12:28 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. government’s list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles in 2014 was topped by...

Lumber Liquidators Stands Behind Products As Stock Plunges

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of...

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Cuban Cigar Industry Prepares For U.S. Demand

March 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, Cuban cigar makers are challenged with increasing productivity without compromising quality.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 467K SUVs For Possible Stalling

March 2, 2015 10:29 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem.

Automakers Hire Rocket Firm To Probe Airbag Problems

February 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some airbags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.


Fiat Chrysler Recalls Midsize Sedans For Transmission Glitch

February 26, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park.

U.S. To Fine Airbag Maker Takata $14,000 Per Day

February 20, 2015 12:08 pm | by Joan Lowy & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government will fine Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running investigation of faulty and potentially dangerous airbag inflators.

Lenovo Shipped Laptops With Security Flaw, Experts Say

February 20, 2015 9:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Experts say the world's biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you use the web to shop, pay bills or check email.

GM, Opponents Make Arguments In Bankruptcy Court Over Shield

February 19, 2015 10:32 am | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge this week heard arguments from consumers who are suing General Motors, saying their cars dropped in value because of a defect with its ignition switches.

Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ For Food

February 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.


Death Followed Jeep Recall

February 12, 2015 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

More than a year after Chrysler issued recall of nearly 1.6 million Jeeps because of it rear-mounted gas tank, the position of the tank is blamed for a fiery crash that killed a pregnant woman on a suburban Detroit freeway.

Report: Children's Product Manufacturers Largely Don't Report Recalls On Social Media

February 11, 2015 1:04 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturers who produce children's products that have been placed under recall largely aren't using social media to inform consumers about those safety issues, a consumer watchdog group has found.

Are Families Accepting GM's Compensation Offers?

February 4, 2015 12:07 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

This weekend was General Motors' deadline to submit claims for compensation from auto-related deaths and injuries. Ken Feinberg, the man in charge of the compensation fund, discusses how families reacted to the offers extended by GM.     

The Challenges Of Defining 'Dangerous'

February 4, 2015 11:58 am | by Adam Gittler | Articles | Comments

In 2008, General Motors conducted internal training for its engineers on how to document product risks, including bans of the words ‘defect’ and ‘problem’. Well-intended or a shameful legal dodge, the training skirted around the problem instead of attacking it head-on. 

GM 2014 Profit Falls 26 Percent On Recall Costs

February 4, 2015 10:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

If it weren't for the recalls, 2014 would have been a stellar year for General Motors.                                               


Jeep Recalls 228K Cherokees For Airbag Problem

February 2, 2015 4:17 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side airbags to inflate for no reason.                                   

Death Toll From GM Switches Rises To At Least 51

February 2, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 51 families will get payments from General Motors due to fatal crashes caused by faulty small-car ignition switches, and that number is almost certain to rise.                       

Sunbeam Recalls Space Heaters That Can Spray Hot Oil

January 30, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries.                               

Exploding Airbag May Have Killed Texas Man

January 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Tom Krisher & Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile airbags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.                          

Toyota Recalls 52,000 Avalon Sedans For Fire Risk

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.                                             

Ford Recalls Cars, Vans For Door Latch And Seat Belt Trouble

January 28, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.                                           

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls For Fuel Leaks

January 28, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.                                        

Nissan Recalls SUVs To Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

January 28, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.                                     

3 Questions For New U.S. Auto Safety Chief

January 14, 2015 10:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Mark Rosekind, the U.S. government's new auto safety chief, knew all along that the agency he was taking over lacked resources and staff to do its job properly. But after a week on the job, Rosekind says he discovered the shortages are much worse than he thought.

Deaths Due To General Motors' Faulty Ignitions Now At 45

January 13, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 45 people have died and 68 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   

Subaru Recalls 199K Vehicles For Brake Line Rust

January 8, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.                             

GM Recalls 92K Trucks, SUVs For Ignition Lock Defect

January 2, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.                             

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