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GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises

October 20, 2014 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.                                            

U.S. Agency Warns Car Owners About Air Bags

October 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more...

Senators Question Regional Car Recalls

October 16, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. senators are questioning why the nation's auto safety regulators are letting car...

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907K Vehicles

October 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that...

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Toyota Recalls Lexuses For Fuel Leak Risk

October 16, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire.                                 

McDonald's: No More 'Pink Slime'

October 15, 2014 12:35 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The fast-food operator is countering criticism of its food quality with a campaign answering questions from would-be diners.                                    

Chrysler Recalls SUVs For Air Bag Defect

October 14, 2014 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners.                                   

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

October 13, 2014 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                              

U.S. Investigates Michelin Truck Tires

October 13, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes.                                       

Nissan Recalls Altimas For Latch Problem

October 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.                        

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVs For Stalling Problem

October 10, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.                                     

Floor Mats Recalled For Possible Gas Pedal Interference

October 8, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedal.                   

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GM Thinks Outside The Box To Reach Recalled Car Owners

October 7, 2014 11:25 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half of the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed.                   

Nearly 4K May Get Damages In Chinese Drywall Suit

October 7, 2014 11:14 am | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court.

Feds Probe Power Steering Complaints In Ford Cars

October 6, 2014 12:47 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety regulator has opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.                   

Chrysler Recalls Commercial Vans

October 6, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling more than 31,000 full-size commercial vans to fix a problem with the headrests.                                           

Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Increases To 23

September 30, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday.                                     

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Toyota Recalls Pickups To Fix Rear Springs

September 30, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire.                               

Safety Agency Monitoring Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.                           

Harley Issues Recalls

September 29, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling some motorcycles due to clutch and fuel tank issues.                                                 

Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.                 

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles For Ignition Switches

September 26, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.                                   

Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars

September 26, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.                                     

Apple's Response To iPhone Issues Is Key

September 26, 2014 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.                                       

Hoax Gets People To Microwave Their iPhone 6

September 26, 2014 10:44 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

An Internet hoax convinced some people their iPhone 6 could be charged in the microwave.                                               

Apple Launches iPhone 6 And With It ‘BendGate’

September 25, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

No company is perfect, but after the debacle that was “Antennagate” with the launch of the iPhone 4, you’d think that Apple would be more meticulous about future generations of products. It appears that the answer is “Not so.”       

GM Recall Victims Must Decide To Settle Or Fight In Court

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Tom Krisher & Amy Forliti, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Problems

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.           

Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand For Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 12:51 pm | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food | News | Comments

Representative Tom Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.                         

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