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Toyota Promises To Help Find Cause Of Takata Airbag Defects

May 22, 2015 10:15 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata airbags, the recalls for which have ballooned to about 53 million vehicles worldwide, stressing that regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern.

Feds Seek To Manage Takata Airbag Recall, Speed Up Repairs

May 22, 2015 9:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Exploding airbags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to...

Takata Airbag Recall Largest In History

May 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

According to federal regulators, nearly 34 million vehicles will need to be fixed because of...

Takata Airbag Recall Doubles To Nearly 34M

May 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Marcy Gordon & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air...

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Tesla Door Handles Shutting Out Buyers

May 19, 2015 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Consumer Reports says Tesla’s new $127,000 Model S is undriveable, mainly because they can’t get behind the wheel to drive it due to malfunctioning door handles.

Recalls Involved In U.S. Government Hearing

May 19, 2015 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The NHTSA will hold a hearing July 2 to determine if Fiat Chrysler met requirements to notify customers and fix safety problems.Here are the 20 recalls in question, the date of each recall, the defect involved and the number of vehicles recalled.

Alibaba's Ma Expresses 'Regret' Over Counterfeits Lawsuit

May 19, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Alibaba Group defended its stance against counterfeit goods and expressed regret Tuesday that the owner of luxury brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has sued the e-commerce giant.

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U.S. Agency To Hold Hearing On Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance

May 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The U.S. government's highway safety agency says it will hold a rare public hearing in July to determine if Fiat Chrysler failed to notify customers and fix safety problems in 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.

Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 104

May 19, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 104.

By The Numbers: GM's Faulty Ignition Switches

May 18, 2015 12:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Last week, the death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 100. Here’s a look at all the numbers behind the ignition switch recall.  

New Takata Airbag Recall Brings Total To Over 33M

May 15, 2015 10:03 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata airbags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million.

Fiat Chrysler Adds Nearly 69K Jeeps To Side Airbag Recall

May 13, 2015 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 69,000 Jeep Cherokees to a recall to fix software that can cause side airbags to inflate without a crash.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 100

May 12, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 100.

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars For Faulty Defrosters, Head Lights

May 11, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling more than 130,000 cars because of two separate issues that could lead to reduced visibility for drivers and raise the risk of a crash.

FDA: Listeria Contamination In U.S. Blue Bell Plant Goes Back 2 Years

May 8, 2015 11:08 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA says Blue Bell knew there was listeria in one of its plants as far back as 2013, yet failed to issue a recall until the products were linked to illness and deaths this year.

Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales Of Chinese-Made Flooring

May 7, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators is suspending the sale of all laminate flooring made in China a week after disclosing that the Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against the specialty retailer in an investigation over imported products.

U.S. Reopens Investigation Into Jeep, Dodge Sun Visors

May 6, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is reopening an investigation into Jeep and Dodge sun visors after reports that some caught fire even after a recall repair.

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Switches Rises To 97

May 5, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 97 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensated by the automaker.

U.S. Decides Not To Investigate Toyota Unwanted Acceleration

May 4, 2015 9:38 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man's request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact cars.

Inked And Irked: Apple Watch Users Report Tattoo Problems

May 4, 2015 9:24 am | by Brandon Bailey & Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist.

Technical Problem Could Curb Apple Watch Availability

May 1, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Problems with a component of the Apple Watch could exacerbate a shortage of the much-hyped wearable technology.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 90

April 28, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker.

Harley Recalls Nearly 46,000 Motorcycles

April 27, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58,833 Manual Jeeps And Dodge Vipers

April 24, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.

Judge Tosses Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit

April 20, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Environmental group Global Community Monitor announced Thursday that a defamation lawsuit brought by Lumber Liquidators had been dismissed.

Ford Pickup Scores Top Safety Rating; GM Models Miss

April 20, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials bestowed the nation's top safety rating on Ford's F-150 pickup truck, which the company said validated its decision to switch from steel to aluminum in model year 2015.

Nissan Expands Airbag Recall After Louisiana Injury

April 17, 2015 9:39 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding airbag.

U.S. Probes Complaints About Subaru Airbag Seat Sensors

April 15, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the airbag sensors in the seats of Subaru Impreza compact cars.

Only Small Number Of Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

April 15, 2015 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, Fiat-Chrysler has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall.

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