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Woman Cleared in Fatal Wreck After GM Confirms Car Would Have Been Recalled

November 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Candice Anderson was initially charged with criminally negligent homicide because there was no clear explanation at the time why the wreck occurred, according to court documents from the case.          

Honda Admits Failing To Report Deaths, Injuries

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Tom Krishner, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda should get the maximum fine for "massively" violating the law, said Clarence Ditlow, head...

Company Recalls Strollers Due To Fingertip Amputation Hazard

November 21, 2014 12:18 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

Graco, a children’s products manufacturer based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is issuing a stroller...

Government Tells Chrysler To Speed Up Jeep Recall

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older...

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Senators Get No Clear Answers On Air Bag Safety

November 21, 2014 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.         

Toyota Recalls Lexuses For Fuel Leaks

November 21, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.                                        

Takata Quality Chief: National Air Bag Recall Not Necessary

November 20, 2014 1:09 pm | by Marcy Gordon & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary.                        

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Minivans Do Poorly In New Crash Tests

November 20, 2014 10:36 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.                                     

NHTSA To Push For National Air Bag Recall

November 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.                       

VW Recalls 442K Cars For Suspension Problem

November 19, 2014 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.                           

Honda Quietly Offers To Repair Air Bags Nationwide

November 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories.               

Ford Recalls Fusions For Ignition Key Problem

November 18, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.                               

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GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

November 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.                              

Unilever Tweaks Site In 'Mayonnaise' Spat

November 17, 2014 1:05 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After suing a small California company for calling its product "Just Mayo" because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to make clear that some of its own products are "mayonnaise dressing," rather than mayonnaise.

Kelley Blue Book Reveals 2015 Best Car Buys

November 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

According to Kelley Blue Book, nearly 17 million vehicles could be sold in the U.S. next year.  Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for KelleyBlueBook.com, reveals which cars made the list.       

GM: Parts Ready To Fix SUVs That Can Catch Fire

November 13, 2014 12:59 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs soon won't have to park them outside the garage for fear that they will catch fire.                                   

Honda Widens Air Bag Recall

November 13, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year.                    

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Unilever Sues Company Over Use Of 'Mayo'

November 11, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

You have to break some eggs to make an omelet and, according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise.                                 

GM Ordered Switches Nearly 2 Months Before Recall

November 10, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emails from a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches almost two months before telling government safety regulators that the switches would be recalled.               

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall In Some States

November 7, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to a previously announced recall for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.               

Circus Cited For Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday.             

Audi Recalling Nearly 102K Cars For Air Bags

November 5, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.                                           

Ford Issues 5 Recalls Covering 202K Vehicles

November 5, 2014 9:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 202,000 cars, vans and trucks in North America in five separate recalls to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues.                         

U.S. Investigating Honda For Incomplete Reports

November 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.                                   

Hyundai, Kia Fined $100M For Overstating MPG

November 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by Tom Krisher & Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.             

Company Recalls Fire Trucks For Wheel Issue

November 3, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling 135 fire trucks in the U.S. because a suspension part can fail and cause a wheel to fall off.                                   

Kimberly-Clark Lawsuit: Surgical Gowns Don't Protect Against Ebola

October 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.                         

Nissan Recalls Infiniti SUVs To Fix Air Bags

October 31, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.                             

Gov't Pushes Air Bag Maker On Replacement Parts

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem.

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