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GM: Parts Ready To Fix SUVs That Can Catch Fire
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GM: Parts Ready To Fix SUVs That Can Catch Fire

DETROIT (AP) – For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.The company, in documents posted Wednesday by...

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Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An investigation by Consumer Reports has discovered that a Chinese company may be selling counterfeit tires in the US under a brand name that consumers trust.The discovery came when the company...

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Rental Cars Under Recall Are Still Being Rented
Friday, November 14, 2014

Rental Cars Under Recall Are Still Being Rented

DENVER (CBS4) - There is no law against renting cars that are under recalls, but one car company CBS4 contacted in Denver was still renting them.After a woman who was injured in a serious accident on Interstate 25...

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Ford Launches All New F-150 Pickup Truck [VIDEO]
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ford Launches All New F-150 Pickup Truck [VIDEO]

DEARBORN (WWJ) – A red F-150 pickup truck, with the “Built Ford Tough” and UAW logos on the front, ushered in a new era of manufacturing at Ford’s legendary Rouge complex.“We are here today to make...

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Ford Starts Production Of New Aluminum F-150
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ford Starts Production Of New Aluminum F-150

DEARBORN (AP) – It’s Ford Motor Co.’s biggest bet in decades: an aluminum-sided F-150 that could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown.Ford was scheduled to start production...

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AutoNation CEO Gives Feds Failing Grade In Handling Of Recalls
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AutoNation CEO Gives Feds Failing Grade In Handling Of Recalls

DETROIT (WWJ) – The nation’s top car dealer says he would give a failing grade to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its handling of major recalls this year.“The information on their sites...

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Chrysler Posts Strong Third Quarter Profit
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chrysler Posts Strong Third Quarter Profit

LONDON (WWJ) – Chrysler earned $611 million in the third quarter, more than double the earnings of parent firm Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.This comes on strong North American sales, highlighted by a very good...

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Driver May Have Shot, Killed Himself During Traffic Stop
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Driver May Have Shot, Killed Himself During Traffic Stop

DENVER (CBS4) - A man shot dead during a traffic stop may have tried to shoot himself inside his car and missed, prompting an Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy to fire his weapon into the car.An autopsy will...

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Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) - Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.The recall covers certain A4 and S4 cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years, plus...

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Ford Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Five Separate Problems
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ford Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Five Separate Problems

DEARBORN — (WWJ) Ford announcing five separate recalls, involving more than two hundred thousand vehicles, for a variety of reasons ranging from airbags that may not deploy to fuel lines that could leak and...

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Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.The...

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CEO Mary Barra Wants GM To Develop A New Attitude
Thursday, October 30, 2014

CEO Mary Barra Wants GM To Develop A New Attitude

DETROIT — (WWJ) After a year of playing defense with record recalls and four appearances before congress, GM CEO Mary Barra wants her company to start taking the offensive.“I want it understood that they day of...

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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

DETROIT (AP) – Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough...

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Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores

DETROIT (WWJ) – Car companies are adding more technology in cars in an effort to please consumers, but Consumer Reports finds that too often that technology is not yet ready for prime time.“Sometimes the system...

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General Motors 3Q Profit Nearly Doubles
Thursday, October 23, 2014

General Motors 3Q Profit Nearly Doubles

DETROIT (AP) - Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.“We were...

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List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall

The U.S. government has issued an urgent plea to nearly 8 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or...

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US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to nearly 8 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or...

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GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises To 29
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises To 29

DETROIT (AP) – At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to...

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Police Plant Decoy Cars In Attempt To Catch Crooks In The Act
Monday, October 20, 2014

Police Plant Decoy Cars In Attempt To Catch Crooks In The Act

DENVER (CBS4) – As police in Denver respond to more car break-ins in, officers are turning to a new strategy: decoy cars.More than 4,000 cars have been broken into in the city since January. Breaking into a car is a...

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Chrysler Issues Recall For Nearly 907K Cars, SUVs
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chrysler Issues Recall For Nearly 907K Cars, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.The recalls, posted Thursday...

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