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TRW recall shows the mess life-saving airbags have become

Automotive Business Review - 2 hours 52 min ago
Federal regulators' push for a second recall of 2.1 million cars and trucks whose airbags could go off while driving delivered more cautionary tales about a complex life-saving technology that's had a very bad year.

Regulator orders 2nd recall for 2m cars

Financial Times - 3 hours 55 min ago
NHTSA acts after ineffective initial solution to faulty airbags in vehicles made in early 2000s

Mr. Cub made history in the car business, too

Automotive Business Review - 1 February, 2015 - 05:01
Here's a largely forgotten fact about Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Jan. 23 at 83: He was a Ford dealer from 1967-71.

Toyota thinks TRD to win younger buyers

Automotive Business Review - 1 February, 2015 - 05:01
Since 2007, Toyota has been racing the nation's best-selling car, its Camry sedan, in the nation's most-watched motor sports series: NASCAR.

Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler must do 'follow up' recalls of 2.12 million vehicles

Automotive Business Review - 31 January, 2015 - 15:55
Honda, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler will do "follow up" recalls of about 2.12 million vehicles with defective electronic control units that can cause airbags to inadvertently deploy, federal safety regulators said today.

Nissan vehicles to use common visible parts

Automotive Business Review - 31 January, 2015 - 05:01
Nissan's modular platform saves money by using common components. But owners rarely notice; most of the shared parts are unseen under the hood.

Fiat Chrysler to abandon sub-$25,000 minivans

Automotive Business Review - 31 January, 2015 - 05:01
Fiat Chrysler plans to abandon the bottom end of its minivan lineup next year as the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Town and Country replaces the existing model and the Dodge Grand Caravan.

GM ignition-switch victims accepting offers, Feinberg says

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 21:00
General Motors' compensation program for victims of ignition-switch accidents is meeting its goal of sidelining many potential lawsuits, according to the lawyer handling the payments.

Week in Review, January 31

Financial Times - 30 January, 2015 - 20:29
Apple profits hit record; McDonald’s gets a new chief; plus oil majors, Deutsche Bank and more

Honda crash death exposes weaknesses in recall system

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 19:24
The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord who died earlier this month in a crash involving a ruptured Takata airbag inflator hadn't been notified that his vehicle was recalled in June 2014 for the suspect inflators, a Honda spokesman said.

Honda crash victim didn't get notice of Takata airbag recall

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 19:24
The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord who died earlier this month in a crash that may have involved a ruptured Takata airbag inflator hadn't been notified that his vehicle was recalled in June 2014 for the suspect inflators, a Honda spokesman said.

Millennials will grow to 25% of U.S. market in 2015, TrueCar says

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 17:37
Millennials will become a serious force in the US car market in 2015, TrueCar said in a new report this week. The car-buying site estimates that the group will purchase 4.

Denso to expand Tenn. plant, add 400 jobs

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 16:24
Denso, the world's second-largest automotive supplier, is set to expand a plant and add about 400 employees in Athens, Tenn.

Lear Q4 profits surge on North America growth

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 15:12
Seating and electronics supplier Lear reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profits due to strong demand from North America.

Ford on verge of promoting newer UAW hires to top-tier pay for first time

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 11:15
Ford has exceeded its cap on employees earning second-tier wages and will promote 55 workers hired in 2010 to its top wage scale, the UAW said late Friday.

Ford on verge of promoting UAW workers to top-tier pay for first time

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 11:15
Ford will likely soon need to give raises of about $9 an hour to some workers it hired in 2010, according to a UAW report showing that the automaker is very close to its cap on workers earning second-tier wages.

Recall costs prompt Honda profit warning

Financial Times - 30 January, 2015 - 09:36
Japan’s third-largest carmaker cites weak sales in China and at home

Honda cuts profit target as Takata airbag recalls bite

Automotive Business Review - 30 January, 2015 - 07:52
Honda sliced 6.5 percent off its core annual profit forecast as it set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in extra cash to cover an extended car recall to replace potentially faulty airbags made by Takata.

Honda confirms crash death caused by ruptured Takata airbag

Automotive Business Review - 29 January, 2015 - 23:21
American Honda on Friday confirmed a Takata airbag ruptured in the fatal crash of a 2002 Accord on January 18 in Texas.

New crash death may be linked to Takata airbag

Automotive Business Review - 29 January, 2015 - 23:21
American Honda has alerted federal safety regulators to another fatal crash involving the possible rupture of an airbag inflator made by Takata, the embattled supplier whose airbags are behind the recall of some 24 million vehicles worldwide.
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