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Bill Requires U.S. Agencies to Consider Remanufactured Parts
September 28, 2015 by Auto Service World

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring  U.S. federal agencies to consider using remanufactured parts for vehicle fleet repairs. Bill S. 565, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, requires all federal agencies to consider using remanufactured parts

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Government of Canada expands collaborative work with the U.S. EPA
September 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

On September 22, 2015, the Government of Canada opened an investigation into Volkswagen’s alleged use of defeat devices to circumvent emissions regulations. Following this, Environment Canada has issued the following update on the issue: The Government of Canada has a

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10 Automakers Commit To Put Automatic Brake Tech In All Cars
September 18, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Ten automakers have committed to the U.S. government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths and injuries. The announcement didn’t specify

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Charge against tech reinstated
September 13, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Joe Ramono of Ontario ordered to stand trial for criminal negligence causing death in connection with inspection on vehicle involved in a deadly crash.

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Who would you trust to look under your hood?
September 13, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The experts at DesRosiers Automotive consultants thought of an unusual question for one of their many consumer polls. In this election season, they asked which of the leaders of Canada’s major political parties would make the most trustworthy auto technician.

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Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators
August 31, 2015 by Allan Janssen

In a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to buy air-bag inflators from parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co. The Japanese carmaker has asked the second-tier supplier to

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BFGoodrich Tires announces safety recall
August 12, 2015 by CARS Magazine

BFGoodrich Tires has recalled approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as

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Toyota issues Prius recall for faulty hybrid software
August 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Toyota has issued a worldwide recall for the Prius because of a software glitch that can potentially shutdown the hybrid system while on the road. According to Reuters, this campaign includes about 625,000 vehicles around the globe. In the U.S.,

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Fiat Chrysler forced to offer buy back program on over 500,000 vehicles
July 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Fiat Chrysler, as part of safety regulation settlement, will be forced to offer a buy back program for over 500,000 of its vehicles, a large bulk of which are its Ram pickup trucks. The car company may also be facing

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Connecticut passes Magnuson-Moss Legislation
July 10, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Connecticut legislature passed bill S. 99, stating that a new car dealer must provide the purchaser a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The law specifically refers to the anti-tying provision of the Act, informing the purchaser that, “The

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Qualifying technicians can add designation ‘RSE’
July 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Similar to MD or PHD acronyms at the end of a name, technicians with Red Seal endorsement training will now be able to add RSE.

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Who owns the software in your vehicle?
June 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

GM, along with other automotive companies, argued that although you may own your car, the manufacturer should retain the rights to the computer system inside it. In an eight-minute audio clip, CBC reported that automotive companies in the U.S. believe that