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Dodge Darts recalled over rollaway risk
April 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says

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Volvo’s European models to warn each other of hazards
April 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Volvo Cars is introducing connected safety technologies to its vehicles in Europe. As the evolution of the connected car continues to grow, the technology from Volvo will allow its vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of slippery

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features
April 17, 2019 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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Mazda 3s recalled due to failing wipers
April 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail. The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars

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Ford recalls pickups to fix engine heater cables … again
April 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Ford is recalling 327,000 F-Series pickup trucks in North America for a second time to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires. In December the company recalled 874,000 trucks because water and contaminants can get into

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Acura recalls SUVs because tail lights can go dark
April 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

Honda’s luxury brand Acura is recalling more than 360,000 SUVs worldwide because water can get into the tail lights and make them go dark. The recall is mostly in North America and covers the MDX from the 2014 through 2019

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New vehicle sales down for 13th straight month in Canada
April 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosier Automotive Consulting is reporting declining new vehicle sales in Canada during the month of March. The drop of 2.5% in March continues the downward trend that began in the same month last year, and marks the 13th consecutive month

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FCA to cut Windsor plants shift; 1,500 jobs to be cut
March 29, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs. The move to end the shift starting Sept. 30 is to “better align

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Regulators charge VW, ex-CEO with defrauding investors
March 18, 2019 by The Associated Press

U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal

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Honda makes more air bag recalls
March 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Honda is recalling about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America because their Takata air bag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall affects 83,977 vehicles in Canada and includes many Honda and Acura

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Alfa Romeo recall targets cruise control that can go haywire
March 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is warning owners of more than 60,000 Alfa Romeo cars and SUVs worldwide not to use the adaptive cruise control because it might not stop working even when a driver taps the brakes. The recall covers certain Giulia