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Sergio: Wrangler will still use steel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The next Jeep Wrangler won't follow the Ford F-150's lead with an aluminum body. Instead, the off-roader will keep its steel body structure but add aluminum doors, fenders and other parts.

GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
GM's Wentzville, Mo., plant is trimming lunch breaks and hiring extra weekend staff to fill surprisingly strong demand for its midsize pickups and commercial vans.
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Lear: 'Facts speak for themselves'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Recently, you may have seen some allegations in the media by the UAW about unfair labor practices or unsafe working conditions at Lear.

Software issues hold back some Renegades

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The 2016 Jeep Renegade is no track car. So why are hundreds and hundreds of Renegades lining a 2-mile-long oval test track here?

Ford makes over another icon by going aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The F-150 isn't the only Ford Motor Co. icon that's been changed to aluminum this year.

Daimler, Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

4:43 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Daimler formed a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging...

Union effort at Toyota Canada stirs to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
The April announcement that Toyota will move Corolla production from Canada to a new Mexican plant has rejuvenated a unionizing campaign aimed at the...

Hyundai to boost output of Tucson SUV

2:01 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Hyundai said today it would boost output of its Tucson SUV by adding production at a South Korean assembly line that currently makes sedans in order...

Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru add more cars to Takata airbag recall

5:04 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries today said they would recall about 715,000 more cars equipped with airbag inflators made by...

Ford, Fiat resume output in Turkey

4:31 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Production resumed at the Turkish operations of Ford and Fiat today after a labor dispute disrupted output for just over a week.

Connected cars could face data traffic jams, study says

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for...

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled...

U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Can Takata survive historic U.S. airbag recall?

6:53 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Automakers have largely stood behind airbag component maker Takata, taking the hit to their own reputations from a series of recalls related to the...

Consumers overwhelm NHTSA website

7:29 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of car owners who were urged to check a government website and see if their airbags are safe have overwhelmed the site and U.S.

GM to invest $439 million in paint shop expansion at Corvette plant

6:34 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
General Motors plans to invest $439 million in its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Kentucky as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 billion on U.S.

U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit added to Takata criminal case

10:50 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
US prosecutors in Detroit have joined the federal probe into Takata's defective airbag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

Takata says 265 airbag inflators ruptured during testing

1:49 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Embattled airbag supplier Takata told U.S. regulators that 265 of its airbag inflators ruptured in the company's testing since September.

Autoliv ready to pump up capacity to meet Takata replacement inflator demand

6:30 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Swedish auto safety gear maker Autoliv said today that it is ready to boost production capacity to meet increased demand as Japanese competitor...

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