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Honda said an engineer who once suggested he knew a hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata's defective airbags later indicated he was mistaken.
The expected bankruptcy of troubled airbag maker Takata throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history.
GM agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches. The accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims.
Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for US customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan.
A second U-turn this year by Ford in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding more economic and political pressure on the industry.
VW agreed to buy back diesel cars with rigged software from a handful of customers in Germany who took the automaker to court. VW played down the significance of the ruling.
FCA told dealers this month to stock up on the Dodge Grand Caravan because production will go on a hiatus in mid-August and won't resume until December.
GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential defects.
Automotive wheel and related parts supplier Accuride agreed to acquire German competitor Mefro Wheels in its second acquisition this quarter.
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the vehicles to the U.S.
Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.
The EU fined Automotive Lighting and Hella 27 million euros ($30.1 million) for operating a cartel. Valeo escaped a fine because it revealed the cartel's existence.
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