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GM Recalls Another 474K Vehicles

June 30, 2014 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle.                          

Acne Products May Cause Potentially Deadly Reactions

June 26, 2014 9:48 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.               

Honda, Mazda, Nissan Recall Millions of Vehicles Over Airbags

June 23, 2014 9:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.                           

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Gov't Opens 2 New Chrysler Investigations

June 18, 2014 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that the ignition key could shut the engine off involuntarily and may cause air bags not to deploy in a crash. 

Lawmakers Press GM On Report Findings

June 18, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcy Gordon and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

House members say they still have many questions about General Motors' delayed recall of small cars, including whether the company's culture has truly changed.               

4 Months Into Recall, Only 7 Pct. of GM Cars Fixed

June 17, 2014 12:54 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

More than four months after General Motors began recalling 2.6 million small cars to fix ignition switches, the company has repaired only 7 percent of the vehicles.                         

GM Recalls Top 20M Globally

June 17, 2014 10:13 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to the infamous ignition switch issue.                               

How Will GM Fix Its Corporate Culture?

June 17, 2014 9:59 am | by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.            

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Oregon Aims To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

June 16, 2014 9:51 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The move was spurred by several instances of genetic contamination in the region that rendered non-engineered crops unsellable on the export market.                              

Company Recalls 4K Pounds of Beef Over Mad Cow Fear

June 12, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.                           

Mitsubishi Motors To Recall 700K Cars

June 12, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 703,888 cars for free repairs to fix a problem related to light switches.                                

GM CEO and Chief Investigator To Testify

June 11, 2014 2:11 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.                

Toyota Expands Recall for Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.             

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GM: No More Serious Safety Issues Lurking

June 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.                            

GM Recalls 89K Vehicles

June 9, 2014 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 89,000 autos because of air bag defects and other problems.                                            

GM: Incompetence and Negligence Led to Recall

June 5, 2014 1:43 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.                         

Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems.                                          

Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 9:07 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.              

Salmonella Victim Praises Charges

May 23, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A woman severely sickened after eating tainted eggs in 2010 says she welcomes criminal charges against the corporate executives blamed for a salmonella outbreak.                          

Safety Agency Probes Ram Pickups

May 23, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating older-model Ram pickup trucks with manual transmissions because the engines can be started without the clutch being depressed.                        

Office Depot Recalls 1.4M Office Chairs

May 22, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million black rolling office chairs after it received 153 reports of a broken part that caused at least one serious injury.                             

What the Heck Is Going on with GM?

May 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors has now set a company record with the number of vehicles recalled in a single year. But will it cost the auto giant sales or the new CEO her job?                         

Toyota Recalling Over 430K Vehicles

May 22, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems.                                                    

FAA Too Reliant on Boeing for Battery Test

May 22, 2014 1:33 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787's lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.                             

Aide: GM Probe Near End

May 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.                

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