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Tesla Settles Lemon Lawsuit

July 15, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has settled a lawsuit alleging the company sold a defective electric car to a Wisconsin doctor.                                         

Infant Formula Recalled in Ontario

July 15, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A brand of baby formula is being recalled in Ontario after Walmart shoppers in Brampton and Mississauga reported finding bottles that had been opened and resealed with tape.                      

NHTSA To Probe 500K Ford Cars

July 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars.                                      

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Harley-Davidson Recalls Over 66K Motorcycles

July 10, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.                             

Ford Recalling Over 100K Vehicles

July 9, 2014 1:15 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.                              

Delphi Exec Called by Senate Panel Probing GM

July 9, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate panel investigating General Motors' ignition switch recall is calling on the CEO of the company that made the switches to testify at an upcoming hearing.                          

Settlement Reached in Remington Rifle Suit

July 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.                

How Did GM's Ignition Switch Redesign Go Wrong?

July 8, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM set about making switches that would work more smoothly and give drivers the impression that they were better designed, a GM switch engineer testified in a lawsuit deposition in the spring of 2013.               

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Boeing Checking Plane Parts for Damage After Accident

July 8, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.                

Safety Agency: Chrysler Recall Too Slow

July 7, 2014 10:05 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's road safety agency is accusing Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix some Jeep SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago.                              

Blue Bird Recalling School Buses for Steering Issue

July 7, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult.                               

Georgia Lawsuit Still Causing Headaches for GM

July 2, 2014 12:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the road more than a decade after GM discovered ignition switch flaws.     

Graco Gives In and Recalls Infant Seats

July 1, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.                      

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Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

July 1, 2014 2:54 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development - @melfass | Articles | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist … yet.                  

Chrysler Adds 696K Vehicles to Ignition Recall

July 1, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After Chrysler filed paperwork telling the NHTSA about the expansion, the agency said it was dissatisfied, raising concerns about whether the switch problem can stop the air bags from inflating in a crash.             

New Recalls Raise Questions About Auto Parts Safety

July 1, 2014 1:49 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.                          

GM's Original Whistleblower Speaks Out

July 1, 2014 11:35 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GM was warned of product defects in 2002 by head of GM's Corporate Quality Audit, Bill McAleer.                                             

GM Adds 8.2M Vehicles to Growing Recall List

July 1, 2014 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.                       

Airlines To Inspect Engine Bolts on Embraer Jets

June 30, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian plane maker Embraer is telling airlines to inspect pins or bolts that hold the engines on its twin-engine E190 regional jet.                                   

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.                           

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.                         

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