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Weekly Recap: Ford Ranger, ‘Dodge’ Barracuda poised for returns?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Motorsports, Rumormill, UAW/Unions, Dodge, Ford, SUV, Truck, Military, Recap We curate the week’s events with a focus on the return of the Ford Ranger and other famous car names. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ford Ranger, ‘Dodge’ Barracuda poised for returns? Weekly Recap: Ford [...]

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License plate readers helped Virginia police catch the WDBJ shooter

Filed under: Government/Legal, United States, Technology Virginia police tracked down the disgruntled gunman responsible for shooting two television news station employees live on-air Wednesday using a controversial piece of technology known as a license plate reader. Continue reading License plate readers helped Virginia police catch the WDBJ shooter License plate readers helped Virginia police catch [...]

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License plate readers helped Virginia police catch the WDBJ shooter

Filed under: Government/Legal, United States, Technology Virginia police tracked down the disgruntled gunman responsible for shooting two television news station employees live on-air Wednesday using a controversial piece of technology known as a license plate reader. Continue reading License plate readers helped Virginia police catch the WDBJ shooter License plate readers helped Virginia police catch [...]

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10 automakers sued over keyless ignitions

Filed under: Government/Legal, Acura, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, MINI, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen A lawsuit in US District Court alleges that vehicles with keyless ignitions are dangerous because people inadvertently leave their vehicles running. The owners are then at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Continue reading 10 automakers sued over keyless ignitions 10 [...]

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US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor

Filed under: Government/Legal, Military Oshkosh Defense has officially been awarded the contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the US military’s replacement for the venerable Humvee. Continue reading US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:45:00 EST. [...]

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NHTSA investigates FCA for SUVs that roll out of Park

Filed under: Government/Legal, Dodge, Jeep, Safety, SUV NHTSA is investigating the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for rolling away while the transmission is in Park. Five crashes and three injuries are reported in the 14 claims to the government agency. Continue reading NHTSA investigates FCA for SUVs that roll out of Park NHTSA investigates [...]

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Video shows Philadelphia police officer pressuring driver for donation

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News A patrolman who appears in a video pressuring a driver to support a police fundraiser or have his car towed has been placed on desk duty, police said. Continue reading Video shows Philadelphia police officer pressuring driver for donation Video shows Philadelphia police officer pressuring driver for donation [...]

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NHTSA won’t open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe

Filed under: Government/Legal, Toyota, Safety US safety regulators have rejected an electrical engineer’s request to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus cars. Continue reading NHTSA won’t open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe NHTSA won’t open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:09:00 EST. Please see [...]

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Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failures

Filed under: Government/Legal, Honda, Safety NHTSA is investigating 384,000 units of the 2008 Honda Accord after 19 reports of the airbag control module failing, including one injury. Continue reading Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failures Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failures originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:16:00 [...]

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Consumer group wants investigations for all self-driving car crashes

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology A leading consumer group called upon California officials Thursday to strengthen their oversight of crashes involving self-driving cars. Continue reading Consumer group wants investigations for all self-driving car crashes Consumer group wants investigations for all self-driving car crashes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:01:00 EST. Please see [...]

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Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbags

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Volkswagen, Safety, Electric VW and Tesla are the only automakers that haven’t recalled their cars with Takata’s ammonium-nitrate-fueled airbag inflators. Continue reading Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbags Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Aug [...]

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Stoners are stealing ’420′ mileposts

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Weird Car News With the legalization of marijuana spreading through several states in recent years, transportation officials have wondered about the potential for problems with drugged drivers on the nation’s roadways. Bet they didn’t have this in mind. Continue reading Stoners are stealing ’420′ mileposts Stoners are stealing ’420′ mileposts originally [...]

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Former Porsche execs charged with stock manipulation in Germany

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen, Germany Former Porsche SE execs, including Wendelin Wiedeking, Holger Haerter, and now Anton Hunger, have been indicted for alleged stock manipulation during the failed takeover of Volkswagen. Prosecutors dropped charges against Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche. Continue reading Former Porsche execs charged with stock manipulation in Germany Former Porsche [...]

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NHTSA advances investigation of Ford Crown Victoria headlights

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Mercury, Safety, Sedan NHTSA is moving forward with an investigation into failing headlights on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis after an earlier defect petition. It now has a preliminary evaluation into the problem. Continue reading NHTSA advances investigation of Ford Crown Victoria headlights NHTSA advances investigation of Ford [...]

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FCA to appeal reduced judgment in Georgia Jeep case

Filed under: Government/Legal, Jeep, SUV FCA is appealing the already reduced $40 million judgment against the company in Georgia where a four-year-old boy died in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire. Continue reading FCA to appeal reduced judgment in Georgia Jeep case FCA to appeal reduced judgment in Georgia Jeep case originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety Takata and the IIHS will be teaming up for a new campaign targeting owners of unrepaired cars affected by the supplier’s sweeping airbag inflator recall. Continue reading Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangers Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangers originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Michael Andretti’s racing empire in trouble

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Motorsports With Andretti Sports Management in financial trouble, two of its former top executives allege that Andretti Autosport is insolvent as well. However Michael Andretti refutes the charges. Continue reading Michael Andretti’s racing empire in trouble Michael Andretti’s racing empire in trouble originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 [...]

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