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2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, GM, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, Toyota, Safety, United States Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda and Toyota will recall 2.1 million vehicles built in the early 2000s for airbags that could deploy unexpectedly. These vehicles had previously been recalled, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that they [...]

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NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigation

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety NHTSA has put out a notice looking for potential whistleblowers at Takata, asking anyone with “knowledge of possible defects or any wrongdoing,” to step forward. Continue reading NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigation NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigation originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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GM won’t extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senators

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM GM has thumbed its nose at a pair of US senators today, refusing a request to extend the filing deadline for ignition-switch compensation claims a second time. Continue reading GM won’t extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senators GM won’t extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure [...]

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Here’s what it’s like to drive the very first Ford Mustang cop car

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Read This, Ford, Autoblog Black, Coupe, Performance, Police/Emergency Cop cars are cool. Ford Mustang cop cars are even cooler. That’s why Road and Track scribe Zach Bowman sought out the very first Mustang SSP for a must-read feature. Continue reading Here’s what it’s like to drive the very first Ford Mustang [...]

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Black cars banned in Turkmenistan?

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Weird Car News A report claims that customs officials in Turkmenistan have begun refusing to clear black cars for import to the country, and vehicle inspectors in the capital won’t inspect black cars as an unofficial nod to president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s preference for white ones. Continue reading Black cars banned in [...]

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Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Green, Spyker, Electric Dutch courts have granted Spyker’s petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business – with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft manufacturer and produce its first electric vehicle. Continue reading Court vacates [...]

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S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, South Korea Tired of passengers vomiting in their taxis, cabbies in the South Korean capital of Seoul will begin issuing city-approved $138 fines to puking passengers. Continue reading S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers originally appeared [...]

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How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Safety Michigan State Police are looking to employ a time-saving unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph accident scenes, allowing crashes to be cleared even faster. Continue reading How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 [...]

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Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology Drug Enforcement Administration officials once considered using license-plate readers to conduct surveillance on gun show attendees, according to documents released Tuesday. Continue reading Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers? Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Jan [...]

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Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Toyota, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, United States, Hydrogen The $8,000 federal tax credit has expired and may not return, but Toyota is still advertising the 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as if it’s available. Continue reading Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away Toyota promoting Mirai as if [...]

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Secret federal government program tracks millions of motorists

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology The US government is tracking the whereabouts of millions of American motorists. Through the use of license-plate readers, federal authorities have collected and stored approximately 343 million records that detail the location of drivers around the country and housed them in a new national database. Continue reading Secret federal government program [...]

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General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to 50 [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM At least 50 people have been killed by defective General Motors ignition switches. Not all the claims have been fully reviewed, making it possible that the death toll could considerably rise. Continue reading General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to 50 [w/video] General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to [...]

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NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Safety, United States, Technology The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program. They are not mandated technologies, simply encouraged for new vehicle buyers. Continue [...]

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Former Chrysler dealers could reopen under appeals court ruling

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chrysler, Car Dealers, United States Four Chrysler dealers shuttered during the automaker’s bankruptcy have one less obstacle in their way to reopening following a US appeals court ruling. However, they still have to work things out with FCA. Continue reading Former Chrysler dealers could reopen under appeals court ruling Former Chrysler dealers [...]

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New Jersey police officer appears to shoot man during traffic stop

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Videos, Police/Emergency A newly released video appears to show Bridgeton, NJ, police shooting a man during a traffic stop in December. Continue reading New Jersey police officer appears to shoot man during traffic stop New Jersey police officer appears to shoot man during traffic stop originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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Tokyo wants 6k fuel-cell cars from Toyota and Honda for 2020 Olympics

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Technology, Toyota, Car Buying, Alternative Fuels, Emissions, Green Driving, Japan, Emerging Technologies, Sedan, Hydrogen The government in Tokyo, Japan, is embarking on an aggressive plan to put 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and have 35 hydrogen refueling station in the city in time for the Olympic games there in 2020. It’s [...]

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Audi, Fiat squabbling over numbers and letters

Filed under: Government/Legal, Audi, Fiat, Volkswagen, Crossover, Luxury Audi wants to use the names Q2 and Q4 for coming crossover products, but Fiat owns those trademarks and appears unlikely to sell them. It’s said that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is loathe to do anything that would aid any company under VW Group CEO Ferdinand Piëch. [...]

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