Takata recall expected to swell by 35 - 40 million, announcement could come today


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If you're tired of hearing about Takata's fatally flawed airbags, we have some bad news. Though the Takata recall fiasco has fallen out of the headlines in recent weeks--eclipsed by scandals at Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, no doubt--it's about to return in a very big way. How big? Takata-related recalls in the U.S. curre...Read more

2014-2016 Nissan Rogue recalled for liftgate corrosion, nearly 109,000 vehicles affected


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Nissan is recalling nearly 109,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may have problems with their liftgate supports, which could pose a safety hazard. ALSO SEE: Takata recall expected...Read more

GM issues stop-sale, asks owners to stop driving nearly 4,800 Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC trucks & SUVs


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General Motors is recalling nearly 4,800 late-model Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs to repair a problem with their suspensions, which could increase the risk of accidents. In fact, the problem is so severe that GM has advised owners not to drive their vehicles until they've been repaired. According to the ...Read more

Rumor: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to feature Google's autonomous tech, details may come today


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Last week, we reported on rumors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google were preparing to announce a strategic partnership. Rather than carrying out a merger, as FCA had wanted to do with General Motors (and Ford, and Volkswagen), we suspected that FCA might want to install some of Google's autonomous technology on ...Read more

Volkswagen and others not so excited about electric cars, resist EV-friendly regs in Europe


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Back in October, about three weeks after the Dieselgate scandal began making headlines, Volkswagen announced a major change in strategy--one that involved focusing far more attention on electric cars. But oh, what a difference a few months can make. A study published earlier this week shows that Volkswagen and a handfu...Read more