Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

Jan 3, 2015

Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

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When it comes to business, no one wants to settle for second best. Companies, almost by definition, are always trying to ensure that they are in front of their rivals in terms of market share, sales and brand recognition. Despite often leading the pack ...

Dec 16, 2014

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 42

General Motors Co. on Monday raised the death toll related to its defective ignition switches to 42 as it weighs compensation claims following its long-delayed recall of millions of cars. As of Friday, there were four more deaths eligible for compensation than a week ...

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Oct 24, 2014

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective airbags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Aug 4, 2014

China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk

Local government officials in China repeatedly warned a car parts factory that was rocked by a deadly blast over the weekend that high levels of dust could spark an explosion, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Monday. The blast at the Kunshan Zhongrong ...

GM expands recall for cars with ignition problems

Jun 17, 2014

GM expands recall for cars with ignition problems

General Motors is recalling an additional 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars. The defect is linked to 13 deaths. The ignition switches in Chevrolet Impalas, Cadillac ...