Dee-ann Durbin

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Supply-hit Nissan mulls partial shift of engine production to U.S.

Mar 26, 2011

Supply-hit Nissan mulls partial shift of engine production to U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it is considering moving some engine production from Japan to the U.S. because of earthquake damage to its plant in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, another illustration of how seriously the Tohoku disaster has upended the global network of auto supplies. Car ...

U.S. dealers put fixes into overdrive

Feb 5, 2010

U.S. dealers put fixes into overdrive

DETROIT — Toyota dealers, who have started to repair defective gas pedals in millions of U.S. vehicles, are extending hours, making house calls and offering other services as they try to repair the damage to Toyota's reputation. Toyota Motor Corp. recalled eight models Jan. 21 ...