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  • Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed
    Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

    A Florida woman involved in a fatal car crash was injured so badly by her malfunctioning Takata airbag that police originally believed she was the victim of homicide.Hien Tran died in intensive care a month after turning......

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  • NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action
    NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to f......

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  • 1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year
    1 In 5 Vehicles Has Been Recalled This Year

    This year may forever be known as the year of the recalls. General Motors has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention.Now, C......

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  • Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand
    Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

    Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won't really come as a surprise. Accor......

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  • EPA Says New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record 24.1 MPG
    EPA Says New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record 24.1 MPG

    Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.The Environmental Protection Agency says fuel economy last year rose one-half mile ......

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  • Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence
    Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence

    Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains mired in dysfunction and inaction. A report f......

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  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

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  • Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology
    Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

    Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.The 2014 Harris AutoTECHCAST study found that automakers are missing the mark when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity. Resea......

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  • Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology
    Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

    General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.GM is partnering......

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  • The Most Disliked Car Brands
    The Most Disliked Car Brands

    According to a survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, buyers of both foreign and domestic cars aren't overly happy with their purchases....

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  • Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?
    Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?

    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport......

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  • NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track
    NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track

    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.Ontario County Sheriff Phi......

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  • Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls
    Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls

    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act, which aims to improve......

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  • Driving High Questioned On Busy Day In Congress
    Driving High Questioned On Busy Day In Congress

    Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" t......

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  • Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document
    Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

    When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers.In one camp: those who disclose as little as possible. Us......

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  • Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever
    Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever

    It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the......

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  • GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths
    GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths

    A lawsuit filed in a New York court Tuesday seeks damages on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in General Motors' defective cars.The filing represents 658 people, including 29 who died, seeking d......

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  • General Motors Recall List
    General Motors Recall List

    It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.We used the National H......

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  • FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters
    FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters

    FBI agents searched Ford Motor Company's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, this month as part of an investigation into possible corporate espionage. Eight devices, along with documents, computers and financial records,......

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  • Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats
    Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

    A telephone is not a telephone. It's a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator is not a refrigerator. It's a computer that keeps food cold. And a car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.......

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