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After Another Death by Airbag, Ford Warns Owners of Older Pickups to Stop Driving

Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp. and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can …

Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

Takata Corp., the parts supplier that filed for bankruptcy after sparking the largest auto recall in history, called back 3.3 million airbags as part of a U.S. order that scheduled repairs of the potentially deadly devices over several years. The …

GM Court Win Could Narrow Ignition Switch Liability Litigation

General Motors Co. on Dec. 28 won a court ruling that could reduce the private litigation it faces over flawed vehicle ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths and triggered a big recall. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman …

BMW Recalls 1 Million Vehicles for Fire Risks

BMW AG said on Friday it is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for two separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries. One recall covers 670,000 2006-2011 U.S. 3-Series vehicles …

GM to Fight $1B Settlement over Faulty Ignition Switches

Plaintiffs suing General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches and other alleged vehicle defects have reached a $1 billion settlement requiring the automaker to turn over that amount of stock, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said in a court hearing …

Jury Clears GM of Liability in First Trial Over Updated Ignition Switch

A federal jury in New York on Wednesday found General Motors was not to blame for a crash of an Arizona man who alleged that his accident was caused by an updated version of the carmaker’s ignition switch that did …

U.S. Launches Safety Probe of Brakes on 2007-09 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan

U.S. safety regulators are investigating Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2007 to 2009 model years for brakes that may fail in certain conditions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. There have been …

Takata Engineer Pleads 5th Amendment in Florida Air Bag Lawsuit

A Takata Corp. engineer involved in testing the company’s air bags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident. Lawyers for accident victims claim Takata …

1 in 5 Vehicles Needs Recall Repair: Carfax

Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. There are more than 47 million cars …

First Trial Over Faulty GM Ignition Switch to Open Today

General Motors is set to go to trial Monday in a lawsuit over its 2014 recall of millions of vehicles for a faulty ignition switch linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths. In the lawsuit, plaintiff Robert Scheuers claims he …