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Graco Gives In And Recalls Infant Seats

July 1, 2014 2:14 pm | News | Comments

Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.                 

Cuban Car Buyers Have Sticker Shock

July 1, 2014 2:11 pm | by Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Peugeot family car that listed for $262,000 in Havana would cost $53,000 in the United Kingdom, while a compact Kia Rio hatchback that starts at $13,600 in the United States was on offer for $42,000 in Cuba.             

GM Returns Stolen Corvette To Owner After More Than 30 Years

July 1, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

General Motors Co. says the 71-year-old Talley was reunited Tuesday with his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette at the automaker's world headquarters in Detroit.                    

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New Recalls Raise Questions About Auto Parts Safety

July 1, 2014 10:43 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.                   

Chrysler Adds 696K Vehicles To Ignition Recall

July 1, 2014 8:02 am | News | Comments

After Chrysler filed paperwork telling the NHTSA about the expansion, the agency said it was dissatisfied, raising concerns about whether the switch problem can stop the air bags from inflating in a crash.         

GM Adds 8.2M Vehicles To Growing Recall List

July 1, 2014 7:43 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.                

Harley Helps Spotlight Electric Motorcycles

June 30, 2014 10:42 am | by John Kekis, Associated Press | News | Comments

While Harley's announcement may not sit well with its core riders, who relish the distinctive rumble of the V-twin engine's exhaust, it might provide the impetus needed for the electric market to take off.         

GM Victim Payment Plan Won't Have Limit

June 30, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The attorney overseeing GM's compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars.   

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GM Recalls Another 474K Vehicles

June 30, 2014 8:27 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle.                 

Peruvian Developer Ready To Remake Packard Plant

June 30, 2014 8:15 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Massive chunks of concrete hang menacingly from what remains of an upper floor at a gutted building at the vacant Packard car plant, a time-decayed symbol of Detroit's finer things and luxury vehicles.           

Honda To Pay $55.3M After Crash

June 30, 2014 8:07 am | News | Comments

A jury ordered Honda Motor Co. to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said it would appeal.                

‘Car Of The Future’ Is Here

June 30, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

Unveiled last week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.                

Lauer: Question To GM Boss Wasn't Sexist

June 30, 2014 7:55 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Matt Lauer has no regrets asking General Motors CEO Mary Barra about balancing work and motherhood, saying he sees it as an issue that affects all working parents regardless of their gender.           

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan Building $1.4B Plant In Mexico

June 27, 2014 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant that is expected to employ 5,700 people to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles.                   

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Obama's Lawsuit; Jobs From China

June 27, 2014 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the House planning to sue Obama for failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress to China creating thousands of U.S. jobs.             

Auto Museum Builds Wright Gas Station

June 27, 2014 12:21 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York auto museum is ready to take the wraps off a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station that didn't make it off the drawing board during the architect's lifetime.               

Analysts Expect Slower June Sales For GM

June 27, 2014 8:44 am | News | Comments

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.                

California Lawmaker Heads To Texas To Poach Jobs

June 27, 2014 8:36 am | News | Comments

California and Texas are among a handful of states competing for Tesla Motors' planned battery plant, which will represent a $5 billion investment from the California-based car company and its partners.           

Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 8:31 am | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                      

GM Recalls Nearly 29K Chevy Cruze Compacts

June 27, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.             

Consumer Spending Up In May

June 26, 2014 10:28 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumers stepped up their spending slightly in May, boosted by a jump in auto sales and higher income.                         

Corvette Museum Will Likely Keep Part Of Sinkhole

June 26, 2014 7:39 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such an attraction that officials want to preserve it — and may even put one or two of the cars back inside the hole.                  

Chrysler Investing $63M In Michigan

June 25, 2014 1:01 pm | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                             

Ghosn Still Highest-Paid Exec In Japan

June 25, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

Nissan said that CEO Carlos Ghosn earned 995 million yen in the 2013 business year ended in March, up from 988 million yen the previous year, adding to the view he will remain the highest-paid executive among listed companies in Japan.     

Grim U.S. Economic Picture Is Brightening

June 24, 2014 2:18 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Solid hiring, growth in manufacturing and surging auto sales have lifted the economy at a steady if still-unspectacular pace.                                

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