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Mitsubishi Motors To Recall 700K Cars

June 12, 2014 8:17 am | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 703,888 cars for free repairs to fix a problem related to light switches.                   

Lawyers: GM Wants Bankruptcy Shield From Lawsuit

June 12, 2014 8:06 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Lawyers for a Georgia family that is trying to reopen a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors say the company is trying to move the case to federal court so it can use bankruptcy as a shield from the claim.       

GM CEO Barra, Chief Investigator To Testify

June 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.          

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Toyota Expands Recall For Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.            

GM: No More Serious Safety Issues Lurking

June 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said.                               

Judge To Hear Suits Alleging GM Cars Lost Value

June 10, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Lawsuits alleging that General Motors cars lost value because of ignition switch recalls will be heard in a New York City federal court.                     

'The Switch From Hell': GM's Barra & The Ignition-Switch Debacle

June 9, 2014 4:22 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Listening to Barra, one might almost think that she has told her lawyers to go where the switch came from, and not bother her while she says what she wants to say.                  

GM Recalls 89K Vehicles

June 9, 2014 11:18 am | News | Comments

The automaker said it is recalling 31,520 model year 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic compact cars because the air bags might not deploy. General Motors is also recalling 57,512 other autos because the base radio may not work.                  

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Manufacturing.net Rewind: Indictment For Glock; Incompetence At GM

June 6, 2014 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the GM recall report that blames incompetence and negligence for the recall that led to 13 deaths to an indictment for a gun dealer and Glock executives over $1 million in bribes and kickbacks.

What's Next For GM After The 'Switch From Hell'

June 6, 2014 8:33 am | News | Comments

The 315-page report doesn't bring the issue to a close. Here's what's still to come in the ongoing recall case.                       

Minnesota Company Recalling Some Cheese, Salsa

June 6, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says consumers should avoid eating certain cheese and salsa produced by Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition because of possible listeria contamination.              

GM Launching Compensation Program For Crash Victims

June 5, 2014 10:40 am | News | Comments

General Motors says it will launch a compensation program for crash victims or their families as a result of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths that prompted a recall of 2.6 million cars.        

GM: Incompetence And Negligence Led To Recall

June 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

GM CEO Mary Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others have been disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that is now linked to at least 13 deaths.         

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3 Key Questions About The GM Recall Report

June 5, 2014 8:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Why that delay happened — and who is responsible — should be revealed Thursday, when a report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas is made public.                       

GM Will Release Recall Report On Thursday

June 4, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

General Motors says it will release the results of an outside attorney's investigation into its mishandled recall of small cars on Thursday morning.                   

Safety Was Low In GM Hierarchy Before Recalls

June 3, 2014 1:56 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.         

Deal Calls For Egg Company To Pay $6.8M Fine

June 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.                

Safety Regulators Probe Effectiveness Of Chrysler Air Bag Recall

June 2, 2014 8:38 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall to fix air bags on nearly 745,000 Chrysler SUVs is working.                        

Chicken Plant Sues Pest Company Over Infestation

June 2, 2014 8:02 am | News | Comments

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks.               

Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems.                                   

Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Documents show that General Motors recalled some Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.             

Woman Sues Packing Company Over Illness

May 28, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

A college student sickened at a Detroit-area restaurant has sued a packing company that recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.               

Crossbows That Can Fire Unexpectedly Recalled

May 27, 2014 2:10 pm | News | Comments

About 2,800 crossbows are being recalled because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.                                     

Recalled Beef May Be In 10 States

May 23, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states.                       

Manufacturing.net Rewind: China's First Jet; A Drug Company Suicide

May 23, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from China getting ready to deliver its first homegrown airliner to a French engineering mistake that will cost $68 million to fix.        

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