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GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

Recalls are a fact of life in the automobile business.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
303 deaths recorded in GM cars recalled for failed air bags

303 deaths recorded in GM cars recalled for failed air bags

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A review of crash data compiled by U.S. officials indicated 303 people died after the air bags failed to deploy in two passenger car models recalled last month.
Feds look into 3rd Tesla Model S fire in six weeks

Feds look into 3rd Tesla Model S fire in six weeks

The third battery fire involving a Tesla Model S in six weeks has drawn the attention of the watchdog National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Three recent fires reported in Tesla Model S electric cars

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The three fires reported recently in Tesla Model S cars suggest the all-electric luxury sedan needs new shielding for the battery, experts say.
Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Auto safety advocates are calling for government regulators to crash-test older model Jeeps to make sure protective trailer hitches actually protect occupants.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

I had a girlfriend in college who had a 1970 Toyota Corolla. Back in the day the boxy Japanese compact was a novelty, sort of like what early buyers of Hyundai and Kia vehicles experienced when they drove South Korean cars in the early 1990s.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1 ... NHTSA limping along, some say ... AOA says rules impede Chinese tourism ... Turkey drops road privatization plan ... News from United Press International.

NHTSA limping along, some say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Americans may be driving unsafe vehicles without knowing it because federal safety investigations are taking longer than they should, consumer advocates say.
Counterfeit auto parts are no joking matter

Counterfeit auto parts are no joking matter

Everyone's heard stories about the morally challenged used car salesman who will say or do anything to make the sale.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Nader's group: Grand Cherokee unsafe

Nader's group: Grand Cherokee unsafe

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The Center for Auto Safety in Washington said it has recommended federal regulators investigate Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 1993 to 2004.
Toyota accused of 'pattern of' coverups

Toyota accused of 'pattern of' coverups

WASHINGTON, Conn., June 14 (UPI) -- The head of an automobile industry watchdog group said Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. had repeatedly delayed announcements of product defects.
Toyota memo points to electronics not mats

Toyota memo points to electronics not mats

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Toyota warned U.S. dealerships in 2002 that Camry owners complained of throttle surges and recommended adjusting the computer, documents indicted.
Toyota's recalls could put a dent in trust

Toyota's recalls could put a dent in trust

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese automaker Toyota may have taken a larger hit in consumer confidence than other car companies, due to recent massive recalls, market analysts said.

Politics shelved cell phone safety study

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Politics caused the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to withhold the alarming results of an early distracted driving study, critics say.

19.5 million vehicles recalled in 2003

DETROIT, March 8 (UPI) -- Domestic and foreign automakers recalled 19.5 million cars and light trucks in the United States during 2003, despite improving engineering quality.
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