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How Tenn. politicians killed Volkswagen unionization – MSNBC

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Right-wing groups may have successfully defeated a unionization bid at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. manufacturing plant, but it wasn’t a clean victory. Now the United Auto Workers (UAW), the union behind the unsuccessful Chattanooga organizing campaign, is taking the fight to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging that outside groups contaminated the vote – a claim which may be bolstered by recently-leaked documents from the governors’ office. UAW lost a union election…

2015 BMW M4 convertible adds sunshine to the M4′s resume – Digital Trends

Saturday, April 05, 2014

BMW will follow up the highly-anticipated 2015 M3 sedan and M4 coupe with the debut of an all-new M4 convertible at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Waiting in the wings since the sedan and coupe debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the M4 convertible is almost identical to its siblings, other than the folding roof. That means the convertible has the same 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged inline-six as its siblings,…

Lawyer, senators try to ‘ground’ recalled GM cars – USA TODAY

Friday, April 04, 2014

This 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS is among 2.6 million cars that GM has recalled worldwide the past month to replace potentially faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths in the U.S., one in Canada.(Photo: Chevrolet) Pressure is increasing on General Motors to tell owners of 2.5 million recently recalled U.S. vehicles that they are unsafe and should be parked immediately. Texas personal injury lawyer Robert Hilliard, suing GM over the…

Lawyer, senators try to ‘ground’ recalled GM cars – USA TODAY

Friday, April 04, 2014

This 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS is among 2.6 million cars that GM has recalled worldwide the past month to replace potentially faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths in the U.S., one in Canada.(Photo: Chevrolet) Pressure is increasing on General Motors to tell owners of 2.5 million recently recalled U.S. vehicles that they are unsafe and should be parked immediately. Texas personal injury lawyer Robert Hilliard, suing GM over the…

2014 New York Auto Show: 12 cars you can’t miss in NYC – New York Daily News

Friday, April 04, 2014

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images One of our dozen picks for the most important cars coming to the 2014 New York Auto Show, the BMW i8. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 This supercharged 625-horsepower Corvette rumbles its way to the New York Auto Show for the first time. The ride and handling was tuned at Germany’s grueling Nürburgring racetrack, and carbon ceramic brakes are…

2014 New York Auto Show: 12 cars you can’t miss in NYC – New York Daily News

Friday, April 04, 2014

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images One of our dozen picks for the most important cars coming to the 2014 New York Auto Show, the BMW i8. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 This supercharged 625-horsepower Corvette rumbles its way to the New York Auto Show for the first time. The ride and handling was tuned at Germany’s grueling Nürburgring racetrack, and carbon ceramic brakes are…

2014 New York Auto Show: 12 cars you can’t miss in NYC – New York Daily News

Thursday, April 03, 2014

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images One of our dozen picks for the most important cars coming to the 2014 New York Auto Show, the BMW i8. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 This supercharged 625-horsepower Corvette rumbles its way to the New York Auto Show for the first time. The ride and handling was tuned at Germany’s grueling Nürburgring racetrack, and carbon ceramic brakes are…

2014 New York Auto Show: 12 cars you can’t miss in NYC – New York Daily News

Thursday, April 03, 2014

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images One of our dozen picks for the most important cars coming to the 2014 New York Auto Show, the BMW i8. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 This supercharged 625-horsepower Corvette rumbles its way to the New York Auto Show for the first time. The ride and handling was tuned at Germany’s grueling Nürburgring racetrack, and carbon ceramic brakes are…

BMW Recalls 232000 Cars In China; Checking Others – TIME

Thursday, April 03, 2014

(BERLIN) — German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries. BMW said in a statement Thursday that in “very rare cases” one of four bolts holding on the cover to the engine’s variable camshaft timing system breaks, which then…

Chrysler Recalls Over 850000 SUVs – New York Times

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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BMW Recalls Cars in China – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

SHANGHAI—German car maker BMW AG is recalling more than 232,000 vehicles in China because of a defective engine-control component, China’s quality watchdog said on Wednesday. The affected vehicles include 138,534 imported cars and 93,564 vehicles BMW made in China with its partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., the General…

Chrysler Recalls 867795 SUVs Worldwide for Brake System – Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicles to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion. Vehicles from model years 2011 through 2014 will be inspected and the boosters replaced where necessary, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based carmaker said in a statement. The Fiat SpA (F) division started an investigation following customer complaints about excessive brake-pedal firmness. Fiat stock fell for the…

‘GMA’ Investigates: Are Used Car Dealers Selling Cars With Open Recalls? – ABC News (blog)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

By ABC News ABC News’ Gerry Wagschal reports: You might think when you buy a car from a used car lot that you are hearing everything you need to know about that car. Think again. Carfax, a popular vehicle history reporting service, tells GMA that more than 3 million used cars from multiple manufacturers are being sold right now, even though they have open recalls. Do You Need Help From…

Here Are the Safest Cars You Can Buy for Your Young Driver – TIME

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Jeff Kowalsky—Bloomberg/Getty Images One of the sad realities of the GM Cobalt ignition/airbag defect saga is that most of the victims were relatively young. That makes sense in that younger people, or their parents, are more likely to buy smaller, more affordable cars. GM developed the Cobalt, priced around $14,000 for the 2005 model, specifically to counter its weakness in small cars. The first victim was reportedly 16-year old Amber…

Chrysler recalling 870000 SUVs for brake defect – USA TODAY

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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New GM recall affects 1.3 million cars – CNNMoney

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu is included in a new recall from GM that affects 1.3 million cars in the U.S. due to power steering issues. General Motors issued a new recall Monday affecting 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. for a sudden loss of power steering. The recall comes one day before CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress about how the company handled a different recall of 2.2 million…

What Downsizing Trend? BMW X7 Proves That Big Is Still In – Forbes

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Suddenly BMW is upsizing. Over the last few years, the German automaker has put a lot of effort into hyping its tiny i3 electric car, which arrives in U.S. dealerships this spring. It also has downsized and turbocharged engines across its lineup. Not even high-performance models like the M3 sedan and M4 coupe were spared, a controversial move that we wrote about here. But now BMW has announced what will…

US requires new cars to have backup cameras – CNNMoney

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Rear facing cameras give drivers a view that could prevent accidents. Automakers will be required to install backup cameras in most new vehicles by May 2018, a federal agency announced Monday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized a long-awaited rule requiring all new cars, SUVs, and minivans, as well as some new small trucks and buses to carry rear visibility technology. Automakers haven’t been previously required to include these…

GM recalls 1.3 million cars for steering defect – CBS News

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

DETROIT – General Motors (GM) is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working. Included in the recall are the Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Aura, Saturn Ion and Pontiac G6. Model years vary, but all of the vehicles are from the 2010 model year or earlier. Saturday GM expands recall to 2.6 million cars General Motors is expanding its…