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A Call To Action

“Consumer groups: Hit the brakes on self-driving cars”

Keith Laing. “Consumer groups: Hit the brakes on self-driving cars”Detroit News. 7/13/2016. Read in Full …
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“Who are VW’s Victims?”

Hans W. Glogauer. “Who Are VW’s Victims?”The New York Times. 6/29/2016. Read in Full …
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“Senators ask for info on front-seat failures”

Todd Spangler. “Senators ask for info on front-seat failures”Detroit Free Press. 5/26/2016. Read in full …
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“Scandal-Hit VW to Change Diesel Emissions Technology”

David Mchugh. “Scandal-Hit VW to Change Diesel Emissions Technology” ABC News. 10/13/15. Read in Full …
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“The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago”

Peter Whoriskey. “The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago” The Washington Post. 10/05/15. Read in …
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“Volkswagen, in Future Cars, to Adopt New Systems for Controlling Diesel Emissions”

Melissa Eddy. “Volkswagen, in Future Cars, to Adopt New Systems for Controlling Diesel Emissions” The New York Times. 10/13/15. Read …
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“Senators propose making auto safety cover-ups a crime”

Todd Spangler. “Senators propose making auto safety cover-ups a crime” Detroit Free Press. 10/06/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008” The New York Times. 10/04/15. Read in Full …
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“U.S. details $900M GM ignition settlement”

David Shepardson and Melissa Burden. “U.S. details $900M GM ignition settlement” Detroit News. 9/17/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Investigating if Diesel Emissions Deception Was More Extensive”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Investigating if Diesel Emissions Deception Was More Extensive” The New York Times. 10/22/15. Read in Full …
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“Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens”

Ron Nixon, Danielle Ivory and Hiroko Tabuchi. “Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens” The New York Times. 10/22/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Suspends 5th Executive in Emissions Scandal”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Suspends 5th Executive in Emissions Scandal” The New York Times. 10/20/15. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims” The New York Times. 9/29/2015. Read in …
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“German transport ministry to start fact-finding at VW this week”

“German transport ministry to start fact-finding at VW this week” Automotive News. 9/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. state attorneys general to probe VW; Germany opens investigation”

“U.S. state attorneys general to probe VW; Germany opens investigation” Automotive News. 9/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says”

Nick Bunkley. “Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says” Automotive News. 9/17/2015. Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“US Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints”

“US Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints” The Associated Press. 8/24/2015. Read In Full …
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“Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues”

Mike Spector & Tom McGinty. “Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues” The Wall Street Journal. 8/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers”

Scott Dance & Colin Campbell. “Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers” The Baltimore Sun. 7/27/2015. Read in …
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“Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns”

Office of Inspector General. “Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns” …
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“Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal”

Ricardo Martinez. “Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal” Automotive News. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims” The Detroit News Washington Bureau. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Yoko Kubota. “Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal. 7/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer”

Bloomberg report. “GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer” Automotive News. 7/29/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues” The New York Times. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor”

Ryan Beene. “FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor” Automotive News. 7/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US”

From Reuters, Bloomberg. “Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US” Automotive News.7/14/2015.Read in Full …
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“Senate introduces bill clamping down on vehicle defects”

Ryan Beene. “Senate introduces bill clamping down on vehicle defects” Automotive News. 7/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“Lawmakers Spread Anger in Recalls Over Airbags”

Bill Vlasic. “Lawmakers Spread Anger in Recalls Over Airbags” The New York Times. 6/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags”

David Shepardson. “Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags” Detroit News. 6/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view”

The Editorial Board. “Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view” USA Today. 6/15/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators urge GM to extend ignition fund deadline”

David Shepardson. “Senators urge GM to extend ignition fund deadline” The Detroit News. 1/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“Raise recall repair rates to prevent deaths, injuries”

Stephanie Erdman and Rick Schostek. “Raise recall repair rates to prevent deaths, injuries” Automotive News. 3/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senate panel approves auto whistleblower bill”

David Shepardson. “Senate panel approves auto whistleblower bill” The Detroit News. 2/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Democrats reintroduce auto safety reform bill”

David Shepardson. “Democrats reintroduce auto safety reform bill” The Detroit News. 2/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“News Video Stories about ConsumerAuto Legislation”

The following news stories have appeared on local channels in Baltimore and the DC Metro area. Click on one of …
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“2015 Dealer Legislation Talking Points”

Bill #1 1. Digital facility protection. Required to enable dealers to provide consumers with secret new vehicle pricing and warranty …
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“Senators urge criminal probe into Takata air bags”

David Shepardson. “Senators urge criminal probe into Takata air bags” The Detroit News. 11/7/2014 read in full …
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“Senators Take Auto Agency to Task Over G.M. Recall”

Hilary Stout and Aaron M. Kessler. “Senators Take Auto Agency to Task Over G.M. Recall” The New York Times. 9/16/2014 …
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“Senators Seek Inquiry of Takata Airbag Accusations”

Hiroko Tabuchi and Aaron M. Kessler. “Senators Seek Inquiry of Takata Airbag Accusations” The New York Times. 11/7/2014 read in …
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“Senators Probe Air-Bag Recall Delay”

Christina Rogers and Jeff Bennett. “Senators Probe Air-Bag Recall Delay” The Wall Street Journal. 11/19/2014 read in full …
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“NHTSA faces harsh criticism in Senate hearing”

“NHTSA faces harsh criticism in Senate hearing” The Detroit News. 9/17/2014 read in full …
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“NHTSA chief, before blistering Senate panel, admits ‘we need to improve’”

Nick Bunkley and Ryan Beene. “NHTSA chief, before blistering Senate panel, admits ‘we need to improve’” Automotive News. 9/16/2014 read …
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“I’ve Seen This Movie Before”

Jim Ziegler. “I’ve Seen This Movie Before” Wards Auto. 3/19/2014 read in full …
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“Chrysler regulatory boss Kunselman added to Senate hearing list”

Ryan Beene. “Chrysler regulatory boss Kunselman added to Senate hearing list” Automotive News. 11/17/2014 read in full …
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“Dems introduce new auto safety bill”

“Dems introduce new auto safety bill” David Shepardson. The Detroit News. Sept. 18, 2014 read in full …
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“A Vow to End Hollow Nods and Salutes”

“A Vow to End Hollow Nods and Salutes” Gretchen Morgenson. The New York Times. June 7, 2014 read in full …
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Consumer Discrimination

Consumer Discrimination

“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows”

Mike Spector. “Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows” The Wall Street Journal. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls”

Alisa Priddle and Chris Woodyard. “Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls” Detroit Free Press and USA TODAY …
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“Get your car fixed for (almost) free”

“Get your car fixed for (almost) free” Consumerreports.org. 9/1/2014. Read in Full …
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“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money”

“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money” WRAL. 11/24/2014 Read in Full …
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“A mother’s ‘life mission’: Seeking truth on GM’s recall”

Nick Bunkley. “A mother’s ‘life mission’: Seeking truth on GM’s recall” Automotive News. 3/25/2014. Read in Full …
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“Dealers: first line of defense”

Jack Fitzgerald and Franz Schneiderman. “Dealers: first line of defense” The Baltimore Sun. 1/7/2015. Read in Full …
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“Old GM tells New GM to compensate customers for faulty switches”

“Old GM tells New GM to compensate customers for faulty switches” Automotive News. 12/18/2014. Read in Full …
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“GM customers demand payment for ‘callous cover-up’ of defect”

“GM customers demand payment for ‘callous cover-up’ of defect” Automotive News. 12/17/2014. Read in Full …
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“Ghosn sets the record straight on price-fixing conspiracy”

“Ghosn sets the record straight on price-fixing conspiracy” Automotive News. 11/20/2014. Read in Full …
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“Takata Takes No Action on Demand to Expand Recall of Faulty Airbags”

Danielle Ivory. “Takata Takes No Action on Demand to Expand Recall of Faulty Airbags” The New York Times. 12/2/2014. Read …
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“Why the bid-rigging? Ask the automakers”

“Why the bid-rigging? Ask the automakers” Automotive News. 11/26/2014. Read in Full …
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“G.M.’s Victims Get an Extension”

The Editorial Board. “G.M.’s Victims Get an Extension” The New York Times. 11/20/2014. Read in Full …
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“Auto Safety Nominee Wants Finer Data Tools”

Matthew L. Wald. “Auto Safety Nominee Wants Finer Data Tools” The New York Times. 12/3/2014. Read in Full …
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“Victims of G.M. Deadly Defect Fall Through Legal Cracks”

Barry Meier and Hilary Stout. “Victims of G.M. Deadly Defect Fall Through Legal Cracks” New York Times. 12/29/2014. Read in …
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“Air-Bag Settlements Keep Details From Other Victims”

Jeff Green and Margaret Cronin Fisk. “Air-Bag Settlements Keep Details From Other Victims” Bloomberg. 11/17/2014. Read in Full …
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“Manufacturers Discrimination on Warranty”

E-mail from factory representative. “Manufacturers Discrimination on Warranty” 12/8/2014 Read in Full …
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“Mercedes worst manipulator of EU fuel-economy test, report says”

Christian Hetzner. “Mercedes worst manipulator of EU fuel-economy test, report says” Automotive News. 11/6/2014 read in full …
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“GM Urges Judge to Bar $10 Billion Ignition-Claim Lawsuits”

Linda Sandler. “GM Urges Judge to Bar $10 Billion Ignition-Claim Lawsuits” Bloomberg. 11/6/2014 read in full …
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“GM offers gift cards as bait for owners to get recalled cars fixed”

Mike Colias. “GM offers gift cards as bait for owners to get recalled cars fixed” Automotive News. 11/4/2014 read in …
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“Airbag Maker Takata Saw and Hid Risk in 2004, Former Workers Say”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “Airbag Maker Takata Saw and Hid Risk in 2004, Former Workers Say” The New York Times. 11/6/2014 read …
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Consumers’ Right To Know

Consumers’ Right To Know

“Bosch Allegedly Sought VW Legal Cover for Defeat Device”

Margaret Cronin Fisk. “Bosch Allegedly Sought VW Legal Cover for Defeat Device”Bloomberg. 9/6/2016. Read in Full …
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“VW’s diesel fix for Audi Q5 makes NOx worse, consumer group says”

Alissa de Carbonnel. “VW’s diesel fix for Audi Q5 makes NOx worse, consumer group says”Automotive News Europe. 7/08/2016. Read in …
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“NHTSA launches probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for possible exhaust leak”

Bernie Woodall. “NHTSA launches probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for possible exhaust leak”Automotive News. 7/05/2016. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen owners can check database to see if their car is affected”

Nathan Bomey. “Volkswagen owners can check database to see if their car is affected” USA Today. 10/17/15. Read in Full …
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“The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago”

Peter Whoriskey. “The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago” The Washington Post. 10/05/15. Read in …
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“Senators propose making auto safety cover-ups a crime”

Todd Spangler. “Senators propose making auto safety cover-ups a crime” Detroit Free Press. 10/06/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008” The New York Times. 10/04/15. Read in Full …
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“Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens”

Ron Nixon, Danielle Ivory and Hiroko Tabuchi. “Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens” The New York Times. 10/22/15. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims” The New York Times. 9/29/2015. Read in …
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“Takata airbag problem widens to some 2015 GM vehicles”

Tom Krisher. “Takata air bag problem widens to some 2015 GM vehicles” Associated Press. 10/17/15 Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA opens investigation into Ford headlights”

David Shepardson. “NHTSA opens investigation into Ford headlights” The Detroit News. 8/14/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators urge NHTSA to speed early warning reforms”

David Shepardson. “Senators urge NHTSA to speed early warning reforms” The Detroit News. 8/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues”

Mike Spector & Tom McGinty. “Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues” The Wall Street Journal. 8/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Volvo plans XC90 recall for third row airbag glitch”

Diana T. Kurylko. “Volvo plans XC90 recall for third row airbag glitch” Automotive News. 8/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers”

Scott Dance & Colin Campbell. “Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers” The Baltimore Sun. 7/27/2015. Read in …
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“Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns”

Office of Inspector General. “Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns” …
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“Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal”

Ricardo Martinez. “Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal” Automotive News. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims” The Detroit News Washington Bureau. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Yoko Kubota. “Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal. 7/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues” The New York Times. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls” Automotive News. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor”

Ryan Beene. “FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor” Automotive News. 7/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty” Automotive News. 7/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Investigators Narrow GM-Switch Probe”

Mike Spector. Christopher M. Matthews. “Investigators Narrow GM-Switch Probe” The Wall Street Journal. 7/24/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US”

From Reuters, Bloomberg. “Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US” Automotive News.7/14/2015.Read in Full …
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“Second Company Probed For Air Bag Inflator Malfunctions”

Tom Krisher. “Second Company Probed For Air Bag Inflator Malfunctions” AP Auto Writer. 7/14/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows”

Mike Spector. “Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows” The Wall Street Journal. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Auto Regulator Opens Inquiries Into 5 Vehicles”

Christopher Jensen. “Auto Regulator Opens Inquiries Into 5 Vehicles” The New York Times. 6/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011”

Chris Woodyard. “Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011” USA Today. 6/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags”

David Shepardson. “Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags” Detroit News. 6/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls”

Alisa Priddle and Chris Woodyard. “Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls” Detroit Free Press and USA TODAY …
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“GM CEO Barra to be questioned in ignition lawsuits”

David Shepardson. “GM CEO Barra to be questioned in ignition lawsuits” The Detroit News. 3/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs’ lawyer”

Nick Bunkley. “Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs’ lawyer” Automotive News. 3/20/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall”

“Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall” Automotive News. 3/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda hires U.S. engineering firm Exponent to investigate Takata airbags”

“Honda hires U.S. engineering firm Exponent to investigate Takata airbags” Automotive News. 3/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“G.M. Will Face Further Discovery in Broader Class-Action Case”

Bill Vlasic. “G.M. Will Face Further Discovery in Broader Class-Action Case” The New York Times. 3/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Get your car fixed for (almost) free”

“Get your car fixed for (almost) free” Consumerreports.org. 9/1/2014. Read in Full …
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“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money”

“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money” WRAL. 11/24/2014 Read in Full …
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“A mother’s ‘life mission’: Seeking truth on GM’s recall”

Nick Bunkley. “A mother’s ‘life mission’: Seeking truth on GM’s recall” Automotive News. 3/25/2014. Read in Full …
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“Mother of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch Defect”

Scott Neuman. “Mother of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch Defect” NPR. 4/1/2014. Read in Full …
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“Dealers: first line of defense”

Jack Fitzgerald and Franz Schneiderman. “Dealers: first line of defense” The Baltimore Sun. 1/7/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators introduce auto industry whistle-blower bill”

David Shepardson. “Senators introduce auto industry whistle-blower bill” The Detroit News. 11/20/2014. Read in Full …
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“GM fund finds 42 deaths eligible for compensation”

Greg Gardner. “GM fund finds 42 deaths eligible for compensation” Detroit Free Press. Read in Full …
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“Airbag Compound Has Vexed Takata for Years”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “Airbag Compound Has Vexed Takata for Years” The New York Times. 12/9/2014. Read in Full …
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“Honda dealers face recall phone blitz”

Jaclyn Trop. “Honda dealers face recall phone blitz” Automotive News. 12/20/2014. Read in Full …
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“Airbags Could Have Expiration Dates Says Japan Auto Chief”

“Airbags Could Have Expiration Dates Says Japan Auto Chief” IndustryWeek. 12/18/2014. Read in Full …
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“Why the bid-rigging? Ask the automakers”

“Why the bid-rigging? Ask the automakers” Automotive News. 11/26/2014. Read in Full …
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Deadly Takata Airbags

Deadly Takata Airbags

“Takata report clears way for talks on sharing cost of airbag recalls”

Read in Full”Takata report clears way for talks on sharing cost of airbag recalls”Automotive News. 8/5/2016 …
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“Takata Air-Bag Report Clears Way for Cost Talks With Carmakers”

Read in Full”Takata Air-Bag Report Clears Way for Cost Talks With Carmakers”Bloomberg. 8/5/2016 …
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“GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million”

Read in Full David Shepardson. “GM may recall another 4.3M vehicles for Takata airbags; cost could reach $550 million” Automotive …
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“Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report says”

Read in Full David Shepardson. “Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report says” Automotive News. 7/20/2016 …
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“Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test data”

Read in Full Craig Trudell and Margaret Cronin Fisk. “Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test data” Automotive News …
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“Takata Settles Airbag Suit, Averting Testimony by Its Chief”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “Takata Settles Airbag Suit, Averting Testimony by Its Chief”The New York Times. 7/15/2016. Read in Full …
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“Takata Airbag Recall Worse Than Believed: 1 In 8 US Vehicles Affected, Report Finds”

Tim Marcin. “Takata Airbag Recall Worse Than Believed: 1 In 8 US Vehicles Affected, Report Finds”International Business Times. 7/13/2016. Read …
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“Mazda issues Takata airbag recall after demand from Chinese regulators”

“Mazda issues Takata airbag recall after demand from Chinese regulators”Automotive News. 7/06/2016. Read in Full …
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“U.S. Warns Honda and Acura Owners to Replace Airbags”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “U.S. Warns Honda and Acura Owners to Replace Airbags”The New York Times. 6/30/2016. Read in Full …
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“Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens”

Ron Nixon, Danielle Ivory and Hiroko Tabuchi. “Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens” The New York Times. 10/22/15. Read in Full …
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“Takata airbag problem widens to some 2015 GM vehicles”

Tom Krisher. “Takata air bag problem widens to some 2015 GM vehicles” Associated Press. 10/17/15 Read in Full …
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“Agency Reduces Estimate of Faulty Airbag Inflaters in the United States”

Bill Vlasic. “Agency Reduces Estimate of Faulty Airbag Inflaters in the United States” The New York Times. 9/1/2015. Read in …
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“NHTSA calls for hearing on Takata airbag recalls”

Ryan Beene. “NHTSA calls for hearing on Takata airbag recalls” . 9/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensors”

Chad Halcom. “Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensors” Automotive News. 9/11/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. says 19.2 million U.S. vehicles have defective Takata air bags”

“U.S. says 19.2 million U.S. vehicles have defective Takata air bags” Reuters. 9/1/2015. Read in Full …
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“Toyota says testing potential alternatives to Takata air-bag inflators”

Yuya Shino. “Toyota says testing potential alternatives to Takata air-bag inflators” Reuters. 8/25/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW faces NHTSA probe after Takata airbag incident”

Ryan Beene. “VW faces NHTSA probe after Takata airbag incident” Automotive News. 8/17/2015. Read in Full …
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“Toyota may buy replacement airbag inflators from three Takata rivals”

“Toyota may buy replacement airbag inflators from three Takata rivals” Automotive News. 8/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators Urge Recall of All Vehicles with Takata Air bags”

Yuya Shino. “Senators Urge Recall of All Vehicles with Takata Air bags” Reuters. 8/20/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. Investigates VW for ruptured Takata air bag”

David Shepardson. “U.S. Investigates VW for ruptured Takata air bag” The Detroit News. 8/17/2015. Read in Full …
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“Autoliv, Diacel, TRW gain from Takata’s recall troubles”

Craig Trudell. “Autoliv, Diacel, TRW gain from Takata’s recall troubles” Automotive News. 8/13/2015. Read in Full …
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“Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues”

Mike Spector & Tom McGinty. “Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues” The Wall Street Journal. 8/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns”

Office of Inspector General. “Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns” …
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“Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal”

Ricardo Martinez. “Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal” Automotive News. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims” The Detroit News Washington Bureau. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Yoko Kubota. “Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal. 7/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer”

Bloomberg report. “GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer” Automotive News. 7/29/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues” The New York Times. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls” Automotive News. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Investigators Narrow GM-Switch Probe”

Mike Spector. Christopher M. Matthews. “Investigators Narrow GM-Switch Probe” The Wall Street Journal. 7/24/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US”

From Reuters, Bloomberg. “Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US” Automotive News.7/14/2015.Read in Full …
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“Takata Air Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Read in FullYoko Kubota. “Takata Air Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal/7/16/2015 …
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“Analysts Weigh Implications of New Airbag Investigation”

Read in Full”Analysts Weigh Implications of New Airbag Investigation” Auto Remarketing.7/21/2015 …
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“Honda adds 4.5 million cars to recalls for Takata airbags”

“Honda adds 4.5 million cars to recalls for Takata airbags” Automotive News. 7/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Rejects U.S. Senator’s Call for Air-Bag Victim Fund”

Craig Trudell & Masatsugu Horie. “Takata Rejects U.S. Senator’s Call for Air-Bag Victim Fund” Bloomberg Business. 7/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“What BP Taught Takata”

Joe Nocera. “What BP Taught Takata” The New York Times. 7/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Rejects Senator’s Call for Compensation Fund”

Mike Spector. “Takata Rejects Senator’s Call for Compensation Fund” The Wall Street Journal. 7/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“Second Company Probed For Air Bag Inflator Malfunctions”

Tom Krisher. “Second Company Probed For Air Bag Inflator Malfunctions” AP Auto Writer. 7/14/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Adds More Newer Vehicles to Air-Bag Recall”

Yoko Kubota. “Honda Adds More Newer Vehicles to Air-Bag Recall” The Wall Street Journal. 7/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan says Takata airbag caused fire in Japan crash”

“Nissan says Takata airbag caused fire in Japan crash” Automotive News. 7/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“Makes and Models of Cars Affected by Takata Airbag Recalls”

“Makes and Models of Cars Affected by Takata Airbag Recalls” The New York Times. 6/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“Lawmakers Spread Anger in Recalls Over Airbags”

Bill Vlasic. “Lawmakers Spread Anger in Recalls Over Airbags” The New York Times. 6/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011”

Chris Woodyard. “Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011” USA Today. 6/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata is Said to Have Stopped Safety Audits as Cost-Saving Move”

Hiroko Tabuchi and Danielle Ivory. “Takata is Said to Have Stopped Safety Audits as Cost-Saving Move” The New York Times …
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“NHTSA compiles Takata recall data from automakers”

“NHTSA compiles Takata recall data from automakers” Automotive News. 6/18/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Links a Rupturing Takata Airbag to a 7th Death”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “Honda Links a Rupturing Takata Airbag to a 7th Death” The New York Times. 6/12/2015. Read in Full …
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“More Than a Million Vehicles Added to Honda Airbag Recall”

The Associated Press. “More Than a Million Vehicles Added to Honda Airbag Recall” The New York Times. 6/15/2015. Read in …
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“Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags”

David Shepardson. “Senate panel set to hold hearing on defective airbags” Detroit News. 6/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“At least 10% of Takata air bag replacement parts need replacing again in US: Reuters”

“At least 10% of Takata air bag replacement parts need replacing again in US: Reuters” Reuters. 6/4/2015. Read in Full …
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Dealers See The Problems First

Dealers See The Problems First

“NHTSA compiles Takata recall data from automakers”

“NHTSA compiles Takata recall data from automakers” Automotive News. 6/18/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls”

Alisa Priddle and Chris Woodyard. “Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls” Detroit Free Press and USA TODAY …
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“Dealers: first line of defense”

Jack Fitzgerald and Franz Schneiderman. “Dealers: first line of defense” The Baltimore Sun. 1/7/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition switch death toll hits 38”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition switch death toll hits 38” The Detroit News. 12/8/2014. Read in Full …
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“GM executives help scour social media to spot vehicle flaws”

David Welch. “GM executives help scour social media to spot vehicle flaws” Automotive News. 11/24/2014. Read in Full …
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“GM replacing keys on 2014-15 trucks to prevent ignition shutoff”

Mike Colias. “GM replacing keys on 2014-15 trucks to prevent ignition shutoff” Automotive News. 12/5/2014. Read in Full …
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“Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired”

Hilary Stout and Rebecca R. Ruiz. “Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired” The New York Times. 11/3/2014 read in full …
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“Service Policy & Procedure Manual”

“Service P&P Manual.” General Motors Policy and Procedure Manuals. “Warranty Solicitation Policy GM prohibits the Service Agent calling, mailing, distributing …
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“Legal Liability Notice EMAIL”

“Legal Liability Notice.” Hyundai Motor America. 19 Jun. 2014. Email. Subject: Service Campaign TT5 – 2015 Sonata (LF) Front Brake …
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“Toyota Warranty Policy & Procedures”

Policy 5.21, Warranty Solicitation. Toyota Service Policy and Procedure. May 2014. “Dealer solicitation of customers in connection with warranty service, …
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History of Corruption

History of Corruption

“Don’t slam the door: Nissan Versa air bags might inflate”

“Don’t slam the door: Nissan Versa air bags might inflate”US News. 10/4/2016. Read in Full …
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“U.S. expands probe of 8 million airbag inflators after crash in Canada”

Read in Full”U.S. expands probe of 8 million airbag inflators after crash in Canada”Automotive News. 8/4/2016 …
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“Tesla Mulling 2 theories to explain ‘Autopilot’ crash, report says”

Read in Full”Tesla Mulling 2 theories to explain ‘Autopilot’ crash, report says”Automotive News. 7/29/2016 …
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“VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allege”

Read in Full David Shepardson. “VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allege” Automotive News. 7/19/2016 …
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“VW Emissions Cheating Ran Deep and Wide, State Alleges”

Read in Full Aruna Viswanatha and Mike Spector. “VW Emissions Cheating Ran Deep and Wide, State Alleges” The Wall Street …
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“GM Can’t Avoid Up to $10 Billion in Switch Suits, Court Says”

Margaret Cronin Fisk and Erick Larson. “GM Can’t Avoid Up to $10 Billion in Switch Suits, Court Says”Bloomberg. 7/13/2016. Read …
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“Ford Explorers Under Scrutiny for Exhaust Fumes Inside Vehicle”

Read in Full Christopher Jensen. “Ford Explorers Under Scrutiny for Exhaust Fumes Inside Vehicle” The New York Times. 7/07/2016 …
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“VW escapes cheating fines in Germany as payout pressure mounts”

Birgit Jennen and Karin Matussek. “VW escapes cheating fines in Germany as payout pressure mounts”Automotive News. 7/06/2016 Read in Full …
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“NHTSA launches probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for possible exhaust leak”

Bernie Woodall. “NHTSA launches probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for possible exhaust leak”Automotive News. 7/05/2016. Read in Full …
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“Fired VW Employee Withdraws Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit”

Jack Ewing. “Fired VW Employee Withdraws Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit”The New York Times. 6/30/2016. Read in Full …
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“Mitsubishi overstated mileage for 8 more models, Japanese ministry says”

Naomi Tajitsu. “Mitsubishi overstated mileage for 8 more models, Japanese ministry says”Automotive News. 8/29/16. Read in full …
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“Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills woman”

Tom Krisher. “Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes kills woman”Detroit News. 8/29/2016. Read in full …
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“Beyond VW Scandal: Home Appliance Industry No Stranger to Tricks”

Jad Mouawad. “Beyond VW Scandal: Home Appliance Industry No Stranger to Tricks” The New York Times. 10/09/15. Read in Full …
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“Regulators Investigating 2nd VW Computer Program on Emissions”

Danielle Ivory and Keith Bradsher. “Regulators Investigating 2nd VW Computer Program on Emissions” The New York Times. 10/08/15. Read in …
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“Regulators Investigating 2nd VW Computer Program on Emissions”

Danielle Ivory and Keith Bradsher. “Regulators Investigating 2nd VW Computer Program on Emissions” The New York Times. 10/08/15. Read in …
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“U.S. House Panel Prepares to Press VW on Cheating Timeline”

Jeff Plungis. “U.S. House Panel Prepares to Press VW on Cheating Timeline” Bloomberg. 10/06/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008” The New York Times. 10/04/15. Read in Full …
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“VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices’”

Ryan Beene. “VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices'” Automotive News. 9/23/15. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims” The New York Times. 9/29/2015. Read in …
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“VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says”

Andreas Cremer. “VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says” Automotive News. 10/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“German government denies it knew of diesel rigging technology”

John O’Donnell. “German government denies it knew of diesel rigging technology” Reuters. 9/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“German transport ministry to start fact-finding at VW this week”

“German transport ministry to start fact-finding at VW this week” Automotive News. 9/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. state attorneys general to probe VW; Germany opens investigation”

“U.S. state attorneys general to probe VW; Germany opens investigation” Automotive News. 9/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW Is Said to Cheat on Diesel Emissions; U.S. to Order Big Recall”

Coral Davenport and Jack Ewing. “VW Is Said to Cheat on Diesel Emissions; U.S. to Order Big Recall” The New …
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“It Took E.P.A. Pressure to Get VW to Admit Fault”

Bill Vlasic and Aaron M Kessler. “It Took E.P.A. Pressure to Get VW to Admit Fault” The New York Times …
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“Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says”

Nick Bunkley. “Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says” Automotive News. 9/17/2015. Read in Full …
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“Many Messages in the G.M. Settlement”

Peter J Henning. “Many Messages in the G.M. Settlement” The New York Times. 9/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling”

Nick Bunkley. “After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling” Automotive News. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, fines”

Jeff Plungis. “Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, fines” Automotive News. 9/30/2015. Read in Full …
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“Bosch warned VW about illegal software use in diesel cars, report says”

“Bosch warned VW about illegal software use in diesel cars, report says” Automotive News. 9/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices’”

Ryan Beene. “VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices'” Automotive News. 9/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen emission scandal widens: 11 million cars affected”

Nathan Bomey. “Volkswagen emission scandal widens: 11 million cars affected” USA Today. 9/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW’s Horn must use his candor wisely”

Ryan Beene. “VW’s Horn must use his candor wisely” Automotive News. 10/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto”

David Guilford. “Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto” Automotive News. 10/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors”

Christopher M. Matthews and Mike Spector. “U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors” The Wall Street Journal. 6/9/2015. Read in …
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“Dealers: first line of defense”

Jack Fitzgerald and Franz Schneiderman. “Dealers: first line of defense” The Baltimore Sun. 1/7/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Problems”

Christina Rogers. “Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Problems” The Wall Street Journal. 11/20/2014. Read in Full …
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“Takata Patents Show Decades Spent Seeking Safer Air Bags”

Jeff Green and Margaret Cronin Fisk. “Takata Patents Show Decades Spent Seeking Safer Air Bags” Bloomberg. 12/10/2014. Read in Full …
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“Airbag Compound Has Vexed Takata for Years”

Hiroko Tabuchi. “Airbag Compound Has Vexed Takata for Years” The New York Times. 12/9/2014. Read in Full …
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“Honda, Takata Recalls Began as Early as 2002”

John D. Stoll. “Honda, Takata Recalls Began as Early as 2002” The Wall Street Journal. 11/27/2014. Read in Full …
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“Honda says defective Takata airbags in 2002 used different design”

Paul Lienert. “Honda says defective Takata airbags in 2002 used different design” Automotive News. 11/26/2014. Read in Full …
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“Continental’s electronics, Korea units to plead guilty to price fixing”

Vince Bond Jr. “Continental’s electronics, Korea units to plead guilty to price fixing” Automotive News. 11/24/2014. Read in Full …
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“Special Report: Plant with troubled past at center of Takata air bag probe”

Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Ben Klayman. “Special Report: Plant with troubled past at center of Takata air bag probe” Reuters …
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“Poorly handled recalls are a ‘black eye’ for the industry, Jackson says”

Jaime LaReau. “Poorly handled recalls are a ‘black eye’ for the industry, Jackson says” Automotive News. 11/6/2014 read in full …
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“Law and The Balance of Power”

Stewart Macaulay. “Law and The Balance of Power” read in full …
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“Confessions of a automotive supplier executive price fixer”

Hans Greimel. “Confessions of a automotive supplier executive price fixer” Automotive News. 11/17/2014 read in full …
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“Former CCO Jack Giraudo on Compliance Work at Major Companies”

“Former CCO Jack Giraudo on Compliance Work at Major Companies” Nick Elliott. The Wall Street Journal. June 17, 2014 read …
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“Arrogance and Accords”

“Arrogance and Accords” Steve Lynch. Pecos Press. read in full …
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“Automakers can stop supplier price-fixing now, but will they?”

“Automakers can stop supplier price-fixing now, but will they?” Automotive News. 22 Nov. 2014. “The U.S. Department of Justice has …
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Massive Recalls, Mounting Fines

Massive Recalls, Mounting Fines

“GM recalling 4.3 million vehicles globally for airbag software defect”

Nick bunkley. “GM recalling 4.3 million vehicles globally for airbag software defect”Automotive News. 9/9/2016. Read in Full …
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“Mazda Recalls over 759K Vehicles; rear hatches can fall”

“Mazda Recalls over 759K Vehicles; rear hatches can fall”Detroit News. 9/8/2016. Read in Full …
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“Mazda to Recall 2.3 million vehicles world-wide over rear door and engine problems”

Chieko Tsuneoka. “Mazda to Recall 2.3 million vehicles world-wide over rear door and engine problems”The Wall Street Journal. 9/1/2016. Read …
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“GM CEO Barra Tells Jury Company Flubbed Fatal Ignition Flaw”

Read in Full”GM CEO Barra Tells Jury Company Flubbed Fatal Ignition Flaw”Bloomberg. 8/15/16 …
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“GM Continues to Seek Shield From Ignition-Switch Suits”

Read in Full”GM Continues to Seek Shield From Ignition-Switch Suits”The Wall Street Journal. 8/11/2016 …
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“German state of Bavaria to sue VW over emissions scandal”

Read in Full”German state of Bavaria to sue VW over emissions scandal”Reuters. 8/2/2016 …
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“FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues”

Read in Full”FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues”Automotive News. 7/22/2016 …
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“Volkswagen Begins Recall of Diesel Cars in Europe”

William Boston. “Volkswagen Begins Recall of Diesel Cars in Europe”Wall Street Journal. 01/28/2016. “Read in Full” …
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“Ford recalls nearly 271,00 previous-generation F-150s after brake failures”

Nick Bunkley. “Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failures”Automotive News. 5/25/2016. Read in full …
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“GM recalls 3,300 late-model pickups SUV’s for ignition-switch flaw”

Mike Colias. “GM recalls 3,300 late-model pickups SUV’s for ignition-switch flaw” Automotive News. 10/16/15. Read in Full …
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“VW: Most Diesel cars will need ‘major fix’”

David Shepardson. “Prius Takes on Diesels as Hybrids Seen Gaining From VW Scandal” Detroit News. 10/08/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Says Diesel Repairs Will Vary in Europe and U.S.”

Danny Hakim. “Volkswagen Says Diesel Repairs Will Vary in Europe and U.S.” The New York Times. 10/12/15. Read in Full …
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“VW’s U.S. recall could be thwarted by reluctant diesel owners”

Alexandria Sage and Rory Carrol. “VW’s U.S. recall could be thwarted by reluctant diesel owners” Reuters. 10/08/15. Read in Full …
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“After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling”

Nick Bunkley. “After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling” Automotive News. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Agency Reduces Estimate of Faulty Airbag Inflaters in the United States”

Bill Vlasic. “Agency Reduces Estimate of Faulty Airbag Inflaters in the United States” The New York Times. 9/1/2015. Read in …
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“Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, fines”

Jeff Plungis. “Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, fines” Automotive News. 9/30/2015. Read in Full …
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“Ford Windstar Minivans Recalled for a Second Time”

Christopher Jensen. “Ford Windstar Minivans Recalled for a Second Time” The New York Times. 9/30/2015. Read in Full …
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“Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto”

David Guilford. “Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto” Automotive News. 10/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan May Repeat Recall Over Airbags”

Christopher Jensen. “Nissan May Repeat Recall Over Airbags” The New York Times. 9/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“FCA issues three recalls for 1.7 million trucks”

“FCA issues three recalls for 1.7 million trucks” Automotive News. 9/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“Cadillac recalls 121,000 ATS sedans for defroster defect”

John Irwin. “Cadillac recalls 121,000 ATS sedans for defroster defect” Automotive News. 9/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan recalls 300,000 cars for acceleration concerns”

David Shepardson. “Nissan recalls 300,000 cars for acceleration concerns” The Detroit News. 9/4/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors”

Ryan Beene. “Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors” Automotive News. 9/4/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan Recalls 300,000 Versa Sedans”

Christopher Jensen. “Nissan Recalls 300,000 Versa Sedans” The New York Times. 9/4/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan May Repeat Recall Over Airbags”

Christopher Jensen. “Nissan May Repeat Recall Over Airbags” The New York Times. 9/5/2015.Read in Full …
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“FCA recalls 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokees to fix windshield wiper defect”

John Irwin. “FCA recalls 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokees to fix windshield wiper defect” Automotive News. 9/1/2015. Read in Full …
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“Toyota says testing potential alternatives to Takata air-bag inflators”

Yuya Shino. “Toyota says testing potential alternatives to Takata air-bag inflators” Reuters. 8/25/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition switch defects tied to 124 deaths, 275 injuries, Feinberg review finds”

Nora Naughton. “GM ignition switch defects tied to 124 deaths, 275 injuries, Feinberg reviews finds” Automotive News. 8/24/2015. Read In …
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“Senators Urge Recall of All Vehicles with Takata Air bags”

Yuya Shino. “Senators Urge Recall of All Vehicles with Takata Air bags” Reuters. 8/20/2015. Read in Full …
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“Expect Auto Recalls to Remain High in 2015, Study Says”

Mike Strong. “Expect Auto Recalls to Remain High in 2015, Study Says” The Detroit Bureau. 2/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Study: High Level of Auto Recalls Likely to Continue”

Michael Martinez. “Study: High Level of Auto Recalls Likely to Continue” The Detroit News. 2/24/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM expands headlight recall to 180,504 more vehicles”

Nora Naughton. “GM expands headlight recall to 180,504 more vehicles” Automotive News. 8/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Mini Recalls About 35K Cars to Bolster Side Crash Resistance”

“Mini Recalls About 35K Cars to Bolster Side Crash Resistance” The Associated Press. 7/29/2015. Read in Full …
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“Discount Tire Recalls 79,513 Truck and SUV Replacement Tires”

The Associated Press. “Discount Tire Recalls 79,513 Truck and SUV Replacement Tires” ABC News. 8/11/2105 Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler recalls 332,000 Dodge Chargers due to air bag issue”

Rebecca Cook. “Fiat Chrysler recalls 332,000 Dodge Chargers due to air bag issue” Reuters. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen and Mazda Recall Over 600,000 Vehicles”

Christopher Jensen. “Volkswagen and Mazda Recall Over 600,000 Vehicles” The New York Times.8/14/2015. Read in Full …
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“Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues”

Mike Spector & Tom McGinty. “Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues” The Wall Street Journal. 8/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers”

Scott Dance & Colin Campbell. “Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers” The Baltimore Sun. 7/27/2015. Read in …
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“Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal”

Ricardo Martinez. “Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal” Automotive News. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims” The Detroit News Washington Bureau. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Yoko Kubota. “Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal. 7/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Gets Record $105 Million Fine for Safety Issues” The New York Times. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls” Automotive News. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA official who oversaw GM ignition recall leaving”

Read in FullDavid Shepardson. “NHTSA official who oversaw GM ignition recall leaving” The Detroit News. 7/16/2015 …
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“Takata Air Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Read in FullYoko Kubota. “Takata Air Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal/7/16/2015 …
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“Analysts Weigh Implications of New Airbag Investigation”

Read in Full”Analysts Weigh Implications of New Airbag Investigation” Auto Remarketing.7/21/2015 …
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“Laws Hinder Prosecuters in Charging GM Employees in Ignition Defect”

Read in FullDanielle Ivory and Ben Protess. “Laws Hinder Prosecuters in Charging GM Employees in Ignition Defect” The New York …
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“GM ignition switch review approves 3 more minor injuries”

Nora Naughton. “GM ignition switch review approves 3 more minor injuries” Automotive News. 7/20/2015.Read in Full …
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Profits Over Safety

Profits Over Safety

“Daimler unit to pay $28.5 million to settle U.S. Clean Air Act claims”

David Shepardson. “Daimler unit to pay $28.5 million to settle U.S. Clean Air Act claims”Automotive News Europe. 10/6/2016. Read in …
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“Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupss”

Read in Full”Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupss”Automotive News. 7/28/2016 …
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“VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violations”

Alex Dobuzinskis. “VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violations”Automotive News. 7/07/2016. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Begins Recall of Diesel Cars in Europe”

William Boston. “Volkswagen Begins Recall of Diesel Cars in Europe”Wall Street Journal. 01/28/2016. “Read in Full” …
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“The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago”

Peter Whoriskey. “The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago” The Washington Post. 10/05/15. Read in …
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“Volkswagen chief says few knew of diesel fraud”

Jack Ewing and Melissa Eddy. “Volkswagen chief says few knew of diesel fraud” The New York Times. 10/07/15. Read in …
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“VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says”

Andreas Cremer. “VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says” Automotive News. 10/05/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008”

Jack Ewing. “Volkswagen Engine-Rigging Scheme Said to Have Begun in 2008” The New York Times. 10/04/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen in no rush to name names”

Christiaan Hetzner. “Volkswagen in no rush to name names” Automotive News. 10/05/15. Read in Full …
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“VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices’”

Ryan Beene. “VW is a repeat offender on ‘defeat devices'” Automotive News. 9/23/15. Read in Full …
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“Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens”

Ron Nixon, Danielle Ivory and Hiroko Tabuchi. “Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens” The New York Times. 10/22/15. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler Didn’t Fully Report Claims, U.S. Agency Says”

Mike Spector. “Fiat Chrysler Didn’t Fully Report Claims, U.S. Agency Says” The Wall Street Journal. 9/29/15. Read in Full …
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“As Volkswagen Pushed to Be No. 1, Ambitions Fueled a Scandal”

Danny Hakim, Aaron M. Kessler and Jack Ewing. “As Volkswagen Pushed to Be No. 1, Ambitions Fueled a Scandal” The …
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“Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims”

Bill Vlasic. “Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims” The New York Times. 9/29/2015. Read in …
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“After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling”

Nick Bunkley. “After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling” Automotive News. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators urge NHTSA to speed early warning reforms”

David Shepardson. “Senators urge NHTSA to speed early warning reforms” The Detroit News. 8/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls” Automotive News. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM posts $1.1 billion profit in Q2”

Mike Colias. “GM posts $1.1 billion profit in Q2” Automotive News.7/23/2015.Read in Full …
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“Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US”

From Reuters, Bloomberg. “Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by US” Automotive News.7/14/2015.Read in Full …
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“Takata Rejects U.S. Senator’s Call for Air-Bag Victim Fund”

Craig Trudell & Masatsugu Horie. “Takata Rejects U.S. Senator’s Call for Air-Bag Victim Fund” Bloomberg Business. 7/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Rejects Senator’s Call for Compensation Fund”

Mike Spector. “Takata Rejects Senator’s Call for Compensation Fund” The Wall Street Journal. 7/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA Slams Fiat Chrysler For Handling Of Recalls: What Does That Mean For You?”

Richard Rear. “NHTSA Slams Fiat Chrysler For Handling Of Recalls: What Does That Mean For You?” The Washington Post. 7/7/2015 …
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“GM ignition death toll rises to 121”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition death toll rises to 121” The Detroit News. 7/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA sees FCA penalties over recall, safety shortcomings”

Ryan Beene. “NHTSA sees FCA penalties over recall, safety shortcomings” Automotive News. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw”

Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jeff Green. “GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw” Automotive …
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“Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows”

Mike Spector. “Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows” The Wall Street Journal. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata is Said to Have Stopped Safety Audits as Cost-Saving Move”

Hiroko Tabuchi and Danielle Ivory. “Takata is Said to Have Stopped Safety Audits as Cost-Saving Move” The New York Times …
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“NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler did not act fast enough on recalls”

Alisa Priddle. “NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler did not act fast enough on recalls” Detroit Free Press. 6/18/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM fund: 114 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches”

David Shepardson. “GM fund: 114 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches” Detroit News. 6/15/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Opts for Insider as CEO Amid Car-Safety Crisis”

Jie Ma, Yuki Hagiwara and Craig Trudell. “Honda Opts for Insider as CEO Amid Car-Safety Crisis” Bloomberg. 6/14/2015. Read in …
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“U.S. pledges closer scrutiny of automakers following GM safety crisis”

Gabe Nelson and Ryan Beene. “U.S. pledges closer scrutiny of automakers following GM safety crisis” Automotive News. 6/5/2015. Read in …
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“GM Likely to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches”

Christopher M. Matthews and Mike Spector. “GM Likely to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches” The Wall Street Journal. 5/25/2015 …
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“GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each”

Paul Lienert and Marilyn Thompson. “GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each” Reuters. 4/2/2014. Read …
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“Cost to fix faulty General Motors ignition switch behind 13 deaths was 57 cents: congress”

The Associated Press. “Cost to fix faulty General Motors ignition switch behind 13 deaths was 57 cents: congress” New York …
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“GM ignition-switch death toll inches up to 109”

Nora Naughton. “GM ignition-switch death toll inches up to 109” Automotive News. 6/1/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing”

Nora Naughton. “U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing” Automotive News. 5/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“Regulators to Hold Hearing on Fiat Chrysler Safety Response”

Danielle Ivory. “Regulators to Hold Hearing on Fiat Chrysler Safety Response” The New York Times. 5/18/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler Hit With $150 Million Penalty in Boy’s Death”

Mike Spector. “Chrysler Hit With $150 Million Penalty in Boy’s Death” The Wall Street Journal. 4/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition deaths rise to 80”

Greg Gardner. “GM ignition deaths rise to 80” Detroit Free Press. 4/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM accused of misleading investors over recalls”

Margaret Cronin Fisk. “GM accused of misleading investors over recalls” Automotive News. 1/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Cuts Profit Forecast After Recall Costs Mount”

Jie Ma and Yukiko Hagiwara. “Honda Cuts Profit Forecast After Recall Costs Mount” Bloomberg. 1/30/2015. Read in Full …
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“Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case”

Hannah Lutz. “Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case” Automotive News. 1/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law”

Danielle Ivory. “Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law” The New York Times. 1/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Report Safety Issues”

Mike Spector. “U.S. Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Report Safety Issues” The Wall Street Journal. 1/8/2015. Read in …
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“GM fund approves 3 new death claims to 67”

David Shepardson. “GM fund approves 3 new death claims to 67” The Detroit News. 3/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“General Motors Settles Case That Triggered Ignition-Switch Recall”

Jeff Bennett and Mike Spector. “General Motors Settles Case That Triggered Ignition-Switch Recall” The Wall Street Journal. 3/13/2015. Read in …
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“G.M. Settles Switch Suit, Avoiding Depositions”

Bill Vlasic. “G.M. Settles Switch Suit, Avoiding Depositions” The New York Times. 3/13/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM to cut Chevy, GMC powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles from 100,000”

Mike Colias. “GM to cut Chevy, GMC powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles from 100,000” Automotive News. 3/12/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM settles second ignition-swtich lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim”

Nick Bunkley. “GM settles second ignition-swtich lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim” Automotive News. 3/13/2015. Read in Full …
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Secretive Car Manufacturers

Secretive Car Manufacturers

“Don’t slam the door: Nissan Versa air bags might inflate”

“Don’t slam the door: Nissan Versa air bags might inflate”US News. 10/4/2016. Read in Full …
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“Tesla Faults Brakes, but Not Autopilot, in Fatal Crash”

Read in Full”Tesla Faults Brakes, but Not Autopilot, in Fatal Crash”New York Times.7/29/2016 …
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“The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago”

Peter Whoriskey. “The EPA closed the lab that might have caught VW years ago” The Washington Post. 10/05/15. Read in …
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“Automakers Summoned to Washington Amid Reporting Lapses, Fines”

Jeff Plungis. “Automakers Summoned to Washington Amid Reporting Lapses, Fines” Bloomberg. 9/29/2015. “Read in Full” …
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“VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says”

Andreas Cremer. “VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says” Automotive News. 10/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case”

David M Uhlmann. “Justice Falls Short in G.M. Case” The New York Times. 9/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Spiraling diesel crisis deals another blow to VW’s frustrated dealers”

Jamie LaReau and Ryan Beene. “Spiraling diesel crisis deals another blow to VW’s frustrated dealers” Automotive News. 9/28/2015. Read in …
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“VW could lose big around the world”

Christiaan Hetzner. “VW could lose big around the world” Automotive News. 9/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW struggling U.S. arm gains clout , loses momentum”

Ryan Beene. “VW struggling U.S. arm gains clout , loses momentum” Automotive News. 9/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW says it will present car clean-up plan soon”

“VW says it will present car clean-up plan soon” Automotive Europe. 9/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Bosch warned VW about illegal software use in diesel cars, report says”

“Bosch warned VW about illegal software use in diesel cars, report says” Automotive News. 9/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW board suspends r&d heads of Audi, VW and Porsche brands, report says”

“VW board suspends r&d heads of Audi, VW and Porsche brands, report says” Automotive News. 9/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“VW brand says 5 million cars hit by emissions scandal”

“VW brand says 5 million cars hit by emissions scandal” Automotive News. 9/25/2015. Read in Full …
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“After year of stonewalling, Volkswagen stunned U.S. regulators with confession”

Timothy Gardner, Paul Lienert, and David Morgan. “After year of stonewalling, Volkswagen stunned U.S. regulators with confession” Reuters. 9/22/2015. Read …
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“NHTSA Slams Fiat Chrysler For Handling Of Recalls: What Does That Mean For You?”

Richard Rear. “NHTSA Slams Fiat Chrysler For Handling Of Recalls: What Does That Mean For You?” The Washington Post. 7/7/2015 …
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“GM ignition death toll rises to 121”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition death toll rises to 121” The Detroit News. 7/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows”

Mike Spector. “Chrysler Faces Penalties for Recall Lapses, Regulator Vows” The Wall Street Journal. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler did not act fast enough on recalls”

Alisa Priddle. “NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler did not act fast enough on recalls” Detroit Free Press. 6/18/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls”

Alisa Priddle and Chris Woodyard. “Fiat Chrysler says it was late on five recalls” Detroit Free Press and USA TODAY …
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“U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors”

Christopher M. Matthews and Mike Spector. “U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors” The Wall Street Journal. 6/9/2015. Read in …
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“Honda Opts for Insider as CEO Amid Car-Safety Crisis”

Jie Ma, Yuki Hagiwara and Craig Trudell. “Honda Opts for Insider as CEO Amid Car-Safety Crisis” Bloomberg. 6/14/2015. Read in …
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“GM Likely to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches”

Christopher M. Matthews and Mike Spector. “GM Likely to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches” The Wall Street Journal. 5/25/2015 …
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“Ex-GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio to be deposed in ignition-switch lawsuit”

Nora Naughton. “Ex-GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio to be deposed in ignition-switch lawsuit” Automotive News. 5/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing”

Nora Naughton. “U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing” Automotive News. 5/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“G.M. Deems Steering Issue Unworthy of Recall”

Christopher Jensen. “G.M. Deems Steering Issue Unworthy of Recall” The New York Times. 4/10/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM approves 80 death claims from ignition-switch recall”

Jack Walsworth. “GM approves 80 death claims from ignition-switch recall” Automotive News. 4/7/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition deaths rise to 80”

Greg Gardner. “GM ignition deaths rise to 80” Detroit Free Press. 4/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM CEO Barra to be questioned in ignition lawsuits”

David Shepardson. “GM CEO Barra to be questioned in ignition lawsuits” The Detroit News. 3/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs’ lawyer”

Nick Bunkley. “Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs’ lawyer” Automotive News. 3/20/2015. Read in Full …
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“Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall”

“Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall” Automotive News. 3/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM accused of misleading investors over recalls”

Margaret Cronin Fisk. “GM accused of misleading investors over recalls” Automotive News. 1/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Jeep Cherokee catches fire 2 days after purchase; NHTSA opens probe”

Ryan Beene. “Jeep Cherokee catches fire 2 days after purchase; NHTSA opens probe” Automotive News. 1/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM gets 108 more claims for faulty ignition switch compensation”

“GM gets 108 more claims for faulty ignition switch compensation” Automotive News. 1/20/2015. Read in Full …
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“Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case”

Hannah Lutz. “Japanese supplier Sanden agrees to $3.2 million fine in U.S. price-fixing case” Automotive News. 1/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law”

Danielle Ivory. “Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law” The New York Times. 1/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Report Safety Issues”

Mike Spector. “U.S. Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Report Safety Issues” The Wall Street Journal. 1/8/2015. Read in …
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“U.S. probes GM lawyers’ role on vehicle recalls, report says”

“U.S. probes GM lawyers’ role on vehicle recalls, report says” Automotive News. 8/22/2014. Read in Full …
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“G.M. Will Face Further Discovery in Broader Class-Action Case”

Bill Vlasic. “G.M. Will Face Further Discovery in Broader Class-Action Case” The New York Times. 3/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM fund approves 3 new death claims to 67”

David Shepardson. “GM fund approves 3 new death claims to 67” The Detroit News. 3/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“Plaintiffs’ lawyers say GM internal documents contradict Valukas report”

Nick Bunkley. “Plaintiffs’ lawyers say GM internal documents contradict Valukas report” Automotive News. 3/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“General Motors Settles Case That Triggered Ignition-Switch Recall”

Jeff Bennett and Mike Spector. “General Motors Settles Case That Triggered Ignition-Switch Recall” The Wall Street Journal. 3/13/2015. Read in …
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“G.M. Settles Switch Suit, Avoiding Depositions”

Bill Vlasic. “G.M. Settles Switch Suit, Avoiding Depositions” The New York Times. 3/13/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM settles second ignition-swtich lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim”

Nick Bunkley. “GM settles second ignition-swtich lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim” Automotive News. 3/13/2015. Read in Full …
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“TrueCar sued by dealers for ‘false advertising’”

Amy Wilson. “TrueCar sued by dealers for ‘false advertising'” Automotive News. 3/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“As Scandal Unfolds, G.M. Calls in the Lawyers”

Matthew Goldstein and Barry Meier. “As Scandal Unfolds, G.M. Calls in the Lawyers” The New York Times. 3/15/2015. Read in …
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“GM names new top lawyer as embattled Millikin retires”

Mike Colias. “GM names new top lawyer as embattled Millikin retires” Automotive News. 2/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Deaths linked to defective GM switch expected to rise, fund official says”

“Deaths linked to defective GM switch expected to rise, fund official says” Automotive News. 2/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Hyundai and Kia Fined for Understating Carbon-Emission Figures”

Rishi Igyngar. “Hyundai and Kia Fined for Understating Carbon-Emission Figures” TIME. 11/4/2014. Read in Full …
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“Get your car fixed for (almost) free”

“Get your car fixed for (almost) free” Consumerreports.org. 9/1/2014. Read in Full …
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“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money”

“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money” WRAL. 11/24/2014 Read in Full …
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Warranty, Incentives & Rebates

Warranty, Incentives & Rebates

“Get your car fixed for (almost) free”

“Get your car fixed for (almost) free” Consumerreports.org. 9/1/2014. Read in Full …
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“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money”

“‘Secret warranties’ can save car owners money” WRAL. 11/24/2014 Read in Full …
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“U.S. lawmakers plan bill to encourage auto employees to report faulty parts”

Peter Cooney and Ken Wills. “U.S. lawmakers plan bill to encourage auto employees to report faulty parts” Reuters. 11/20/2014. Read …
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“Manufacturers Discrimination on Warranty”

E-mail from factory representative. “Manufacturers Discrimination on Warranty” 12/8/2014 Read in Full …
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“How to navigate the incentives maze”

George Yacik.“How to navigate the incentives maze.” Automotive News. 13 Oct. 2014. “From cash rebates to discount financing to lease …
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“Automakers’ Manuals”

1978 – Warranty Policy & Procedures Manual 1993 Warrant Policy & Procedure Manual 2003- Dealer Policy, Incentive Program Rules, and …
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Weak Oversight

Weak Oversight

“Volkswagen chief says few knew of diesel fraud”

Jack Ewing and Melissa Eddy. “Volkswagen chief says few knew of diesel fraud” The New York Times. 10/07/15. Read in …
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“Tennessee Roots for a Volkswagen Rebound”

John D. Stoll and Cameron McWhirter. “Tennessee Roots for a Volkswagen Rebound” The Wall Street Journal. 10/06/15 Read in Full …
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“VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says”

Andreas Cremer. “VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says” Automotive News. 10/05/15. Read in Full …
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“Volkswagen Emissions Investigation Zeroes In on Two Engineers”

William Boston. “Volkswagen Emissions Investigation Zeroes In on Two Engineers” The Wall Street Journal. 10/05/15. Read in Full …
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“Automakers Summoned to Washington Amid Reporting Lapses, Fines”

Jeff Plungis. “Automakers Summoned to Washington Amid Reporting Lapses, Fines” Bloomberg. 9/29/2015. “Read in Full” …
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“Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues”

Mike Spector & Tom McGinty. “Surge in U.S. Car Recalls Continues” The Wall Street Journal. 8/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers”

Scott Dance & Colin Campbell. “Fiat Chrysler settlement raises questions for Maryland dealers, drivers” The Baltimore Sun. 7/27/2015. Read in …
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“Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns”

Office of Inspector General. “Audit Report: Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns” …
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“Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal”

Ricardo Martinez. “Takata apology is a sign that accountability is the new normal” Automotive News. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case”

Mike Spector. “Georgia Judge Reduces Damages in Fatal Jeep-Fire Case” The Wall Street Journal. 7/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims”

David Shepardson. “GM ignition fund ends review approving 124 death claims” The Detroit News Washington Bureau. 8/3/2015. Read in Full …
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“Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals”

Yoko Kubota. “Takata Air-Bag Probe Points to Leaky Seals” The Wall Street Journal. 7/16/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer”

Bloomberg report. “GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs’ lawyer” Automotive News. 7/29/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls” Automotive News. 7/26/2015. Read in Full …
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“Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty”

Ryan Beene. “Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty” Automotive News. 7/27/2015. Read in Full …
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“Transportation chief vows ‘muscular’ safety oversight”

David Shepardson. “Transportation chief vows ‘muscular’ safety oversight” The Detroit News. 7/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA sees FCA penalties over recall, safety shortcomings”

Ryan Beene. “NHTSA sees FCA penalties over recall, safety shortcomings” Automotive News. 7/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw”

Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jeff Green. “GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw” Automotive …
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“Message to NHTSA: Reform first, funding later”

Ryan Beene. “Message to NHTSA: Reform first, funding later” Automotive News. 6/29/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA, blasted in audit, vows to reform early-warning system”

Ryan Beene. “NHTSA, blasted in audit, vows to reform early-warning system” Automotive News. 6/22/2015. Read in Full …
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“Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011”

Chris Woodyard. “Senators: Takata halted air bag safety audits before 2011” USA Today. 6/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. auditor finds sweeping problems at NHTSA”

David Shepardson. “U.S. auditor finds sweeping problems at NHTSA” The Detroit News. 6/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“Federal Auditor Finds Broad Failures at N.H.T.S.A.”

Danielle Ivory. “Federal Auditor Finds Broad Failures at N.H.T.S.A.” The New York Times. 6/19/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. pledges closer scrutiny of automakers following GM safety crisis”

Gabe Nelson and Ryan Beene. “U.S. pledges closer scrutiny of automakers following GM safety crisis” Automotive News. 6/5/2015. Read in …
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“NHTSA’s Rosekind is cracking down on U.S. auto industry”

Brent Snavely and Alisa Priddle. “NHTSA’s Rosekind is cracking down on U.S. auto industry” Detroit Free Press. 5/24/2015. Read in …
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“GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight”

Mike Colias. “GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight” Automotive News. 5/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA tightens oversight for Takata, GM”

Brent Snavely. “NHTSA tightens oversight for Takata, GM” Detroit Free Press. 5/21/2015. Read in Full …
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“Auto Safety Regulator Pledges to Get Tough on Slow-Moving Recalls”

Bill Vlasic. “Auto Safety Regulator Pledges to Get Tough on Slow-Moving Recalls” The New York Times. 4/28/2015. Read in Full …
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“Almost half of U.S. vehicles aren’t covered under existing safety regulations”

Jeff Green and Margaret Cronin-Fisk. “Almost half of U.S. vehicles aren’t covered under existing safety regulations” Automotive News. 4/30/2015. Read …
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“Only small number of Jeeps fixed 2 years after recall”

David Shepardson. “Only small number of Jeeps fixed 2 years after recall” The Detroit News. 4/14/2015. Read in Full …
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“Regulators Find No Brake-Line Defect in Older GM Trucks, SUVs”

Mike Spector. “Regulators Find No Brake-Line Defect in Older GM Trucks, SUVs” The Wall Street Journal. 4/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition deaths rise to 80”

Greg Gardner. “GM ignition deaths rise to 80” Detroit Free Press. 4/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Death exposes recall-system flaws”

Ryan Beene. “Death exposes recall-system flaws” Automotive News. 2/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda action signals NHTSA emphasis on beefed-up oversight”

Ryan Beene. “Honda action signals NHTSA emphasis on beefed-up oversight” Automotive News. 1/9/2015. Read in Full …
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“Safety sacrificed in NHTSA revolving door: Column”

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang. “Safety sacrificed in NHTSA revolving door: Column” USA Today. 2/25/2015. Read in Full …
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“Honda, Grappling With Quality Problems, Will Replace Its President”

Jonathan Soble. “Honda, Grappling With Quality Problems, Will Replace Its President” The New York Times. 2/23/2015. Read in Full …
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“As Scandal Unfolds, G.M. Calls in the Lawyers”

Matthew Goldstein and Barry Meier. “As Scandal Unfolds, G.M. Calls in the Lawyers” The New York Times. 3/15/2015. Read in …
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“Congress undecided on NHTSA funding increase, reforms”

David Shepardson. “Congress undecided on NHTSA funding increase, reforms” The Detroit News. 2/5/2015. Read in Full …
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“Deaths linked to defective GM switch expected to rise, fund official says”

“Deaths linked to defective GM switch expected to rise, fund official says” Automotive News. 2/2/2015. Read in Full …
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“With 5 days left to file claims, GM ignition switch death toll rises to 50 deaths, 75 injuries”

Tom Krisher. “With 5 days left to file claims, GM ignition switch death toll rises to 50 deaths, 75 injuries” …
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“Honda Fined Record $70 Million for Underreporting Injuries”

Jeff Plungis. “Honda Fined Record $70 Million for Underreporting Injuries” Bloomberg. 1/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“U.S. fines Honda record $70 million for safety lapses”

David Shepardson. “U.S. fines Honda record $70 million for safety lapses” The Detroit News. 1/8/2015. Read in Full …
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“NHTSA chief says agency needs more resources”

David Shepardson. “NHTSA chief says agency needs more resources” The Detroit News. 1/6/2015. Read in Full …
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“Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk”

Jerry Hirsch. “Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk” LA Times. 12/27/2014. Read in Full …
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“Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Problems”

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Nick Bunkley. “Conviction of Saturn Ion driver thrown out after 10 years” Automotive News. 11/24/2014. Read in Full …
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“Takata Patents Show Decades Spent Seeking Safer Air Bags”

Jeff Green and Margaret Cronin Fisk. “Takata Patents Show Decades Spent Seeking Safer Air Bags” Bloomberg. 12/10/2014. Read in Full …
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“GM ignition switch death toll hits 38”

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“Trust in Takata to solve crisis is dissolving”

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