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  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet...

  • DETROIT— Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver's side air bags made by Takata Corp.. The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. Daimler has booked a $384 million charge to pay for...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.

  • Feb 9- General Motors Co said Tuesday it is recalling 473,000 pickups and SUVs in North America because brake pedals could fail due to a faulty nut. The Detroit automaker is calling back 426,573 2015-16 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles in the United States and 46,837 in Canada. GM says the brake pedal pivot nut may become...

  • DETROIT— Toyota's youth-oriented Scion brand is recalling about 28,000 FR-S sports cars in North America because drivers can take the keys out of the ignition without the car being in park. The recall covers cars with automatic transmissions from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Toyota says in some cases, the mechanism that holds the key until the ignition...

  • DETROIT— General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to loosen...

  • Now it is Tesla's turn to confront the bears Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:24 PM ET

    The Silicon Valley electric luxury car maker reports results on Wednesday after the close of Wall Street markets. One person not selling is Chief Executive Elon Musk, who exercised options worth about $100 million on Jan. 27 and held the shares. Uncertainty about Tesla's prospects revolves around some short-term concerns and a broader long-term threat from...

  • Honda to recall new Civics because engines can fail Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 2:34 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven. The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2- liter four-cylinder engines. The recall covers about 34,000 Civics in the U.S. and roughly 11,000 in Canada.

  • DETROIT— Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire. The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years. Mazda says it has no reports of any fires or injuries.

  • DETROIT— Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the...

  • *UAW chief sees shift toward utility vehicles, trucks enduring. DETROIT, Feb 5- The head of the United Auto Workers said on Friday he has asked Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne for a meeting to discuss the company's plan to stop making two low-profit car models. UAW President Dennis Williams said at a press conference at the union's Detroit...

  • DETROIT— Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail. The recall covers 22.5- inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from January 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016. The company says in documents filed with the government that...

  • Democrats are making support for Flint, a poor city of mostly African Americans and Latinos near Detroit, a wider issue ahead of the November presidential election. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are set to hold a presidential debate next month in Flint. Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska and a co-sponsor of the bill,...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 4- Continental Automotive Systems said Thursday it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis. Continental Automotive, a unit of Germany- based...

  • DETROIT— Haggling over a car price isn't always a bargain. When buyers use TrueCar, they get a bell curve of sales prices reported by dealers, plus three discounted price offers on the car they want from dealers in their area. TrueCar, founded in 2005, makes its money on fees paid by dealers for sales.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- A wide-ranging U.S. energy bill, the country's first major energy measure in more than eight years, was close to stalling in the Senate on Thursday as the chamber struggled to strike a deal to help Flint, Michigan cope with a drinking water crisis. Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both of Michigan, had proposed an amendment to...

  • The documents, posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, said Continental will notify automakers, who will recall cars dating as far back as 2006.. Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes have issued recalls, and some unidentified Mazda and Volvo Truck vehicles are included. Honda reported two injuries from...

  • The craftsmen of Murano, an island near Venice, didn't have such technology, yet they still turned out museum-worthy pieces known for their artistry and beauty, using techniques that remained exclusive for centuries. Through years of researching Venetian glass collections at American and European museums and comparing the artifacts with more...

  • DETROIT— Honda is recalling an additional 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Honda's recall includes older model years dating to 2005, but also has some newer vehicles from as recently as the 2015 and 2016 model years. Honda said in a statement...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding its recall in North America of late-model vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags, adding 2.23 million vehicles, the automaker said Wednesday. Honda said certain Acura and Honda vehicles from model years 2005-2016 are being recalled to replace Takata PSDI-5 driver-side...