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  • Nissan is recalling the vehicles from model years 2012 through 2015 because fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. A Nissan spokesman said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue. Of the affected vehicles, about 233,000 are in Japan, 143,000 in North America, 22,500 in Europe, and...

  • Nissan recalls 470K vehicles for fuel leak problem Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks. That includes Nissan's Juke SUV from the 2012 through 2014 model years, and the Infiniti M56 and QX56 from 2012 and 2013. Also affected are Infiniti QX70 and QX80 SUVs from 2014 and 2015.. Other Nissan and Infiniti models are affected in Japan, North...

  • Cheaper real estate attracts art venue to Detroit Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    DETROIT— High rental costs in New York City are pushing a Brooklyn performance center to Detroit. Galapagos Art Space Executive Director Robert Elmes wroteon the center's website that it's moving to old buildings in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood and in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. Operators began looking at Detroit and Highland Park about 2 ½...

  • DETROIT, Dec 8- The United Auto Workers gained a partial and unconventional recognition from Volkswagen AG after proving to the company that it represents at least 45 percent of workers at the company's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a company spokesman said on Monday. The union on Monday said membership at its Local 42 in Chattanooga "exceeds a majority of...

  • Honda adds 2.6M vehicles to air bag repair list Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda plans to replace the replace driver's air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S. Honda says it's doing so to address customer concerns. Honda and other automakers have limited recalls to high-humidity states mainly along the Gulf Coast.

  • Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to 38 Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    DETROIT— At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg will accept claims until Jan. 31.

  • *Five-seat concept crossover to feature at Detroit- sources. BERLIN, Dec 8- Volkswagen will present a sport-utility concept vehicle in the United States next month, intended to increase its range in the lucrative crossover segment and boost sales in the world's second-biggest car market, company sources said. A five-seat variant of the seven-passenger SUV the...

  • DETROIT, Dec 5- General Motors Co disclosed on Friday that it recalled more than 2,400 of its new mid-sized pickup trucks in the United States and Canada to fix a previously announced air bag issue. GM told dealers in October to stop selling the newly introduced 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to fix an air bag wiring issue. GM said in documents...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp on Wednesday acknowledged that it still does not understand what is causing air bag explosions that have hurtled metal shards into vehicles even as it insisted that calls for a broader recall to remedy the problem were misguided. "Congressman, we don't identify the root cause yet," Hiroshi...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Japanese supplier Takata Corp for resisting a call by regulators to expand nationwide its regional recall of driver-side air bags that can potentially rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into vehicles. The hearing by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee comes after Takata...

  • *Takata shares responsibility for driver safety- NHTSA. *NHTSA to consider next steps after Takata response. *Takata CEO leaves decision for expanded recall to automakers.

  • Takata taps former US transport chiefs amid crisis Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:18 PM ET
    A man arranges airbag cushions at a plant for Japanese car parts maker Takata Corp.

    Takata Corp, the Japanese air bag supplier at the center of a growing auto safety crisis, said on Tuesday that it is forming an independent quality panel.

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Takata Corp, the Japanese air bag supplier at the center of a growing auto safety crisis, said on Tuesday that it is forming an independent quality panel headed by former White House chief of staff and U.S. Takata also appointed two other former U.S. transportation secretaries, Rodney Slater and Norman Mineta, to serve as special counsels as the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. construction spending recorded its largest gain in five months in October, easing concerns of a sharp slowdown in fourth-quarter economic growth. "The economy is on firmer ground than people think, it remains a beacon of light in a world where growth in many countries remains subpar," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union...

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Takata Corp, the Japanese air bag supplier at the center of a growing U.S. auto safety crisis, said on Tuesday that it is forming an independent quality assurance panel headed by former White House chief of staff and U.S. Takata also appointed two former U.S. transportation secretaries, Rodney Slater and Norman Mineta, to serve as special counsels as...

  • Major Detroit blackout  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Detroit's downtown area has been hit with a major power outage, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Five of the top six automakers sold more cars and trucks in November than analysts expected, with a surging economy, heavy discounting and falling fuel prices luring consumers into U.S. showrooms. Chrysler Group sales rose 20.1 percent to 170,839 vehicles on strong showings by its Jeep brand and Ram pickup trucks, the unit of Fiat Chrysler...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. November auto sales strongest in years Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    DETROIT, Dec 2- Detroit automakers sold more cars and trucks in November than analysts expected, as a surging economy and falling fuel prices helped drive sales of big pickups and SUVs. GM said its average transaction prices were a record $35,600, up $790 per vehicle from October and up $3,100 from a year ago. Chrysler Group sales rose 20.1 percent to 170,839, on...

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Chrysler Group U.S. auto sales rose 20 percent in November on strong showings by its Jeep brand and Ram pickup trucks, the unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Tuesday. Eleven Chrysler Group models set sales records for November, the automaker said. A Thomson Reuters survey of 41 industry economists and analysts showed expectations of 16.7...

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Claims related to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles rose slightly in the last week, including an additional death attributed to the defect, according to an official report on Monday. The program began accepting claims on Aug. 1. Thirty-six deaths have now been approved as eligible for payments, up from 35 previously, according to...