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  • "Consumer Reports believes that Toyota should recall these cars," the magazine said. Toyota officials did not have an immediate comment. Consumer reports said Toyota's decisions were prompted partly by consumer complaints filed with U.S. safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Expansion to add 214 auto-parts jobs in Ohio Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    HAMILTON, Ohio— Expansion of an auto-parts manufacturing operation is expected to add 214 jobs in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton. The private job-creation agency JobsOhio, the Regional Economic Development Initiative of Cincinnati, and the city of Hamilton worked together on economic incentives for the company.

  • DETROIT, July 28- General Motors Co has pushed forward the launch of its next-generation full-size pickups by about nine months to fall 2018, hoping to narrow rival Ford Motor Co's still-sizable lead in meeting future U.S. fuel-economy standards, supplier sources said on Monday.

  • DETROIT, July 28- U.S. and Canadian dealers on Monday began ordering 2015 Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks, which are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features, the company said. The XL base price will be $26,615 including destination charges, and the XLT will begin at $31,890.

  • You don't have to hold the wheel, says Filip Brabec, Audi of America product management, discussing the automaker's self-driving car. And Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla), explains how the Sunshine State intends to make sure the technology is safe for the road while creating more jobs.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.. It surpassed Hyundai Motor Co and is closing in on Honda, whose sales fell 0.8 percent during the same period.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co's operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent in the April-June quarter on improved sales in the United States and China, its two largest markets, following a change in senior management overseeing U.S. operations.

  • Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China. Nissan's vehicle sales grew in the robust North American market, on solid demand for the Rogue crossover and the Altima sedan, offsetting shaky Japan, where a rise in the consumption tax dampened sales overall.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co posted a 13.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit from a year earlier as Japan's second-biggest car maker saw improved sales in the United States after it changed senior management overseeing operations there.

  • Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota.

  • My car’s been recalled: Now what? Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    File photo - Chrysler Group assembly tech Dameon Hogan of Detroit, MIchigan installs an instrument panel on a Jeep Grand Cherokee at the DaimlerChrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant July 28, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

    If you get a recall notice in the mail, it will tell you just about everything you need to know, including these six things.

  • DETROIT, July 26- Nissan Motor Co has expanded by 226,326 vehicles a recall of older models equipped with defective air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp, Nissan said in an amended filing posted Saturday by U.S. safety regulators.

  • DETROIT, July 25- A former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the automaker said on Friday. "Ford initiated an investigation of a now former employee and requested the assistance of the FBI," said Susan Krusel, a Ford spokeswoman.

  • Mazda recalls U.S. cars with faulty Takata air bags Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    July 25- Japan's Mazda Motor Corp will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an air-bag inflator, supplied by Japan's Takata Corp, could rupture and seriously injure occupants. The issue of ruptured inflators- which can hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants- has bedeviled Takata and triggered the recall of millions of vehicles last year.

  • FOX LAKE, Ill., July 25- The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

  • Tracking Ford and General Motors earnings     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    James Albertine, Automotive Vice President at Stifel Nicolaus, explains why he has a "hold" call on Ford Motor and General Motors.

  • SAO PAULO, July 24- General Motors Co wants to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, an auto workers union said on Thursday, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy. General Motors put 940 workers at the same factory on paid leave in 2012, and the union said 598 of them were later fired.

  • NEW DELHI, July 25- Software engineer Sanjay Bhatnagar used to watch a new Bollywood movie every week with his family, but now goes to the cinema once a month as spiraling costs of food and other staples eat into his budget for non-essentials.

  • FRANKFURT/ DETROIT, July 24- Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co said on Thursday the crisis in Ukraine has exacerbated a sales slowdown in Russia, but the carmakers said they were on track to turn around their European operations after years of economic instability on the Continent.

  • DETROIT, July 24- U.S. auto sales in July will be the strongest for the month since 2006, and rise 9 percent from last year, automotive industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predicted on Thursday. Consumers were expected to spend about $36 billion on new vehicles in July, said John Humphrey, senior vice president at J.D. Power.