WASHINGTON, March 16- As details emerge about how General Motors Co dealt with faulty ignition switches in some of its models, car owners are increasingly angry after learning that the automaker knowingly allowed them to drive defective vehicles. Saturn Ion owner Nancy Bowman of Washington, Michigan, said she is outraged that GM allowed her to drive a "death trap."» Read More
March 14- Tesla Motors Inc is studying "judicial remedies" to fight a New Jersey ruling approved this week that bars the electric car maker from selling cars directly to the public in the state.
PARIS, March 14- Nissan and Daimler have agreed on plans for a 50-50 Mexican joint venture designed to produce future vehicle models for their Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brands, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
Chrysler is unveiling its largest and most technologically advanced factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just North of Detroit, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Clarence Ditlow, The Center for Auto Safety executive director, discuss the company's assertion that an airbag failure in recalled GM vehicles resulted in more than 300 deaths. "There was a widespread problem that no one searched," Ditlow says.
Clarence Ditlow, The Center for Auto Safety executive director, calls for a full government investigation into the General Motors recall.
Engineers at GM found a way to stop ignition switches from shutting off nine years ago, but made a "business decision" not to order the partial fix, NBC News reports.
CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discusses claims made by The Center for Auto Safety that an airbag failure in recalled GM vehicles resulted in more than 300 deaths and how long it could take for the automaker's stock to recover.
Former Auto Task Force senior member, Harry Wilson says General Motors' CEO Mary Barra really needs to be the "face of this recall."
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports The Center for Auto Safety found data suggesting a connection between the ignition key and the air bag not being deployed in regards to two of the recalled General Motors models.
General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.
DETROIT, March 13- U.S. safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors Co, according to a study released Thursday night by a safety watchdog group.
NEW YORK, March 13- General Motors Co is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles, even if some would-be plaintiffs are barred from suing the auto maker under the terms of its emergence from bankruptcy in 2009..
March 13- Three anti-union Volkswagen workers have sued the German automaker and the United Auto Workers in U.S. court, alleging that they improperly colluded in the run-up to a union election in Tennessee that the UAW lost.
The potential risk General Motors faces to future profits because of the multiple investigations into the handling of its ignition switch recall, with Paul Ingrassia, Reuters managing editor.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday promised an "aggressive investigation" into whether General Motors was slow to report to the federal government problems with ignition switches in its autos, which have led to 12 deaths.
By 2017, global carmakers will be set up to build 6 million vehicles a year in Brazil even as local sales may struggle to pass 4 million, analysts say. "Everyone jumped on the bandwagon," said IHS Automotive analyst Guido Vildozo, citing oversized ambitions in Brazil after sales averaged 10 percent growth in the past decade.
March 13- Three anti-union Volkswagen workers have sued the German automaker and the United Auto Workers in a U.S. court, alleging that VW and the union improperly colluded in the run-up to a union election in Tennessee that the UAW lost.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
Natalie Sauber, consulting analyst at Frost and Sullivan, says that some auto makers are making a comeback, such as Volkswagen, which has a "more aggressive approach" in 2014.
BERLIN, March 13- German automaker Volkswagen will reinforce steps to boost earnings in coming years as its long-planned target to increase sales to over 10 million cars a year is almost met.