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  • But Nissan said that in model years 2013 to 2015 Altima sedans made from March 6, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014, the secondary latch may not hold. Nissan has not yet found the root cause of the problem or how to fix it, and cannot definitely say whether the recall in North America will have to be expanded again. Nissan said it "tentatively concludes that vehicles manufactured...

  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven. The latest recall covers Altima midsize sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years, bringing the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1...

  • The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road- an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match. Raj Rajkumar, one of the leading experts on self-driving cars at Carnegie Mellon University, said the map-based approach makes sense for a company with Google's...

  • *Europe chief Didier Leroy to be first foreign EVP. *Japan aims to have women in 30 pct of top jobs by 2020. The world's biggest automaker appointed Europe chief Didier Leroy to become one of six executive vice presidents effective after the company's annual shareholders' meeting in June.

  • Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:18 AM ET

    The key in Europe has turned out to be putting the vehicles on platforms originally built for compact or small mid-sized cars. Compact SUVs have gained in popularity globally, but they're really getting attention now in Europe. The recently lower price of gasoline will not hurt, although gas remains painfully expensive in Europe compared with the United...

  • General Motors, Honda lead all automakers in recalls Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. topped the U.S. government's list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles last year. Widening problems with air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. pushed Honda into second place with 18 recalls totaling just over 9 million vehicles. More than half of Honda's recalled vehicles— 5.4 million— were due to...

  • Eleven analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected a year-to-year gain of 7.1 percent. The 48 economists polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted annualized sales in February of 16.7 million vehicles. "There was definitely a slowdown" in sales after February 20, "said Mark LaNeve, Ford Motor Co's U.S. sales vice president.

  • DETROIT, March 3- For the second year in a row, ferocious winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in February, with several major automakers missing analysts' projections and dampening bullish expectations. The lackluster sales reported on Tuesday were "likely due to inclement weather," said Joseph Amaturo of Buckingham Research Group, who expects "any lost...

  • Freezing temperatures, disruptions at West Coast ports and rising gas prices took a bite out of U.S. auto sales last month. Toyota and Subaru reported double-digit sales increases over last February, and Hyundai surprised with sales up 7 percent. Chrysler, General Motors, Honda and Nissan all saw gains of 6 percent or less.

  • Apple and Google cars aren’t a threat: Ghosn Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    As tech giants Apple & Google edge towards the car industry, Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan's CEO, insisted that traditional automakers shouldn't worry.

  • PARIS, March 1- The mass-market convertible car emits its last gasp this week at a Geneva motor show bristling with sport utility vehicles and low-cost models-- more evidence of the pragmatism of European consumers marked by years of austerity. Mainstream brands from Peugeot to Volkswagen are quietly axing cabriolets, as customers with cash to spend...

  • *Nissan working on plan to utilise Japan capacity- exec. "The key word is flexibility," Jose Munoz, executive vice president at Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, told reporters at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama. With recent and upcoming model launches in the United States such as the Murano sport-utility vehicle, Maxima sedan and Titan pickup truck,...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 27- Nissan Motor Co will be able to meet its goal of taking 10 percent of the U.S. market in two years without any major new investments and by making use of capacity available at factories in Japan and South Korea, a top executive said on Friday. Jose Munoz, executive vice president of Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, also said there was...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract. Republican lawmakers have grumbled about the United Auto Workers union's ongoing role at the plant, and Ramsey pointed to...

  • Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled because of problems with Takata Corp. air bags said Thursday they have jointly hired Orbital ATK to figure out the problem. Air bags inflators made by Takata of Japan can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into car and truck cabins. So far, about 17 million cars and trucks have been recalled in the U.S. and...

  • Feb 25- Workday Inc reported a better-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth for its web-based human resources software, particularly in Germany and Japan. Workday, whose rivals include SAP SE and Oracle Corp, said subscription revenue rose 64.3 pct to $181.9 million in the quarter. Net loss attributable to...

  • Nissan's Z sport coupe remains an affordable performer Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    Katayama, who died last week at age 105, was the executive who renamed the sports car Nissan exported to the United States in the late 1960 s. Instead, it uses Nissan's tried-and-true, stalwart VQ V-6. A base, 2015 370 Z Coupe has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $30,815 with manual transmission and $32,115 with...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Nissan 370Z Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    2015 Nissan 370 Z Nismo Tech 6 M/T. BASE PRICE: $29,990 for base with manual; $31,290 for base with automatic; $33,570 for Sport manual; $34,870 for Sport auto; $37,070 for Sport Tech manual; $38,070 for Sport Tech auto; $37,970 for Touring manual; $39,270 for Touring auto; $41,990 for Nismo manual; $43,290 for Nismo auto; $45,490 for Nismo Tech manual.

  • Brand rankings in J.D. Power's vehicle dependability study Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    J.D. Power on Wednesday released its annual ranking of vehicle dependability. The rankings are based on problems per vehicle as reported by owners of 2012 model year cars and trucks. Here are the rankings, as well as the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles.

  • TOKYO, Feb 25- Japanese stocks steadied around a 15- year high on Wednesday morning in a choppy morning session, as cautiousness over an over-heating market was partially countered by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's message of policy flexibility. At 0124 GMT, it was up 0.2 percent at 18,643.28 after peaking at 18,648.77 earlier, the highest point since...