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  • DETROIT— Responding to consumer concerns about exhaust fumes, Ford is offering to inspect and repair Explorer SUVs at no cost to owners. "Our investigation has not found carbon monoxide levels that exceed what people are exposed to every day," Ford spokesman Mike Levine said. The move announced Friday comes as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- The union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co auto plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions after GM threatened to move production to Mexico, a move that could cost thousands of Canadian jobs. The dispute comes at a sensitive time, as the United States, Canada and Mexico hold tense negotiations to modernize the decades-old...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because their rear seats might not lock into place. The recall involves vehicles with fold-flat second row seats made between Oct. 28, 2016, and Aug. 16, 2017. The Palo Alto, California- based automaker says it has seen no reports of injuries from the issue, which was discovered during internal testing.

  • DETROIT— General Motors plans to shutter a Detroit car factory for five weeks, laying off 1,500 workers as it tries to keep inventory under control. The Detroit- Hamtramck plant makes the Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6, Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Volt gas-electric hybrid. It will be shut down through the end of the year starting Nov. 20.

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- The Canadian union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions to settle the matter, even after the U.S. automaker threatened to move all production to Mexico. "GM, at some time or another, is going to have to make a commitment to Canada, it's going to have to make a commitment to the United States and...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- General Motors Co said on Thursday it plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit starting later this month as it tries to deal with declining U.S. sedan sales. GM said in a statement that effective Oct. 20 its Detroit- Hamtramck plant "will operate under a reduced production schedule." The Hamtramck plant makes four...

  • DETROIT— The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to move production of the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV to Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same vehicle. Unifor President Jerry Dias says GM has declared war on Canada with the threat. —The GM official said the company is preparing to make...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- General Motors Co plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers as the company contends with a continued decline in sedan sales, according to a source familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit- Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut...

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- The government of Ontario urged General Motors Co and striking Canadian union workers on Thursday to immediately resolve a month-long strike at GM's plant after the U.S. automaker threatened to move all production to Mexico. "I feel like we're engaged in a poker game, but the interests of Ontario are sitting on the table right now," Ontario Economic...

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- The government of Ontario urged General Motors Co and striking Canadian union workers on Thursday to immediately resolve a month-long strike at GM's plant after the U.S. automaker threatened to move all production to Mexico. "I feel like we're engaged in a poker game, but the interests of Ontario are sitting on the table right now," Ontario Economic...

  • DETROIT, Oct 12- General Motors Co plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit- Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut production by roughly 20 percent once...

  • Oct 12- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday morning, dragged down by media companies, while results from JPMorgan and Citigroup failed to fuel the optimism that has driven indexes to record highs. JPMorgan and Citigroup, which had already talked down third-quarter expectations, reported earnings that were better than Wall Street estimates even as trading revenues...

  • Oct 12- General Motors Co plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit- Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November, and cut production by roughly 20 percent once...

  • But that's what American truck buyers increasingly want, spending an average of $46,844 on a pickup, according to Kelley Blue Book. In 2016, pickup trucks made up a little more than a third of all vehicles that sold for over $50,000. At the State Fair of Texas this month, Ford Motor Co. is displaying its most expensive pickup yet: The F-Series Super Duty Limited, a...

  • *Kobe Steel reputation in tatters, CEO says. TOKYO, Oct 12- Kobe Steel's CEO said on Thursday the firm's data-fabrication may have spread beyond Japan, as he was ordered by the government to report on how the misconduct occurred and address safety concerns that have sparked a scare along global supply chains. Hiroya Kawasaki told reporters the cheating scandal...

  • DETROIT/ TOKYO, Oct 11- General Motors is checking whether its cars contain falsely certified parts or components sourced from Japan's Kobe Steel. "General Motors is aware of the reports of material deviation in Kobe Steel copper and aluminum products," spokesman Nick Richards told Reuters, confirming a Kyodo News report. On Thursday in Tokyo, the shares...

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  • LOS ANGELES— Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter. Still, California's Department of Motor Vehicles formally proposed rules Wednesday that starting next year will govern how everyday people in the trend-setting state can get robocars. Traditional automakers...

  • TOKYO— Steel maker Kobe Steel apologized Thursday after finding wider problems, dating back to 2011, with faked inspections data for metals used in many products, including cars, bullet trains, aircraft and appliances. Kobe Steel's president, Hiroya Kawasaki, bowed deeply in a formal apology, lamenting that "Trust in our company has dropped to zero."

  • DETROIT— Stung by falling U.S. sales, Hyundai is pushing its dealers to modernize the new-car shopping experience, conceding that customers are well-armed with information from the internet before they step on the showroom floor. Hyundai Motor Co. hopes the move will boost U.S. sales, which are down almost 13 percent so far this year, a far bigger drop than the...