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BMW to recall more than 156000 vehicles in US – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

(Reuters) – German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) said it would voluntarily recall more than 156,000 vehicles in the United States, including its popular 3 Series compact sedan, to check for potentially defective bolts that could lead to engine damage. BMW said it would check whether bolts holding a certain component in vehicles with six-cylinder engines were prone to loosening or breaking. The vehicles, which also include the Series 5 and the…

Myanmar clunkers scrapped in rush for ‘new’ cars – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

In this March 29, 2013 photo, a car travels in the highway that connects Yangon to capital Naypyidaw as a cart pulled by bulls carry a load in a parallel gravel track, close to Toungoo, north of Yangon, Myanmar. Vehicles are still out of the reach of all but a few in Myanmar, where annual incomes average $200. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) In this April 7, 2014 photo, a taxi driver…

Debate Over Risk of Driving GM’s Recalled Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Toyota Launches Massive New Safety Recalls In Shadow Of GM’s Woes – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

There’s no better time to clean house than when your neighbor is being filmed for an episode of Hoarders. That might help explain why Toyota is taking this opportunity to recall more than six million vehicles, to fix a variety of safety defects, in what totals one of the biggest recalls in automotive history. While General Motors General Motors is being consumed by the controversy over its ignition-switch recall, Toyota…

GM puts engineers on leave for faulty switch – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 2.(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) General Motors CEO Mary Barra said she has put two GM engineers on leave in connection with faulty ignition switches that have forced the recall of 2.6 million vehicles worldwide and are linked to 31 crashes and 12 deaths in the U.S., plus one fatal crash in Canada. Separately, GM also has…

China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Debate Over Risk of Driving GM’s Recalled Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Toyota Launches Massive New Safety Recalls In Shadow Of GM’s Woes – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

There’s no better time to clean house than when your neighbor is being filmed for an episode of Hoarders. That might help explain why Toyota is taking this opportunity to recall more than six million vehicles, to fix a variety of safety defects, in what totals one of the biggest recalls in automotive history. While General Motors General Motors is being consumed by the controversy over its ignition-switch recall, Toyota…

Total recall – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

IN ONE of the largest safety-related announcements in recent years, Toyota said on April 9th that it plans to recall nearly 6.4m vehicles, or closer to 7m if you include cars that the Japanese company produced for others, including General Motors and Subaru.  In recent months, big recalls have seemingly become the norm, rather than the exception. GM itself has recalled about 6.3m vehicles so far this year, including more…

Congress turns GM probe focus to engineers, considers legislation – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers investigating General Motors’ slow recall of 2.6 million cars are zeroing in on engineers and others who may have been aware of problems with ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. One month after congressional committees launched formal probes into why it took GM more than a decade to respond to ignition switch safety defects with the recall, lawmakers still do not know exactly…

Big Car Makers in Race to Recall – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Major car makers are accelerating recalls and directing dealers to stop sales of vehicles with potentially dangerous defects amid an aggressive safety clampdown by auto regulators and others in the U.S., Japan and China. The latest move: Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday issued a massive recall of nearly 6.4 million vehicles world-wide. The action covers five separate problems and 27 different models including such globally popular…

China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Toyota to recall nearly 6.5 million vehicles for steering, other faults – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Video: Richard Driehaus: My first car Hedge fund chairman Richard Driehaus discusses his first car, a 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix, and his favorite car, a beautiful 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt.

What Toyota Owners Need to Know About Today’s Recall – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

By Erin McCarthy A worker adds components to the engine compartment of a Toyota Tacoma truck at the company’s manufacturing facility in San Antonio. Bloomberg News Toyota is recalling 6.39 million vehicles from across the globe, marking its biggest recall since 2012, when it recalled some 7.4 million. The latest news could deal a blow to the car maker’s reputation for quality control, but also will affect millions of consumers….

Toyota announces global recall of 6.39 million vehicles – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

August 2, 2013: The emblem of a Toyota car shines at Toyota Motor Corp.’s showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File) TOKYO –  Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two fires have been…

Toyota to Recall 6.4 Million Vehicles – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Toyota recalling 6.4 million vehicles worldwide – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. It’s the automaker’s second-largest recall ever, the Reuters news agency notes. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two fires have been reported related to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep…

China’s Embrace of Foreign Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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