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NHTSA closes probe into Model S fires; Tesla announces additional shielding of the car’s batteries

NHTSA closes probe into Model S fires; Tesla announces additional shielding of the car’s batteriesThe National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA)'s investigation into two fire incidents involving Tesla's Model S sedan came to a conclusion on Friday, with the company promising to ensure that the Model S batteries remain protected in the event of a crash.

Ford’s 2015 F-150 truck to be equipped with company’s new 2.7-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine

Ford’s 2015 F-150 truck to be equipped with company’s new 2.7-liter, V6 EcoBoost engineIn a highly noteworthy announcement, Ford Motor has revealed that the 2015 model of the company's popular F-150 pickup truck will be equipped with a new 2.7-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine.

Ford upgrading an Ohio engine plant to make new 2.7-liter six-cylinder EcoBoost engine

Ford upgrading an Ohio engine plant to make new 2.7-liter six-cylinder EcoBoost engine In a last-week announcement, Ford Motor Co said that it has plans underway to upgrade its Lima, Ohio engine plant with an investment of $500 million, as well as new employment of 300 workers. Ford is upgrading the plant to manufacture the new 2.7-liter six-cylinder EcoBoost engine for its best-selling F-150 pickup trucks.

Auto safety watchdog questions NHTSA’s explanation in GM’s ‘ignition-switch defect’ issue

Auto safety watchdog questions NHTSA’s explanation in GM’s ‘ignition-switch defect’ issueIn a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automobile-safety watchdog Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has questioned the explanation given by the US regulators that they did not have enough information to justify probe into reports of faulty ignition switches which could affect airbags in some cars manufactured by General Motors (GM).

GM’s faulty ignition recall may spell legal and financial disaster for Delphi

GM’s faulty ignition recall may spell legal and financial disaster for DelphiWith faulty ignition switch supplied by Troy-based Delphi Automotive being the center of General Motors' (GM) massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles, it is possible that the Delphi may face legal and financial disaster if it is held responsible for GM's actions.

Toyota agrees to $1.2 billion penalty to settle criminal probe into ‘sudden unintended acceleration’ problem

ToyotaBigwig automaker Toyota Motor has agreed to pay a whopping amount of $1.2 billion as a settlement to the US Department of Justice, and also fully admit wrongdoing in a 4-year old case involving the problem of 'sudden unintended acceleration' in several best-selling Camry models.

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