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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.

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazard

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to potential fire hazardIn a Friday disclosure, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that Honda Motor is issuing a recall of 886,815 Odyssey minivans because of potential fire hazard related to fuel-pump defect in the vehicles.

Consumer group says review identified 303 deaths in GM vehicles with undeployed air-bags

Consumer group says review identified 303 deaths in GM vehicles with undeployed air-bagsIn a disclosure which will further mount the pressure on General Motors (GM), consumer group Center for Auto Safety (CAS) said on Thursday that a review of federal crash data has revealed that undeployed air-bags in GM cars resulted in as many as 303 deaths.

Apple has partnered with Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz for ‘iOS in the Car’ system

iOS-Car-systemThe Financial Times has recently disclosed in a report that tech giant Apple will likely launch its 'iOS in the Car' system at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. As per the report, Apple's 'on-board operating system' venture is being partnered by Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz.

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