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  • Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety. The lawsuit, filed...

  • Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

    DETROIT (AP) — Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash. The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors...

  • Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

    A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

  • NY judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge told lawyers on Monday he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman told dozens of lawyers at a hearing that he'll be careful not...

  • GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old...

  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that...

  • US safety agency probes Can-Am motorcycle fires

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles. The probe covers about 52,000 motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that the...

  • Gov't fines Hyundai $17.35M over brake defect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can reduce braking...

  • Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in...

  • Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 4,500 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes worldwide because engine vibration can turn the switches from "on" to "accessory." The...

  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...

  • Subaru faces class action lawsuit for alleged oil consumption defect

    CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Subaru has been named in a class action lawsuit for an alleged oil consumption defect in five of its vehicles. The plaintiffs brought the class action against Subaru of America Inc. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. on behalf of themselves and other former...

  • Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of the Forenza and Reno. All the cars...

  • US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

    DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. The nation's biggest automaker posted a net profit of $190...



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