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  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

    DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when...

  • GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting...

  • Tesla questions lemon law king's motivations

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it. The Tesla blog post also...

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

    DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S....

  • Honda agrees to settle class action, denies engine misfiring allegations

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Honda has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who claimed some of its vehicles excessively burned oil. The excessive oil burning caused engine misfiring and premature spark plug degradation, the consumers claimed in their...

  • Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data

    DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday...

  • GM to invest $449 million in 2 Detroit-area factories

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles. The company said the investment eventually will bring a second shift at the Detroit assembly plant that...

  • Michigan to boost efforts for auto industry jobs

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration and skilled trades, officials said. Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser, this week plans to outline details of a...

  • Ohio AG sues car dealer

    DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against an auto dealership and its owner for allegedly engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices. Heath Motor Sports LLC and Paul Dague allegedly failed to provide...

  • Court order filed against N.Y. used car dealer

    Schneiderman ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that he obtained a court order against a Rochester-area used car dealership that allegedly misled customers and failed to pay off liens on used vehicles. Schneiderman filed a...

  • Companies agree not to repossess cars at request of title lenders

    Schneiderman BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced agreements on Tuesday with 10 businesses that will significantly limit the marketing of title loans, a type of payday loan pitched to consumers with poor credit. Under the terms of the...

  • Ford drivers who haven’t experienced sudden acceleration can’t pursue unjust enrichment claims

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A West Virginia federal judge has granted in part and denied in part Ford’s motion to dismiss in a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who claimed their Ford vehicles are vulnerable to sudden unintended acceleration. After a motion to dismiss...

  • GM expands key system recall after class action filed

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has added another 971,000 vehicles to its recall tied to a faulty key switch system. The recall was expanded on March 28, just four days after a class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

  • Class action filed against GM over key system

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been brought against General Motors after consumers from nine states claim its key system was defective. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday by owners and...

  • Toyota paying $1.2 billion penalty over unintended acceleration issue

    Holder NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Toyota has decided to pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty to resolve criminal charges filed by the federal government, which alleged the company misled consumers over whether its vehicles could accelerate without drivers intending them to. Wednesday, the...



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