Takata files for bankruptcy

The American division of Japanese components manufacturer Takata Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court.  Hours... READ STORY

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All-new BMW X3 leaked

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Lotus's new owner considers China-built sports cars

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Workhorse shows personal helicopter in Paris

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Ford testing plug-in hybrid Escape

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GM completes NHTSA oversight, promises voluntary collaboration

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Updated Toyota Land Cruiser 150 leaked

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This is the 2018 BMW X3

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Potential Takata whistleblower and Honda engineer admits he had it wrong

A Honda engineer who believed he had inside information about the Takata airbag failures walked back his claims this month in a sworn affidavit submitted to a Florida court. In an email sent by the engineer to a colleague in 2013, he claimed that he knew the root cause of Takata's airbag issues. In light of the federal government's investigation of Takata's faulty inflator design, he now says he had it wrong, Reuters reports.   http://reut.rs/2tDmH0O


VW waives appeal in German Dieselgate cases, will buy back vehicles

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