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GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.

The issue is linked to one accident, but the company is unaware of a...

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Classic VW Beetle goes electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Not many cars have more personality than that.

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Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW

Fiat denied Thursday it was in merger talks with Volkswagen, but its shares held on to strong gains in a weaker Italian market.

Germany's Manager magazine reported that Volkswagen is considering a full or partial takeover of Fiat, which bought bankru...

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Here's what's so outrageous about the GM debacle

Senators didn't hold back Thursday as they grilled General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

It is the fourth time she's been called to Capitol Hill to explain why GM waited a decade to recall vehicles with a defective ignition switch now tied to at least 13 de...

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Feds may press automakers further on mileage claims

The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday.

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BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the latest global automaker to issue a massive recall based on concerns over airbag safety.

Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven a...

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Pool

Obama's Republican road rage

His car wasn't moving Tuesday, but President Barack Obama was gunning for Republicans.

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Courtesy Brian McDaniels

When owning a car made you a god

There were two distinct groups of guys in high school back in the '60s: Those who had cars, and those who didn't. For the sake of your reputation, you didn't want to be the kid without a car, says 70-year-old Brian McDaniels.

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VW's US plant to add 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen is nearly doubling the employment at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, bringing a new SUV and 2,000 jobs to its only U.S. factory.

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CNN

Some victims get nothing from GM's compensation plan

The families of three people who died in GM vehicles with an ignition switch flaw will get nothing from the automaker's compensation fund. Neither will 13 who were injured.

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Elon Musk pledges $1 million for Tesla museum

On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.

Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Cen...

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