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US: another Japanese auto supplier hit in price-fixing investigation


Japan’s Sanden Corp. has decided to plead guilty and agreed to pay a $3.2 million fine after it was investigated by the US authorities for agreeing to fix prices of air conditioning systems purchased by Nissan. Sanden joins a long list of companies around the globe – 32 so far – that have been charged by the US Department of Justice ...
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US: independent panel focusing on Takata’s airbag mishaps
A recently formed panel that was tasked to investigate Japan’s Takata Corp. has announced that it would primarily focus on the company’s manufacturing quality lapses. The leader of the audit, Samuel ...
2015 Jeep Cherokee investigated by the NHTSA after fires
US auto safety regulators have announced late last week they would begin a probe into the latest Jeep Cherokee model because of customers complaints over engine compartment fires. The US National ...
China: former Dongfeng official investigated for corruption
According to the country’s anti-corruption authority, Fan Zhong, a former senior executive at Dongfeng Motor Group – the local venture partner of both France’s PSA and Japan’s Nissan – is ...
Daimler puts aside €600 million for EU antitrust investigation
The Germany-based company, Daimler, stated on Thursday it is putting aside 600 million euros to cover any potential costs that would emerge from an antitrust investigation into truck producers led ...
Mexican government also asking Takata information over airbags
The country’s economy ministry announced it asked the local division of Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp for information about the exact car models that have been supplied with its ...
Europe: truckmaker Volvo AB readies $497 million for EU antitrust investigation
The Swedish company, currently the second-largest truckmaker and in no relation with Volvo Cars, has set aside a provision of 400 million euros ($497 million) after seeing a European Commission ...
US: safety regulators don’t recall around 600,000 Ford, GM autos
When almost 54 million vehicles have been recalled so far this year in the US – setting up a huge, unwanted, record – seeing that some 600,000 autos might not ...
US: Takata hit with criminal probe over airbag recalls
Japanese auto safety supplier Takata Corp has announced it has become part of a US criminal probe, tasked to investigate the ongoing airbag recall debacle that has been so far ...
US: Takata could face criminal investigation
Following the scandal concerning defective airbags produced by Japan’s Takata Corp., the US lawmakers have moved to ask for an official criminal probe of the company. The second-largest auto safety parts ...

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