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US: massive jury awards last year could spell trouble for automakers


After huge jury awards against companies made a comeback last year due to rising instances when fatal defects were found in their products, automakers should consider themselves warned if they continue without fixing defective parts. Last year billion-dollar verdicts in product-defect lawsuits showed their face again after a decade-long absence: $23.6 billion was awarded to a family after their smoking member ...
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Honda boss ready to shake down development, quality and suppliers
Honda Motor Co’s President Takanobu Ito, who leads the third largest Japanese automaker, has announced that last year’s record recalls call for swift action, including the analysis of its operations ...
New NHTSA boss warns recalls might surpass 2014 record
According to Mark Rosekind, the new boss of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the public attention surrounding the auto-safety flaws could lead to 2015 US auto recalls surpassing ...
US: top auto stories led by recalls
Historically, 2014 might go down in automotive history as the year that recalls exploded, not the one when Fiat and Chrysler united to form FCA or the one that auto ...
The world could be in a deep auto safety crisis
Incredibly, with more than a decade into the XXI century, the world still faces incredible threats from companies that put earnings ahead of human lives. First off, we had GM’s ...
US: new recalls show Takata crisis is far from containment
At least 16 million cars have been recalled worldwide – with more than 10 million units in the US alone – because of potentially defective Takata airbags. And the latest ...
US Senate hearing sees Takata making excuses for massive airbag recalls
Since 2008, millions of cars equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled worldwide, and safety campaigns in 2013 and 2014 have seen at least 8 million vehicles called back in ...
GM is an investor opportunity: still fighting recalls but sales continue to go up
Relatively speaking, General Motors could be today the best bet for getting new stock in the auto industry: the record recalls could be over soon, sales are going up and ...
Recalls – the conundrum of modern day vehicle safety
Even as 2014 has seen two massive recall scandals, automakers continue to confuse US and worldwide drivers on a regular basis when it comes to safety campaigns that could potentially ...
Takata expands loss guidance for the year as airbag recall costs grow
Japan’s Takata Corporation was until recently a little known auto parts maker – although it’s the second largest in the world when it comes to safety equipments. Now, as the Japanese ...

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