Product safety

July 28, 2017 - 2:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Austin Police Department on Friday pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles. The move comes as U.S. auto safety regulators investigate complaints of exhaust fume problems in more than 1.3 million...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2017 file photo, TK Holdings Inc. headquarters is shown in Auburn Hills, Mich. Australia’s consumer watchdog says it is urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice said on Monday, July 24, 2017, it had discovered car makers were refitting faulty Takata air bags in recalled vehicles as a temporary solution after questioning 14 car manufacturers in Australia.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 23, 2017 - 10:23 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice discovered car...
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In this Saturday, June 24, 2017, photo, a Tesla car recharges at a charging station at Cochran Commons shopping center in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, July 3, 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet saying that the company anticipates reaching production of 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in December. That figure is less than previous estimates. Tesla's shares are shaping up to possibly have their worst week of the year so far as lower-than-expected production, increased competition and a review from an industry group weigh on the electric carmaker. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 06, 2017 - 3:10 pm
After three months as the nation's most valuable automaker, a bad week in an otherwise stellar year has knocked Tesla from the top perch. Tesla's growth remains stellar, with shares soaring close to 50 percent this year, twice that at General Motors Co., which retook the spot Thursday. Ford Motor...
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In this Saturday, June 24, 2017, photo, a Tesla car recharges at a charging station at Cochran Commons shopping center in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, July 3, 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet saying that the company anticipates reaching production of 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in December. That figure is less than previous estimates. Tesla's shares are shaping up to possibly have their worst week of the year so far as lower-than-expected production, increased competition and a review from an industry group weigh on the electric carmaker. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 06, 2017 - 1:22 pm
After three months as the nation's most valuable automaker, a bad week in an otherwise stellar year has knocked Tesla from the top perch. Tesla's growth remains stellar, with shares soaring close to 50 percent this year, twice that at General Motors Co., which retook the spot Thursday. Ford Motor...
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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
June 26, 2017 - 3:58 am
Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company's...
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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
June 26, 2017 - 2:49 am
Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company's...
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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
June 25, 2017 - 11:10 pm
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. Most of Takata's assets will be bought by rival...
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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
June 25, 2017 - 10:26 pm
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company announced the move Monday morning Tokyo time...
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TK Holdings Inc. headquarters is shown in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, June 25, 2017. Japanese air bag maker Takata, overwhelmed by lawsuits, recall costs, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 25, 2017 - 9:22 pm
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company announced the move Monday morning Tokyo time...
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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton. The Australian secured his fifth career win, while Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas overtook 18-year...
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