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Fiat recalls almost 300,000 minivans due to airbag deployment

Fiat-Chrysler is joining over a dozen automakers who’ve had to issue a recall due to airbag problems.

June 16, 2017
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Bosch involved in yet another emissions lawsuit

Remember the diesel emissions scandal that Volkswagen AG admitted to back in 2015? It seems it was just beginning.

May 26, 2017
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Serious Injury Caused By Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator In 2002 Honda Accord

The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord suffered serious injuries following the rupture of a faulty Takata airbag inflator during an accident in Las Vegas last month. According to Honda, the inflator had most likely been salvaged from a junkyard, as opposed to being installed by a professional.

April 20, 2017
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Tesla Owners Waiting Months For Repaired Cars

The Economist reports that Tesla makes many of the vehicle parts in house. That means that their manufacturing plant has to keep up with demand, and the over 80,000 cars that Tesla produced in 2016.

March 13, 2017
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Feb
10
2017
Do Online Retailers Pose A Threat to Traditional Auto Parts Companies?

As online retailers, such as Amazon, increasingly enter the auto parts industry, do they pose a threat to traditional companies in this space?

Feb. 10, 2017
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Jan
30
2017
The Effect Of Potential NAFTA Changes On Auto Parts Suppliers

President Donald Trump has been very vocal about his concerns relating to U.S. auto jobs moving to Mexico, and he met with the CEOs of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler last week to discuss auto industry issues.

Jan. 30, 2017
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Jan
25
2017
Amazon Expanding Into Aftermarket Auto Parts Market

Amazon, which is on track to become the top apparel retailer in the United States this year, is now setting its sights on the $50 billion aftermarket auto parts business.

Jan. 25, 2017
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Woman Gives Birth At Nissan Dealership

Today’s story is that of a family who went to a Nissan store to get their truck fixed, and ended up having a baby instead.

Jan. 6, 2017
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Nov
22
2016
Report: Average Age Of Cars In U.S. Is Increasing

The average lifespan of cars and trucks in the US is increasing, which is a huge positive for service and parts departments across the country.

Nov. 22, 2016
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Illinois Dealership Faces Wrongful Death Claim Over Carbon Monoxide Leak

A Cook County, Illinois lawsuit alleges that a car dealership failed to inform a customer, who later died in his vehicle, that his car was emitting carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment when he brought it in for repairs.

Oct. 18, 2016
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Milwaukee Dealership Moves Following Theft

This store had seven vehicles stolen during a brazen theft.

Oct. 12, 2016
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2016 DealerSocket Dealership Action Report Unveils Relevant Research

81% of car buyers do not enjoy the car buying process.

Oct. 11, 2016
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