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Takata files for bankruptcy protection, agrees to acquisition by Key Safety Systems

Takata Corp., the Japanese company steeped in a global airbag inflator scandal, has filed for bankruptcy protection in both Japan and the U.S. and announced the sale of “key assets” to the Chinese-owned supplier Key Safety Systems.

June 26, 2017
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Policeman Sues Ford, Ford Dealer over Carbon Monoxide

A police officer is making headlines after his decision to sue both a dealership and the Ford Motor Company.

June 22, 2017
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Dealership sued over allegedly “duping” elder customer

In September, June Shivers, 85, brought her fully paid-for 2005 Lincoln LS into the Blue Island Napleton Lincoln dealership to get it serviced.

June 21, 2017
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Report: Dealership Keeps Customer’s Truck and $7,000

For a recent used auto customer it was a case of “buyer beware” and apparently, buyer-losing-$7,000.

June 13, 2017
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May
31
2017
Three men arrested in auto theft ring, remaining six at large

Nine members of a motorcycle gang responsible for over 100 vehicles stolen from San Diego County residents were charged this week. The members, belonging to the Tijuana-based motorcycle gang called the Hooligan Bikers, were part of an auto theft ring dating back to 2014.

May 31, 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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May
24
2017
Michael Kahn of Superior Automotive awarded $256 million in lawsuit against Nissan

On Tuesday an Orange County jury awarded Michael Kahn, owner of Superior Automotive Group, $256.5 million in a suit against Nissan’s financing arm.

May 24, 2017
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Indiana Used-car Dealership Under Investigation After Multiple Complaints

A used-car dealership in Sellersburg, Indiana is under investigation following a slew of complaints beginning in early March.

May 12, 2017
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May
10
2017
Volkswagen Walks Back Pledge to Release Jones Day Report

After their emissions scandal came to light in 2015, Volkswagen pledged to “come clean” and share information in the report from the external investigation conducted by the Jones Day law firm.

May 10, 2017
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May
2
2017
Second antitrust lawsuit filed against CDK and Reynolds

A second antitrust lawsuit has been filed against companies CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds yesterday. The first lawsuit was filed in February by the Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC), an electronic vehicle registration firm. MVSC claimed in their report that CDK and Reynolds had purposefully blocked them from joining their data access programs. To […]

May 2, 2017
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Minnesota dealership overcharges law enforcement agencies for standard vehicles

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are looking over invoices and inspecting vehicles after the news that they maybe have been overcharged by a Fergus Falls dealer.

May 1, 2017
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Tesla Lawsuit Alleges Autopilot Safety Issues

The legal complaint called Tesla’s Autopilot “unsafe to use.”

April 22, 2017
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