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Mar
12
2018
Hyundai Recalls 155,000 2011 Sonatas

There has been reported incidents in which the airbag system did not deploy as needed.

March 12, 2018
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Mar
14
2018
Tag Mills, Guns Pulled at Dealerships

One of the incidents involving a gun getting pulled happened during a discussion over vehicle service with dealership staff.

March 14, 2018
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Nearly 300,000 VW vehicles stored across the U.S.

VW agreed to buy back or fix “at least 85 percent of the affected vehicles” to comply with the settlement reached with U.S. authorities. As of December 2017, roughly 335,000 vehicles (71 percent) had been bought back.

March 30, 2018
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Orlando Dealership Sues Hyundai Over Genesis Expansions While Hyundai prepares to roll out new dealership locations in Central Florida, Orlando businessman William Nero is worried the automaker might be leaving him out of the expansion, according to a new lawsuit filed in an Orlando federal court. Nero, who owns Universal Hyundai, in Orlando, claims he reached a deal “in writing” with Hyundai […]

March 15, 2018
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Ford Dealers Gave Over $110 Million in 2017

Ford Dealers also donated at least 50,000 hours of their time to charitable causes.

March 27, 2018
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Mar
21
2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Tesla-Accused-of-Manufacturing-Flawed-Parts-Fremont-Factory Tesla Accused of Manufacturing Flawed Parts

According to several current and former employees, Tesla is manufacturing a high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles. One engineer currently working for the automaker estimated that 40 percent of parts made and received at the factory in Fremont, California, required rework. The employee also said that the need for review of parts coming off […]

March 21, 2018
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Wal-Mart Expands Dealership Partner Program The original pilot included 14 stores with the expansion expected to include at least 250.

March 22, 2018
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Mar
19
2018
Uber Self-Driving Car Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

Uber has paused its self-driving testing programs following the fatal accident in Arizona.

March 19, 2018
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Mar
12
2018
Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Google-Proposes-Alternative-to-AMP Google Proposes Alternative to AMP

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project (AMP) is a little controversial: users love it for increasing mobile page load times and publishers hate it because it feels like they’re giving Google too much control in return for better placement on search pages. Google on Thursday proposed bringing some lessons learned from the AMP project to the […]

March 12, 2018
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Anchorage Dealership Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments The dealership started accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (e.g. Litecoin and Ethereum) in September of 2017.

April 10, 2018
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Mar
28
2018
NJ Dealerships Used to Defraud Russian Citizens

The crime involved money laundering and could land the accused in federal prison for up to 10 years.

March 28, 2018
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Apr
9
2018
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Matt Weinberg Changes In The Auto Industry Matt Weinberg On Changes In The Automotive Industry

“Millennials are pushing the need for change at the dealership.”

April 9, 2018
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