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FCA, Ford, Honda expand Takata airbag recalls

2:17 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/28/15 5:55 pm ET
Following Takata's admission last week that its defective airbags were in millions of U.S. vehicles, Fiat Chrysler will add more than 1.8 million vehicles vehicles to its Takata recalls while Ford will add more than 950,000 to its campaigns.

Fiat Chrysler reducing powertrain warranties to 60,000 miles for 2016 models

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reducing its powertrain warranty for the 2016 model year to five years or 60,000 miles from five years or 100,000 miles. The move follows a similar change in March by General Motors.

Wal-Mart revamps auto-care centers

2:40 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Wal-Mart's auto centers, the car-maintenance areas attached to many of its stores, are getting a service overhaul.

The ART of car diagnosis reaches new level at Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Audi's ART robot connects service staff at dealerships with Audi technical experts at the brand's corporate offices to diagnose cars that come in for...

BMW to recall 91,800 Mini Coopers over airbag flaw

10:34 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
BMW of North America will recall about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the U.S.

Ford says aluminum repair smooth so far

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
It's early, but Ford says it's so far so good on repairing damaged 2015 F-150 pickups with aluminum bodies.

Oil boom slows; techs return

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Oil drillers are cutting production in response to lower crude prices, meaning fewer oil jobs.

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The new sticker shock: High costs to fix high-tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
We all know about showroom sticker shock. But here's another side of the affordability problem: the hefty repair costs for minor accidents.

Federal-Mogul to launch national tech training program

10:08 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2015
Federal-Mogul, the powertrain and aftermarket parts supplier controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, is launching a national automotive...

2016 Jaguar F-Type to come with longer warranty, free maintenance

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Jaguar, aiming to keep the sales momentum going with its F-Type two-seat sports cars, will offer free maintenance and additional standard features on...

As GM trims warranties, will buyers even notice?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
One dealer said "it really didn't work." An analyst called it a useful enticement to draw consumers to Chevrolet and GMC.

Kia recalls 2014-15 Soul in U.S. for accelerator glitch

8:47 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2015
Kia is recalling almost 209,000 Soul compact cars in the United States because the accelerator pedal may bend or break, according to documents filed...

Lithia refocuses on customer-pay work

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
A surge of warranty business largely accounted for Lithia Motors Inc.'s gain in service and parts revenue last year.

FCA will loosen tech restrictions

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will loosen restrictions on about half of its U.S.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 703,000 vehicles to fix ignition switches

10:40 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine.

High-rise parts bins ease space crunch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015
Electronic parts storage machines that allow small parts to be stacked vertically and retrieved automatically at the touch of a button or scan of a...

Service outsources small stuff

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015
As dealers everywhere press their service departments to improve customer-satisfaction results, some Florida stores are outsourcing their more...

Takata to double output of replacement inflators to 900,000 a month

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015
Takata, racing to meet a huge backlog of orders for replacement airbag inflators, plans to double production to 900,000 units a month by September.

M-B launches no-appointment quick service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is rolling out quick service for basic maintenance that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. No appointment is needed.

Repairs: Dealerships satisfy, study says, but independents lead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
The service departments of dealerships lagged independent repair shops in a Consumer Reports satisfaction study, but there's good news hidden...

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