US: FCA expands airbag inflator replacement to 3.3m older models

FCA US (Fiat-Chrysler) said it would now replace driver's side air bag inflators in an estimated 3.3m older model vehicles worldwide, in an expansion of an "ongoing regional field action".

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Honda’s latest hydrogen-fuelled FCV concept will make its North American debut at the Detroit show next month ahead of its Japanese and US launches in the first quarter of 2016.

INDIA: Daimler truck plant reaches 20,000 milestone

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FCA expands airbag inflator replacement to 3.3m

Graeme Roberts | 22 Dec 14

FCA US (Fiat-Chrysler) said it would now replace driver's side air bag inflators in an estimated 3.3m older model vehicles worldwide, in an expansion of an "ongoing regional field action".


DETROIT PREVIEW: Cadillac readies fastest model

Chris Wright | 22 Dec 14

Cadillac will show off the fastest, most powerful car it has offered in its 112-year history, the 2016 CTS-V, at next month’s Detroit show.


Boosted buying power changes Brazil buyer profile

Fernando Calmon | 22 Dec 14

In the last 12 years, as annual new vehicle sales have climbed 140%, the Brazilian buyer profile has changed and, even more, so has product segmentation.

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Hot Automotive Issues

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Airbag supplier Takata is under fire as potentially faulty inflators - which can fragment into shrapnel as the 'bag inflates and have been blamed for several deaths - prompt NHTSA to intensify the urgency of recalling 7.8m cars in the US and its territories alone. Our coverage is here.

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