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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM

There are 15 vacant desks at General Motors in the US today - the latest development in the debacle that saw a faulty ignition switch design...

Aftermarket growing again in Europe

Europe remains world's largest aftermarket according to data from research firm Frost & Sullivan. It's a big industry accounting for around...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: 'Boss-napping'

A dispute in France caught the eye last week. A couple of unfortunate Goodyear executives found themselves at the sharp end of an industrial...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Back into the fray...

Well, it's been a very short working week - just two days in fact - but the new year has already given us auto industry talking points. As e...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Federal-Mogul Motorparts 24 Jun 2014

Matthew Beecham

Federal-Mogul’s Vehicle Components division was recently renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts. This business manufactures vehicle braking, chassis, sealing and other service parts. Here, Matthew Beecham spoke to Daniel Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.


INTERVIEW: Chrysler's MOPAR chief, Pietro Gorlier 19 Mar 2014

Chris Wright

The launch of the new Jeep Renegade opens up a whole new showcase of parts and accessories for MOPAR, the long established aftersales arm of Chrysler.

Latest News

India regulator doles out fines on parts prices 26 Aug 14

Chris Wright

Carmakers in India are coming under similar pressure from regulators as those in China with a total of US$420m in fines being handed out to 14 companies for stifling competition in the market for spare parts.


Tesla opens new service centre in Antwerp 21 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Tesla has a new service centre with showroom in Antwerp, its third location in Belgium.


Mercedes 'guilty' of China parts price fixing 18 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Media reports in China say that Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of vertical price fixing in the aftermarket by the anti-monopoly investigation launched by Jiangsu Price Bureau.


FAW-VW faces probe into suspension fault 18 Aug 14

Tony Lewis

Quality inspectors in China have launched an investigation after receiving complaints from owners of Volkswagen Sagitar models over broken rear suspension control arms.


Ford recalls 160,000 cars to fix wiring problem 18 Aug 14

Tony Lewis

Ford is recalling some 160,00 Focus ST and Escape models to fix a problem with the wiring that could cause engines to stall.


Land Rover models to be recalled 14 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling 46,515 SUVs in the US and Canada because of a front passenger air bag issue, according to documents filed with US safety regulators.

Latest blogs

An aftermarket innovation impacting JLR 13 May 14

Dave Leggett

Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.


Ford's timely snow plough prep option 6 Feb 14

Graeme Roberts

If you live there you are probably up to your armpits in the white stuff, frozen solid, with the power off and the heating oil bill up 50%. If not, you might have heard that the midwest and northeast US, and even points far further south than they should be, have had wave after wave of snow and ice storms.

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