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VW expands Chrysler-built minivan recall over ignition switches

Volkswagen is more than doubling a three-year-old recall of its Chrysler-built Routan minivans that have ignition switches that can be knocked into the accessory position and shut off the engine, according to documents filed with U.S. ... Read More »

Startup CarLister joins rush to digital car-buying

DreamWare, a Web development company with ties to eBay, is launching a car-buying and listing Web application today that allows users to shop and list a used vehicle for sale on any digital platform. ... Read More »

BMW’s global sales advance 8% in July but lead over Audi shrinks

BMW's global lead over German rival Audi is shrinking, despite increasing deliveries in July, as the luxury-car leader posts lower volume growth in the United States and Europe. ... Read More »

FTC Mails Refund Checks Totaling Approximately $800,000 to Consumers Victimized by Alleged Mortgage Relief Scams

The Federal Trade Commission, through an administrator, is mailing checks totaling approximately $800,000 to 1,305 consumers who fell prey to two related mortgage relief scams. In one scheme, using the name Precision Law Center, the defendants allegedly made false...

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FTC Announces Agenda for Upcoming Big Data Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” taking place at 8 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. “Big data” is used to refer to advancing technologies that are dramatically...

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BMW cuts spare-part prices in China amid antitrust investigation

BMW AG joined Mercedes-Benz and Audi in reducing prices of spare parts in China amid an antitrust investigation into the auto industry. ... Read More »

Santander Consumer receives subpoena over subprime auto loans

Santander Consumer USA said it received a civil subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice related to its nonprime auto loans. ... Read More »

GM: 140,000 owners of recalled vehicles can’t be reached

GM says it hasn't been able to reach nearly 140,000 owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars it has recalled for faulty ignition switches, highlighting the challenge it faces in trying to track down vehicles that have likely changed hands... ... Read More »

Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature 25 global vehicle debuts from nine automakers, show organizers said today. ... Read More »

FBI recovers former Ford engineer’s work e-mail account

The FBI has recovered the work e-mail account of a fired Ford engineer as part of a probe into the discovery of listening devices planted inside the company. ... Read More »