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FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees

Fiat Chrysler has sent its dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based 'Auto Park' feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the... ... Read More »

Mercedes cleared to sell 2017 E class in U.S.

The redesigned 2017 E-class sedan is on its way to U.S. dealerships after Mercedes-Benz received its final necessary certification approvals earlier this week. ... Read More »

Tesla, Toyota cited by MIT Tech Review for smart initiatives

Two automakers -- Tesla and Toyota -- made the cut in MIT Technology Review's list of the '50 Smartest Companies' in 2016. ... Read More »

J.D. Power: Initial Quality Study Shows Largest Improvement in Seven year

DETROIT — J.D. Power’s 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study showed the largest improvement in seven years, with new-vehicle quality improving 6%. That’s more than double last year’s 3% improvement.Now it in its 30th year, the study examines problems...

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NADAUCG: May’s Used-Vehicle Price Index Rises for First Time This Year

TYSONS, Va. — Wholesale prices for cars eight years or older fell by 2% in May, according to June’s NADA Used Car Guide. The report stated that the price for used mainstream cars continued to fall at industry-high rates in May. However, it added that...

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Black Book: Depreciation Rates Showing Consistency

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Over the last four weeks, depreciation rates for both cars and trucks began to show some consistency, according to Black Book, with car depreciation having picked up since January. Having been a little more volatile, truck depreciation...

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New Mitsubishi Dealership Opening in South Florida

BONITA SPRINGS/NAPLES, Fla. — A new Mitsubishi dealership is coming to the Bonita Springs/ Naples area. Bonita Springs Mitsubishi, owned by retail veterans Bill Doraty and Jeff Johnson, is scheduled to open Monday, June 27.“We are excited about our...

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FTC Returns More Than $6 Million to Consumers Who Bought Infomercial Marketer Kevin Trudeau’s Weight-Loss Book

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling approximately $6.3 million to consumers who bought Kevin Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” In 2009, a federal judge ordered Trudeau to repay millions...

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Mobile Advertising Network InMobi Settles FTC Charges It Tracked Hundreds of Millions of Consumers’ Locations Without Permission

Company Will Pay $950,000 For Tracking Children Without Parental Consent Singapore-based mobile advertising company InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties and implement a comprehensive privacy program to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it deceptively...

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Nissan reviews Mitsubishi fuel economy claims as due diligence continues

Nissan is looking into whether Mitsubishi Motors may have faked fuel economy figures outside of Japan as part of Nissan's due diligence review of the company before finalizing its plan to buy a 34 percent stake for 237 billion yen ($2.28 billion). ... Read More »