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German carmaker Audi resumed production at its second-biggest plant on Monday after severe flooding in southwestern Germany brought assembly of its high-end luxury vehicles to a standstill in the first half of the day. Parts of Audi's factory in Neckarsulm near Stuttgart, where premium rival Mercedes-Benz is based, resumed production…

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Volkswagen posted a surprise increase in first-quarter operating profit as the carmaker is pushing steps to overcome its diesel emissions scandal. Europe's biggest automaker is counting on a deal with U.S. authorities and car owners next month over its rigging of diesel emissions tests while pushing a strategic overhaul across…

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O'reilly automotive, inc. Announces additional $750 million share repurchase authorization. O'reilly automotive inc says increase authorization raises aggregate authorization under program to $7.0 billion. Additional $750 million authorization is effective for a three-year period, beginning on may 27, 2016.   Source : reuters.com

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Owners of certain Ford vehicles in Los Angeles, US have filed a lawsuit against the American automaker for supplying defective vehicles to them. The owners have claimed that the Ford vehicles are affected by an electronic throttle body (ETB) problem that can result in sudden stalls, risking the safety of…

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Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators, widening the largest-ever auto safety effort to more passenger-side devices. Honda Motor Co (7267.T) is recalling 4.5 million U.S. vehicles while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI)(FCAU.N) is recalling 4.3 million,…

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Volkswagen is considering building a multi-billion-euro battery factory as part of a major expansion of its electric-car portfolio, company sources told the Handelsblatt, a leading German daily. The factory will allow Volkswagen to operate independently of Asian firms like Panasonic, LG and Samsung that have dominated the battery market to…

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The U.S. Virgin Islands sued Takata Corp (7312.T) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T) late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The U.S. territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked…

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Japan's transport ministry said on Friday automakers will recall about an additional 7 million cars equipped with Takata Corp (7312.T) air bag inflators without a drying agent by March 2019, bringing the total recalled in the country to 19.6 million cars. Japan's latest announcement may further ramp up Takata's potential…

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Italian luxury carmaker Maserati will recall 19,970 vehicles in China over a defect in rear wheels, authorities said on Wednesday. The affected vehicles include imported Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli models manufactured between March 22, 2013 and October 29 last year, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.…

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Ford Motor Co said it was recalling about 271,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to replace their brake master cylinders. The company said on Wednesday it was aware of nine possible accidents with no injuries and one alleged injury not associated with an accident. (ford.to/25lDEx4) Ford said it was…