Latest Automobile parts manufacturing News

GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio

Dec. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. The new plant...

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Dec. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death. The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the result, like...

California recovers $23M from auto parts makers' bid rigging

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has recovered more than $23 million from settlements with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging that jacked up consumer costs, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday. The parts makers suppressed competition by conspiring to fix prices...

Australia death is 25th from faulty Takata air bag inflators

Dec. 4, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Authorities are reporting the death of another driver who was injured by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, raising the worldwide death toll to 25. The unidentified driver was killed in Australia in a 1998 BMW 3 Series car. The location and date of the death and the driver's identity are unknown. Takata's...

Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age

Nov. 28, 2019 2:47 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...

GM building new plant in Ohio to make engine components

Nov. 23, 2019 8:15 AM EST

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — General Motors is building a $175 million plant in Ohio to produce truck engine components that will employ about 100 people. Plant construction is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of next year in the Dayton suburb of Brookville. The GM-DMAX plant will make...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 7:44 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

GM recalls 640K pickups; seat belts can cause carpet fires

Nov. 21, 2019 8:46 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling over 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. Also included are some 2020 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500...

Mazda recalls vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators

Nov. 19, 2019 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling nearly 117,000 U.S. vehicles for a second time to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The action covers vehicles recalled from 2013 to 2017 that received Takata replacement inflators because parts from other manufacturers weren’t available. Included...

Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

Nov. 18, 2019 1:35 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which...