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Toyota sales 7.615m vehicles; Volkswagen, GM knocked down

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TOKYO: Toyota declared top-selling automaker keeping its edge over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors in first three quarters of the year. Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it had sold 7.615 million vehicles around the world, up nearly 3 per cent from the previous year. Volkswagen said earlier this month it sold 7.40 million vehicles for January-September, barely edging out ... Read More »

Volkswagen recalls over 1,256 Polos, Skoda Fabias

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DUBLIN: Volkswagen is recalling 1,256 Polo small cars in Ireland produced between 2010 and 2014 over potential leaks in the fuel line. The recall also affects Skoda Fabia and Roomster models, along with certain Seat cars, which are powered by the same 1.2-litre TDI engine and built within the same time period. According to a Volkswagen, in some cases, because ... Read More »

Audi recalls 2740 A4 cars in Ireland for software update

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DUBLIN: Audi Ireland is recalling 2,740 A4 models in Ireland for updating the software to avoid any untoward incident during accident because airbags may not inflate properly in such event. The models affected are A4 saloon, Avant (estate) and AllRoad versions manufactured between November 2011 and mid-October this year. A software update is required to resolve the matter. Audi Ireland ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz’s profit increases, nears Audi, BMW

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FRANKFURT: Daimler AG, in a race to regain top position in luxury cars, has narrowed the gap with its rivals, Audi and BMW, as the sale and profit of its Mercedes-Benz has increased in 3 quarter by further modernising its production facilities. Daimler AG Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber told the media that the company is going to invest a ... Read More »

Toyota sells some Tesla shares out of $50m investment

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TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp has sold some shares out of total $50 million worth shares it invested in Tesla Motors Inc in 2010. However, the world’s biggest automaker would continue to cooperate with the US electric automaker in future. According to Toyota spokesman Ryo Sakai, though Toyota has sold its shares in Tesla, but the Japanese company has good ties ... Read More »

Audi recalls 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons over faulty software   

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BERLIN: Audi is recalling 850,000 of its A4 sedans and station wagons globally to repair faulty software linked to air bags inflating. The fault was detected during internal investigations, and updating the software at dealerships will take about three minutes. The Ingolstadt, Germany-based manufacturer is examining “a low, single digit number” of accidents where the air bag probably didn’t inflate ... Read More »

Nissan recalls 260,000 vehicles over defective Takata air bags

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NEW YORK: Nissan Motor Co is recalling 260,000 vehicles globally due to defective driver-side air bags of Takata Corp. The recalls affect Nissan’s March model, called Micra in Europe, and the Cube. They are chiefly in Japan, with 104,905 cars, 30,000 in Europe and 11,000 in China. The Japanese recall covers models from 2008 to 2012. US safety regulators on ... Read More »

Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles over defective Takata air bags

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NEW YORK: Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the US because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators. These faulty bags from Japan’s Takata Corp can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to US safety regulators. Several automakers recalled vehicles in June due to the Takata air bags fault to more than 4.5 million. ... Read More »

Defects force Toyota to recall 1,880 Lexus vehicles from China

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BEIJING: China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on Sunday that Toyota Motor China would recall 1,880 imported Lexus vehicles from the country from next month because of fuel leakage risks, reported China’s official news agency Xinhua quoting company’s statement. The vehicles being recalled include Lexus models manufactured between July 3, 2007 and July 12, 2010. Defects ... Read More »