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Volkswagen Owners Can Check Database to See if Their Car is Affected
Takata Air Bag Problem Widens to Some 2015 GM Vehicles
GM Plans to be Pickier About Vehicle Segments
Toyota Shoots to be CO2-Free; Now Comes the Hard Part
With So Many Jobs to Fill, Automakers and Dealers Need to Entice Young People
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Volkswagen Owners Can Check Database to See if Their Car is Affected

U.S. owners of Volkswagen cars can now determine whether their vehicle is fitted with the manipulative software that has spawned the automaker's emissions crisis. Volkswagen said Friday that owners can input their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into an online database to ascertain the status of their vehicles. The move comes as Volkswagen is expected to order an official recall for the nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel cars involved in the scandal. The two-liter, four-cylinder diesel cars affected by the crisis include models ranging from 2009 to 2015. To find the VIN, customers can reference their owner's manual. The database is available at VWdieselinfo.com.
Source: USA Today

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Takata Air Bag Problem Widens to Some 2015 GM Vehicles

The deadly problem with exploding Takata air bag inflators continues to spread to newer vehicles, this time hitting a small number of 2015 General Motors cars and SUVs. GM is recalling more than 400 vehicles because the side air bag inflators could rupture and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers, according to the company and documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The GM recall is the latest in a problem that continues to widen with no end in sight. U.S. regulators have warned that more manufacturers and newer models are likely to be recalled.
Source: Associated Press

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GM Plans to be Pickier About Vehicle Segments

Would Impala, say, have a future role?

Even after shedding half its brands in the financial downturn, General Motors still has the industry's broadest U.S. vehicle lineup, from heavy-duty pickups and the Cadillac Escalade to the Chevrolet Spark and Volt plug-in hybrid. But just as GM is getting choosier about which countries it competes in -- pulling out of Russia, for example -- it also plans closer scrutiny of the vehicle segments on which it places its bets, CEO Mary Barra says.
Source: Automotive News

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Toyota Shoots to be CO2-Free; Now Comes the Hard Part

Toyota last week spelled out a plan to virtually end deployment of traditional gasoline engines by 2050. Now comes the hard part: getting its network of suppliers, dealers and customers onboard with the strategy. Executives who unveiled the plan concede even a company as big and rich as Toyota can't meet such targets alone. "Without support from all quarters, it will not be possible," Senior Managing Officer Kiyotaka Ise said at an Oct. 14 environmental forum where the automaker outlined the goals. Toyota targets a 90 percent cut in average carbon dioxide emissions from new vehicles by 2050, compared with 2010 levels.
Source: Automotive News
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With So Many Jobs to Fill, Automakers and Dealers Need to Entice Young People

What is it with kids these days?

Automotive jobs are going begging, causing automakers, retailers and state governments to search for creative ways to attract young people to the industry. They need to. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the auto industry, including dealerships, will have tens of thousands of jobs to fill in the next several years -- for new plants, for operations in far-flung locations and even in the U.S. industry's traditional ground zero, Detroit.
Source: Automotive News

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"We have a broad portfolio. But how are we going to look at what are the right vehicles to put in the marketplace? We'll look at what makes sense and what will generate a return."

   -- GM CEO Mary Barra, commenting on the automaker's plan to look at which segments are right for them, Automotive News, Oct. 18

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