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Takata airbag death in Ford Ranger

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.

The second largest U.S. automaker said it confirmed in late December that a July 2017 crash death in West Virginia in a 2006 Ford Ranger was caused by a defective Takata inflator. It previously reported a similar death in South Carolina that occurred in December 2015.

Ford said both Takata deaths occurred with inflators built

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As auto insurance premiums rise, consumers dropping insurance to pay other bills

As auto insurance premiums rise, consumers dropping insurance to pay other bills

By Lurah Lowery
on July 25, 2023

Auto insurance premiums are still on the rise leading consumers, now more than ever, to continue shopping for better deals, according to J.D. Power and TransUnion.

“[C]onsumers are not relenting in their desire to find a more attractive premium for their auto insurance needs,” the Q2 2023 loyalty indicator and shopping trends (LIST) report states. “The second quarter of 2023 marks the highest shop rate we have recorded in now three years of tracking auto insurance shopping on a daily

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Global electric vehicle supply chains struggle to keep up as demand surges

Reaching net zero emissions will require massive amounts of critical raw materials, which are currently used in everything from solar panels to electric vehicles. For EVs, diversifying battery manufacturing and critical raw materials supplies will be key to ensuring secure and sustainable supply chains

Global EV sales are soaring, and the transition has only just begun

Electric vehicle markets are still showing great strength across the board, breaking new records as sales surge. A total of 14% of all new cars sold were electric in 2022, up from around 9% in 2021 and less than 5% in 2020. Global sales

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7 Tips to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance As Prices Rise Across the US

Our experts answer readers’ insurance questions and write unbiased product reviews (here’s how we assess insurance products). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners; however, our opinions are our own.

  • Due to inflation and severe weathers, some homeowner insurance premiums are increasing. 
  • If your insurance rates are rising, ask about the changes and seek tangible ways to reduce the costs or budget for the increase.
  • You can save money by comparison shopping, looking for membership discounts, and bundling all of your insurance needs under one carrier. 

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Fullpath Launches ChatGPT-4 AI Device For Auto Sellers, Clients

ChatGPT, The bogus intelligence device getting used to kickstart brains, and in some circumstances, standing in for actual ones, has reached automotive showrooms to help buyers of their searches and sellers in managing their prospects.

Buyer Knowledge and Expertise Platform (CDXP), Fullpath, introduced Wednesday what it’s calling “the launch of the primary ever Chat-GPT4 powered product, tailor-made particularly for automotive dealerships by APIs and information connectivi

Simply as ChatGPT spits out all the things from analysis papers, to ebook stories to quick tales, lesson

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Ford pays at the very least $30M below proposed transmission settlement

Ford has proposed paying at the very least $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by house owners of Fiesta and Focus automobiles geared up with faulty dual-clutch transmissions, in line with media studies. A federal choose is scheduled to think about ultimate approval at a listening to Feb. 28.

The lawsuit represents almost 2 million present or former house owners of a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or 2012-16 Ford Focus geared up with a dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission. The plaintiffs allege that the transmission, identified internally at Ford at DPS6, is susceptible to slipping, jerking or shuddering whereas altering

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