Auto Industry
Customers protest car dealership
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:12pm.

videoA car dealership in Wilmington is under fire. Customers say the cars they bought are not up to par. Several of them gathered to protest across the street from Lovitt's Auto and Truck Center on Carolina Beach Road.

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GM: incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:18am.

GM CEO Mary Barra says 15 employees have been fired over the company's recent ignition switch recalls. Barra made the announcement Thursday as she released an internal investigation into the recall of 2.6 million older small cars for defective ignition switches.

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Consumer Reports announces best cars of the year
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 12:56pm.

videoLast year, not a single vehicle from Honda made it onto Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, three models from the automaker—the Accord, CR-V and Odyssey—have earned positions in the list, which has new winners in seven of its ten categories. Two sister vehicles, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, tied in the Sports Cars category.

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Honda recalls 573,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 9:59am.

Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire. The recall affects Accords from the 2003 through 2007 model years that are equipped with V-6 engines.

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Fiat dealership coming to Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 2:36pm.

Wilmington’s Neuwirth Motors plans to add a Fiat dealership to its portfolio of Chrysler vehicles, the company’s president said Tuesday. John Gillilan said he expects that the Fiat operation will open in October.

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Ethanol in gas may affect fuel efficiency
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:32pm.

video Some folks say that the increasing amount of ethanol in the gasoline that you put in your car may affect your fuel efficiency and how your vehicle operates.

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Audi, Volkswagen recall thousands of vehicles
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 3:32pm.

There is a major auto recall involving Audi and Volkswagen. The two are recalling 16,000 cars that can suddenly develop a potentially deadly transmission problem.

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Cash for Clunkers running out of gas
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/31/2009 - 5:02pm.

videoThe government's cash for clunkers program has done exactly what it was designed to do: sell new cars and get gas guzzlers off the road. The program has been so successful that, like many of the clunkers traded in, the program is now broke.

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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 4:52pm.

videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday.

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General Motors announces rounds of cuts
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 5:11pm.

videoThursday it was Chrysler, Friday it was General Motors telling their dealers they are out. Eleven-hundred dealers got letters today.

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