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Nissan Recalls 105,000 Versas for Deadly Takata Airbags

Nissan is recalling about 105,000 Nissan Versa cars to replace frontal passenger Takata airbag inflators at risk of exploding.

The metal inflators contain the explosive propellant chemical ammonium nitrate, which degrades over time. A small fender-bender can cause the airbag inflator to blow up and send shrapnel into occupants….

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3M Collision Repair App Now for Apple, Now Available on Android Devices

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced that its new app for mobile devices allows body shop technicians and distributor sales staff to get all the information they need for their collision repair questions directly on their mobile devices is now available for the Android platform. It had initially been launched on the Apple platform…

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Toyota Supra set to return to track, showroom

Toyota Motor Corp., after several months of speculation, said the Supra will return to U.S. showrooms and officially unveiled the Supra race car to replace the Camry in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series starting in 2019.Click here for the full story.

New Acura RDX crossover creates buzz among dealers

Ikeda, Acura’s general manager, said there’s a lot of buzz around the RDX, which will hit the market as the first Acura fully developed under an edgier design….

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Uber Halts Autonomous-Car Testing After Fatal Arizona Crash

Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology…

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SATA counterfeit guns busted in China

Counterfeit SATA spray guns were recently discovered in a successful copycat raid, leading to several arrests and seizure of the fake products…

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The New Car Paint Lexus Spent 15 Years Creating

Lexus has launched a new color called Structural Blue—after spending a staggering 15 years developing the paint technology behind it….

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3M Files Lawsuit for Patent and Trademark Infringement

3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against China-based Thunder Finish Co. Ltd., alleging infringement of patent and trademark rights related to 3M’s PPS™ technology used in the automotive collision repair industry…

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California lawmaker wants to ban gas car sales after 2040

France and the United Kingdom are doing it. So is India. And now one lawmaker would like California to follow their lead in phasing out gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles….
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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Patent Victory for Aftermarket

The Supreme Court has upheld the legal precedent of patent exhaustion, which states that a company’s right to protect its patent ends when the product is sold to the end user, reports the Auto Care Association

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