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Bill Nelson’s Commerce Committee report says that automakers are still selling defective airbags in new cars

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Here’s a warning to those who have just purchased (or about a purchase) a new Toyota, Mitsubishi, Fiat Chrysler, or Volkswagon vehicle : You could very well have your new car recalled within the next two years because it contains a defective – and potentially very dangerous – airbag. That’s the conclusion of a new report issued Wednesday by Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee. “It is absolutely ridiculous that the American consumer buys a new car, only to find out in…

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Pinellas woman files class action lawsuit against Volkswagen dealers

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A Pinellas County woman has filed suit against two local Volkswagen dealers for selling her a car with falsified emissions ratings. The suit stems from news earlier this year that Volkswagen manufactured cars with illegal software that faked federal emissions tests. The Environmental Protection Agency order led to nearly a half million VW, Audi and Porsche diesel models being recalled. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned just one day after news broke in late September. But Palm Harbor resident and…

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