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Episode 337 – Lear & Delphi Investigated, Hummer Dealers Happy?, Jaguar Land Rover Profit

February 26th, 2010 at 12:00pm

Runtime 8:16

American suppliers Lear and Delphi are also under investigation for automotive electronics suppliers by the European Commission. Dealers in China are so ecstatic that Tengzhong lost out on Hummer, that they’ve raised the prices of their vehicles. Jaguar/Land Rover reported its first quarterly profit since being bought out by Tata. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline Detroit about how cars and movies go together.

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Episode 336 – Japanese Suppliers Raided Worldwide, Honda Expanded Too Fast, Fiat’s 2-Cylinder

February 25th, 2010 at 12:12pm

Runtime 5:58

Authorities around the world raid the offices of Japanese automotive suppliers. Honda admits that it expanded too fast and quality suffered. Fiat prepares to launch a 2-cylinder engine. Alfa Romeo gets ready to launch the Giulietta and Porsche will show the new Cayenne at Geneva. All that and more!

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Episode 335 – Akio in the Hot Seat, Hyundai Sonata Recalled, Hummer Deal is Dead

February 24th, 2010 at 12:00pm

Runtime 5:58

Akio Toyoda takes the hot seat today in front of Congress and it’s not looking good. Hyundai gets Toyota fever and recalls 47,000 of the brand new 2011 Sonatas. And, the Hummer deal with Tengzhong looks like it’s dead. All that and more, plus John McElroy answers your letters about Toyota and journalistic integrity.

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Episode 334 – ABC Attacks Toyota, Support for Akio Toyoda Weakens, Beware of Network Fraud

February 23rd, 2010 at 12:09pm

Runtime 5:52

ABC News slams Toyota claiming to be able to recreate electronic throttle malfunction. Executives at the company get hit with subpoenas and support for Toyoda begins to flag. All that and more, plus John McElroy explains why network exposes on the auto industry should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Episode 333 – Toyota Brags Over Avoiding Recalls, GM Rehires Fritz, China Encourages Mergers

February 22nd, 2010 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:22

Internal documents indicate Toyota bragged about how it delayed and avoided certain investigations and recalls. General Motors rehires former CEO Fritz Henderson as an adviser. China will implement rules this year to help its larger automakers take over the smaller ones. All that and more, plus a look at the Bentley Continental Supersports.

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Episode 332 – Toyota Concealed Evidence?, Akio Toyoda Will Testify, New Cars At Geneva

February 19th, 2010 at 12:24pm

Runtime 8:15

A former lawyer for Toyota says he has evidence the company deliberately concealed evidence regarding roll-overs. Akio Toyoda says he will testify in front of the U.S. House of Representatives. A look at more of the new cars coming out at the Geneva auto show. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline Detroit about how Toyota is handling its crisis from a public relations standpoint.

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Episode 331 – Daimler Reports a Loss, DOE Still Has Billions to Loan, Visteon Tech Update

February 18th, 2010 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:20

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, reported today that it lost a bunch of money.  The U.S. Department of Energy still has some $16 billion sitting around that it can loan out for developing alternative-fuel vehicles.  GM has come up with a way to prevent Chevy Volt drivers from ever getting stuck with bad gas.  All that and more, plus a look at some of Visteon’s latest tech.

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Episode 330 – Toyota’s Troubles Continue, Texas Sues The EPA, Geneva Show Sneak Peek

February 17th, 2010 at 12:09pm

Runtime 8:22

Toyota shuts some plants, considers doing another recall, and prolongs its PR nightmare. A big fight between Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency over its tailpipe emission limits is starting to brew. A sneak peek of some of the cars coming to the Geneva Auto Show. All that and more, plus John answers your questions about Toyota and biodiesel in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 329 – Chevy Second Choice After Toyota, Mustang Feels Camaro Heat, BMW’s New Ads

February 16th, 2010 at 12:40pm

Runtime 7:40

A recent survey indicates that Chevrolet is the second choice of consumers after Toyota.  Ford is cutting a shift from its Auto Alliance International (AAI) plant in Flatrock, Michigan, where it builds the Mustang and Mazda 6.  BMW is temporarily parking its long-running tagline in favor of something new.  All that and more, plus John comments on America’s energy policy.

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Episode 328 – Another Toyota Recall, BMW Shares Components, MyFord Touch

February 15th, 2010 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:38

Toyota is voluntarily calling back some 8,000 Tacoma pickups, but this one’s not their fault. BMW will start using some of the same components from the 7 Series in the new 5 Series. All that and more, plus we’ll show you what this MyFord Touch is all about.

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