Recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.
Test results show the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings.
Will produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America and a new small SUV from Mazda.
The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles; it’s due to begin operations by 2021.
Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.
Japanese automakers will focus on green, safety, products.
Global problems highlighted by Takata air bag debacle, top safety official says.
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.
Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus top this year’s list.
Scotiabank says Canadian auto sector will only add 0.2 percentage points to overall growth, compared to 0.7 in the US.
Analysts suggest if sales continue at their current pace, 2013 will be a record year for auto sales, topping 1.7 million units.
Mexico plant wasn’t keeping up with demand for mid-size vehicle
Factory will produce up to 230,000 SKYACTIV engines once operations begin in October 2014.
Plant is expected to employ more than 500 people when it goes online in early 2016