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Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for air bags that may not deploy

Kia Motors Corp said on Friday it is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent air bags from deploying in the event of a crash. read more »

Former VW chief Winterkorn summoned to testify in emissions lawsuit

Audi, Bosch CEOs also among 28 individuals facing questions

Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn has been asked to testify before a German court in connection with a lawsuit seeking damages from the automaker over its emissions cheating scandal, German paper Bild reported.

Judge Fabian Reuschle of the Stuttgart regional court has summoned 28 individuals to testify at a trial which starts in mid-September, Bild said. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler were also among those facing questions, the paper said.

Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group's former top engineer, who is being held in jail, and former VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg are among those summoned, it said. read more »