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City of Augusta seeking to cancel fire trucks contract

...to terminate a multimillion-dollar agreement to purchase 15 fire trucks after discovering numerous mechanical issues and defects with the first eight KME-brand trucks delivered under the contract."We were sold a bad bill of goods, pretty much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-10/city-augusta-seeking-can
Canine from Florida named World's Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA, Calif. - A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-27/canine-florida-named-worlds-
Auto recalls

Land Rover, Nissan recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for safety defects.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-07-23/auto-recalls
Report on Boeing 787 fire points to battery defect

...WASHINGTON - A short circuit likely caused by a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 battery sparked a fire last year that grounded...batteries to overheat and ignite if they have a manufacturing defect or if they are damaged, overcharged, or exposed to high temperatures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/report-boeing-787-fire-poi
Augusta commissioners all talk this week on rain tax

...than a year ago. The city is trying to end the contract for the KME-brand fire trucks after finding mechanical issues and defects with the first eight.The fire department's public information officer, Dee Griffin, was quoted in Saturday's newspaper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-11/augusta-commiss
Auto safety agency admits flaws, begins reforms after GM case

...government's auto safety agency acknowledged Friday that a deadly defect in General Motors ignition switches went unresolved for a decade...regulators still lay most of the blame on GM for hiding the defect.The GM switches, used in older-model small cars such as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-05/auto-safety-agency-admits-
GM is fined a record $35 million for not disclosing deadly ignition defect

...disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has...automakers to report safety defects to the government within five...from using words such as "defect" or "dangerous" when reporting...took so long to report this defect says there was something very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-16/gm-fined-record-35-million
Evans parents say GM knew of defect in daughter's car

...say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to...medical bills.Ignition switch defects are at the center of a congressional...about the safety-related defects in the Saturn Ion, and did...recall or fully remedy the defects or warn users about them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-12/evans-parents-say-gm-knew-def
GM, Toyota recall cars over air bag defects

...Motors is recalling more than 89,000 autos because of air bag defects and other problems.The automaker is recalling 31,520 model...2013 model year Buick Encores because of a passenger air bag defect and 33 model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes because a short...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-06-13/gm-toyota-recall-cars-over-ai
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...recalled because of safety defects but not repaired, according...vehicle history reports. Some defects have the potential to cause...60 days of finding a safety defect, which Honda did in 2011...with potentially dangerous defects to leave used-car lots without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix