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  • House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes

    House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes
    WASHINGTON -- A House committee has launched an investigation into how General Motors Corp. and federal regulators handled the recall of vehicles with a malfunctioning ignition switch that led to at least 13 traffic deaths. As part of the probe, the...
  • GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each

    GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM...
  • Kia to return to minivan game with all-new Sedona at N.Y. Auto Show

    Kia to return to minivan game with all-new Sedona at N.Y. Auto Show
    The world of minivans hasn’t had much excitement injected into it in a while, but look to Kia to change that later this month at the New York Auto Show. The South Korean automaker announced Thursday that it would bring an all-new "midsize...
  • Honda splits Acura into its own division to revitalize brand

    Honda splits Acura into its own division to revitalize brand
    Working to shore up its upscale Acura brand, Honda Motor Co. plans to split its sales and marketing efforts into separate divisions in the U.S. Honda is looking to punch some energy into Acura, which has lagged its bigger Honda sibling in sales growth...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • Investing: Cash in on the next big thing

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If we knew what the next big thing was, we'd all make a fortune, right? Maybe the next-best thing for investors is to seek out the innovators. These are the companies that dream up the new things -- or new ways to make them...
  • Top 10 cars for 2015

    Top 10 cars for 2015
    Now that the excitement of auto show season is over, the anticipation to drive 2015 models begins. There's plenty to look forward to, because there are almost too many new vehicles to choose from such as the redesigned, more modern Ford Mustang and...
  • Toyota admits misleading regulators, pays $1.2-billion federal fine

    Toyota admits misleading regulators, pays $1.2-billion federal fine
    Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay a $1.2-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly reported safety complaints about the sudden acceleration of its vehicles to regulators. It is the largest penalty of its...
  • Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case

    Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case
    Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports. The settlement -- which could be...
  • Auto clubs back bill to give car owners control of their onboard data

    Auto clubs back bill to give car owners control of their onboard data
    SACRAMENTO -- California's two giant automobile clubs on Tuesday unveiled legislation that they said would give car owners control over a wide range data streaming from their vehicles. The bill, SB 994, was immediately attacked by auto manufacturers...
  • Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified

    Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified
    NEW YORK — A federal judge ratified the landmark deal in the criminal prosecution of Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects in its vehicles, but not without a tongue-lashing about the "reprehensible picture" of corporate misconduct the automaker...