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  • NHTSA chief says GM had information that would have helped ID defect

    NHTSA chief says GM had information that would have helped ID defect
    WASHINGTON -- A top federal official said General Motors Co. had "critical information" about a faulty ignition switch that would have helped regulators determine the part was defective and could have triggered recalls years before they began in February....
  • GM recalls 662,000 Chevy Silverado trucks, assorted SUVs, Cruze sedans

    GM recalls 662,000 Chevy Silverado trucks, assorted SUVs, Cruze sedans
    General Motors will recall almost 500,000 late model pickup trucks and large sport-utility vehicles to fix a potential oil leak. The automaker also said it will resume selling certain Chevrolet Cruze sedans it had pulled from the market last week after...
  • Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018

    Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018
    After years of delays and on the eve of a lawsuit against the government, U.S. safety regulators have announced that backup cameras will be required in all vehicles built in and after May 2018. The Department of Transportation and its National Highway...
  • Regulators twice declined to open GM ignition switch probes

    Regulators twice declined to open GM ignition switch probes
    WASHINGTON -- Despite concerns that airbags failed to deploy in some General Motors Co. cars, federal regulators twice declined to open formal investigations to determine the cause, according to a congressional investigation into delays in recalling the...
  • Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as Ford chief executive

    Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors. The transition was expected since...
  • 2014 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers

    2014 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers
    This year's New York auto show is packed with redesigns and updates to some of the best-selling cars on the market. However, it was hard not to notice the lack of flash that normally accompanies an auto show. Despite a slew of introductions, there was...
  • 2015 Audi A3 entices entry-level buyers to luxury brand

    2015 Audi A3 entices entry-level buyers to luxury brand
    Want to know what the hottest thing in the luxury segment is these days? You're looking at it: Small, entry-level sedans from established luxury brands aiming to suck the millennial generation in with enticing design, luxury content and the latest in...
  • U.S. wants to raise recall penalties

    U.S. wants to raise recall penalties
    The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • Tesla to retrofit 16,000 cars to reduce the risk of a fire in a crash

    Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company's chief executive, outlined the...
  • Rear cameras top parking sensors in stopping crashes, IIHS says

    Rear cameras top parking sensors in stopping crashes, IIHS says
    Rear cameras work better than parking sensors at preventing drivers from running over small children or hitting objects while backing up, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The insurance trade organization tested the...