| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:44 AM
More than 1.2-million Chrysler vehicles are the subject of two federal investigations into whether faulty ignition switches can lead to the failure of safety features such as airbags, power steering and brakes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
It’s not just construction season in Chicagoland. This weekend, it’s test drive season.
Toyota, Dodge and Ford host test-drive programs of their newest vehicles free and open to the public throughout the Chicago suburbs.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The big chill created a big stall in auto sales last month.
Based on initial reports by General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group and the other car companies, auto sales looked like they were flat to just slightly higher in February compared to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Arctic-like weather across much of the nation put a freeze on January auto sales.
Auto information company Edmunds.com estimated that car companies sold about 1 million vehicles in the U.S. in January, just slightly below the number they sold in the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Where was the Denver Broncos’ vaunted offense? Why was our former governor Ah-nold wearing a women’s wig in a Budweiser commercial? What the heck is a Maserati Ghibli or Kia K900?
The 2014 Super Bowl matchup between Peyton Manning’s...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For the second consecutive year, Toyota Motor Corp. won the recall crown, according to federal safety regulators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Toyota recalled nearly 5.3 million vehicles last year. The Japanese automaker...
| Feb 7, 2014
Two years after Ace Hardware received a 10-year tax incentive package to keep its headquarters in Oak Brook, the company is back asking for a special tax break.
The 4,700-store cooperative is seeking legal authority to collect the $12.7 million it was...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday announced a massive global recall of its popular Prius hybrid to fix a software glitch that could cause the car to stall.
The Japanese automaker also launched a recall of about 260,000 RAV4 sport-utility vehicles,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:24 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating Chrysler Group's 2012 recall of 744,822 sport utility vehicles in the United States after six consumers complained of inadvertent airbag deployments even after fixes were made.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:51 AM
After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains.
Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Palos Hills will soon have 12 new cop cars equipped with cameras on the road.
The vehicles will be leased for three years from Chrysler Group LLC and then belong to the city, which will pay $341,000 for the six black and white squad cars and six SUVs....