| Oct 20, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:08 AM
General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year.
Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Top U.S. automaker General Motors Co has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars.
In a letter to a Federal...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Like many former autoworkers, when Jim Mattson retired, he left the state where he'd spent his life and headed west.
But there was something he missed about Michigan from his RV park in Arizona.
Not the Detroit winters, certainly, nor the abysmal...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
General Motors has issued a fresh set of vehicle recalls on Cadillacs, Saab SUVs and Chevy Sparks, and told its dealer network to immediately stop selling its brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks.
The new trucks have...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Americans continued to buy more cars in September. All the major automakers except Ford, which is seeing stiff competition from rival pickup trucks, posted healthy gains in U.S. auto sales last month.
The industry sold 1.25 million vehicles in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Chevy’s forthcoming Corvette Z06 will blast to 60 mph in less than three seconds, the automaker announced Wednesday.
That puts America's sports car, at a base price of $78,995, in the company of exotic cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S ($182,...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Sunday.
In the same time frame, GM also will introduce more...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Consumers streamed into auto dealers last month, pushing industry sales to their highest level for an August in 11 years.
Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai all posted gains while General Motors and Volkswagen saw sales slip, according to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Natural gas is the neglected stepchild of the alternative fuel vehicles industry.
Used in some commercial truck fleets, municipal bus services and the occasional taxicab, the plentiful low-emissions fuel has never caught on in passenger cars —...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:11 AM
General Motors plans to bring out a new flagship sedan for its struggling Cadillac brand at the end of next year.
The automaker said the “top-end, high-technology car” will be made at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting at the...