| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs.
The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Beset by criticism that it did not move quickly enough to fix an ignition switch problem linked to 12 fatal crashes, General Motors on Tuesday named a vehicle safety chief charged with identifying and resolving product safety issues.
Jeff Boyer, who has...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Hyundai will launch an all-new version of its game-changing Sonata sedan at the New York Auto Show, the automaker has announced.
The South Korean company said it will debut a global version of the midsize family sedan on home soil later this month, with...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
An insurance industry study found that repairing recalled vehicles can reduce dangerous incidents for drivers.
The Highway Loss Data Institute – an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – looked at claims for car fires that were...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Need to buy some dried herbs or spices? The last place you should go is your neighborhood grocery store.
After comparing the prices for some commonly used ingredients at a half-dozen Southern California shops, it turns out supermarkets consistently...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans.
The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Honda Fit was easily the best subcompact on the market — great fun to drive and a deft mix of efficiency, interior space and value.
Then Honda discovered that fun doesn't sell.
The newly redesigned 2015 Fit is still spacious, frugal and...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Season 4 of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" gets underway Sunday, but it's not the kind of show anyone should undertake lightly. For the full "Game of Thrones" effect, HBO is doing its best to simultaneously keep you informed and take away all your...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths.
The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Car sales in the U.S. hit their highest monthly level since the mid-2000s for the month of April, as retailers moved an estimated 1.4 million vehicles.
Those strong monthly numbers suggest car sales for the year could hit 16.5 million, up as much as 10%...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...