| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July.
The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp.
Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Thumbs up to New England drivers, who, according to a new ranking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are the best behind the wheel in the nation. The top drivers are those in Vermont, with Connecticut coming in a respectable...
| Aug 1, 2014
General Motors has recalled more than 15 million vehicles worldwide this year for ignition-related defects, but Shelley Hansen still doesn't understand why it hasn't recalled her (VIN) number yet.
GM's massive recalls began in February with 2.6...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:07 PM
General Motors Co. squeezed out a small second-quarter profit — despite setting aside billions of dollars for recall expenses and payouts to crash victims — while Ford Motor Co. reported a large profit for the quarter, helped by a turnaround...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires.
Is this car under any recalls?
You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Many teens are driving cars that are poorly matched to their driving skills, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute released its first list of recommended used vehicles for teens Wednesday after finding in a survey of 500...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:41 PM
General Motors said Monday that it will recall an additional 7.6 million vehicles in the U.S. for ignition problems and other safety defects.
This latest round of recalls includes 6.8 million older cars, because the ignition switch in these vehicles can...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:57 PM
General Motors Co. will pay millions of dollars to victims in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, the automaker's latest effort to move quickly past a mounting auto safety scandal.
The program, outlined Monday by Kenneth Feinberg, a victims'...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:35 AM
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co 7267.T and other Japanese automakers on Monday recalled almost 3 million cars with potentially explosive air bags supplied by Takata Corp 7312.T, bringing the total recall so far to about 10.5 million vehicles over...
| Aug 6, 2014
Vehicles Affected: More than 260 model-year 2014 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured between June 17 and 24, 2014 The Problem: The protective cable sleeve of the shift control cable may have been damaged during assembly; this could cause the control...