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  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July
    Automakers posted one of the best months in years for auto sales in July, with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all reporting big gains. By the time all the numbers are tallied Friday, automakers are expected to have sold around 1.5...
  • Ask Amy: Motorcycle mama won't wear helmet

    Dear Amy: How can I convince my motorcycle-riding mom to wear a helmet? She wears an armored leather jacket and other protective gear, but she says that a helmet is too inconvenient and takes away from the joy of riding. She said that if anything...
  • Kevin Hunt: GM Recalls Monte Carlo, But Not Hers Despite Ignition Failure

    Kevin Hunt: GM Recalls Monte Carlo, But Not Hers Despite Ignition Failure
    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...
  • Spending: what's behind all the recalls

    If you think you've heard more news about recalls lately, you're right. General Motors alone has recalled more than 25 million vehicles since January -- including a highly publicized recall for faulty ignition switches that led to 13 deaths. Not all...
  • Under the Hood: Don't use unruly cruise control

    Q: The answer to this may be the same as the answer to the column of Saturday, July 12, 2014, "Cruise control unreliable." My cruise control will be set at 62 mph and I will find myself flying down the road at 70 or 75. It will run at 62 for awhile and...
  • Hyundai recalling 419,000 vehicles for three defects

    Hyundai recalling 419,000 vehicles for three defects
    Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 vehicles to correct three different defects. The largest of the three recalls is for the 2001-06 Santa Fe crossover sport utility vehicle. Hyundai is recalling 225,000 of these models in 21 “salt belt”...
  • Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycles due to ignition problem

    Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycles due to ignition problem
    Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 3,000 motorcycles to fix an ignition switch issue that can cause the bikes to stall and crash, the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said on Friday. The U.S. motorcycle maker informed...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    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...
  • Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

    Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks. At last summer's Def Con hacking conference in Las...
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Focus, C-Max

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 500 model-year 2014 Ford Focus compact cars and C-Max hybrids manufactured between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, 2014 The Problem: Incorrectly assembled steering gears could cause impaired steering, including a loss of steering control,...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Toyota Tundra

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 16,200 model-year 2013-14 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks modified by Gulf States Toyota Inc. as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome-plated lug...