| 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 12, 2014
| 6:21 PM
General Motors has talked a lot lately about how sorry it is for being slow to recall vehicles for potentially deadly defects and how concerned it is about customer safety.
Yet until the Watchdog drove onto the scene, Jeniffer Montero couldn't get a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:51 AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into safety issues regarding steering shafts on about 500,000 Ford vehicles.
The government auto safety agency said it is concerned that heat shields on certain Fords may...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The automobile airbag crisis continues.
BMW expanded a May 2013 recall announcement, calling back all of its 3-series cars built between 2000 and 2006. The recall affects as many as 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, 574,000 of them in the United States....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:48 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co last month recalled millions of vehicles with three different designs of ignition switches that could accidentally turn off the engine and disable air bags in a crash. But the automaker has concluded that more than...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Subaru and Mitsubishi are the latest car companies to be hit by the expanding air bag recall crisis.
The two Japanese automakers announced independently late last week that some of their cars are equipped with faulty air bags that could explode upon...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Chrysler Group said it would recall potentially hundreds of thousands of its Jeep SUVs to fix a faulty ignition switch.
Chrysler hasn’t determined the exact number of vehicles affected, but said Tuesday that up to 792,300 vehicles could be...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Chrysler Group is recalling 792,300 SUVs for a faulty ignition switch in the 2006 to 2007 Jeep Commander and the 2005 to 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
“Engineers are working to develop a remedy and Chrysler is committing now to conduct a recall out of...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched late Tuesday.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can...