A former head of General Motors corporate quality audit warned the company's board in a letter in 2002 that it needed to “stop the continued shipment of unsafe vehicles” and “recall suspect vehicles that were already in customers' hands.”
Legislation introduced in the Senate could open up the band of wireless communication airwaves currently reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle communications designed to improve road safety to other Wi-Fi devices.
Takata is investigating excessive moisture as a possible cause of defective airbag inflators that have led to 5.9 million recalls globally this year and last. Today's announcement by one of the world's biggest airbag suppliers echoes the suspicions of safety regulators in the United States.
A new study finds auto shows are serving as more than a market thermometer for the latest splashy coupe or concept crossover by automakers. Auto shows regained influence in 2013 with 72 percent of attendees intending to shop for a new vehicle, and has continued to rise.
Chrysler Group had a mixed bag in the 2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study. The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram brands improved, while Jeep results fell primarily on the troubled launch last fall of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the operation of its nine-speed transmission.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he will use the “human-interest” angle of Chrysler's rebound from bankruptcy to help Fiat Chrysler appeal to U.S. investors ahead of a listing there later this year.
Tesla plans to expand its network of fast-charging stations to allow its customers to drive across Europe. Tesla opened three stations along German highways to facilitate travel from Germany to Switzerland and Austria.