Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST AutoNation envisions quick, easy buying at digital store http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/RETAIL/140419761/autonation-envisions-quick-easy-buying-at-digital-store Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST When AutoNation fully rolls out its so-called digital storefront, the following scenario may not be all that far-fetched. Lear, others devise high-tech ways to support bad backs http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/OEM03/304219997/lear-others-devise-high-tech-ways-to-support-bad-backs Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lear Corp. wants motorists to sit up straight. The seat maker is developing a "smart" seat that adjusts itself automatically to correct a motorist's posture, important for comfort on long trips. 'Slow to act' GM rankled NHTSA, e-mail shows http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/OEM11/304219956/slow-to-act-gm-rankled-nhtsa-e-mail-shows Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Discussions between the NHTSA and GM went back and forth for months, and GM eventually sent out two batches of recall notices to owners of about 7,000 cars. Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction http://www.autonews.com/article/20140419/BLOG06/140419766/ohio-mans-collection-of-36-fords-going-to-auction Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified. PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe http://www.autonews.comhttp://europe.autonews.com/article/20140419/BLOG15/304199998/psa-needs-the-citroen-ds-6wr-in-europe Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange. North America car and truck production - 04/21/2014 http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/DATACENTER/140419762/north-america-car-and-truck-production-04-21-2014 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:01:50 EST U.S. dealers grapple with recall pain -- missing parts, overtime, lost sales http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/RETAIL07/140419765/u-s-dealers-grapple-with-recall-pain-missing-parts-overtime-lost Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:23:16 EST With multimillion-unit recalls by GM and Toyota, and numerous smaller recalls by other automakers, dealerships in the United States are grappling with missing parts, rising overtime costs for technicians, frustrated customers, and lost sales. Continental named in GM recall suit http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/COPY01/304189966/continental-named-in-gm-recall-suit Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:18:30 EST Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. Mazda recalls 109,000 Tributes over potential control-arm separation http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/OEM11/140419764/mazda-recalls-109000-tributes-over-potential-control-arm-separation Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:04:52 EST Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-04 model years because of rust that could cause separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle's subframe. Audi starts digital agency review http://www.autonews.com/article/20140418/RETAIL03/140419763/audi-starts-digital-agency-review Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:32 EST Audi of America has begun a review of its digital agency business, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News.