Automotive News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST NHTSA apologizes for mishandling Takata airbag recall information http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/OEM11/141029930/nhtsa-apologizes-for-mishandling-takata-airbag-recall-information Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:22:21 EST The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's top official apologized late Wednesday for publishing inaccurate information in its Monday warning about defective Takata airbags that may explode and for technical glitches that made its recall... Dealers fume over new Edmunds videos that spoof price haggling http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/RETAIL07/141029935/dealers-fume-over-new-edmunds-videos-that-spoof-price-haggling Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:43 EST New YouTube ads from Edmunds.com have provoked a backlash. Some dealers say the four videos perpetuate stereotypes of dealers as unscrupulous bargainers. Edmunds says the ads are simply spoofs intended to show that customers dislike haggling. U.S. prosecutors probe Takata over recalls http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/OEM11/141029934/u-s-prosecutors-probe-takata-over-recalls Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:39 EST The recall of some 7.8 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that may explode attracted additional federal scrutiny Wednesday, with prosecutors launching a probe into the Japanese supplier and a U.S. Three factors in Daimler's $780M sale of Tesla stock http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/BLOG06/141029932/three-factors-in-daimlers-780m-sale-of-tesla-stock Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:39:53 EST When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler disclosed it had sold its 4 percent stake in Tesla Motors for a handsome $780 million, people naturally rushed for a simple explanation. UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW's Tenn. plant within a year http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/OEM01/141029933/uaw-eyes-bargaining-rights-at-vws-tenn-plant-within-a-year Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:05:27 EST The UAW hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga within a year, union President Dennis Williams said Wednesday. Toyota says potential Mexico plant still far from approval http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/OEM01/141029936/toyota-says-potential-mexico-plant-still-far-from-approval Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:05:44 EST Toyota, the last major carmaker without a high-volume assembly plant in Mexico, said the group assessing whether to build a factory there is far from getting clearance from top management. AutoNews Now: Toyota, rivals tackle hacking http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/VIDEO/310229996/autonews-now-toyota-rivals-tackle-hacking Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Consortium to focus on firewalls; airbag warning; BMW to lower Mini Cooper MPG; F-150 good for coffee, shotgun shells. Has the Hyundai Sonata lost its mojo after redesign? http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/RETAIL01/141029948/has-the-hyundai-sonata-lost-its-mojo-after-redesign Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:50:41 EST The revamped Sonata sedan was supposed to help Hyundai Motor Co. reverse sluggish sales, but the car described by some critics as a bland substitute for its popular predecessor is off to a slow start in the key U.S. market. Valeo's Q3 sales rise 10% on fuel-saving technologies http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/COPY01/310229890/valeos-q3-sales-rise-10-on-fuel-saving-technologies Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:19 EST French supplier Valeo said third-quarter sales rose 10 percent to 3.06 billion euros ($3.9 billion), boosted by demand for its fuel-saving technologies. List of 7.8 million vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recalls http://www.autonews.com/article/20141022/OEM11/141029949/list-of-7-8-million-vehicles-involved-in-the-takata-airbag-recalls Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:50:35 EST Owners of the following vehicles are being urged to act immediately on recalls involving potentially defective airbags made by Takata, according to a corrected list distributed late Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. %]