Fixed Operations

VW recalls 91,867 cars for potential braking problem

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

VW is recalling 91,867 cars for flaws that can lead to the loss of power braking. The recall covers Jetta, Beetle, Golf and Passat models from the 2015-16 model years, each with 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline engines... Read More »

Mercedes to recall 126,260 vehicles in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 cars for a defect that can cause airbags to inflate unexpectedly without a crash -- or not at all during one.... Read More »

Honda bans Takata airbags from future vehicles

9:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Citing manipulation and misrepresentation by airbag maker Takata, Honda has dumped the company from supplying airbags for all of its future models.... Read More »


VW prepares to fight latest diesel cheating allegations

Nov. 3, 2015 09:24 CET

VW has denied new diesel-cheating allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that include Porsche for the first time. VW could be forced to recall 1 million more cars, analysts say.... Read More »


Tesla ends $100 flat fee service promise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Tesla once pledged door-to-door “Ranger” service for covered repairs for $100. The company is now charging some customers much more than that, triggering owner complaints.... Read More »

Jackson: 'I'm the black sheep' in NADA's view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

The National Automobile Dealers Association is not a fan of AutoNation's new policy to fix all vehicles with an open recall before selling them, says the dealership group's chief, Mike Jackson.... Read More »

Hands down, gloves offer best protection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Technicians' hands take a beating working on cars. Caustic chemicals, jagged metal and hot parts can cause on-the-job injuries. Even though many techs are not required to wear gloves, many now do.... Read More »

Study: Independent shop owners ready to bail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Just over half of the owners of small, independent auto repair shops in the U.S. are considering exiting the business by 2020, in part due to financial pressures, a study found. The study offers insight into the competitive landscape that dealerships' fixed operations face.... Read More »

Dealers group helps clear the air, train techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

A foundation funded by the Colorado Auto Dealers Association accepts donated polluting vehicles, sells them to scrappers and uses the revenues to help fund scholarships to train service technicians.... Read More »

Manheim makes used vehicles retail ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Auction giant Manheim, which has long offered to recondition clients' vehicles before they go through the auction lanes, now preps cars and trucks to get them front-line retail ready. The operation takes on work that otherwise would have filled dealerships' service bays.... Read More »

Honda recalls some 2016 CR-Vs for exploding Takata airbag risk

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Honda is recalling some 2016 models of the popular CR-V crossover because of a new, potentially deadly Takata airbag defect.... Read More »

Porsche recalls 58,881 Macan crossovers for possible fuel leak

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Porsche is recalling 58,881 Macan crossovers worldwide for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment.... Read More »

GM says owners of fire-prone cars shouldn't park in garages

11:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Owners of 1.4 million recalled GM cars should not park in garages and other structures because of fire risks, the automaker said today.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900,000 SUVs, crossovers to fix airbags, brakes

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems.... Read More »

Honda recalls more than 300,000 Accords in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the U.S. to fix a software flaw that could lead to side-door airbags deploying even if the vehicles are not in a crash.... Read More »

Former U.S. prosecutor named to monitor GM safety efforts

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

A former prosecutor in Manhattan will serve as the independent federal monitor for GM following its agreement to pay $900 million to end a U.S. criminal probe over a lethal defect in ignition switches.... Read More »


Volkswagen likely to recall 100,000 cars in India, report says

Oct. 29, 2015 11:58 CET

Volkswagen Group is likely to recall 100,000 cars in India affected by the diesel emission scandal, a report said. The country's emissions testing agency has been examining Volkswagen vehicles and plans to submit a report to the government by the end of this month.... Read More »

Ford plans 3 recalls covering 131,000 vehicles

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Ford Motor Co. plans three recalls covering nearly 131,000 vehicles, including the 2016 Mustang and older crossovers, for various defects.... Read More »

BMW recalls 86,018 Mini Cooper models for power-steering glitch

1:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

BMW is recalling 86,018 Mini Coopers after an investigation into a steering glitch on the vehicles prompted U.S. regulators to recommend a recall.... Read More »

Bentley recalls 27,640 cars for battery cable problems

Oct. 27, 2015 17:19 CET

Bentley is recalling 27,640 Continental and Flying Spur models globally because of potentially faulty battery cable connections.... Read More »

FCA recalls 66,000 Ram 1500s and 75,000 Jeep Cherokees to fix potential hazards

8:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling more than 140,000 light trucks and SUVs in two voluntary recalls to address potential safety concerns.... Read More »

GM to recall 1.4 million older vehicles after engine fires

10:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

General Motors is recalling 1.4 million older vehicles in its third major attempt to fix a defect that can cause the engine to catch fire.... Read More »

Nissan expands sedan recall to fix fuel-line defect that could lead to fire

5:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Nissan expanded a sedan recall for a defect that could lead to fuel leaks during crashes to nearly 47,000 Altimas and Maximas.... Read More »

Audi will keep hiring despite parent VW's emissions cheating scandal

Oct. 26, 2015 16:53 CET

Audi says it plans to keep hiring and affirmed a jobs guarantee through 2018, even as parent Volkswagen Group is rocked by a scandal over rigged emissions tests.... Read More »

Bridgestone plans to buy Pep Boys retail chain for $835 million

10:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Bridgestone agreed to buy the Pep Boys retail chain for about $835 million, pushing deeper into an auto-parts industry that has benefited from Americans keeping their cars on the road longer.... Read More »

Automotive News Cover
Special Video Report
GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comments on lessons from mom; girls who shy away from math; slicing a 10-page policy down to two words; tapping millennials to erase stupid habits; taking regular trips to Silicon...
» Watch the Video
News by Brand