Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff saysTue, 30, Aug 2016
The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he said, and the damage was so extensive that a woman killed in the blast was identified only through dental records.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
VW closes Santa Monica studio in design shuffleMon, 29, Aug 2016
Volkswagen Group's Design Center California in Santa Monica will close in November. Meanwhile, Audi plans to open its first U.S. design studio in Malibu, Calif.
Dealership employees try to rebuild lives after Louisiana floodsSat, 27, Aug 2016
Devastating floods in Baton Rouge have displaced 1,500 or more families with members working at the area's dealerships. NADA aims to raise $2 million for aid to the flood victims and already has begun handing out relief checks.
Canadian auto workers authorize Detroit 3 strikeSun, 28, Aug 2016
Canadian auto workers represented by Unifor overwhelmingly authorized the union to strike the Detroit 3 should it fail to reach labor agreements with the automakers next month.
NSX is a hybrid in more ways than oneSun, 28, Aug 2016
Honda Motor Co.'s second-generation NSX sports car carries a hybrid engine, a hybrid development approach and now, a hybrid branding role.
Family likely to 'spend Christmas in a camper'Sat, 27, Aug 2016
With his house and cars wrecked by flood waters, this dealership employee is focused on rebuilding and reuniting his family.
After evacuation ordeal, nowhere to go but upSat, 27, Aug 2016
After two days stranded in a second-story loft, Tara Andrews, a dealership Internet director, escaped Baton Rouge's flood waters with her parents, three-year-old daughter and nine dogs.
Louisiana flooding takes toll on dealerships' employeesMon, 22, Aug 2016
As floodwaters slowly recede in the area around Baton Rouge, La., auto dealerships are trying to do business with a limited number of employees, many of whom are dealing with losses of their own.
Toyota, military family battle over repairsSun, 28, Aug 2016
Automaker argues a Germany deployment complicated the repairs process
Back on the job: 'I needed ... a bit of normalcy'Sat, 27, Aug 2016
Flood waters chased April Bower, a service writer at Acura of Baton Rouge, from one relative's house to another. But as soon as she could, she returned to the dealership. She was met at the store by others wanting to help her.
Virginia dealers donate to West Virginia flood relief effortsMon, 29, Aug 2016
The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has donated $75,000 to a relief fund for people affected by the flash floods in West Virginia in June.