Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deployFri, 29, Apr 2016
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Mazda sees operating profit falling 25% this fiscal yearWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mazda said it expects its operating profit to fall 25 percent in the current fiscal year because of a stronger yen and a slowdown in China and other emerging economies.
AutoNation changes recall policy to allow some auctionsFri, 22, Apr 2016
AutoNation is changing one of the key tenets of its policy not to sell any vehicle with an open recall. The retailer now will allow some recalled vehicles to go to wholesale auction if lack of replacement parts causes lengthy repair times.
GM cites progress in ignition-switch case settlement talksWed, 20, Apr 2016
A lawyer for General Motors said today the company has made "significant progress" toward resolving lawsuits involving injuries and deaths allegedly linked to a faulty ignition switch that prompted the recall of 2.6 million vehicles.
Together, we must fix the recall systemMon, 18, Apr 2016
The recent news in Houston was devastating: A 17-year-old high school student was killed in an auto accident in March by the shrapnel of an exploding airbag.
GM recalls 1.04 million pickup trucks worldwide to repair seat beltsFri, 15, Apr 2016
General Motors said today it is recalling nearly 1.04 million newer pickup trucks for a seat belt flaw. The largest U.S. automaker said the recall of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups is not linked to any crashes or injuries.
Airlines to share safety ideas with automakersThu, 14, Apr 2016
U.S. auto safety and aviation regulators have invited automakers to a joint summit in Washington on April 22 to examine whether airline industry safety practices can be adapted to help improve light-vehicle safety on the road.
BMW stops sale of new 7-series models in U.S. due to airbag issueThu, 14, Apr 2016
BMW AG is recalling its new flagship 7-series luxury vehicle due to a potential airbag deployment issue, the company said today.