Former NFL running back dies in accidental shooting at Michigan dealershipTue, 28, Jun 2016
A former NFL running back died after accidentally shooting himself at a dealership service department in suburban Detroit on Tuesday. Fox 2 in Detroit and The Detroit News reported that the victim was Zurlon Tipton, a running back who played football for Central Michigan University and the Indianapolis Colts. He was 26.
Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehiclesTue, 28, Jun 2016
Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.
Q&A on Volkswagen scandal settlementTue, 28, Jun 2016
Volkswagen has agreed to offer nearly 500,000 owners of diesel vehicles it sold in the U.S. a choice between selling their cars back to VW, or waiting to see if the company can develop technology that brings the vehicles into compliance with pollution standards. The deal also includes cash compensation.
Dealers claim victory, but OT case isn't closedMon, 27, Jun 2016
The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility that the dispute could surface again.
Oil change shops oppose Calif. bill on service intervalsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Major auto aftermarket and service organizations, including the Tire Industry Association, are opposing a California state bill they argue would set unrealistic restrictions on vehicle oil changes within the state.
Dealers claim victory after U.S. Supreme Court vacates service adviser overtime rulingMon, 20, Jun 2016
Auto dealers claimed victory today after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court's decision that dealership service advisers are eligible for overtime pay under U.S. labor law. In a 6-2 vote, the high court today vacated a 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that service advisers are eligible for overtime pay.
Kia, Hyundai recall over 400,000 vehicles to fix 4 glitchesFri, 17, Jun 2016
Hyundai-Kia is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles for four separate safety glitches that cover front lower control arms, faulty hood latches and seat belt retractor screws that may be improperly installed.
Michigan governor vetoes aftermarket parts billThu, 16, Jun 2016
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would limit access to aftermarket-repair parts, saying the law would increase costs to consumers and hurt the state's aftermarket industry.
Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitchThu, 16, Jun 2016
Infiniti is recalling roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan's autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said.
BMW recalls X3, X4 to repair child restraint anchor barsWed, 15, Jun 2016
BMW is recalling 188,670 X3 and X4 crossovers in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats.
VW opens California parts distribution centerTue, 14, Jun 2016
A 143,000-square-foot distribution center in Rocklin, Calif., is fully operational to distribute parts to 94 Volkswagen and Audi dealerships in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, VW Group of America said today.