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GM ignition-switch death toll inches up to 109

2:23 pm U.S. ET | June 1
The death toll from General Motors’ defective ignition switches is up to 109, the office administering GM’s compensation fund said. ...

GM plans $119M upgrade of components plant

11:44 am U.S. ET | June 1
General Motors plans to invest $119 million to add new tools and equipment at its components plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 b ...

Key Safety will ramp up airbag inflator production

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
Automotive safety components supplier Key Safety Systems will ramp up production of airbag inflators beginning in December. ...

GM returns Camaro output to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1
General Motors' $175 million investment in new tooling and equipment for its Grand River plant in Lansing, Mich., helps pave the way for U.S. production of the Chevrolet ...

Harman acquires Bang & Olufsen Automotive

4:13 pm U.S. ET | May 29
Harman Industrial Industries, a supplier of infotainment, audio and software services, said today it has completed the $156 million acquisition of Bang & Olufsen Automoti ...

American Axle may land tenants for Detroit site

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 29
American Axle & Manufacturing is in talks with prospective manufacturing tenants to be located at its former manufacturing grounds near the company's Detroit headquarters ...

Key Safety ramps up airbag inflator production

4:10 pm U.S. ET | May 28
Automotive safety components supplier Key Safety Systems said today it will ramp up production of airbag inflators beginning in December. ...

Sponsors Hyundai-Kia closely watching FIFA scandal

1:57 pm U.S. ET | May 28
In the wake of a U.S. federal investigation of several officials and executives with soccer governing board FIFA, major corporate sponsor Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia ...

GM to invest $175M in Michigan plant to gear up for 2016 Camaro

9:30 am U.S. ET | May 28
General Motors said today that it will invest $175 million in new tooling and equipment to bring production of the Chevrolet Camaro to its assembly plant in Lansing, Mich ...

Ex-GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio to be deposed in ignition-switch lawsuit

3:58 pm U.S. ET | May 27
Former General Motors engineer Ray DeGiorgio will be deposed in June in the class-action filed by consumers against the automaker over the faulty ignition switches now li ...

Supplier EFI Automotive opens N.A. headquarters in Alabama

5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 26
French supplier EFI Automotive opened its first North American headquarters, in Elkmont, Ala., after spending $2.5 million to expand the site of its plant there. ...

NGK says 2 execs retired before price-fixing indictments

2:38 pm U.S. ET | May 26
Two former executives with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug had retired before they were indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark plugs, standar ...

Recall completion rates declining, Autotrader surveys show

10:41 am U.S. ET | May 22
Following what's shaping up to be the largest industrywide recall in U.S. automotive history, automakers might have to convince recall-fatigued consumers to bring affecte ...

GM to invest $439 million in paint shop expansion at Corvette plant

UPDATED: 5/21/15 11:00 am ET - new story
General Motors plans to invest $439 million in its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Kentucky as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 billion on U.S. factory upgrades. ...

U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

UPDATED: 5/21/15 3:56 pm ET - adds details
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark plugs, standard oxygen sen ...

Hyundai gives 2016 Elantra compact a Value Edition variant

11:15 am U.S. ET | May 19
Hyundai, preparing for a 2017 redesign of the Elantra compact car, is adding a 2016 variant with a Value Edition trim while keeping the vehicle’s starting price at ...

GM faulty-ignition death claims hit 104

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 18
The death toll from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has inched past 100, the office administering GM’s compensation fund said. ...

Celebrating David Letterman's top 10 automotive moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
David Letterman, whose final “Late Show” airs Wednesday night, is quite a car buff, keeping his collection hidden away, a CBS spokesman says. Here's a look at ...

Google says self-driving prototype ready to hit the road

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 15
Google says it is ready to take its fully autonomous prototype vehicle on the road, but the company has yet to apply for the required permit in California. ...

GM to invest $1 billion to expand, renovate Mich. tech center

UPDATED: 5/14/15 11:20 am ET - adds photo gallery
General Motors, in a long expected boost for its r&d activities, will invest $1 billion to expand and renovate operations at its technical center in suburban Detroit. ...

Former supplier exec indicted in ongoing U.S. price-fixing probe

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 14
A former executive with Japanese supplier T.RAD has been indicted for conspiring to fix prices of radiators sold in the United States. ...

GM to unveil plans for Tech Center's future

11:37 am U.S. ET | May 13
General Motors said it will unveil plans for the future of its Technical Center in suburban Detroit on Thursday. ...

Ford recalls 12,328 F-150s for faulty steering shaft

11:04 am U.S. ET | May 12
Ford is recalling about 12,300 2015 F-150 pickups in North America because of a faulty upper I-shaft that may separate, which can cause a loss of steering. ...

Nissan Murano gets top rank after IIHS small-overlap test

UPDATED: 5/12/15 1:00 pm ET - adds full ratings
The Nissan Murano, Jeep Wrangler and Ford Flex earned high ratings in the latest round of small-overlap front crash testing, helping the Murano and Flex win coveted ̶ ...

GM recalls 522,000 Malibus, pickups for potential seat hazards

UPDATED: 5/12/15 3:45 pm ET - adds details
GM is recalling about 469,000 2011-12 Chevrolet Malibus for a steel cable connected to the seat belt that can weaken and break, along with nearly 53,000 2015 Chevrolet Co ...
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