Recall battle shifts to statesMon, 30, May 2016
State dealer associations are going to their legislatures seeking -- and getting -- new protections they say dealers need to cope with the burden of unrepaired vehicles on their lots, especially as the Takata airbag recalls expand. Maryland and Virginia have already moved forward.
Challenger outmuscled in crash testsMon, 30, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbagsFri, 27, May 2016
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.
VW has lost a lot more than moneyMon, 30, May 2016
It's hard to measure exactly how much Volkswagen's enormous diesel emissions cheating will cost the company. Volkswagen has put the 2015 financial toll at about $18 billion. The real damage to VW is just starting.
Auto industry must earn trust for its own sakeMon, 30, May 2016
The auto industry faces skepticism and distrust from regulators and the public on safety, fuel economy and emissions standards. It must work to reverse this alarming trend.
Campaign for zero fatalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
GM's China joint venture to recall 2.16 million vehiclesThu, 26, May 2016
GM's joint venture with China's SAIC will recall about 2.16 million vehicles starting Aug. 15 because the engine crankcase valves may corrode, China's principal consumer protection watchdog said today.
Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring optionsWed, 25, May 2016
Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.
Can traffic deaths be eliminated?Sat, 21, May 2016
Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.
Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failuresWed, 25, May 2016
Ford is recalling nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after a three-month investigation by federal safety regulators into dozens of complaints about front brake failures and nine crashes.
Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders saferWed, 25, May 2016
Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.
VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessiveWed, 25, May 2016
Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive.