More Auto Industry Articles

  • Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

    DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. The test simulates a 40 mph...

  • Toyota dealer reaches settlement over $650 ‘processing’ fees

    Schneiderman KINGSTON, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Monday with a Kingston auto dealer that allegedly added improper fees to the purchase price of leased vehicles without providing additional services. Prestige...

  • New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets

    DETROIT (AP) — Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes...

  • Government wants to make cars talk to each other

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National...

  • China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. The luxury unit of Germany's Daimler AG abused its control...

  • NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet the New York Fed also said that loans to borrowers with shoddy credit,...

  • GM says China venture contacted by regulators

    BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main China joint venture has joined automakers that say they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the industry. Shanghai GM's announcement follows government announcements that Audi and Chrysler will face...

  • GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old...

  • Gov't fines Hyundai $17.35M over brake defect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can reduce braking...

  • Manhattan Moment: Maryland's motor vehicle bureaucracy needs an overhaul

    My adventure with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration began May 28, when a high school senior rammed into the side of my 1995 Jeep. I learned not only how strong was my Jeep, but how totally inefficient is Maryland's Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • China probes automakers, technology firms

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of global automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China. On Wednesday, a regulator said Chrysler and Germany's Audi will be...

  • Chrysler profit jumps; Fiat hit by merger worry

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler remained on the comeback trail with a 22 percent second-quarter profit increase, but U.S. investors may not get a chance to buy shares of the company if a planned merger with Fiat gets scuttled. Shareholders of Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, overwhelmingly voted...

  • Toyota pledges $1M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners. The announcement was made Wednesday by the museum and Toyota Motor North America. Simon Nagata, president...

  • Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan. The Japanese maker of the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury model said April-June profit totaled...

  • Ford, GM sued over CD players

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Ford and General Motors are being sued in a class action lawsuit by the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, alleging the CD players in the vehicles violate the law by ripping music to the vehicle’s hard drive. The AARC also named Denso...



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