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  • US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines....

  • With vote for Chrysler merger, Fiat looks abroad

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat shareholders voted Friday overwhelmingly in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad. The approval paves the way the new company, to be called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV,...

  • Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in...

  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. The Detroit automaker has recalled nearly 30 million cars and trucks this year, including some models that...

  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...

  • Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that January-June...

  • Subaru faces class action lawsuit for alleged oil consumption defect

    CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Subaru has been named in a class action lawsuit for an alleged oil consumption defect in five of its vehicles. The plaintiffs brought the class action against Subaru of America Inc. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. on behalf of themselves and other former...

  • Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of the Forenza and Reno. All the cars...

  • US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Still fighting: The Delphi workers Obama robbed

    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."

  • GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

    DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. The nation's biggest automaker posted a net profit of $190...

  • Ford 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years. But things will get leaner in the second half as Ford closes one of its U.S. pickup truck...

  • Volkswagen to expand Chattanooga plant

    Volkswagen announced Monday that it will build a new model sport utility vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., as well as building a new research and development center at the location.



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