More Auto Industry Articles

  • China auto sales cool in June

    HONG KONG (AP) — Car sales in China cooled in June, with domestic brands falling further behind their foreign rivals in the world's biggest auto market, an industry group reported Wednesday. Passenger vehicle sales rose 11.5 percent last month over a year earlier to 1.56 million vehicles,...

  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country. The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have united to...

  • Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

    DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles. For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem. Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy and...

  • A whopping 50 cars sold in Cuba under Castro's new reforms

    Cuban President Raul Castro, brother of revolutionary senior citizen Fidel Castro, is a man of the people. So much a man of the people that last year he allowed Cubans to purchase automobiles from government dealerships without first going to the government for permission.

  • US auto sales surprise with strength in June

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales grew at the fastest pace in eight years in June, surprising the industry and setting it up for a strong second half of the year. Sales rose 1.2 percent over last June to 1.4 million cars and trucks, according to Autodata Corp. GM, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan all...

  • Georgia lawsuit still causing trouble for GM

    DETROIT (AP) — For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by Brooke Melton's family has caused major migraines for General Motors. Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the...

  • New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

    DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry. GM's safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles in North America to its...

  • GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28...

  • Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United...

  • Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

    PRINCETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH! "There is that sense of being at the beginning of something new, and part of our future as far as ecology," said...

  • Large majority of car manufacturing now in right-to-work states

    Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers unhappy with General Motors' progress

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra stepped in front of a House congressional committee Wednesday to offer a status report on the company's handling of a recall that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.

  • Automakers want feds to regulate your maps app

    Every time you hear of a proposed federal regulation making headway, ask yourself, "which politically connected industry stands to benefit from this rule?" When it comes to efforts to regulate GPS apps on your iPhone or Android, the answer is appears to be the automakers. The New York Times...



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