More Auto Industry Articles

  • Eight auto dealers settle with New Jersey for $1.8M

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a $1.8 million settlement on Monday with eight auto dealerships and their owners to resolve allegations of deceptive sales tactics. Carmelo and Ignazio Giuffre, the owners of eight auto...

  • 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.

  • NHTSA probes 500K Ford cars for steering issues

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars. The investigation covers 2004 to 2007 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder models. NHTSA says a heat shield in the car can rust, dislodge and cause...

  • Ford wrings mileage out of three-cylinder Fiesta

    There's a new little secret under the hoods of some 2014 Ford Fiesta small cars. Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new, three-cylinder, gasoline engine with turbocharger is so fuel thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel...

  • 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, down...

  • 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 buy...

  • 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...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

    Read More...
  • Podcast: On Clinton, Inc.

    The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with online editor Daniel Halper on his New York Times  best selling book, Clinton, Inc. The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.   Buy it today!

    Read More...
  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

    Read More...