FLAT ROCK, Mich. — The auto industry’s relationship with President-elect Donald Trump took a dramatic turn Tuesday as Ford Motor Co. decided to shift investment dollars targeted for Mexico to the U.S., while Trump threatened General Motors with a tax […]
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) Model S cars after a driver of one of the vehicles was killed using the Autopilot mode.
The agency […]
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A retired White House gardener is selling Hillary Clinton’s 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which he bought at an auction for the residence’s workers and has been sitting in his Pennsylvania garage for years.
Mike Lawn, who worked at […]
DETROIT — Lexus, Porsche and Buick are the most dependable vehicle brands based on the number of problems reported by owners, according to a study released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power.
Toyota and GMC round out the top […]
WASHINGTON/DETROIT | U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.
The National Highway […]
DETROIT — Americans are buying more new cars than ever before.
U.S. auto sales hit a record high of 17.47 million in 2015, topping the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000. Analysts expect sales could go even higher […]
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall […]
LOS ANGELES — Google Inc. says its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.
The company says none of these minor collisions was caused by its cars, and […]
DETROIT — Some reaction from auto executives — and the nation’s chief executive — to low gasoline prices and their impact on the industry and consumers. Answers edited for length and clarity.
“America is now the world’s No. 1 producer in […]
NBC’s Frances Rivera reports on new footage of a massive pileup on Michigan’s Interstate 94 involving over 200 cars and tractor trailers. One of the trucks contained 40,000 pounds of fireworks which exploded during the accident.
DETROIT – U.S. automakers reported their strongest October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co (GM.N) missed expectations.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI)(FCAU.N) U.S. October sales rose 22 percent on strong pickup truck and Jeep SUV demand, and beat […]
HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Taking the stage before an adoring crowd, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk played both catch up and leap frog.
At an open-to-the-public unveiling Thursday night that included bumping music, free alcohol and test rides on an airport tarmac, […]
RENO, Nev. — Coming to Nevada’s high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.
That’s assuming state leaders deliver on the economic incentives they packaged to entice Tesla Motors […]
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.
A video of the crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver […]
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A 6-year-old boy drove his battery-powered toy car onto a suburban parkway before grown-up motorists rescued him, police said Monday.
Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said three drivers formed a slow-moving shield around the boy on […]
DETROIT — 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 […]
What’s News: GM CEO Mary Barra says internal investigation found pattern of incompetence over handling of faulty ignition switches recall. Sprint is close to a deal to merge with T-Mobile. Samsung and Barnes & Noble to create Nook tablets. Joanne […]
LOS ANGELES — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.
Actually, the cars wouldn’t even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The […]
DETROIT — When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.
The armed auto thieves have become so common here that parts of the […]
The standard four-cylinder turbocharged 2015 Ford Mustang will be called the EcoBoost, according to a leaked order guide. Many had hoped for a return of the SVO moniker. But could Ford be saving the SVO badge for an as-yet-unannounced version? […]
DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $49.8 million in the first quarter as it accelerated the development of its new crossover and made improvements to its Model S sedan.
Tesla said it produced a record 7,535 Model S sedans […]
BOSTON – An ignition switch defect linked to deadly crashes and mounting recalls are raising anxiety in General Motors Co showrooms, according to dealers who increasingly are fielding calls from customers concerned about the safety of GM cars.
The Ancira Auto Group […]
WASHINGTON — The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors’ new CEO on why the automaker took 10 […]
CELAYA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is on track to replace the Asian automotive giant, Japan, as the second-largest exporter of cars to the United States by the end of the year.
An $800 million Honda plant opening Friday in the central […]
The latest addition to the Bentley family is the new GT V8 S coupe and convertible which had its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Bentley’s Kevin Rose tells the WSJ the car has already been sold through until […]