Ford has won sales and accolades for making over most of its line in just a few
years and for new, gas-saving engines, but a string of recalls has experts saying Ford may have tried too much.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that a
preliminary investigation into air bags that can inadvertently deploy would
include 320,000 Honda Odyssey minivans.
Japanese automaker Toyota said it would recall 87,060 model year 2010 Prius and
Lexus vehicles due to problems with a brake booster pump, regulators said.
Ford figures that Atlas, a mythological figure known for carrying the world on his shoulders, is just the right code name for the effort to create the
next-generation F-150, the country's best-selling pickup truck.
U.S. taxpayers can expect to receive $1.03 billion from the sale of General
Motors Co. common stock, the Treasury Department said Friday.
The U.S. government is taking advantage of General Motors' return to the S&P 500 index and recent rising stock prices to sell off another 30 million shares in the nation's No. 1 car manufacturer that it acquired in the auto bailout, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
Chrysler, despite defiance early in the week, is recalling nearly 435,000 Jeeps to
repair problems with leaking transmission fluid or delayed deployment
of airbags, U.S. safety regulators said Thursday.
Toyota Motor Corp. launched a new social media campaign using the likes of Jon Secada to reach U.S. Hispanics.
The U.S. government and the United Auto Workers retiree health care
trust plan to sell 50 million shares of General Motors stock this
week as the automaker takes the next step out of government ownership.
Ford Motor Company announced that it bested its previous full-year hybrid sales
record in five months of 2013, driven by the product strength of its new
electrified vehicle lineup.
Tesla founder Elon Musk says a massive expansion of its plug-in network will soon allow Tesla owners to drive across the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York.
Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it is recalling 242,000 vehicles worldwide over a possible brake defect.
Chrysler Group refused Tuesday to cooperate with a call by U.S. transportation safety officials to recall 2.7 million Jeep sport utility vehicles.
General Motors, Ford and Toyota were the top three in new, U.S. auto
sales for the month of May, a report released Tuesday from Kelley Blue Book
Daniel Kim may well become the Steve Jobs of personal transportation.