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GM Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles

GM Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles

The torrent of General Motors’ recalls continued today when the company announced it was recalling 1.3 million cars because they may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering. The recall of GM products is becoming a regular occurrence and this action puts...
All New Vehicles Must have Backup Cameras by 2018

All New Vehicles Must have Backup Cameras by 2018

On the heels of a study showing backup cameras save lives, the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out the standards requiring automakers to have cameras on all new vehicles by 2018. The graduated requirement is for vehicles less than 10,000 pounds. In 2016, 10% of...
2015 Mustang Gets New Safety, Handling Features

2015 Mustang Gets New Safety, Handling Features

Mustang owners and fans often think of the pony car as a high-powered beast that snarls as it prowls around town. However, the 2015 Mustang will come with several new safety features will also make it one of the safest sports cars on the road. In addition to those new...
GM Adds Millions of Vehicles to Recall List

GM Adds Millions of Vehicles to Recall List

Even as General Motors prepares for what is likely to be a tough grilling on Capitol Hill later this week, the automaker has been rapidly expanding the list of vehicles covered under a variety of safety-related recalls. That includes not only another 971,000 added to...
GM Adds Nearly 1 Million More Cars to Recall List

GM Adds Nearly 1 Million More Cars to Recall List

After further investigation, General Motors added another 970,000 vehicles to its faulty ignition switch recall as 90,000 cars may have had good switches replaced with faulty ones. The recall impacts all versions of the 2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Sky, Saturn...
Ford Gives Mulally a 10-Percent Raise in 2013

Ford Gives Mulally a 10-Percent Raise in 2013

Ford Motor Co. boosted the compensation of chief executive officer Alan Mulally by approximately 10% in last year to $23,204,534 from the $20,955,806 he earned during 2012, according to the company annual proxy statement, which was filed with Securities Exchange...
GM Orders Halt to Chevy Cruze Sales

GM Orders Halt to Chevy Cruze Sales

The bad news for General Motors continues to rain down. The company sent dealers a letter telling them to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruzes with 1.4-liter turbo charged engines. Dealers say that the letter, called a “stop-sale” order, isn’t all that unusual....
Mercedes-Benz Mulls Expanding Sprinter Line-up in US

Mercedes-Benz Mulls Expanding Sprinter Line-up in US

The tall, awkward-looking Sprinter van may be getting a little brother in the U.S. in the near term. Mercedes-Benz is looking at adding a small, commercial-oriented van to the Sprinter line in the U.S., a key MBUSA executive said this week. Bernhard Glaser, vice...
Tesla Adding Protection to Model S Battery Case

Tesla Adding Protection to Model S Battery Case

Just as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was ending its investigation into the Tesla Model S fires, the EV maker announced it is adding a “triple underbody shield” to Model S to eliminate any possibility of the battery compartment being...
Toyota Recalling Avalons for Airbag Problems

Toyota Recalling Avalons for Airbag Problems

For the second time in less than a week, a Japanese automaker is recalling vehicles due to an airbag issue; Toyota is recalling 119,000 2003-2004 Avalons. The maker said the car’s airbags could inflate without warning or cause, frightening the driver and causing a...