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Recalls Hammer Honda Earnings

Recalls Hammer Honda Earnings

The recall crisis that reached record levels last year has continued to hammer the auto industry, as Honda shows with the release of its weak, January-to-March earnings report. The recall of vehicles equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbags led to a 43%...
Automakers Struggling to Find Answers in Russia

Automakers Struggling to Find Answers in Russia

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … “it” is the current state of the auto industry in Russia. What was once considered the next great promised land of auto sales in Europe has now become a dicey proposition with two of the big U.S. players – General...
Greener Travelers Taking Planes Instead of Cars

Greener Travelers Taking Planes Instead of Cars

If you are thinking of taking a road trip this summer, you might want think again…at least if you’re concerned about the impact on the environment. University of Michigan Researcher Michael Sivak has concluded that flying is not only safer than driving, but it’s...
Ford Sales, Earnings Fall Short for First Quarter

Ford Sales, Earnings Fall Short for First Quarter

(This story has been updated with additional details on Ford’s Q1 earnings and full-year forecast.) Hurt by weak sales in Europe, the slow ramp-up of its new F-150 pickup at home, as well as the strong dollars, Ford Motor Co. delivered a weaker-than-expected...
Apple Watch Delay Means Auto Apps Idling

Apple Watch Delay Means Auto Apps Idling

The delay in the delivery of the Apple Watch may have disappointed more than just devotees of the Cupertino, California-based tech giant: BMW and Porsche owners could be impacted as well. BMW and Porsche both developed Internet apps for the Apple Watch and, well, no...
Toyota Mirai Paces NASCAR Race

Toyota Mirai Paces NASCAR Race

Part of the thrill of attending a NASCAR race is the roar of the cars as they pass by led by the pace car at the start of the race. However, the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night had a little different feel as the cars were led by Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell...
Ford Recalls 390K Vehicles for Door Latch Problem

Ford Recalls 390K Vehicles for Door Latch Problem

Ford continues to battle problems with door latches recalling 390,000 late model Fiestas, Fusions and MKZs. Door latch problems have been a running dilemma for the automaker and the latest action raises the total number of vehicles recalled for them to 1.4 million....