Former UAW Official Grimes Gets 28 Months for Corruption

Former UAW Official Grimes Gets 28 Months for Corruption

A federal judge sentenced a former United Auto Workers official to 28 months in prison and approved an order calling for him to forfeit $1.5 million, which he obtained by conspiring to take kickbacks from vendors selling merchandise to joint programs operated by the...
American Honda Recalls 241K Odyssey Minivans

American Honda Recalls 241K Odyssey Minivans

American Honda is recalling more than 240,000 of its late-model Odyssey minivans due to a wiring harness problem that could lead to a fire in the vehicle. The automaker is recalling about 241,000 model-year 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Elite minivans in...
Lyft Surpasses Autonomous Rides Milestone

Lyft Surpasses Autonomous Rides Milestone

It’s become conventional wisdom that driverless vehicles will eventually dominate the nation’s roads. Precisely how soon that will happen is anyone’s guess and, if anything, proponents appear to be backing away from earlier promises that claimed the first autonomous...
People Really Dislike Shopping for Auto Insurance

People Really Dislike Shopping for Auto Insurance

Experts recommend shopping for auto insurance annually to ensure vehicle owners are getting the best price possible. However, a new survey reveals that shopping for insurance is right up there with trips to the dentist in terms popularity. Or perhaps worse since one...
Ex-UAW Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Probe

Ex-UAW Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Probe

Another top officer of the United Auto pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit to federal criminal charges. Vance Pearson, a former UAW director and a former member of the UAW’s International Executive Board, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with other...
UAW Moves to Expel Eight More Former Executives

UAW Moves to Expel Eight More Former Executives

The UAW continued its separation from its recent dark past by beginning the process of expelling eight former executives from the union. Subject the union’s Article 31 charges, the former executives were caught up in the federal government’s criminal investigation of...
Ford Settles Class-Action Suit with Fiesta, Focus Owners

Ford Settles Class-Action Suit with Fiesta, Focus Owners

Ford Motor Co. could pay out more than $100 million as part of a settlement the automaker reached with owners of Ford Focus and Fiesta vehicles as a result of repairs to faulty dual clutch transmissions. The deal to satisfy a class-action suit by nearly 2 million...
FCA Asks Judge to Dismiss General Motors Lawsuit

FCA Asks Judge to Dismiss General Motors Lawsuit

As expected, lawyers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have filed a motion asking a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit brought against the automaker by rival General Motors. GM filed its lawsuit in November claiming that FCA executives had bribed officials of...
UAW Moves to Expel Eight More Former Executives

Former UAW Vice President Jewell Begins Prison Term

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell reported to a federal correctional institution in Oxford, Wisconsin, to begin a 15-month for violations of the federal Labor Management Act. Jewell, 62, was sentenced to a prison term last August after he...
Honda, Toyota Recall 6M Vehicles Due to Airbags

Honda, Toyota Recall 6M Vehicles Due to Airbags

Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda are recalling 6 million vehicles to deal with two separate airbag issues, including some Takata airbags. Toyota will fix 3.4 million vehicles around the world with ZF airbags that may not inflate due to the problem. The problem is...
Cruise Reveals Origin of its Coming Autonomous Fleet

Cruise Reveals Origin of its Coming Autonomous Fleet

Fully driverless, without even a steering wheel and pedals for backup, the battery-powered Cruise Origin might look like it rolled off the set of a science fiction film but it is all but ready to go into production, officials with the San Francisco-based autonomous...