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  • GM puts two engineers linked to deadly switch issue on leave

    GM puts two engineers linked to deadly switch issue on leave
    General Motors has placed two engineers at the center of its delayed recall scandal on paid leave. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that engineers Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman were put on leave following a briefing from Anton Valukas,...
  • Have Tesla sales topped out? Automaker needs a cheaper model

    Have Tesla sales topped out? Automaker needs a cheaper model
    Have Tesla Motors sales stalled? That’s what analysts are asking after looking at the electric car company’s latest sales data. Tesla sold about 1,600 of its Model S sports sedans in the U.S. in March, just slightly more than it sold in...
  • With massive Toyota recall, automakers on pace to break record

    With massive Toyota recall, automakers on pace to break record
    Toyota Motor Corp. will recall more than 6 million vehicles worldwide to fix a variety of problems, including a wiring issue that might disable airbags and a glitch that could trigger the driver’s seat in some cars to suddenly shift. It’s...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe
    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs
    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
  • Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports

    Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports
    Some of the country’s most popular midsize sport utility vehicles flunked a recent series of crash tests, leading the influential magazine Consumer Reports to pull its coveted "recommended" rating for three of the vehicles. The independant...
  • Long Beach Transit cancels bus contract with Chinese automaker BYD

    Long Beach Transit cancels bus contract with Chinese automaker BYD
    Long Beach Transit has terminated a contract to buy 10 electric buses from Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams. Federal transit authorities said they could not fund the contract after finding that the Chinese company, known as BYD, violated...
  • Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat

    Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat
    My Grandma Bobbie is 93 and lives on her own, in a spotless condo decorated with enviable midcentury furnishings. The daughter of a General Motors millwright, she grew up in Detroit riding the streetcar, but one of her goals was to get to the promised...
  • Kia to return to minivan game with all-new Sedona at N.Y. Auto Show

    Kia to return to minivan game with all-new Sedona at N.Y. Auto Show
    The world of minivans hasn’t had much excitement injected into it in a while, but look to Kia to change that later this month at the New York Auto Show. The South Korean automaker announced Thursday that it would bring an all-new "midsize...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...