Dec 16, 2014

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 42

General Motors Co. on Monday raised the death toll related to its defective ignition switches to 42 as it weighs compensation claims following its long-delayed recall of millions of cars. As of Friday, there were four more deaths eligible for compensation than a week ...

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Oct 24, 2014

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective airbags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Aug 4, 2014

China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk

Local government officials in China repeatedly warned a car parts factory that was rocked by a deadly blast over the weekend that high levels of dust could spark an explosion, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Monday. The blast at the Kunshan Zhongrong ...

GM expands recall for cars with ignition problems

Jun 17, 2014

GM expands recall for cars with ignition problems

General Motors is recalling an additional 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars. The defect is linked to 13 deaths. The ignition switches in Chevrolet Impalas, Cadillac ...

Toyota outsold GM, VW in '13, sees 3% growth this year

Jan 23, 2014

Toyota outsold GM, VW in '13, sees 3% growth this year

Toyota Motor Corp. outsold General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG in 2013 to lead the global auto industry for the second straight year and forecast 3.4 percent growth for 2014 on rising demand in the U.S. and China. Worldwide vehicle sales at Toyota, including ...

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

Sep 6, 2013

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co., the biggest sellers of rechargeable cars, posted record U.S. plug-in sales in August as their low-cost leases pushed battery-vehicle deliveries this year past last year’s tally. GM delivered 3,351 Chevrolet Volt plug-in sedans last month, up 18 ...