A new manufacturing flaw involving Takata Corp. airbag inflators has prompted Nissan Motor Co. to recall 2013-2014 model Infiniti QX56/QX80 large crossovers.
The callback involves only about 1,900 vehicles. But it suggests Takata’s airbag manufacturing problems may have lasted longer and affected more vehicles than the 16 million or more recalled [...]
New Takata Airbag Threat Leads to Infiniti Recall
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm
A new manufacturing flaw involving Takata Corp. airbag inflators has prompted Nissan Motor Co. to...
BorgWarner Sales Climb 13%
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 1:27 am
BorgWarner Inc. hiked third-quarter revenue to $2 billion from $1.8 billion in the same period...
NHTSA Orders Takata to Document Airbag Recalls
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 12:24 am
The National Highway Safety Administration has threatened Takata Corp. with a $35 million fine if...
Earnings Soar for Johnson Controls
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 7:43 am
Johnson Controls Inc.’s net income in the fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 surged to...
JLR to Make Discovery Sport in Brazil
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 6:22 am
Jaguar Land Rover says its Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV will be one of the...
Carmakers Told to Prepare to Expand Takata Airbag Recalls
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 2:31 am
Ten carmakers—who are recalling 7.8 million cars in humid regions to replace airbag inflators that...
Fed Ends Quantitative Easing Program
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 1:29 am
This week the Federal Reserve will phase out the debt purchase initiative it launched two...
GAO Asked to Review NHTSA Recall Procedures
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 12:45 am
The independent Government Accounting Office has been asked to look into how the National Highway...
Goodyear Sales Slip, Adjusted Profits Soar
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports its third-quarter revenue dropped 7% to $4.7 billion. Adjusted...
Carmakers Expect Slow Recovery in Brazil
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 1:23 am
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AAA Joins Call for NHTSA Overhaul
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 12:25 am
AAA is demanding a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “broken” approach to...
AutoNation Suspends Sales of Cars in Airbag Recalls
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm
AutoNation Inc., America’s largest chain of car dealerships, has halted the sale of all used...
GM to Make Volt’s Electric Drive in Michigan
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 2:08 am
General Motors Co. is relocating production of the electric drive system for its next-generation Volt...
Takata Apologizes for Airbag Recalls, Vows Better Quality Control
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 12:12 am
Takata Corp. has pledged its full cooperation in overcoming quality lapses that have triggered the...
GM Tab for Recalls So Far This Year: $2.7 Billion
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm
General Motors Co. has spent $2.7 billion to repair some 32 million recalled cars and...
Aston Martin Gets Extension on U.S. Crash Standards
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. as much as...
Kia Plans Hybrid Rival to Prius
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 2:04 am
Kia Motors Corp. says within two years it will introduce a small hybrid five-door hatchback...
SUVs to Deliver 29% of Ford Sales by 2020
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 1:50 am
Ford Motor Co. says SUVs and crossover vehicles will account for 29% of its worldwide...
Ford Partners with Mishor 3D on Nav Display Technology
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm
Ford Motor Co. is working with Israel’s Mishor 3D Ltd. to tailor the Israeli company’s...
DeVito to Head Tech Operations for Eaton’s Vehicle Group
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 2:50 am
Eaton Corp. has appointed Gerald DeVito to become vice president of technology for its Vehicle...
Ford to Recall Crossovers for Fuel Tank Leaks
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 12:57 am
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 204,400 of its 2007-2008 model Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX...
Report: Next-Generation Jeep Wrangler Will Get Aluminum Body
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 1:56 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has decided to fit the next-generation Jeep Wrangler SUV with an...
Detroit Electric Shows Production-Ready Sports Car
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 12:03 am
Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd. has released a photo of a production version of its SP:01...
GM Details Next-Generation Volt Powertrain
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm
The completely reengineered Voltec propulsion system for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is smaller, lighter and...
Chrysler Quality Czar Betts Quits
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 11:59 am
Doug Betts, the top quality executive for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, quit today. Replacing him are...
Carmakers Losing Their Desire to Innovate?
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 1:22 am
Carmakers are shifting more focus from innovation to cost cutting, asserts this year’s report from...
Infotainment Woes Hurt Vehicle Reliability Ratings
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Struggles with balky infotainment controls are an increasing cause of eroding reliability ratings from car...
Honda Debuts Multi-Function Driver Assist System
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 2:16 am
Honda Motor Co. is introducing a new driver-assist feature that recognizes road signs, brakes automatically...
Ford Commits to $5 Billion Tune-Up For Lincoln Brand
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 1:04 am
Ford Motor Co. has committed to invest at least $5 billion over the next five...
Report: No Big Architecture Changes for Jeep Wrangler
Posted: October 24, 2014 at 12:45 am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV won’t be turning the iconic Jeep Wrangler into a unitized-body vehicle...
Kia’s CEO Resigns
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm
Kia Motors Corp. President and CEO Lee Sam-Ung has resigned, Reuters reports. The company says...
Mazda’s Profits Double
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 11:39 am
Mazda Motor Corp.’s sales in the company’s fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 grew 6%...
Chinese Carmakers Prepare Low-Cost Electrics
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 1:24 am
Several domestic carmakers in China are poised to roll out low-priced electric and plug-in models,...
SAIC’s Quarterly Profit Up 5%
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 10:15 am
SAIC Motor Corp., China’s largest carmaker, posted a net profit in the third quarter of...
Shanghai Offers Free License Plates for Tesla Customers
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 1:36 am
Shanghai says its citizens who buy a Tesla Model S electric sedan in won’t have...
Honda Cuts Outlook as Profits Rise
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Honda Motor Co.’s revenue in the July-September fiscal quarter grew 4% to 3 trillion yen...
Volkswagen Vows to Launch 20 EVs and Plug-ins in China
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm
Volkswagen AG tells reporters it will introduce more than 20 plug-in and all-electric vehicles in...
Car Production in Japan Drops Again
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 12:04 am
Domestic car production in Japan declined 3% to 800,000 vehicles in September, marking the third...
China Could Become Cadillac’s Biggest Market by 2020
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac luxury brand says China may become its largest national market by...
VW Owners in China Protest Company’s Recall
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm
Owners of Volkswagen Beetle and Sagitar (Jetta) cars staged demonstrations at VW dealerships in several...
Toyota Retains Global Sales Lead
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm
Toyota Motor Corp. and its affiliates sold 7.6 million vehicles worldwide in the first nine...
Lear Adds Four Factories in China
Posted: October 24, 2014 at 8:00 am
Seating and electrical systems specialist Lear Corp. tells AutoBeat Asia it will add four plants...
Kia’s Revenue, Profits Shrink
Posted: October 24, 2014 at 1:27 am
Third-quarter vehicle sales climbed 13% to 712,000 units for Kia Motors Corp. But revenue slipped...
Hyundai Profits Fall 28%
Posted: October 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm
Hyundai Motor Corp. says unfavorable exchange rates cut its net profit to 1.6 trillion won...
Nissan Adds 260,000 Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall
Posted: October 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Nissan Motor Co. has added 260,000 vehicles in Japan, Europe and China to a global...
Ferrari Fined in U.S. for Not Filing Safety Reports
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm
Ferrari SpA has been fined $3.5 million (€2.8 million) for failing to file quarterly “early...
Mercedes AMG to Buy 25% of Motorcycle Make MV Agusta
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG performance unit is acquiring a 25% stake in Italian high-performance motorcycle manufacturer...
Russia Raises Interest Rate to 9.5%
Posted: October 31, 2014 at 12:46 pm
The Central Bank of Russia has hiked its prime interest rate again, this time to...
Russian Billionaire Buys Nurburgring Race Track
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm
Viktor Kharitonin, chairman of Moscow-based Pharmstandard OJSC, has agreed to buy control of Germany’s famed...
Germany Proposes Autobahn Fee for Foreign Users
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm
The German government wants to charge foreigners who use its high-speed autobahn highways as much...
VW Profit Rises 16%
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 7:04 am
Volkswagen AG’s revenue in July-September 2014 grew 4% to €48.9 billion. Earnings before interest and...
Renault’s Revenue Rises on Flat Sales
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 1:12 am
Renault Group’s vehicle sales were unchanged at 612,900 units in July-September. But revenue climbed 7%...
FCA’s Pretax Profit Rises 7%
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV posted earnings before interest and taxes of €926 million in the...
FCA to Spin Off Ferrari
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is expected to raise about €910 million by selling 10% of...
Production Cuts Widen in Russia
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 12:05 am
At least three more carmakers are reducing production in Russia as continuing economic pressures hurt...
Sweden Drops Interest Rates to Zero
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm
Sweden’s central bank has lowered its index interest rate to zero in hopes of stimulating...
Truck Sales Jump Nearly 13%
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Deliveries of commercial trucks across Europe climbed to 186,900 units in September from 165,700 a...
Le-Mounier to Head SKF Automotive
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 2:42 am
Swedish bearings maker SKF Group has named Stephane Le-Mounier president of its SKF Automotive, effective...
Marussia F1 Team Goes into Administration
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 12:18 am
The Marussia Formula One racing team has become the second F1 competitor in seven days...
Ecclestone Backs Sale, Return of Caterham F1 Team
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 12:36 am
Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone favors the sale of bankrupt Caterham Sport Ltd. and is...
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