General Motors Co. engineers reported eight years ago that the ignition switches in 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX crossovers could be nudged out of the “on” position by the driver’s knee, according to Reuters, which cites documents released by switch supplier Delphi Automotive plc.
In February a similar issue prompted GM to launch [...]
Court Denies “Park-It” Request for Recalled GM Cars
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 10:22 am
A federal district judge in Texas has rejected an unprecedented request that General Motors Co....
Cadillac Flagged Ignition Switch Problem in 2006
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 9:15 am
General Motors Co. engineers reported eight years ago that the ignition switches in 2004-2006 Cadillac...
Ford to Debut Lincoln Brand in China
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 11:15 am
Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce its Lincoln luxury car brand in China for the...
Nissan to Offer Leaf Buyers Free Battery Charging
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 3:11 am
Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to introduce a new program in July that will give...
JCI Expands Non-Auto Business with $1.6 Billion Acquisition
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to buy Air Distribution Technologies Inc., a huge provider of...
GM Asks Courts to Delay Ignition-Switch Lawsuits
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm
General Motors Co. is asking federal district courts in California and Texas to delay considering...
Mustang Climbs to the Top of the Empire State Building, Again
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 3:02 am
Ford Motor Co. marked the 50th anniversary of its iconic Mustang sport coupe earlier this...
U.S. Indicts Bridgestone Execs for Price Fixing
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm
Three current or former executives at Bridgestone Corp. have been indicted by a federal grand...
GM Replaces PR, HR Chiefs
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:36 am
General Motors Co. has replaced its human resources chief and is looking for a new...
Jeep Fuel Tank Repairs to Begin in August
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:35 am
A campaign to fortify the fuel tanks of 1.6 million Jeep SUVs against rear impacts...
Ontario Prepares to Sell Off GM Shares
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:23 am
Ontario says it intends to sell its remaining shares in General Motors Co. over the...
VIEWPOINT | THE CASE AGAINST AUDITOR ROTATION RULES
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:19 am
Many publicly traded companies in the US may not realize that a growing number of...
Chrysler Takes Charge on Venezuela Currency
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:11 am
Chrysler Group has joined General Motors and Ford in booking a first-quarter charge for an...
Faster, More Effective Collaboration
Posted: April 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Manufacturers today can solve problems faster and more accurately by collaborating in new ways, says...
GM Suspends Two Engineers Cited in Ignition Switch Recall
Posted: April 11, 2014 at 3:38 am
Two General Motors Co. engineers have been placed on paid leave pending further results of...
Honda Reveals Its New Mini-Crossover
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 9:55 am
Honda Motor Co. has released photos of the new HR-V subcompact crossover it will introduce...
New Engine Reformulates Its Own Fuel
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 2:27 am
Southwest Research Institute has developed a novel 4-cylinder engine that uses one cylinder to create...
Hella LED Headlamp System Aims Beam Electronically
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 1:13 am
European versions of the Audi A8 large sedan are being offered with a headlamp system...
Magna Touts All-Plastic Liftgate Program
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Magna International Inc. is producing an all-thermoplastic liftgate for the 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover vehicle,...
Ford Cites Progress in Debugging Its Telematics System
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:31 am
Ford Motor Co. says version 3.6 of its troubled MyFord Touch in-vehicle communication system is...
GM Debuts Chevrolet Trax Mini-SUV
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:12 am
General Motors Co. will begin selling its subcompact SUV Chevrolet Trax in the U.S. and...
GM Sets Up Special Engineering Team on Safety
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm
General Motors Co. has created a new “global product integrity” team to help the company...
Twin-Crank Diesel Outboard Engine Is a Smooth Operator
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:29 am
Diesels are virtually unheard of in the world of outboard boat engines because of their...
PSA to Unveil 340-hp Hybrid at Beijing Auto Show
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:18 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen says it will tease its future design direction for vehicles marketed in...
Volvo Touts Inflatable Child Seat
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:11 am
Researchers at Volvo Car Corp.’s concept center in Los Angeles have developed a super-portable, 11-lb...
NHTSA Drops Ford F-150 Truck Engine Probe
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:35 am
The U.S. has closed an investigation into complaints that the engines in some Ford Motor...
Alpine to Debut Console for Apple’s Infotainment System
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:30 am
Alpine Electronics Inc. is preparing to introduce an aftermarket console that will enable car owners...
Drivers Bullish About Connected Car Technology
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:28 am
Four in five drivers surveyed in America, Australia, and Great Britain believe connectivity will improve...
Chevrolet Freshens Cruze Small Car
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:16 am
General Motors Co. will unveil an updated 2015 Chevrolet Cruze small sedan at the New...
U-Mich Building Connected-Car Test Facility
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:04 am
The University of Michigan expects to complete a $7 million complex in Ann Arbor, Mich.,...
Subaru Plans EV for U.S.
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. plans to return to the electric vehicle with an EV needed...
Ford to Introduce its Lincoln Premium Brand in China
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 11:36 am
Ford Motor Co. hopes to jump into China’s booming luxury car market by introducing its...
Citroen Will Debut New Crossover in China
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 1:57 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen will introduce a production version of its Wild Rubis SUV/crossover concept on...
Tata Abandons Plan for Diesel-Powered Nano
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm
Tata Motors Ltd. has suspended plans to introduce a diesel option for its ultra-low-priced Nano...
Report: Japan Rejects U.S. Plan to Phase Out Auto Tariffs
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:36 am
Japanese trade negotiators have rejected as too slow a U.S. proposal to eliminate American tariffs...
India Car Sales to Revive This Year?
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:24 am
Car sales in India—which fell nearly 8% in the fiscal year ended March 2013—dropped another...
Car Sales in China Climb 8%
Posted: April 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Demand for passenger vehicles in China rose to 1.71 million units last month from 1.58...
Toyota Affiliates to Open Repair Shops in Indonesia, Thailand
Posted: April 11, 2014 at 3:53 am
Car parts suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso and trading house Tokyota Tsusho intend to introduce...
FAW, VW to Produce Plug-in Hybrid in China
Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm
FAW Group’s joint venture with Volkswagen AG plans to build the Audi A6 e-tron—a plug-in...
Beijing Auto Plans IPO Worth As Much As $3.2 Billion
Posted: April 9, 2014 at 12:49 am
Beijing Automotive Group Co. expects to raise between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion in a...
Bosch Hopes to Double Car Parts Business in Asia
Posted: April 8, 2014 at 12:56 am
Robert Bosch GmbH aims to double its annual sales in Asia Pacific to €22.2 billion...
Japan, Australia Agree on Trade Pact
Posted: April 8, 2014 at 12:39 am
Australia and Japan have reached agreement after seven years of talks on a bilateral trade...
Jaguar Land Rover Begins Test Production in China
Posted: April 7, 2014 at 3:02 am
Jaguar Land Rover and partner Chery Automobile Co. have begun testing stamping and body shop...
VW to Make Plug-In Electrics in China
Posted: April 7, 2014 at 1:09 am
Volkswagen AG will use this month’s Beijing auto show to announce plans to produce plug-in...
GM Sales Climb 8% in China
Posted: April 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm
General Motors Co. and its partners sold 313,300 vehicles in China in March compared with...
Lawsuit Links Conti Airbags to GM Ignition Recall
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 10:53 am
A lawsuit filed this week in California claims Continental AG knew about defective General Motors...
March Sales in Europe Jump 10%
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 4:58 am
Registrations of new cars in the EU28 region surged to 1.49 million last month from...
Daimler to Revive Maybach, Pullman Names?
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 1:19 am
Daimler AG plans to revive its Maybach ultra-luxury name late this year in the form...
Report: Maserati May Add Sports Car Model
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 1:02 am
Fiat SpA’s Maserati unit is likely to hike production of its high-performance luxury cars and...
Durheimer to Head Bentley Unit
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Volkswagen AG has named Wolfgang Durheimer to take over as chairman and CEO of its...
BMW Boosts EV Production Ahead of U.S. Launch
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 3:18 am
BMW AG has hiked output of its new i3 electric city car more than 40%...
Ford Sales in Europe Grow 12%
Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:48 am
Ford Motor Co. reports its March sales across Europe advanced 12% to 157,900 units in...
PSA’s Alliances with Other Carmakers to Continue
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares says the company will continue current alliances with other...
Economic Confidence Slips in Germany
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:43 am
Optimism among financial analysts about the future of Germany’s economy has slipped in April. But...
Ferrari F1 Chief Domenicali Resigns
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 1:33 am
Stefano Domenicali, who has headed Ferrari SpA’s Formula One team since 2008, resigned on Monday...
Car Sales Drop 27% in Turkey
Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:39 am
Demand for passenger cars in Turkey fell to 37,800 units last month from 51,800 in...
PSA to Simplify Lineup in Bid to Boost Margins
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen says it will reduce the number of models it offers to 26...
Opel Could Break Even in 2015
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:33 am
Adam Opel AG hopes to break even in 2016, but analysts say the General Motors...
VW Refuses to Raise Bid for Scania Shares
Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:16 am
Volkswagen AG says it won’t richen its offer to buy the 37% of commercial truckmaker...
BMW Engine Recall Goes Global
Posted: April 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm
BMW AG is recalling about 425,000 vehicles worldwide to check for loose bolts that could...
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