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The 57-cent part at the center of GM's recall crisis

A tiny part inside the ignition switch was apparently the problem that caused 13 deaths, a massive recall, and numerous federal probes. Here's why it matters.  More

GM to invest in Detroit auto plant

The auto maker says it will invest $384 million to upgrade a plant making Chevrolet Volt.  More

GM's tough call: How to pay recall victims

GM is looking into whether, and what, to pay victims of the faulty ignition switch, even though 2009 bankruptcy gave it a shield from lawsuits.  More

Tesla stock climbs higher after reports of NJ ban appeal

The electric car company is fighting NJ's ban on direct car sales in the legislature and now, reportedly, in court. Under the current law, it must stop selling cars in NJ by April 15.  More

Chrysler recalls 870,000 SUVs

The company will fix a problem with the brake system in 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos.  More

Barra's recall apology not enough, families say

Families of crash victims say GM CEO Mary Barra apologized Monday night, but it's not good enough. They are demanding GM pull the cars off the road.  More

BMW bets big on South Carolina

The German automaker is investing $1 billion in its factory in Spartanburg, and it will become BMW's biggest manufacturing facility.  More

GM never told us, said safety regulator

NHTSA head says regulator would have acted differently if it received more information from GM.  More

Tesla car doors can be hacked

A security researchers has found that simple hacking techniques can open a Tesla's doors -- and expose its location.  More

GM recalls reach nearly 7 million

With latest recall to fix steering problem, GM's recalls have reached nearly 7 million vehicles so far in 2014.  More

GM sales unscathed by recall crisis

GM reports much stronger than forecast sales in March report, outpacing growth at some rivals.  More

New GM recall affects 1.3 million cars

The recall comes one day before CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress about how GM handled the ignition switch recall.  More

GM's Barra: We don't know what went wrong

GM CEO Barra testifies that company still doesn't know why there was a 10-year delay in recalling cars for a flawed ignition switch that killed at least 13.  More

GM to finally reveal names of recall crash victims

GM will have to reveal further details about the crashes caused by faulty ignition switches to regulators by April 3, and that information will be made public.  More

U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras

Automakers will be required to install rear-facing cameras in most new vehicles by May 2018, a federal agency announced Monday.  More

Five questions for Mary Barra on GM's recall

GM CEO Barra has apologized repeatedly for the 13 deaths tied to the flawed recall of 2.6 million cars, but she faces some tough questions by Congress on Tuesday.  More

Documents show GM, regulator dropped ball before fatal crashes

GM considered ignition fix in 2005 but rejected it due to cost, while federal regulator considered opening probe in '07, seven years ahead of ignition recall.  More

GM's recall problems grow

GM says it has ordered dealers to stop selling its best selling U.S. car model.  More

GM: Steps to a recall nightmare

These are the events that led up to GM's worldwide recall of 1.6 million cars, blamed for at least 12 deaths.  More

Tesla reaches deal to keep selling in New York

Tesla will be able to keep its five company-owned stores in New York but agrees to dealerships in the future.  More

Tesla installs fire shields under Model S

Elon Musk blogs that Model S cars built since March 6 have anti-fire titanium shields.  More

BMW 535d: Serious diesel performance

The BMW 535d doesn't drive like a traditional diesel. It performs just like its gas-powered brethren, but with fuel savings to spare.  Play

South Carolina plant to become BMW's largest

BMW announces $1 billion investment in its South Carolina plant to will boost the factory's production by 50%.  More

Tesla sales back on in New Jersey

Tesla Motors gets 15 more days to sell its electric cars in New Jersey, and legislation may let the automaker sell directly to consumers for much longer.  More

Lawyer wants recalled GM cars off the road

A Texas judge will hear an emergency motion on April 4 about forcing GM to take its recall a step further.  More

Subaru Forester: Worth the ride

The Subaru Forester doesn't score too many points on its looks, but it wins on pretty much everything else.  Play

Slow down! A ticket hikes up your insurance

Failing to signal a turn could result in a 19% increase in your auto insurance cost.  More

Nissan recalls 1 million vehicles due to airbag flaw

Nissan recalls 1 million cars for software fix to problem that can cause front passenger airbag to not deploy in case of an accident.  More

GM recall: A civil case or criminal prosecution?

Toyota's $1.2 billion recall fine could be a harbinger for GM. What Mary Barra can expect when she appears before Congress next week.  More

Will the 200 sedan energize Chrysler?

The midsize sedan faces some market challenges, but it's the company's best effort yet to compete with the Accords, Camrys and Fusions of the world.  More

Arizona may allow Tesla sales

State lawmakers in Arizona are pushing a bill that would give Tesla Motors the green light to sell its electric cars directly to consumers rather than through dealerships.  More

Sell your wheels, now

The supply of used cars is finally increasing, which means that your chance to ge the best price is running out.  More

Toyota Corolla S: Sharp looks, dull drive

The Toyota Corolla S looks good from the outside, but the drive, brakes and steering leave a lot to be desired. For the money, you could do better.  Play

GM CEO Mary Barra to testify before Congress

GM CEO Mary Barra will testify before a congressional subcommittee on April 1 as part of an inquiry into the automakers' handling of a flawed ignition switch.  More

Toyota's huge fine won't dent its $60 billion cash pile

Toyota agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle a criminal probe into its conduct during a massive recall four years ago. But for the world's richest automaker, that shouldn't be a problem.  More

Customers not scared off by GM recall

Prices for recalled models staying steady and experts believe GM's new car sales will not suffer due to recall woes.  More

Toyota's new Corolla: No longer the king of the hill

I had hopes that the world's most popular car would, once again, be something great. Sorry, but it's not.  More

Porsche to replace GT3 engines due to fire risk

To deal with the risk of engine fires, Porsche dealers will install all-new engines in high performance GT3 sports cars.  More

GM recalls 1.2 million SUVs for air bag issue

More than a million midsize crossovers recalled to fix problem with seat-mounted airbag, with separate recalls announced on Cadillac brakes and an instrument panel for full-size vans.  More

GM recalls a sour note, spoiling positive reviews for its vehicles

In the wake of even more recalls, we look at how third-party reviewers and ratings agencies view GM cars and trucks.  More

GM hasn't notified recall victims' families

GM has yet to release names of at least 12 people killed by ignition flaw and even the families don't know who's on the list.  More

Paris pollution leads to car ban

The air pollution in Paris has become so bad that the French government has introduced a temporary driving ban.  More

Honda Odyssey recall ties 900,000 minivans to fire risk

Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 minivans for a defect that could increase fire risk.  More

Tesla's Musk: N.J. direct sales ban is 'twisted'

Facing New Jersey regulation that bars the company from selling electric cars directly to buyers, Tesla turns to showrooming and blog brawling.  More

Barra on recall: 'Terrible things happened'

GM CEO Barra gives more blunt assessment of problems with GM recall, promises changes in way recalls are handled in future.  More

GM recall: 10 things you need to know

It seems like things keep changing with GM's recall of 1.4 million cars for ignition problems. Here's where things stand now.  More

Tesla CEO fights back in New Jersey

Elon Musk tells N.J. customers to buy Tesla cars in New York or Pennsylvania after Garden State bans direct sales of the cars.  More

GM recall: Mary Barra's ultimate test

If she performs well during this safety investigation, Barra will reinforce her leadership. Or it could become a baptism by fire.  More

GM ignition switch issue surfaced in 2001

It wasn't clear from the document if the issue discovered in 2001 was the same one tied to 13 deaths and a recent recall of 1.4 million cars in North America.  More

Repairs for recalled GM cars to start in April

Dealers need to stockpile large numbers of needed parts before they begin fixing cars with dangerous defect.  More

NJ agrees to ban Tesla's direct sales

A New Jersey agency has agreed that all automakers, including Tesla, must sell cars through franchised dealers in New Jersey.  More

Broadband on wheels: Connectivity is the new MPG

Audi's new A3 sedan is first with 4G LTE high-speed connectivity.  More

Reports: U.S. Attorney investigating General Motors recall

A federal prosecutor has reportedly launched a criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of a vehicle fault that resulted in at least 13 deaths.  More

Tesla lashes out at Chris Christie

Musk's electric car maker could see its dealerships closed down in New Jersey.  More

Coolest cars under $25,000

These are the cars that are the most fun to drive for less than $25,000, Kelley Blue Book saysyes maaam.  More

GM might not pay for recall deaths

GM and Chrysler both received a liability shield on accidents that took place before their 2009 bankruptcies.  More

Congress to investigate GM recall

Did General Motors and industry regulators fail to detect safety problems that may have led to 13 traffic deaths? A House panel has now opened an investigation, and will hold a hearing in coming weeks.  More

GM appoints team to investigate recall

Outside law firms will assist in General Motors' investigation into problems that led to 1.4 million-vehicle recall.  More

GM raising Corvette prices

Citing high demand, General Motors is increasing the base sticker price of the popular sports car by $2,000.  More

Tesla's $5 billion battery factory

The enormous size of the electric automaker's planned facility will give it leverage in future negotiations with partnering manufacturers.  More

Chrysler orders donated Vipers destroyed

Cars were being used in trade school training programs and have outlived their usefulness, the automaker says.  More

6 crucial cars from the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

Some may never hit the U.S. market, but these vehicles show where the industry is headed.  More

Ford CEO Mulally gets $14 million in stock bonus

Alan Mulally gets $13.8 million in new stock for his 2013 performance.  More

Hot cars from the Geneva Motor Show

These are some of the most striking cars that have rolled out at one of Europe's biggest automotive events.  More

Renault-Nissan alliance pushes economies of scale

The two auto brands aim for 70% joint development of vehicles under the "common module family" method.  More

Barra defends GM's recall response

In letter to GM employees, new CEO Mary Barra says automaker took proper steps on controversial recall.  More

TrueCar takes the haggle out of car buying

TrueCar's Scott Painter wants to bring transparency and ease to the auto industry.  More

9 ways the RV economy is bouncing back

After years of stagnation, the market for snowmobiles, boats, and ATVs is ready to hit the gas.  More

Big SUVs soldier on, in smaller numbers

They suffered a setback in the last decade. Now GM dominates the category and is betting big on these large vehicles.  More

Jeep unveils new Renegade SUV

The new subcompact SUV will be built in Italy and sold in 100 countries around the world.  More
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