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Chrysler grudgingly expands airbag recall

Under pressure from safety regulators, Chrysler expands its recall of older trucks while insisting airbags do not pose a threat.  More

Ford dumps Microsoft for Blackberry

Ford upgrades Sync system that spanned customer complaints, replacing Microsoft operating system with one from Blackberry.  More

Always look when you change lanes - AAA

Blind sport monitoring and lane departure warning systems in new cars offer some protection but don't work in every situation.  More

VW Bus sells for a groovy $235,000

A 1955 23-window VW bus sold at an auction in Germany for the highest amount ever paid for one.  More

Tesla's stock plunges along with oil prices

Shares of Tesla have plummeted. But are sinking gas prices the reason for Tesla's woes? Or just a coincidence?  More

More Americans are behind on car payments

Car sales are up, but more Americans are falling behind on their payments.  More

Lamborghini is planning a plug-in hybrid SUV

While the Asterion probably won't be built for the public, its plug-in powertrain may find its way into the new Urus SUV.  More

James Bond's new Aston Martin unveiled

The DB10 was developed especially for the next Bond production.  More

Huracán - The Lamborghini you can drive to the supermarket

The Italian exotic automaker's latest product shows a new, more refined, side.  More

For some, gasoline has fallen below $2

Increased U.S. oil production, sluggish European and Asian economies and more fuel efficient cars are driving prices down.  More

Chrysler will replace airbags in 149,000 trucks

The airbags are made by Japanese company Takata and have been linked to at least five deaths.  More

Takata says refusal to comply with regulator is best for customer safety

Takata executives to tell Congress that it is best to keep recall focused on states with high humidity.  More

Chevy Colorado beats F-150 for Truck of the Year

General Motors' new Chevrolet Colorado has been named the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.  More

Takata poised to defy U.S. regulators over exploding airbags

Embattled auto parts supplier Takata appears ready to defy U.S. regulators, taking no action ahead of a deadline to expand its recall of flawed airbags.  More

Fancy building a Rolls-Royce? Get in line

Rolls-Royce is hiring a record number of apprentices next year but competition to help build the luxury cars is ferocious.  More

6 reasons car buyers are back

Car buyers flood dealerships in November, making it one of the best months for automakers in the last eight years.  More

Bentley Grand Convertible: Open air driving for the very few

The full-sized 530-horsepower Bentley Grand Convertible will be built in very limited numbers.  More

Regulator tells Chrysler to begin exploding airbag recalls by Monday

Federal safety regulators are demanding that Chrysler and Takata, maker of the exploding airbag, immediately step up efforts to recall cars nationwide.  More

Honda underreported 1,729 deaths and injuries

Eight of the accidents involved Takata airbags, which can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel.  More

Cool cars from the LA Auto Show

There are some of the standout vehicles on display this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  More

BMW i3 named 2015 Green Car of the Year

The German automaker's plug-in electric car beat out diesel-powered, bi-fuel, and natural gas contenders.  More

Bumpy ride for Ford's car-testing robots

Get a passenger-seat view of the robots that perform Ford's car testing.  More

Crash test fail for minivans

Crash test minivans: Nissan Quest is the worst, Toyota Sienna is the best.  More

Takata airbag victims looked like they had been shot or stabbed

Lawsuits, accident reports say police search for killers only to discover that it was an exploding airbag which killed drivers they were designed to protect.  More

Elon Musk: Model X doesn't have a door problem

Tesla denies concerns about the car's distinctive falcon wing doors.  More

Feds call for nationwide Takata airbag recall

The government is asking automakers and airbag maker Takata to expand what is now a regional recall of 8 million vehicles for exploding airbags.  More

The hot new car color is ... brown

Warm color shades are becoming more popular as SUV sales grow and paint technology improves.  More

Ford's new Shelby Mustang GT350 unveiled

Ford unvewils the latest version of its high-performance pony car, the Shelby Mustang GT350.  More

Best Cars to Buy - Kelley Blue Book

These 12 vehicles provide the best value for your dollar according to the car experts at KBB.  More

GM recall victims get another month to seek money

Potential victims of the massive General Motors recall over faulty ignition switches will have an extra month to file claims seeking compensation.  More

Exploding airbag maker faces criminal probe

Takata tells analysts it is facing a federal criminal probe of exploding airbags in addition to investigation by safety regulators.  More

Mary Barra pulls out of award ceremony after protests

Mary Barra was to receive a legacy award from the National Women's History Museum in Washington on Monday.  More

Volkswagen Golf named Car of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the German hatchback the best new car for 2015.  More

Honda recalls 170,000 more vehicles over exploding airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because their airbags might explode.  More

Inside Pagani's $2 million supercar

Exclusivity is the name of the game. No other car comes close to the Huayra's look and feel.  More

What did Mary Barra know about the GM recall, and when did she know it?

Emails show GM was preparing to fix flawed ignition switch weeks before it notified safety regulators or car owners, raising questions about CEO Barra's knowledge of problem.  More

Honda expands exploding airbag recall

Honda expanded its recall of cars at risk of having their airbags explode.  More

Takata hid results of secret airbag tests - report

Embattled auto parts supplier Takata Corp. tested its airbags for flaws far earlier than previously admitted, and worked to hide the results, according to a new report.  More

Tesla growing pains don't worry Elon Musk

The launch of Tesla's Model X is pushed back a few months to the third quarter of 2015.  More

Toyota's 850-horsepower Camry is insane

Customized race car revealed at Las Vegas trade show.  More

GM offering $25 gift cards to people who fix recalled cars

General Motors is using $25 gift cards to entice more than a million owners of cars that were recalled for ignition switch problems to get their cars repaired.  More

Oops. Ford recalls cars to fix 'improper' recall

Ford calls back 38,000 Crown Vics, Town Cars and Grand Marquis that were incorrectly repaired in recent recall.  More

Mercedes Coupe: Looks sharp, drives dull

Peter Valdes-Dapena takes the new Mercedes S550 Coup for a test drive. Even though it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and full of technology, when it comes to driving fun, the car is lackluster.  Play

Cheap gas reignites America's love affair with gas guzzlers

Americans celebrate gas below $3 by snapping up the big SUVs and pickups they had been waiting to buy.  More

Ferrari fined $3.5 million

The Italian supercar maker failed to report three fatal crashes to federal regulators.  More

Hyundai and Kia to pay record EPA fine

The Korean automakers understated greenhouse gas emissions from their vehicles.  More

Honda, Takata sued over exploding airbags

Federal lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of owners of 5 million Hondas with airbags at risk of exploding.  More

The fix for exploding airbags may be more deadly than the problem

Critics question Toyota's plans to disable airbags when it runs out of replacements for the defective airbags at risk of exploding.  More

GM spokesman becomes 'Chevy Guy' thanks to 'technology and stuff'

'Chevy Guy' Rikk Wilde became a viral sensation bumbling his way through a World Series presentation Wednesday night.  More

Ferrari: Hot cars, wild year

Ferrari has been on a wild ride this year, with a management shake up and new plans to split from its parent company. But the company still makes some of the hottest cars on the planet.  More

382,000 Ram pickups recalled for fire risk

Potential for a fuel leak and fire is behind the recall of nearly 382,000 Dodge Ram trucks.  More

GM's new Volt to be faster, more efficient

General Motors will unveil a re-engineered second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show in January.  More

GM recalls will mean smaller bonuses for factory workers

Neither CEO Mary Barra nor a company spokesman would estimate how much employees might take home this year through the profit-sharing program.  More

Most reliable cars - Consumer Reports

These cars, trucks and SUVs scored best in the magazine's latest survey of vehicle owners.  More

Toyota cuts stake in Tesla

Tesla's other big auto maker investor, Daimler, announced last week that it had sold its stake.  More

First drive in a $2 million super car

Peter Valdes-Dapena takes the $2 million Pagani Huayra for a spin on a track to test if it's worth the ambitious price tag.  Play

Burning rubber in a 707-hp muscle car

The first drive in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful factory made muscle car.  Play

Airbag recall could expand

Senior official says "investigation is not over".  More

Mercedes parent unplugs its Tesla investment

Daimler sells its 4% stake in the electric car-maker after five years as an investor.  More

Tesla blocked from selling in Michigan

Michigan governor Snyder signs bill that Tesla says will block it from opening either a store or showroom in Big Three's home state.  More

Remember 'Easy Rider'? That bike just sold for $1.35 million

Captain America's bike exceeds auctioneer's estimate.  More

Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

An elite group of forty Porsche enthusiasts were treated to a private tour of the Sistine Chapel on Saturday -- the first corporate charity event ever held there.  More

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

After recent death in Florida, NHTSA and Toyota putting out word to car owners covered by the recall of 7.9 million vehicles to bring them in for repairs as soon as possible.  More
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