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  • GM completes recall investigation Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    GM completes recall investigation

    General Motors Victim Compensation Fund finishes its review; turns down 9 out of 10 claims.

  • Toyota drives forward with alternative inflators Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Toyota drives forward with alternative inflators

    Toyota says it's testing potential alternatives to Takata air-bag inflators.

  • Recalls driving auto dismay Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Recalls driving auto dismay

    Consumers' satisfaction with automobiles hits an 11-year low; recalls and higher prices to blame.

  • Survey: Recalls make Americans less satisfied with cars Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    DETROIT— Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade, and it's largely because they're getting sick of dealing with recalls. "While it is true that all cars are now much better than they were 10 to 20 years ago, it is alarming that so many of them have quality problems," said Claes Fornell, chairman and founder of the survey.

  • Auto stocks under pressure Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Auto stocks under pressure

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how airlines and autos are dealing with the drop in crude oil prices.

  • BEIJING, Aug 24- A General Motors Co joint venture in China will invest 3 billion yuan to build a factory dedicated to green cars, a spokeswoman said on Monday. SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-way joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors Holdings Ltd, began construction of the plant on Friday in the southwestern province of Guangxi. Automakers in China are...

  • High-tech roadways that could charge your vehicle Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    A simulation of what it may look like if special EV charging lanes were added to a British Motorway.

    Automakers and governments are working to make the world's roadways more advanced and better for the environment.

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Consumer electronics company Apple Inc has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated driving. Since January, Apple has hired Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen AG engineer with expertise in automated driving, and...

  • When a standard $1 million car just won't do Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    A McLaren P1

    McLaren's Special Operations division was set up in 2009 to help car buyers transform fantasy into sheet metal.

  • The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 384,000 cars from the 2008 model year. The agency says in documents posted Friday that it received 19 consumer complaints that the air bag control computer failed in the Accord, which then was Honda's top-selling model. Honda said it is cooperating with the investigation and will...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Indian carmaker Tata Motors Ltd said on Friday' many' of the 5,800 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles it had at Tianjin port in China were likely to have been damaged in the recent chemical explosion that killed more than a hundred people. The company said it has yet to determine the exact extent of the damage, joining other global carmakers such as...

  • Toyota turning away from Takata Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Toyota turning away from Takata

    Toyota is buying 13 million airbag inflators from a Takata rival. - Reuters.

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Toyota Motor Corp, seeking to reduce its risk from potentially lethal Takata Corp air-bag inflators, will buy millions of the component from smaller parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co, people familiar with the matter said. Toyota based the amount of Nippon Kayaku purchases on the number of vehicles with Takata-made inflators it thinks could become...

  • Aug 20- Two U.S. senators on Thursday called on Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp to immediately recall all vehicles containing the company's air bags, a demand that could affect more than 50 million cars on U.S. roads. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey, both Democrats, serve on a Senate panel that has been investigating problems with Takata air bags...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 20- Martin Leach, the former Chief Operating Officer at Ford Europe, is recruiting staff for a new electric car manufacturer based mainly in China and California, the executive told Reuters on Thursday. Auto industry veteran Leach, who has held senior positions at Mazda and Maserati, declined to say which company is backing the new venture, but said, "...

  • Buckle up: The 10 best cars for teen drivers Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
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    The list factors in total cost of ownership and only includes models that have earned a top safety rating from IIHS.

  • Aug 20- Two U.S. senators on Thursday called on Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp to immediately recall all vehicles containing the company's air bags. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey, both Democrats, serve on a Senate panel that has been investigating problems with Takata air bags that can rupture and spew metal shards at vehicle occupants.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— An automotive parts supply company based in India is planning to build a $150 million plant in Tuscaloosa and create 650 jobs, Alabama Gov. Alabama is home to three automotive manufacturing plants, an engine manufacturing plant and many other facilities that offer parts and services. The company qualifies for more than $22 million in a 10- year...

  • Audi set to rival Tesla's Model X with electric SUV Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    German automaker Audi is set to rival Tesla's much anticipated Model X with the unveiling of an electric car with a range of over 310 miles.

  • Audi to unveil rival to Tesla X at Frankfurt Auto Show Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:28 AM ET

    BERLIN— German carmaker Audi says it's planning to unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of over 310 miles— well beyond the range of rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and soon-to-launch Model X. Audi says in a statement Wednesday its as-yet unnamed electric SUV will begin production in 2018. It will unveil the vehicle at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show,...