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  • DETROIT— Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars in the U.S. because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries.

  • DETROIT, July 13- Honda Motor Co Ltd on Friday will unveil its newest-generation Accord, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win market share as Detroit automakers shift focus to SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. Honda declined to discuss details ahead of Friday's event in Detroit. "There has been no new news on the...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, July 12- When Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller vowed to reform the carmaker after its emissions scandal, decentralising power from its Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany was a top priority. That commitment is now being put to the test in one of the company's most important international projects: building a low-cost car for India.

  • DETROIT, July 12- Chinese automakers are on track to produce 49 of the 103 new electric car models that will be launched globally by 2020, as part of China's push to accelerate the switch to battery power from oil, according to a new forecast released on Wednesday. U.S. consulting firm AlixPartners also said China is aiming to have nearly two-thirds of the world's...

  • Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan

    No state has shown greater improvement in the 11-year history of CNBC's Top States rankings. In fact, no state has come even close.

  • "We will win," said Travis Parks, a Nissan employee and union supporter who lives in Carthage, Mississippi. Nissan managers say they believe a union would be bad for the company, but also say workers are free to choose. Nissan spokeswoman Parul Bajaj said the company will not be passive in the face of the organizing drive, signaling managers will try to dissuade...

  • DETROIT— Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation's largest automotive recall. The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, all with a type of inflator that previously was thought to be safe. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a statement...

  • DETROIT— Officials say an eight-year contract will keep the North American International Auto Show at downtown Detroit's Cobo Center through 2025.. The auto show's Executive Director Rod Alberts says in a statement that Cobo Center is a "world-class venue" that benefited from $279 million in recent renovations. An earlier agreement to keep the show at Cobo...

  • DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its new Model 3 sedan. The Model 3, cheaper than Tesla's existing cars, goes on sale this month and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of new customers to the brand. About six months ago, the company began deploying the...

  • The recall covers certain Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires distributed by California- based Giti Tire USA and sold at Firestone stores. The company says in documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a crack can develop in the lower sidewall after being in use for several months.

  • DETROIT— Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result of a crash. Ramon V. Kuffo, 81, of Hialeah, Florida, was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer when the air bag inflator ruptured, on June 18, 2016. Honda was Takata's biggest customer before the problems surfaced.

  • Shoabing Xu, a postdoctoral research fellow, sat in the driver’s seat as a safety precaution during a demonstration of an autonomous car at the MCity testing grounds at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., July 6, 2017.

    Self-driving shuttle buses provided by a French company are operating at a University of Michigan test track, N.Y. Times reports.

  • DETROIT— About a year ago, Volkswagen agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that its diesel vehicles cheated on U.S. emissions tests. Included was up to $10 billion for owners of about 450,000 VWs and Audis to either buy back or repair vehicles with 2- liter engines. Owners would get $5,100 to $10,000 in...

  • AMMAN, Jordan— The national carriers of Jordan and Kuwait announced Sunday that passengers will once again be allowed to carry personal electronics, including laptops, on board U.S.-bound flights, ending a ban that had been imposed in March. In March, the U.S. had banned laptops from airplane cabins on direct, U.S.-bound flights from 10 cities in the Middle East...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a two-story home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African-American neighborhood in San Francisco more than two decades ago. Today, the couple is living in a motel after they were evicted last year, having lost a foreclosure battle. The nation's homeownership rate...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Registrations of Tesla Inc vehicles in California, by far the largest market of the luxury electric car maker, fell 24 percent in April from a year ago, according to data from IHS Markit. "In the first month of the quarter, Tesla builds cars primarily for overseas markets, in the second month for North American markets and in the third month for the...

  • CARLETON, Mich., July 7- Two lanes apart at a noisy, fast-paced auto auction near Detroit, two vehicles show why major U.S. automakers have a problem with used cars. In one lane of the Manheim auction facility, a black 2015 Chevy Malibu sedan with barely 20,000 miles on it sold for just over $13,000, less than half its original sticker price. In the other lane, a white 2013...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Registrations of Tesla Inc vehicles in California, by far the largest market of the luxury electric car maker, fell 24 percent in April from a year ago, according to data from IHS Markit. Tesla declined to comment on California registration figures and noted that second-quarter global deliveries rose 53 percent from a year earlier, to just...

  • General Motors' Chevrolet logo is displayed during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    For the first time in the history of the North American Car of the Year, the winner will not be chosen among Detroit automakers.

  • GM Crossover SUV vehicles roll off the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan.

    A downturn in car sales after two record years is prompting companies to scale back domestic production, particularly for smaller vehicles. NYT reports.