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  1. GM compensation fund death claims hit 131

    The victim compensation fund has seen a sharp increase in claims since Friday, including six additional death claims.

  2. House Dems defend NHTSA: 'The fault here lies squarely with GM'

    Two House Democrats criticized a Republican report that harshly criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to discover defects in General Motors cars linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes.

    • 5:35 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA faces harsh criticism in Senate hearing

    Washington The highest-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under withering criticism Tuesday from senators of both parties, but refused to accept blame for failing to discover defects in now-recalled General Motors cars that h

    • 4:00 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. working to fill NHTSA chief job quickly

    Washington U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Detroit News interview the White House is getting closer to naming a new chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  3. GM to add 750 jobs at Missouri plant

    General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will add about 750 new jobs and a third shift early next year at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri to help meet demand for the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

    • 10:17 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    House report blasts NHTSA for failing to spot GM ignition defect

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a series of critical mistakes and had 'ample information' that should have allowed the agency to discover General Motors' ignition switch defect linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes, a congressional report released late Monday found.

  4. GM's Opel scales back Russian production as car market shrinks

    General Motors Co.'s European division Opel is cutting jobs in Russia as the country's car market shrinks amid political turmoil and a weakening currency.

    • 4:05 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Google's vision of driverless future at odds with automakers

    Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads yet won't abide the 'driverless' part.

    • 7:35 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM compensation fund approves 19 death claims, beyond 13 confirmed by automaker

    The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks of operation.

    • 11:20 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA chief tells automakers: time for 'new normal' on recalls

    The highest-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday he has met with executives at 12 major automakers in recent months to urge them to take defect issues more seriously.

    • 4:02 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's sales in Europe up 14.4 percent in August

    Ford Motor Co.'s Europe sales increased 14.4 percent in August, thanks in part to record sales of its Kuga sport-utility vehicle.

    • 8:34 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    U.S. investigates 205,000 Ford Fiesta cars for faulty doors

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into 205,000 Ford Fiesta cars because of complaints the doors failed to latch.

    • 8:18 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    ZF buying Livonia-based TRW Automotive for about $12.4B

    German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said Monday it had agreed to acquire one of the largest U.S. auto suppliers, Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., in a $12.4 billion deal.

    • 4:14 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Automakers oppose Senate bill to boost recall penalties

    Automakers will urge a Senate committee to abandon proposals to hike fines for delayed recalls or impose criminal penalties on auto execs who cover up dangerous safety issues.

    • 8:29 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ex-Ford CEO Mulally undecided on next step, says he won't run for president

    Former Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally said Sunday he will not run for president after leaving the door open last week in an appearance at a conference in ...

  5. Ferrari will boost production to keep pace with super rich

    Ferrari will churn out more cars than previously planned after Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of parent Fiat SpA, takes the top job at the supercar ...

  6. Could new technology devastate auto industry?

    Communications technology has shaken the book business to its foundations, not to mention newspapers, and automobile manufacturers might be the next industry ...

    • 10:07 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Cars-for-hire companies Uber, Lyft jockey for Michigan drivers

    As cars-for-hire services grow, the two major players in Michigan are battling each other for a limited amount of drivers, in some cases wooing them away from ...

    • 9:28 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Q&Auto: Ohio basketball star-turned-Acura TLX czar

    That a corn-fed, Ohio b-ball star is development chief for Acura tells you a lot about American auto-making.

    • 7:55 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Nissan's small car excels at affordability

    The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too.

    • 8:35 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM issues stop sales for two Corvette defects

    General Motors Co. told its dealers to halt sales of about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes for possible defects.

  7. U.S. shrinks Ally stake to 13.8 percent

    Washington The U.S. Treasury said it sold another nearly 9 million shares in its Ally Financial stake, shrinking its remaining stake to 13.8 percent, and has ...

    • 10:13 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford recalls hybrid SUVs to fix stalling problem

    Washington Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is issuing three new recall campaigns covering more than 76,000 vehicles.

  8. 3 versions of 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Editions available this fall

    General Motors Co. said Friday it will offer 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Editions that include carbon fiber looking graphics and a distinctive appearance.

    • 10:49 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    U.S. charges former Ford salesman with odometer fraud

    Washington The Justice Department said Friday a former salesman at a Los Angeles-area Ford dealership and another man were charged with odometer tampering.

    • 6:36 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Carson City, Nev. Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov.

    • 11:36 AM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    SRT wannabe: Dodge Dart GT

    The conservative GT was birthed in a different era. There's no room for 'conservative' in the new Dodge. What does GT portend for 2017 SRT?

  9. GM buys former Lowe Campbell Ewald headquarters

    General Motors has purchased the former Lowe Campbell Ewald headquarters building near its Warren Tech Center and will use the site for expansion of its ...

  10. Toyota recalling 140,000 '14 trucks for air bag problem

    Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall 140,000 new trucks for possible air bag problems

  11. China fines Chrysler, Audi on monopoly charges

    Beijing China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has ...

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