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  • GM ignition switch deaths rise to 27
    13 October
    DETROIT (AP) - At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has…
  • Ford hiring 850 workers for new truck
    13 October
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is hiring 850 workers to help build its new F-150 pickup truck. The company says 500 of the workers will go to the Dearborn Truck plant, where the F-150 is assembled. Three hundred workers will go to the Dearborn Stamping…
  • NADA Chairman: Keep Automotive Retailing and Financing Competitive for Car Buyers
    09 October
    DETROIT (Oct. 7, 2014) -- Competition in automotive retailing is the cornerstone of the franchised new-car dealer network which benefits both car buyers and automakers, said Forrest McConnell, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association. "Competing with the dealer down the street or on the…
  • Feds probe power steering in Ford midsize cars
    06 October
    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of power-assisted steering failure in three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models. The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan.…
  • Chrysler recalls commercial vans to fix headrests
    06 October
    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling more than 31,000 full-size commercial vans to fix a problem with the headrests. The recall covers 2014 Ram ProMaster vans. The company says the headrests can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person's head and the head restraint.…
  • GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars
    03 October
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors announced two more recalls, pushing its total for the year to more than 70, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America. The biggest of Friday's recalls covers just over 290,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X SUVs in the U.S.…
  • Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September
    01 October
    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales…
  • Police in birthplace of GM give Ford SUVs a spin
    30 September
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The birthplace of General Motors is giving Ford SUVs a spin as the city's latest police vehicles. The Flint Journal reports Flint's state-appointed emergency manager Darnell Earley last week singed a resolution to pay a Ford dealer more than $78,000 for…