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  • U.S. adds 2 models to probe of Ford door latches
    03 March
    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are adding two models to an investigation of Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close properly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it's including the 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars to the…
  • APA: Ford Performance-The Innovation Driver
    03 March
    (DETROIT) -- The Automotive Press Association held a luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on Friday, February 27 on the topic of Ford Performance, the innovation driver. Newly appointed Director of the Ford Performance Group, Dave Pericak spoke about the division as a source of…
  • Strong US economy helps automakers plow through snowy weather and boost sales
    03 March
    DETROIT (AP) - Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow likely took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales last month, but most automakers are still reporting gains thanks to the strong economy. General Motors' sales rose 4.2 percent over last February, while Chrysler's sales…
  • Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts 6 pct US sales gain
    03 March
    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler overcame freezing temperatures and a barrage of Northeast snowstorms to post a 6 percent U.S. sales gain last month, a sign that the customers brushed off the snow and continued to buy cars. The company sold nearly 164,000 cars and…
  • Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem
    02 March
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor America wasn't immediately available for…
  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour gets new look amid $4.7M upgrade
    27 February
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The Ford Rouge Factory Tour that gives visitors a close-up look at the making of the automaker's F-150 pickup has received a $4.7 million upgrade. The tour runs from The Henry Ford, a Dearborn history attraction that includes Henry Ford Museum…
  • GM, opponents make arguments in bankruptcy court over shield
    19 February
    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge this week heard arguments in New York from consumers who are suing General Motors, saying their cars dropped in value because of a defect with its ignition switches. Attorneys for GM and several groups of plaintiffs argued…
  • General Motors hires new legal chief
    19 February
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has hired a top lawyer from a large plastics and chemical company as its new general counsel. The company says Craig Glidden will become general counsel starting March 1. The 57-year-old Glidden replaces Michael Millikin, who withstood criticism from lawmakers…
  • Goodyear beats 4Q profit forecasts
    17 February
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a sharp jump in its fourth-quarter net income, thanks to a $2 billion tax credit that offset unfavorable currency conditions and weak sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Shares of Goodyear rose…
  • Death toll from General Motors ignition switches rises to 56
    16 February
    DETROIT (AP) - The death toll linked to crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 56. The new total, which is four more than last week, was posted Monday on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg and…
  • GM to build 200-mile electric car at Michigan plant
    12 February
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says it will build an electric car with a 200-mile range at a factory north of Detroit. The small hatchback will be based on the Chevrolet Bolt concept car shown at the Detroit auto show last month. GM has said…
  • Booming SUV market gets new entries
    12 February
    DETROIT (AP) - SUV sales are growing at a rapid pace- and automakers hope to cash in on the boom with some updated models at this year's Chicago Auto Show. General Motors is taking the wraps off an updated Chevrolet Equinox small SUV. Kia is…
  • 2015 EyesOn Design Commemorative Poster
    11 February
    (DEARBORN) -- The unveiling of the commemorative poster for the 2015 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition was unveiled Tuesday, February 10 at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. The poster is based on the original artwork by renowned artist and Automotive Fine Arts…
  • U.S. car sales shift between January 2014 and January 2015
    11 February
    (DETROIT) -- U.S. auto sales of light vehicles in January 2015 indicated increases by most of the U.S. automobile companies.GM sold 202,786 with an increase of 18.3% from 2014Ford sold 177,441 with an increase of 15.6% from 2014Toyota sold 169,194 with an increase of 15.6%…
  • Death toll from General Motors ignition switches rises to 52
    09 February
    DETROIT (AP) - New figures show at least 52 people have died and 79 have been 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 on…
  • Ford increasing production in Spanish facility
    05 February
    MILAN (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is increasing its production by 40 percent at its plant in Valencia, Spain to 400,000 vehicles this year, amid continued signs of growth in the European car market. Ford said in a statement Wednesday that a new state-of-the-art body…
  • Fiat Chrysler January US sales rise 14 percent
    03 February
    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 14 percent in January, a sign that car sales didn't spin out even with a major snowstorm hitting the Northeast. Chrysler says it sold just over 145,000 vehicles last month for its best January since…
  • Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags
    02 February
    NEW YORK (AP) - More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla…
  • New study highlights employment and economic contributions of the automotive industry to national and state economies in the U.S.
    30 January
    (ANN ARBOR, Mich) -- A newly-released report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), a nonprofit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, calculates the substantial economic contribution of the automotive industry to the national economy and the economies of all 50 states. Nationally, automakers,…
  • Detroit auto show attendance surpasses 808K visitors
    30 January
    DETROIT (AP) - The North American International Auto Show has announced more than 808,000 people attended the two-week event in Detroit. Event organizers are reporting attendance this year beat last year's tally by almost 5,500 visitors. Nearly 103,000 people attended the final day of the…
  • Ford 4th-quarter earnings fall on Venezuela trouble
    29 January
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford's net income tumbled to $52 million in the fourth quarter because of trouble at its Venezuelan operations. Ford's earnings, of a penny per share, compared with earnings of 75 cents per share in the fourth quarter a year ago. Without…
  • Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches
    28 January
    DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The largest recall covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs worldwide from 2008 to 2014. Snow and salty water can seep through the…
  • Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble
    28 January
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from the 2010 to 2013 model…
  • Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood saddle up for Faster Horses Festival's 3rd Year
    28 January
    (BROOKLYN, MI) -- Faster Horses Festival will return for the third year on July 17, 18, 19 following two immensely successful years, last year hosting over 25,000 fans for the three day country music and camping festival taking place in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn,…
  • Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche issue recalls for fuel leaks
    27 January
    DETROIT (AP) - Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling about 27,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to fix fuel leak problems. The recalls cover the Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touraeg hybrid from the 2012 model year, the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and…