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  • BMW recalls nearly 49K motorcycles; rear wheel can loosen
    27 March
    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight. The recall covers multiple models including the 2005 to 2010 R1200 GS and R1200 RT, and the…
  • Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO
    27 March
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company. Mulally retired July 1. As a result, he earned $1 million in salary compared with $2 million in 2013. He received $13.9…
  • Ford recalls 213,000 police vehicles to fix door springs
    25 March
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is recalling about 213,000 police vehicles in North America to fix springs that may not keep doors closed in a crash. The recall affects Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor utility vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The company…
  • GM recalls Chevy Malibus to fix sunroof control issue
    24 March
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker says the sunroofs can close inadvertently even if the roof-mounted…
  • General Motors ignition switch death count rises to 67
    16 March
    DETROIT (AP) - Families of at least 67 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday. It was up from 64…
  • The NASCAR Foundation® Now Accepting Nominations For 2015 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide®
    11 March
    (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) -- People across the country can now nominate their personal champion for The NASCAR Foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, the sport's highest community service honor. The fifth annual award honors The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France's unwavering…
  • More Photos from Detroit's Autorama March 6-8
    11 March
    Photos by Robert Benko
  • More Photos from Detroit's Autorama March 6-8
    11 March
    Photos by Robert Benko
  • More Photos from Detroit's Autorama March 6-8
    11 March
    Photos by Robert Benko
  • More Photos from Detroit's Autorama March 6-8
    11 March
    Photos by Robert Benko
  • The 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama delights car enthusiasts and fans
    11 March
    (DETROIT) -- The 63rd annual Detroit Autorama show was held March 6-8 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The event sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts featured five cars driven by Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in the "Fast and Furious" movie series. There was a live…
  • GM ignition switch death count rises to 64
    09 March
    DETROIT (AP) - Families of at least 64 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday. It was up from 57…
  • U.S. car sales shift between February 2014 and February 2015
    09 March
    (DETROIT) -- U.S. auto sales of light vehicles in February 2015 indicated increases for most of the U.S. automobile companies. GM sold 231,978 with an increase of 4.2% from 2014Ford sold 179,673 with a decrease of .2% from 2014Toyota sold 180,467 with an increase of…
  • GM plans $5B stock buyback, avoids showdown with hedge funds
    09 March
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is agreeing to a $5 billion stock buyback, heading off a proxy fight with a group of hedge funds. The buyback is part of a deal with former Obama administration autos task force member Harry Wilson, who agreed to drop…
  • “Comerica Bank Free Prix Day” returns TO THE Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix IN 2015
    06 March
    (DETROIT) -- Continuing a tradition that started with the very first Grand Prix event in Detroit in 1982, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Comerica Bank announced today that they are once again teaming up for “Free Prix Day.”On Friday, May 29, fans…
  • Hyundai recall: Water leak can cause gear shift problem
    06 March
    DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Genesis luxury cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a water leak that can cause the transmission gear shifter to malfunction. The recall covers cars from the 2015 model year. Water can leak into the…
  • 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…