Lawmakers are seeking answers from the maker of defective air bags and federal regulators as they focus on the biggest auto-safety recall in U.S. history. Japan’s Takata Corp. agreed last month to declare 33.8 million air bags defective.
Details on the massive air bag recall are starting to come out, including which cars are included. Takata, a Japanese company, agreed to recall nearly 34-million cars and trucks. Their air bags can explode with too much force, shooting shrapnel into passengers.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.
Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
The new pickup should be in dealerships by late December.
Aluminum isn’t new to the auto industry, but this is the first time it will cover the entire body of such a high-volume vehicle.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.
Ceremonial first 2015 Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
The new Ford F-150 is coming, and the motor company is using 1100 18-wheelers to move parts for a new body shop.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they’re parked.
Experts at Traverse City Conference predict continued growth, but raise some concerns about the impact of new trends.
Ford of Europe President says sales are up 6.6 percent in the first half, company on track to make a profit in Europe next year.
Company shows off the Transit van, which replaces its long time Ford E-Series.