Latest Autos News
- Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.
- Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 38 Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.
- Bay Area Gas Prices Fall 26 Cents Per Gallon; Poised To Drop Even Further By New Year Average gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country, according to the American Automobile Association's Northern California chapter.
- Woman Goes Into Labor While Stuck On I-80 Freeway During 'I Can't Breathe' Protests A woman went into labor while stuck in the traffic jam created by protesters blocking Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night.
- Tesla Eyes Texas For Direct Online Sales But Needs Looser Law Proposals to allow direct car sales in Texas stalled during the 2013 legislative session, but Palo Alto-based Tesla appears poised to revive the issue by offering future investment projects.
- Overnight Closure Of Devil's Slide Tunnels For Training Exercise Ends Early The California Department of Transportation completed a mandatory emergency drill in San Mateo County's Tom Lantos (Devil's Slide) tunnels earlier than expected Saturday morning
- 2015 Chevy Colorado Crowned Truck Of The Year The new mid size pickup was cited for what Motor Trend called a “right-sized” package.
- Takata Says Recall Decision Is Up To Automakers The Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.
- Black Friday Boosts November Car Sales Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
- Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 36 At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.