California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.
Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.
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.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.
The new mid size pickup was cited for what Motor Trend called a “right-sized” package.
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.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
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.