Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Automotive industry

In this July 22, 2011 file photo, the Chrysler logo is displayed at a car dealership in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash. The automaker says affected cars include 2014-2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler ...
An Opel car, in front, is offered for sale by a Peugeot dealer in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — France’s PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, says it’s exploring a possible takeover of Opel, General Motors’ money-losing European business. Cutting Opel loose could mean a solution to GM’s long-running drama ...
This March 7, 2016 file photo shows the logo of German car manufacturer BMW in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 230,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The recall covers certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 ...
This Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, photo shows Chevrolet cars on a dealer lot in Pittsburgh. Automakers release vehicle sales for January, on Wednesday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales lagged in January as buyers recovered from holiday spending sprees, but the slowdown won’t last long. January is typically the weakest month of the year for U.S. auto sales, and last ...
In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions ...
Visitors check a Toyota Land Cruiser at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Toyota has relinquished the title of the world’s biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen’s 10.31 million. General Motors reports its tally next week. If ...
In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BY FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGH BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany said Friday they are expanding their probe into Volkswagen’s scandal over diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests, increasing the number of suspects and saying they have evidence ...
This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag ...
In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board via the Florida Highway Patrol, a Tesla Model S that was being driven by Joshua Brown, who was killed when the Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode on May 7, 2016. (NTSB via Florida Highway Patrol via AP, File)

BY TOM KRISHER, JOAN LOWY and DEE-ANN DURBIN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors’ Autopilot system without seeking a recall, but they criticized the way the ...
In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 file photo, a visitor walks past child seats, manufactured by Takata Corp., displayed at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

BY TOM KRISHER, DEE-ANN DURBIN and ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly ...
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