Stories by Tom Krisher

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GM sales eyed for effects of ignition switch recall

Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when and how severe.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GM fined $7,000 a day for missing deadline

DETROIT - A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 ...
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Barra apologizes for GM's handling of recall

DETROIT -- The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in ...
By Tom Krisher

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Chrysler rolls out a revamped 200

A resurgent Chrysler is rolling out a revamped 200, this time with hopes of competing against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion not just on price, but on style, gas mileage, ...
By Tom Krisher

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

End of year shapes up to be prime car-buying time

DETROIT - If the spirit of giving has inspired you to buy a car this holiday season, you're in luck. Many local auto dealerships are overflowing, so there are deals to be had.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Holiday gave boost to auto sales

DETROIT - Americans proved last month that they're head over heels about small sport utility vehicles. 
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Hydrogen cars in near future

DETROIT - At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as next spring.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Hyundai to put hydrogen vehicle on the market next year

DETROIT - For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away. That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV ...
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

GM raises pickup prices to offer incentives later

General Motors has raised the base price of its new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra by more than $2,000 so it can give incentives at closing time, analysts say.
By Tom Krisher

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Many factors in car ownership costs

DETROIT - When figuring out the cost of car ownership, consider where you live along with how much you drive.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Popular options push car prices to record

Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame. The sharp increase has been driven by consumers loading cars up with high-end options.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Can hackers take over your car?

DETROIT - As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours?
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

Half of small cars do well in front crash tests

DETROIT - Two redesigned Honda Civic models were the only small cars to get the top rating in stringent front-end crash tests performed by an insurance industry group.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

'Consumer Reports' picks new Impala as top sedan

The consumer magazine gives the full-size sedan nearly perfect scores, choosing an American car for the top honor for the first time in decades.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Toyota revamps Corolla in tough market

Toyota has totally redesigned its best-selling Corolla to keep up with advanced rivals in a competitive market.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Treasury to sell 30 million shares of GM stock

The Treasury Department will set the price for the shares after the markets close on Thursday, with the sale taking place shortly thereafter. A United Auto Workers retiree health care trust fund ...
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Automakers cut electric-car lease prices

DETROIT — Honda announced Thursday that it's slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by one third, following similar moves by other automakers. 
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Automakers hit with air bag recall

Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger ...
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Midsize sedans encroaching on Camry, Accord

DETROIT - For nearly two decades, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have ruled the midsize market. Nobody considered them stylish or fast. But they were dependable. But now the dominance ...
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hyundai-Kia recalling vehicles

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches.
By Tom Krisher