Stories by Tom Krisher

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

DETROIT — When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Holiday car deals move earlier: 4 things to consider

Holiday car deals move earlier in November: 4 things to consider if you're in the market.
By Tom Krisher

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

VW to offer $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to diesel car owners stuck in cheating scandal.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

UAW deal with GM likely to pass as Ohio workers vote yes

DETROIT — United Auto Workers union members at General Motors appear poised to approve a new four-year contract with the company.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Feds fine Japanese company $70 million in exploding air bag case

U.S. auto safety regulators fined Japan's Takata Corp. $70 million for concealing evidence for years that its air bags are prone to explode with grisly consequences.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires

General Motors recalls 1.4M older cars to fix oil leaks that can cause engine fires.
By Tom Krisher

Fiat Chrysler safety chief to retire after troublesome year

Fiat Chrysler's safety chief to retire after a year of trouble with government regulators.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

UAW approves new contract with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union has approved a new four-year contract with Fiat Chrysler.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler

United Auto Workers threaten strike Wednesday night in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler.
By Tom Krisher

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Air bag recall could expand to 7 companies

DETROIT - Seven more companies including electric car maker Tesla Motors could be facing recalls because they use air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to replace engines

DETROIT — Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace the engines because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Automakers work to prevent hackers from seizing control of cars

DETROIT - When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a ...
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Georgia judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death

DETROIT - A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.
By Tom Krisher

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler will offer to buy back pickups

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back more than 500,000 Ram pickups and other vehicles from customers in the biggest such action in U.S. history, part of a costly deal with safety regulators.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Preserving jobs, pay raises on table as US auto talks open

As Detroit automakers try to hold the line on costs, workers say it's time for a raise.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, June 5, 2015

Auto safety agency admits flaws, begins reforms after GM case

DETROIT - The U.S. government's auto safety agency acknowledged Friday that a deadly defect in General Motors ignition switches went unresolved for a decade because agency staffers didn't ...
By Tom Krisher

Friday, May 29, 2015

General Motors, Subaru models added to massive Takata air bag recall

DETROIT - General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags. The U.S.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash tests.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, May 1, 2015

GM, Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler report April sales gains

April sales rise for GM, Ford, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler led by growing demand for smaller SUVs
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Few Jeeps repaired in recall

DETROIT — Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered ...
By Tom Krisher
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