Stories 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

Friday, April 10, 2015

On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models

DETROIT — When auto companies roll out exciting new models like they did at last week’s New York auto show, the unveilings can sometimes push down the price of cars already on sale.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

AP Exclusive: Many truck tires can't handle higher speed limits; wrecks and blowouts cited.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Auto workers president rejects lower-tier of wages

DETROIT — The leader of the United Auto Workers union has rejected a third tier of lower wages for members who make auto parts.
By Tom Krisher

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lawsuit that showed GM hid ignition switch problem settled

DETROIT - A Georgia lawsuit that helped expose General Motors' failure to disclose a deadly defect in small-car ignition switches has been settled out of court for a second time.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Agency hired to speed up air bag probe

DETROIT — The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.
By Tom Krisher

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

US automakers rise in magazine's top vehicle rankings

Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's brand report cards. But the top picks were dominated by Japanese and German manufacturers.
By Tom Krisher

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

GM 2014 profit falls 26 percent to $2.8B on recall costs

General Motors 2014 profit falls 26 pct. to $2.8B, would have had big year without recalls.
By Tom Krisher

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Deadline passes for filing claims over GM switches

The families of 51 people who died in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in small Gene­ral Motors cars will get payments from a company fund.
By Tom Krisher

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Buick may soon get stylish large sedan

Buick may soon get stylish large sedan based on GM concept car.
By Tom Krisher

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

Drop your top: Automakers roll out new convertible models ahead of expected ragtop comeback.
By Tom Krisher

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

GM has plans for 200-mile electric car

DETROIT - General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.
By Tom Krisher

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Barra: 1st year as GM CEO marked by disappointment, progress

DETROIT — Mary Barra said Thursday that her first year as CEO of General Motors contained both disappointment and progress.
By Tom Krisher
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