Tom Krisher

12 million vehicles recalled for Takata air bags


DETROIT — Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air... Read more

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

DETROIT — People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker... Read more

Volkswagen will buy back diesel cars, source says

DETROIT — Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a deal for the automaker to buy back some of the ... Read more

Mexico to gain new Ford plant


DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2... Read more

Automakers report best March sales in US in 16 years


DETROIT — Most major automakers reported U.S. sales gains last month as stronger employment figures and consumer confidence... Read more

Automatic emergency braking will be standard on new cars

DETROIT — Major automakers and the U.S. government have reached agreement to make automatic emergency braking... Read more

Whistleblower suit accuses Volkswagen of deleting evidence

DETROIT — Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. En­viron­mental Protection Agency accused the company of... Read more

Safety advocate wants reopening of Jeep fire investigation


DETROIT — An auto safety advocate is calling on the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep... Read more

VW resisted new recall for air bags, letter shows

DETROIT — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly... Read more

Injuries blamed on confusing Fiat Chrysler gear shifters


DETROIT — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the... Read more