Tom Krisher

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

Auto industry, government pledge more cooperation on safety issues

DETROIT — After two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts... Read more

BMW hit with $40 million fine for safety violations


DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have slapped German automaker BMW AG with a $40 million penalty for... Read more

Expert hired to handle VW emissions-cheating claims

DETROIT — Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg, who has worked out payments to victims of the BP Gulf oil spill... Read more