Tom Krisher

Showdown looms over air bag recall


DETROIT — A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths... Read more

Honda quietly replacing air bags across country


DETROIT — Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall... Read more

Documents show General Motors ordered 500,000 ignition switches nearly...


DETROIT — E-mails released in a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly... Read more

Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100 million in mileage probe


WASHINGTON — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year... Read more

Chevrolet zone manager embraced

DETROIT — Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from... Read more

Feds pressure air bag maker at center of recalls

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety... Read more

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT — A potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people... Read more

GM uses Facebook, calls to reach car owners

DETROIT — Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than... Read more