Tom Krisher

Automakers team up in probe of air bags


DETROIT — At least seven automakers are teaming up to find the cause of a problem with air bags used in their vehicles and how many... Read more

Honda admits failure to report deaths, injuries


DETROIT — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety... Read more

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