Tom Krisher

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

DETROIT — A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds... Read more

GM promises semi-automated car


DETROIT — Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom,... Read more

Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court


DETROIT — A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.... Read more

Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems


DETROIT — General Motors’ deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

As the company began... Read more

GM won't cap payments to crash victims ...


DETROIT — When Kenneth Fein­berg announces the terms of General Motors’ plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition... Read more

Federal safety regulators expand probe to Chrysler


DETROIT — A U.S. safety agency has opened two investigations into Chrysler minivans and SUVs as part of an inquiry into air bag and... Read more