The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched three unrelated investigations of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata. The NHTSA safety probes affect about 750,000 US car owners.
Americans now owe $902.2 billion in car loans, up 10 percent from last year. However, most Americans also repaying their car loans on time.
As the auto industry adds on more cars, others have to go. Here is a breakdown of which cars will be gone in 2015, which ones are changing into different models, and which ones are on hold for now.
Chrysler has recalled about 792,300 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees from all over the world. Chrysler issued the recall because there is a problem with the cars' ignition switch, which has been linked to one accident so far.
General Motors is recalling several models – 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura – for power steering problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving.
Sales of SUVs and crossovers now outpace sales of sedans in the US. SUVs and CUVs accounted for 36.5 percent of new US vehicles registered between January and May of 2014, according to IIHS Automotive.
A group of New Jersey auto dealers have to pay $1.8 million to settle complaints from consumers about their deceptive practices. Customers say that the New Jersey dealers had deceptive practices, such as failing to honor advertised prices.
Ford is recalling certain 2014 Ford Escape models built at a Louisville plant in October. The Ford Escape cars in question may have an issue that could cause the glass of its panorama roof to detach.
Honda is recalling 1 million cars in California with Takata airbags. The recall includes various makes of the Honda Accord, Acura, and other vehicles from model years 2001 to 2011.
Ford is recalling nearly 101,000 North American vehicles, including the Ford Edge and Ford Flex from recent model years. Ford has issued six recalls due to safety issues, including potentially losing drive function, rolling away while parked on a hill, and having gas tanks more prone to leakage.
Between 2008 and 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a total of 630 people were killed on July 4. While celebrating July 4, what can you do to stay safe while driving?
Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan report US strong auto sales for June, while Ford and Volkswagen saw US auto sales dip for June. General Motors' auto sales were up 1 percent, despite all of the recalls.
Nissan is recalling some 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers because of a steering problem. An incorrect bolt was installed on the steering column, which could compromise steering.
General Motors has issued three more recalls, including the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chevrolet Silverado from model years 2014-2015. Here is a breakdown of GM's most recent recalls.
Tesla Motors may be coming to Pennsylvania soon. But, Tesla Motors may not have much freedom in the state, writes Richard Read.
A startup called Cruise joins Google and other car companies in the autonomous car craze. Cruise calls its self-driving car 'a highway autopilot' that controls steering and braking to ensure the drivers' safety.
Toyota will sell its fuel cell vehicles in 2015 in Japan, US, and Europe, limited to areas with established hydrogen infrastructure. In Japan, Toyota's car will sell for 7,000,000 yen, or about $69,000.
Ford Motor Company has recalled Escape crossovers from model years 2001-2004 in states that use a lot of road salt. In affected vehicles, part of the car could suffer damage from rust and even lose steering control.
North Carolina had the highest costs for car repairs at $426.45 for auto parts and labor in 2013. The national average for repairs was $392.49.
General Motors issued six more recalls this week due to potential ignition switch problems. In this breakdown of GM's 3.5 million recently recalled cars, the majority of the cars are Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs.