Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Ford C-Max recall affects cars that do not make any sounds when the driver's door is open. Ford will update vehicles' software to add the door chime as part of the C-Max recall.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
The Ford C-Max Hybrid's sales are faring just fine, despite the PR pounding the car took because of worse-than-promised gas mileage. C-Max Hybrid sales climbed 12 percent last month.
Ford is the latest in a string of auto companies that have scaled back mileage claims, after customers complained that the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid did not live up to its fuel economy label.