Ford moves up the date of plant's temporary shutdown because of shortages caused by ongoing problems in Japan as well as declining sales of Ford trucks and large SUVs.
Electric cars aren't selling well. But Ford and GM get boost from fuel-efficient models that aren't electric cars.
Toyota recalls, investigations, and congressional hearings hurt the company and buoyed sales results of Honda, Ford, Hyundai, and others. But it could have been worse.
Toyota, Honda, and BMW report declines of 30 percent or more in December.