Gov’t: Takata air bag recalls to cover 42M cars when done

DETROIT | The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

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Tesla, SolarCity get shareholder approval for merger

Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging.

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Lexus is top brand in Consumer Reports' reliability survey

DETROIT — Elaborate new transmissions are helping automakers meet rising fuel economy standards, but they’re also requiring more trips to the... Read more

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

DETROIT — Faulty air bags — which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide — are blamed for a new round of recalls in the... Read more

Engineer's 'switch from hell' began GM recall woes

DETROIT — Inside General Motors, they called it “the switch from hell.”

The ignition switch on the steering column of the Chevrolet... Read more

Auto shows do more for women, but lean toward guys

DETROIT — Women now buy nearly half the new cars in the U.S., a sharp increase compared with a generation ago, and the auto industry is trying... Read more

Automakers again promote small cars at Detroit show

DETROIT -- A new Prius wagon, a small Ford minivan and a Volkswagen sedan won't be the sexiest cars at the Detroit auto show. But car makers are... Read more


DETROIT -- A decade ago, the PT Cruiser roared onto the road with trendsetting looks and Al Capone swagger. In a sea of bland Honda Civics and... Read more

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