Tom Krisher

Ex-road safety chief worries agency won’t be Trump priority

DETROIT | The outgoing head of the government agency charged with keeping highways safe is worried that auto safety won’t be a priority for the incoming Trump administration.

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Obama’s EPA moves to preserve gas mileage requirements

WASHINGTON | The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be difficult for the incoming Trump administration to undo.

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Toyota is latest Trump target over Mexico production plans

DETROIT | President-elect Donald Trump has trained his sights on Toyota in his latest effort to badger a company into building its products in the U.S. rather than Mexico.

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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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Toyota to revamp America’s top-selling car amid boom in SUVs

DETROIT | Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America’s top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks.

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Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

DETROIT — Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash... Read more

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

DETROIT — People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting... Read more

Mistake brings halt to sale of 60,000 GM SUVs

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is telling dealers not to sell about 60,000 SUVs in the U.S. because the gas mileage listed on the window... Read more

US investigates 420,000 Ford F-150s for brake failure

DETROIT — The U.S. government is investigating complaints that the brakes can fail on Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, one of the most popular... Read more

Latest things to know about Takata air bag recall


DETROIT — Out of concern for the safety of drivers, the U.S. government may step in to manage a giant recall of air bags made by... Read more

GM says it has fixed 70 pct. of faulty ignition switches

DETROIT — Fourteen months after General Motors started recalling more than 2 million small cars with faulty ignition switches worldwide, the... Read more

DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer... Read more

Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

DETROIT — Americans proved last month that they’re head over heels about small sport utility vehicles. They also wanted to buy more than just... Read more

Automakers tweak midsize cars to boost gas mileage

DETROIT -- To improve gas mileage, automakers are tweaking cars and trucks between model years, especially in the cost-conscious and popular... Read more

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