"Late Breaking Auto Industry News"
September 2016


Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors overheat

(Detroit Free Press) - Washington – Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat... More

Highway chief: Next president will back self-driving

(The Detroit News) - Washington – The nation’s top highway regulator predicted Friday that President Barack Obama’s replacement in the White House... More

VW, Dealers Propose $1.2 Billion Emissions-Cheating Accord

(Bloomberg) - Volkswagen AG is asking a judge to approve its $1.2 billion agreement with its U.S. dealerships for losses caused by its emissions... More

Ford recalls Focus hatchbacks for latch release problem

(Detroit Free Press) - Ford is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be... More

The Paris Motor Show Is Light on Luxury, Heavy on Green Cars

(Bloomberg) - In 2014, no fewer than 1.25 million people filled the Paris Motor Show floor to ogle the latest from Bugatti, BMW, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz... More

GM, Hyundai top 2017 Car of Year semifinalists

(The Detroit News) - The NCAA has its Final Four, the NACTOY has its Final Three. More

Hundreds of Recalled Takata Airbag Parts Ruptured in Testing

(Bloomberg) - Hundreds of Takata Corp. airbag inflators pulled from cars in the auto industry’s biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks... More

Review: Audi's new R8 V10 Plus supercar fit for Iron Man

(USA TODAY) - The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro supercar is no Iron Man, but it flies, thanks to a lightweight, aluminum-intensive structure... More

Mazda has an all-new CX-9. Will anyone notice?

(Los Angeles Times) - Mazda makes great cars that are underappreciated in the U.S. market. With the exception of the Miata, cars made by this Japanese... More

A failure, the Dodge Dart will die this month

(Detroit Free Press) - What went wrong with the Dodge Dart? Born with fanfare and optimism in June 2012, the compact sedan will die this month in virtual... More

Porsche caught in VW diesel suits

(The Detroit News) - Porsche Holding SE was dragged deeper into the Volkswagen AG emissions debacle as investors raced to file German lawsuits... More

GM Seeks One-Year Delay in Recalling 980,000 Takata Airbags

(Bloomberg) - General Motors Co. is asking U.S. safety regulators to delay by a year the mandatory recall of almost 1 million vehicles with airbags made... More

The New Karma Revero Is Not Just a $130,000 Tesla Wannabe

(Bloomberg) - Meet the first car sold in America to use gasoline, electricity, and solar power for fuel. More

Ford recalls 1.5M more cars over doors that can fly open

(USA TODAY) -Ford is expanding a recall to add 1.5 million more vehicles that need to be brought into dealers to fix doors that can fly open while the... More

Shift to SUVs could benefit GM and Chrysler

(Detroit Free Press) - The classic American family car is on the ropes, and the timing couldn’t be better for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Jeep. More

1 death linked to massive GM air bag recall

(The Detroit News) - One death has been linked to a massive recall announced Friday for General Motors Co. vehicles with faulty air-bag software. More

Big Carmakers Merge, Cautiously, Into the Self-Driving Lane

(The New York Times) - When General Motors starts selling a new Cadillac sedan next year, it plans to equip the car with G.M.’s answer to Tesla Motors’... More

Review: The BMW X1 is a happy throwback

(Los Angeles Times) - Almost all of the world’s automobile manufacturers now make SUVs. Today’s car shopper has access to a broad variety of these... More

Review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a tech wonder

(The Detroit News) - The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 is a remarkably smooth, quick, comfortable and technologically sophisticated luxury car,... More

Lexus’ four-cylinder GS lacks brand’s usual zip

(The Detroit News) - We live in an era in which many automobile parts come from the same suppliers, leaving us with loads of innately alike vehicles. More

U.S. auto sales fall back in August

(USA TODAY) - U.S. auto sales cooled off in August amid signs that the industry may not break last year's all-time record despite a strong first half of the year. More



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