Lawyers Allege GM 'Cover-Up' Of Deadly Ignition Switch Fiasco

At the height of General Motors' ignition switch fiasco last year, the company commissioned former U.S. Attorney Anton R. Valukas to review what happened. His 325-page report may have been brutal, but now lawyers suing GM say they've found new documents that contradict that report and prove the existence of a… » 3/17/15 2:31pm 3/17/15 2:31pm

Ferrari To "Upgrade" LaFerrari's Fuel Tanks Due To Risk Of Fiery Death

GM Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Case That Prompted Ignition Recalls

Attorneys for the family of 29-year-old Brooke Melton announced Friday that they reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with General Motors, ending a second wrongful death lawsuit in a case that exposed the ignition switch defect in the first place. » 3/13/15 2:20pm 3/13/15 2:20pm

Toyota Recalling All Its Tesla-Powered RAV4 EVs For Crash Risk

The all-electric compliance crossover born out of the Toyota-Tesla marriage is having an issue. According to Toyota, the RAV4 EV could inadvertently shift into neutral because of fault with the Tesla-made software, forcing the automaker to recall all 2,500 models floating around California. » 3/12/15 10:45am 3/12/15 10:45am

GM Got Played And It's 'Bad For America'

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/12/15 9:59am 3/12/15 9:59am

Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy A Car Instead Of An SUV

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/09/15 9:57am 3/09/15 9:57am

These Are The 10 Biggest Automotive Recalls Ever

The number of automotive recalls last year broke records. Every week it seemed like another automaker was pulling back cars by the millions to fix defects ranging from minor to potentially deadly. But while 2014 led to big recalls becoming the new normal, it pales in comparison to some of the biggest recalls in the… » 3/03/15 8:20pm 3/03/15 8:20pm

Takata Slapped With Fine They Can Easily Afford By NHTSA

Takata, a company that pulled in $1,268,556,432 in revenues in the fourth quarter alone of FY2014, is now being fined $14,000 a day for not fully cooperating with NHTSA in its investigation into why Takata made airbags that could kill people. Everything is terrible. » 2/20/15 1:27pm 2/20/15 1:27pm

NHTSA Re-Recalling 2.12 Million Cars, Half Of Which Are In Other Recall

The feds are recalling another 2.12 million vehicles in the never-ending airbag disaster after it was discovered that the fix originally offered wasn't good enough and airbags were blowing up in the absence of a crash. About half are in a different Takata recall and thus could send shrapnel into the faces of people in… » 1/31/15 10:53am 1/31/15 10:53am

What Was The Most Ridiculous Recall Ever?

We've seen more recalls recently than perhaps ever before and while many seem to focus on the fiery death/horrible destruction side of things, there have been many recalls that have been a bit more absurd. » 1/28/15 11:30am 1/28/15 11:30am

Elon Musk Knows The One Things Texans Love More Than Football

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/16/15 9:53am 1/16/15 9:53am

Honda Fined Record $70M For Not Reporting 1,700 Injuries And A Death

The U.S. Department of Transportation went hard on General Motors last year, and now it's Honda's turn. The Japanese automaker today was fined a record $70 million for failing to report more than 1,700 claims of injuries and deaths in their vehicles, as well as failing to report some warranty claims. » 1/08/15 12:47pm 1/08/15 12:47pm

$50 Oil 'Makes The World A Safer Place'

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/07/15 9:45am 1/07/15 9:45am

2015 Lincoln MKC Recalled Because Of Stupid Design That's Stupid

We'll actually have a full review of the 2015 Lincoln MKC coming up very soon, but it's nice to know that one of the things we found most inane is actually bad enough for an honest-to-Ford recall. The start button and transmission select buttons in the MKC are so bad that people are shutting their cars off by accident. » 1/05/15 9:00pm 1/05/15 9:00pm

The Suzuki Kizashi Has Been Recalled?

Since last year's endless parade of automobile recalls appears headed full steam ahead into 2015, let's kick off the new year with a recall that comes way out left field: Suzuki is recalling nearly 61,000 Kizashi sedans due to a transmission defect. » 1/02/15 2:55pm 1/02/15 2:55pm

GM Starts The Year With Another Recall

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/02/15 9:40am 1/02/15 9:40am

How Foreign Automakers Shove Cars Down Chinese Dealer Throats

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/31/14 10:01am 12/31/14 10:01am

How Americans Got Tricked Into Giving Cars As Christmas Presents

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/29/14 9:30am 12/29/14 9:30am

Porsche Recalls $850,000 918 Spyder Again

The exclusive, brand-defining, bleeding-edge technical showcase Porsche 918 Spyder is getting another recall, this time for the car's chassis. » 12/23/14 1:12pm 12/23/14 1:12pm