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  • Hybrid Mileage Lawsuit Hits Ford

     
    A California law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company on behalf of an owner of a new 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. The owner claims that he is not achieving anywhere near the EPA-stated fuel economy rating......
  • Nissan Adds Warranty Coverage for Run-Down Leaf Batteries

     
    Anyone with old electronics knows all too well that batteries lose capacity as they age: Start the day on a full charge and that old BlackBerry is running on empty by midafternoon. It's more vexing when it happens with your......
  • Government Delays Backup Camera Decision

     
    A set of federal rear-visibility standards that could mandate backup cameras in all vehicles by 2014 met yet another delay this week, leaving the measures' finalization up in the air. According to the Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety........
  • Chrysler CEO: Alfa Romeo to Return to U.S. With New 4C

     
    Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that storied Italian luxury brand Alfa Romeo will indeed be returning to the U.S. market, arriving by year's end with the new 4C ??? a lightweight two-seat rear-wheel-drive, mid-engined sports car....
  • Ford Offers Big Deals on Focus Electric

     
    Hoping to spark consumer interest in the Ford Focus Electric ??? one of the weakest-selling electric vehicles on the market ??? the automaker announced deep discounts, including $10,750 off a three-year lease, according to The Detroit News. With the so-...
  • Fisker Lays Off 75% of Workforce as Bankruptcy Looms

     
    Leonardo DiCaprio may love his Fisker Karma, but the California automaker is listing like the Titanic. Less than a month after founder Henrik Fisker quit, the boutique car company laid off some 160 employees, the Detroit News reports, as it......
  • Lawmakers to Jump-Start Backup Camera Mandate

     
    In 2007, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a law mandating that the government set automotive rear-visibility guidelines by the beginning of 2011. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed that backup cameras be...
  • NHTSA: Chrysler Has Until June 18 to Recall Jeeps

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Chrysler a deadline of June 18 to formally respond to its request for the recall of 2.7 million model-year 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Liberty SUVs, according to the Detroit News.....
  • Volkswagen Could Build Full-Size SUV in Tennessee

     
    Volkswagen could build a new full-size SUV in its 2-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., plant. The Detroit News reports the automaker is mulling an expansion in Chattanooga, which produced around 180,000 Passat sedans in 2012, to assemble an SUV designed...
  • Automakers Say EV Noisemakers Too Loud

     
    Two automaker groups are challenging a proposal for hybrids and electric vehicles to make artificial noises at low speeds. Congress authorized the initiative, aimed to keep drivers from pulling an Andy Bernard from "The Office" on nearby pedestrians or...
  • Chrysler-Fiat Plans 47 New or Updated Cars by End of 2016

     
    Chrysler-Fiat will introduce, redesign or update 47 cars over the next four years, the automaker said Wednesday in a financial presentation to analysts. Among them are six Alfa Romeos from Fiat's upscale European division, plus seven new Fiat-branded...
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Missed Super Bowl Halftime Show

     
    If the cameo reunion of Destiny's Child didn't surprise you enough, Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show was supposed to have another stunner: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Detroit News reports producers approached GM about including the seventh-generation...