Automotive Industry

Toyota First Landed on American Shore 56 Years Ago This Halloween

It was October 31, 1957 when a pair of old-school, gangster-style sedans were offloaded onto a California dock marking the first time that a Toyota car was on American ground. Though those two cars failed to sell in the Hollywood, Ca. Rambler dealership, they provided a toehold that the Japanese automaker has since used to […]

Ford Winning in the Wake of the Tension between China and Japan

Ford Motor Co. has had a good run of sales this past 12 months thanks, in a large part, to its increasing sales numbers in China, where it has boosted sales by a pleasing 50 percent so far this year.  Industry observers in the Big Red Nation are saying that many car buyers in China […]

Recall Alert: 405,000 Honda Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Maybe it’s just me, but it sure seems as if recall numbers these days are awfully large. The most recent example of massive recalls is Honda Motor Co.’s announcement that it is recalling around 405,000 vehicles in America and three other countries for possibly faulty airbag systems. Specifically, the recall for 63,400 Acura MDXs from […]

The Fastest Selling Cars in the USA

We all know that the cars are selling at the quickest clip they have since the recession hit the US five years ago. But, do we know which cars are selling the fastest in America? Probably not. But, now you can. They are:     The seventh fastest selling vehicle in the US is the Ram […]

U.S. Auto Sales Jump 12 Points in August

The good news just keeps on rolling in for the American auto industry with August sales figures jumping a full 12 points year-over-year, according to J.D. Power & Associates. Close to 1.5 million new light trucks and cars were sold in the month bringing the annualized rate to a silky-smooth 16 million. This adjusted annualized […]

Recall Alert: Toyota, Lexus Nearly 400,000 Cars

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. has announced that it is voluntarily recalling close to a total of 400,000 vehicles in two recalls due to possible safety issues. One of the recalls is for about 102,000 Lexus IS 350, IS 350C, and GS 350 cars from the model years 2006 to 2011. The carmaker says the […]

Recall Alert: GM Recalling Close to 300,000 Cruzes for Faulty Brakes

General Motors has announced that it is recalling around 293,000 Chevrolet Cruzes due to the possibility of power-assisted brake failure. The American carmaker says that the recall is for compact cars from 2011 and 2012 model years that were made in Lordstown, Ohio. According to GM, the cars’ power brake boosters may stop functioning, which […]

Fiat 500e EV Recall

Chrysler Group has announced that it is recalling more than 270 Fiat 500e battery-electric cars from the model year 2013 to fix some bolts within the vehicles that may be faulty. Chrysler says that the bolts secure the cars’ half shafts, the part that bring the motor’s torque from the gearbox to the wheels and […]

The Terminator Arises: Chrysler’s Recalls Half a Million Vehicles

The Chrysler Group LLC has announced that it is recalling around half a million vehicles, mostly due to faulty headrests. Around 490,000 of the affected vehicles are being called home due to the possibility that their head rests might spring forward during rear-end crashes and needless attack drivers and passengers. This Terminator-related hiccup is being […]

Toyota Recalls 185,000 Vehicles Worldwide

While I don’t know for sure how to say “déjà vu” in Japanese, I bet it rhymes with “Toyota,” for the Japanese automaker, the largest on the planet, has just announced another recall, this time for 185,000 vehicles worldwide. The danger, it is said, is posed by a possible hiccup in the electric steering system […]