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The U.S. government's highway safety agency is looking into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is informally checking out the problem.
Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate.
Automakers released July U.S. auto sales Friday. Here are the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent sales rose or fell compared with July 2013.
Automakers helped drive hiring in July. In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report.
GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.
Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be seen.
General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years.