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  • Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires

    DETROIT - Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.The recall covers 22.5-inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from January 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016. The company …

    February 5, 2016

  • Fargo TV series features vintage classics
    Those '70s cars

    A writer gives life to a character; an actor gives it flesh. The wardrobe team dresses the characters, the scenery crew puts them in their place, and the picture car crew, well, they give them wheels. When every division, when every gear in that machine is turning just right, adding …

    February 5, 2016

  • Toyota posts $5.4 billion quarterly profit, raises forecast

    TOKYO - Toyota's quarterly profit rose nearly 5 per cent as the weaker yen and cost reductions offset declining sales in some markets. The automaker raised its full-year earnings forecast.Toyota Motor Corp., the No. 1 automaker in global vehicle sales, reported Friday a 627.9 billion yen ($5.4 billion) profit for …

    February 5, 2016

  • TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.The total includes 440,000 vehicles in Japan and another 2.2 million in the United States …

    February 5, 2016

  • Toyota RAV4 hybrid loaded with innovation

    Even with the current low gas prices, Crown Toyota Scion sales representative Ron Ackerman knows what his customers want. "People are looking for an SUV that offers better gas mileage," said Ackerman, "and that is what the newly arrived 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid model provides." The new model, which arrived in local …

    February 5, 2016

  • Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem

    DETROIT - Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, and this one will bring recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwide.Continental Automotive Systems says in documents filed with the U.S. government that moisture can get inside its air bag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and …

    February 4, 2016

  • Daimler pays bigger bonuses, dividend after record year

    FRANKFURT - German car and truck maker Daimler has reported record profits for last year as sales of its luxury cars rose despite a troubled global economy.And that means more cash for investors and workers.The company is raising its dividend to 3.25 euros ($3.60) per share, from 2.45 euros. It …

    February 4, 2016

  • 2016 Kia Sedona's warranty, insides make it must-see minivan

    With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.In fact, the Sedona in top SXL trim comes with luxury car features, including a heated steering wheel that …

    February 3, 2016

  • Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

    DETROIT - Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas.Scion was formed in 2003 to court Generation X buyers, who didn't like their parents' brands and didn't trust traditional marketing, says Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Corp.'s senior vice-president of U.S. operations. …

    February 3, 2016

  • Zika virus forces India's Tata Motors to change car's name

    NEW DELHI - The Zika virus has hit India's Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand a new hatchback vehicle that it was planning to call Zica.The car was shown for the first time on Wednesday at the Auto Expo 2016 on New Delhi's outskirts.Tata Motors said in a statement …

    February 3, 2016

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