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Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot
Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.

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Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands next to the automaker's new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  (AP Photo)
Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott stands next to the automaker's new aluminum-sided 2015 F-150 truck at the company's Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Ford says new, lighter F-150 can compete with rivals

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

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People stand beside the new Smart 'fortwo' during its world premiere in Berlin Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache)
People stand beside the new Smart 'fortwo' during its world premiere in Berlin Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache)
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Daimler launches new version of tiny Smart car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual design - but make a bigger contribution to profits as well.

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Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. VW on Monday, July 14, 2014 said it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga factory, adding about 2,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. VW on Monday, July 14, 2014 said it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga factory, adding about 2,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
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VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

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Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot
Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Car brand rankings in 2014 J.D. Power quality survey

Consulting firm J.D. Power and Associates released its annual survey of new vehicle quality Wednesday. The survey questioned 86,000 people with 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership and asked them what problems they had.

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In this March 14, 2014 photo, a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile moves down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. Automakers report sales for May on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
In this March 14, 2014 photo, a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile moves down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. Automakers report sales for May on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Automakers See Big US Sales Gains in May

DETROIT (AP) -- Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and a strong Memorial Day weekend - was expected to push U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

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A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a 2012 recall of 745,000 older-model Jeep models to fix air bags is working.  (AP Photo/Chrysler, File)
A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a 2012 recall of 745,000 older-model Jeep models to fix air bags is working. (AP Photo/Chrysler, File)
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US Probes Effectiveness of Chrysler Airbag Recall

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall to fix air bags on nearly 745,000 Chrysler SUVs is working properly.

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This 1925 aerial file photo shows a view of auto parking in Nantasket Beach, Mass. (AP Photo/File)
This 1925 aerial file photo shows a view of auto parking in Nantasket Beach, Mass. (AP Photo/File)
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Americans and Cars: A Love Affair on Fumes?

The couple in the convertible sail down a pristine freeway, the pavement theirs alone. At the wheel, he smiles in suit and tie, while she leans closer, every blonde hair in place, her face a portrait of mobile bliss.

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Google isn't selling this two-seat, self-driving car to the general public but hopes to have 100 prototypes on the road by early 2015. (AP Photo/Google)
Google isn't selling this two-seat, self-driving car to the general public but hopes to have 100 prototypes on the road by early 2015. (AP Photo/Google)
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Google: We’re Building a Self-Driving Car

Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself.

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