Ford has announced recalls of the Escape SUV and the Freestar and Mercury Monterey vans, covering almost 500,00 vehicles. The Escape is affected by a brake issue, and the Freestar and Monterey have an issue with the torque converter. Ford Escape has leaking master cylinder The Ford Motor Company, according to the Washington Post, has Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles are all the rage, but few people can say that the love affair lives on once they take a look at the sticker price. Toyota believes that its new take on the Prius – the Prius C hatchback – will keep the fires burning. According to reports, the cost of the Prius C Read on! →


It is almost the end of another year, as New Year’s Day and the start of 2012 is drawing closer. Here is a list of cars that we said goodbye to this year. Nitro that was not a gas According to USA today, two Dodge crossover SUVs that date to Chrysler’s tenure as a division Read on! →


Nissan has announced that it will be recalling more than 14,700 2011 and 2012 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles starting early next year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites possibly faulty bolts as the reason for the recall. The bolts could conceivably cause engine seizure and subsequent accidents. Vehicles affected in the recall The vehicles Read on! →


The Furukawa auto parts price-fixing scandal has caused a shakeup in the automotive industry. The ringleaders are facing prison, and the probe into the matter is widening. Ringleaders to face prison Years of investigation have led to the recent conviction of several executives of the Furukawa Electric Company for price fixing. According to the Boston Read on! →


After 35 years of service in various engineering and management positions for Ford and Chrysler, Susan Cischke will retire by Feb. 1. The Detroit Free Press reports that Cischke, 57, who has been the automaker’s environmental and safety executive since 2001, was Ford’s top-ranking female executive. Sue Cischke reflects on her career Susan Cischke was Read on! →


The National Traffic Safety Board has released its findings Tuesday on a fatal 2010 pile-up collision. According to the report, the accident was the result of a teen driver texting behind the wheel. The findings come right on the heels of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey showing that driver texting is on the Read on! →


Two of the world’s largest automakers, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG, will be collaborating on the development of innovative, environmentally friendly technologies. The announcement was made at a Tokyo press conference on Dec. 1. Tougher emission standards The deal to share costs and technology comes in an effort to meet tougher emissions standards mandated Read on! →


Chrysler is expected to unveil a new 2013 Dodge compact sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January. While the automotive press knows relatively little about it, some spy shots have been captured. Additionally, some details have come to light. Online new car loans popular for American vehicles. Not the Dodge Hornet Speculation said Read on! →