Cars

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

By Frazier Moore | Oct 16
Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

By Justin Pritchard | Oct 14
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

Closed Cockpit Could be an Option in Future

By Nesha Starcevic | Oct 13
Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi's serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds.

Honda Fit Becomes Even More Intriguing Small Car

By Ann M. Job | Oct 10
Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.

Video Shows Indiana Officer Breaking Car Window

Oct 9
A cellphone video shows police in Indiana breaking a car window and using a stun gun on a passenger. The video was recorded by someone in the car who's suing Hammond police over a Sept. 24 confrontation.

Feds Probe Power Steering in Ford Midsize Cars

By Tom Krisher | Oct 8
The U.S. government's auto safety regulator has opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.

Hamilton Wins Japanese GP Marred by Bianchi Crash

By Jim Armstrong | Oct 7
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix, claiming his third straight Formula One victory in a race marred by a serious crash.