Cars

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.

Bianchi Critical After Accident at Japanese GP

By Jim Armstrong | Oct 7
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix.

GM Looks to New Vehicles, China to Boost Profit

By Tom Krisher | Oct 6
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, trying to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

Lexus Compact Sedan Winning Buyers

By Ann M. Job | Oct 4
A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.

Top Selling Vehicles in the US in September

Oct 2
Automakers announced September U.S. car and truck sales on Wednesday. Here are the top sellers, the number of vehicles sold and the percent change from a year ago.

Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years to Fix Tank Cars

By Joan Lowy | Oct 2
The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said.

At Paris Show, Carmakers Look to Better Times

By Greg Keller | Oct 1
European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.