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Lexus, Toyota and Buick Top New Auto Reliability Survey

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Oct 25
Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

U.S. Confirms 11th Death Due to Takata Air Bags

By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin | Oct 24
A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.

Tesla CEO: Criticism of Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher | Oct 23
Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on U.S. roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put people in danger?

Hyundai Recalls Midsize Cars; Sunroofs Can Fly Into Traffic

Oct 22
Hyundai is recalling nearly 63,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the panoramic glass sunroofs can come loose and fly into traffic.

Tesla Equipping Cars to Drive Completely On Their Own

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 21
Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility.

Car Owners Slam VW Emissions Deal

By Sudhin Thanawala | Oct 20
Several angry Volkswagen owners told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them for the automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 224K Jeeps; Air Bags May Not Work

Oct 19
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

The New Family Car: Honda Revamps Small SUV

By Tom Krisher | Oct 16
America's new family car is getting a major face-lift: It's the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV that for the past three months has been the top-selling vehicle in America excluding pickup trucks.

Honda Recalling 2016 Civic for Faulty Parking Brakes

Oct 15
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 350,000 Civics in the U.S. because their parking brakes may not function properly.

Toyota, Suzuki Tying Up in Technology, Ecology Partnership

By Yuri Kageyama | Oct 14
Toyota, the world's top automaker, and Suzuki, a Japanese rival that specializes in tiny vehicles, are tying up in a partnership.

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