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Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

Jan. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash....

Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles; air bags may not inflate

Jan. 21, 2020 5:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 2.9 million cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2011-2019 Corollas, the 2011 to 2013 Matrix, the 2012 through 2018 Avalon and the 2013 to 2018 Avalon Hybrid. Toyota says the air bag control computer may not be...

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

Jan. 17, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) — Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost. To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV, and its 3,200 jobs will be preserved....

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, that their boards signed a binding deal to merge the two automakers, creating the world’s fourth-largest auto company. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

Jan. 17, 2020 2:35 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France's PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat...

File--- Picture taken May 14, 2019 shows complete Golf car bodies at the assembly line during a press tour of the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. The first ID. production electrical vehicles are to roll off the assembly line at the end of 2019. Only e-cars will be built at Zwickau in 2021. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Volkswagen hits record sales in bid to top auto industry

Jan. 14, 2020 6:53 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has announced record annual sales that could determine whether it keeps its crown as the world's largest automaker. The company based in Wolfsburg, Germany, said Tuesday that it delivered 10.97 million vehicles in 2019. That compares with 10.83 million in 2018, when...

Toyota recalls nearly 700K vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

Jan. 13, 2020 7:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350 models....

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo,Cars for sale at the Ford dealership in Manchester, N.H. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell slightly last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. 
Automakers sold 17.1 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019, down about 1% from the previous year.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

New vehicle sales in US fell 1.3% in 2019 but still healthy

Jan. 3, 2020 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell 1.3% last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. Automakers sold 17.05 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019. Although buyers spent more on vehicles, companies had to prop up sales with record...

In this Dec. 18, 2019, photo, Toyota Motor Corp.'s human-shaped T-HR3 robot, right, is remotely controlled by its staff member, left, during a demonstration in Tokyo. Toyota's upgraded version of the human-shaped T-HR3 now has faster and smoother finger movements because the wearable remote-control device has become lighter and easier to use. The person wearing a headset and wiring made the robot move in exactly the same way he was moving, waving or making dance-like movements, as sensors sent computerized signals to the robot of what they detected as human movements. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

Toyota unveils upgraded version of its humanoid robot

Dec. 19, 2019 7:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled an upgraded version of its human-shaped T-HR3 robot. The robot, which is controlled remotely by a person wearing a headset and wiring on his or her arms and hands, now has faster and smoother finger movements because the controlling device is lighter and easier...

This undated photo provided by Toyota shows the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a compact SUV that can drive about 39 miles on electricity alone and then switch to a gas engine that averages about 40 mpg. (Maground GmbH/Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. via AP)

Edmunds picks top fuel-sipping SUVs

Dec. 18, 2019 6:01 AM EST

Hybrids have evolved in recent years, moving on from the original Toyota Prius to a new crop of efficient crossover SUVs. These larger utility-focused vehicles combine green technology with the space and capability that today's buyers want. The resulting fuel economy can be eye-opening as well, with 40 mpg or...

Auto parts maker to create 153 jobs in Tennessee expansion

Dec. 13, 2019 4:52 AM EST

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — A company that makes automotive parts announced plans on Thursday to expand operations in southwest Tennessee that would yield 153 new jobs over five years. The project by Arvin Sango, Inc. involves expansion of its existing manufacturing facility in Henderson, where the company has...