Cars

Rise in Death Toll Linked to GM Ignition Switch Defect

Sep 17
More deaths are being blamed on an ignition switch defect in General Motors cars. The number currently sits at 19 -- and is expected to go even higher. Jeff Glor reports.

Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the General Motors Ignition Compensation Program, announces the details of the program during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

By Tom Krisher | Sep 16
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong.

Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiesta Latches

Sep 15
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years.

Kia 2015 K900

Kia Goes Upmarket in a Big Way

By Ann M. Job | Sep 12
The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors.

An Acura RLX sedan, a prototype car, is shown during a demonstration in Detroit.

Honda Introduces Self-Driving Car

By Dee-Ann Durban | Sep 11
Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in 2020 and beyond.

Late-Payment Rate on US Auto Loans Rose in 2Q

By Alex Veiga | Sep 10
As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.

GM to Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

By Tom Krisher | Sep 8
General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

Nissan's Small Car Excels at Affordability

By Ann M. Job | Sep 5
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too.

Top Selling Vehicles in the US in August

Sep 4
Automakers said that U.S. new car and truck sales rose 5.4 percent to 1.58 million in August as model-year-end deals and revamped vehicles brought out customers. Here are the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales.

Tips on Auto Financing if You Have Poor Credit

Sep 3
Easy credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at the Bankrate.com website, says consumers with poor credit shouldn't bite.