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Transportation Secretary Ray Says U.S. Considering weighing brake overrides in all new cars

AP | STEPHEN MANNING and TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering requiring all cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to have brakes that can override gas pedals ...

The Toyota Coverup

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Philip G. Baker

Toyota's instinct was not to fix the problems, but to minimize them. Safety of their customers was clearly not their top priority. So let's call it what it was: a coverup.

Toyota Recall: Two Toyota Employees, Former NHTSA Regulators, Got US To Stop Accelerator Probes

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former regulators hired by Toyota Motor Corp. helped end at least four U.S. investigations of unintended acceleration by compa...

Toyota Recall: : Corporate Culture's Role in Epic Breakdown

TIME | Robert Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not only is Toyota producing more flawed cars than in the past, but an organization known for its unrivaled ability to suss out problems, fix them and...

Toyota Recall: State Farm Says It Warned Government Of Toyota Safety Issues In 2007

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's largest auto insurer said Tuesday it alerted federal safety regulators in late 2007 about a rise in reports of unexpec...

Biggest-ever Toyota Recall Announced; 3.8 Million Cars and Trucks

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota's floor mat recall is a bit unusual because owners are being asked to "make the fix" right away and on their own; this tell us the government considers the problem an immediate and important safety risk.

Chutzpah and cheaters partner to keep American tire workers unemployed

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A group of tire importers that should be competitors banded together recently to ally themselves with China in a trade case. Doesn't sound like th...

NHTSA: Ford's Chinese Tire Troubles; Kerkorian Selling Ford; Unsafe Knock-Offs; Americans Driving Less

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

There's good news, bad news and -- finally -- some smart, encouraging news by and for American drivers.

Debate -- McCain calls Nuclear Safety Advocates "Extreme Environmentalists"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

McCain made a gaffe (not as bad as when he called Obama "Senator Government"), which got me thinking and worried me greatly.

Gassing Up and Down: How to Improve Your Mileage

Bob Schildgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Schildgen

A higher-than-rated mpg is quite achievable. On one occasion, I got 42 mpg on the highway, simply by maintaining a speed of 55 mph and using the cruise control.

The Detroit Three --- Making Any Relevant Cars or Trucks?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

That the Detroit Three have to build cars and trucks which make sense now and in the future, and which Americans want to buy.

Ford Recalls 225,000 Vehicles Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ford Motor Co. said Saturday it is recalling about 225,000 vehicles that were already repaired as part of an earlier recall to address concerns about ...

DaimlerChrysler Fined $30 For Failing Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Bloomberg Via NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DaimlerChrysler paid a $30 million fine in 2007, the most ever by an automaker, for failing to meet federal fuel-efficiency standards, according to th...