Recent News

Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. ... Read More »

Land Rover preps Discovery Sport with seating for 7

Land Rover confirmed plans Tuesday to offer a Discovery Sport model -- billed as a compact, family SUV -- that will be available with seating for seven passengers in a 5+2 configuration. ... Read More »

GM sued over deaths, injuries linked to ignition switch

General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars that have been recalled this year for faulty ignition switches. ... Read More »

Kia hints at next Sorento with design sketches

Kia Motors plans to unveil the redesigned, third-generation Sorento next month in Korea. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz violated Alabama workers’ organizing rights, judge rules

An administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Mercedes-Benz violated the organizing rights of workers at its Alabama plant by not allowing the distribution of union literature in common areas during off-work hours. ... Read More »

Chrysler sued over Jeep ignition-switch failures

Chrysler was sued over allegedly faulty ignition switches in Jeeps, in a follow-up to more than 120 lawsuits General Motors faces over the same defect. ... Read More »

Ford’s new F-150 takes aim at Ram’s highway mpg crown

Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special 'SFE' package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy package -- or SFE -- will be available on XL and XLT models. ... Read More »

At FTC’s Request, Court Shuts Down Mobile Cramming Operation That Stuck Consumers with More Than $100 Million in Unauthorized Charges

Over a Million Consumers Were Crammed With Charges for Text Message “Services” At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a mobile phone cramming scheme that deceptively piled more than $100 million...

... Read More »

We’ve extended the comment period for our complaint narrative policy

Last week, we proposed a policy to give consumers the option to share the stories behind their complaints in our public Consumer Complaint Database. Comments to our proposed policy were originally due on August 22, 2014. Based on feedback and requests we’ve received,...

... Read More »

Closing the book on Colfax

Today, we announce an enforcement action against Colfax Capital Corporation and its subsidiary Culver Capital, LLC for engaging in unlawful lending practices that targeted and financially harmed servicemembers. Although the name Colfax Capital Corporation might...

... Read More »