Recent News

GM recall is bad, but not yet Toyota-bad

As bad as the General Motors ignition switch recall is, the storm still doesn't match the hysteria whipped up four years ago by Toyota's unintended-acceleration crisis. The Toyota recall was, and still is, the benchmark mammoth recall of our time. ... Read More »

Toyota dominates CR list of best used cars with 11 models

Consumer Reports has named its best used vehicles for the 2004-13 model years, and the Toyota family is a favorite, with 11 vehicles named to the list. ... Read More »

GM to recall 1.5M U.S. vehicles after Barra orders stepped up review

General Motors, under intense public pressure over its slow response to an ignition switch defect in its small cars, said today that it will recall more than 1. ... Read More »

Airbag fatality data often inaccurate, 2009 study says

Data showing that airbags did not deploy in thousands of fatal crashes is often inaccurate and does not account for numerous scenarios in which airbags would be programmed not to inflate, according to a 2009 study. ... Read More »

Marchionne: ‘Done’ discussing minivan plant’s future

A terse Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he was 'done' discussing the long-term future of the automaker's Windsor assembly plant after the company withdrew its controversial request for Canadian government support... ... Read More »

Wall Street assesses GM’s reputation damage

The potential hit to General Motors' reputation from its recall of 1.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches poses a greater risk than the associated financial costs, analysts say. ... Read More »

FTC Announces Agenda, Panelists for Alternative Scoring Seminar

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming privacy seminar examining the scope and effects of alternative scoring products, which will take place March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. The seminar, which is part of the FTC’s...

... Read More »

FTC Issues Changes to Textile Labeling Rules

The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to its Textile Labeling Rules, addressing fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures. The Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, which requires that certain textiles sold in...

... Read More »

GM ignition-flaw death toll expected to rise as trial lawyers seek victims

The death toll related to an ignition flaw in eight small car models that General Motors sold a decade ago is likely to climb, say lawyers and safety advocates. ... Read More »

GM ignition-flaw death toll expected to rise as trial lawyers seek victims

The death toll related to an ignition flaw in eight small car models that General Motors sold a decade ago is likely to climb, say lawyers and safety advocates. ... Read More »