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Q car travels in the highway that connects Yangon to capital Naypyidaw as a cart pulled by bulls carry a load in a parallel gravel track, close to Toungoo, north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Clunkers Scrapped in Rush for ’New’ Cars

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Apr 15
One of the quaintest of many anachronisms in Yangon, a city of moldering colonial villas and gleaming golden pagodas, used to be the decades old Toyotas, Chevys and other clunkers wheezing down its mostly empty roads. Now, new cars flood the streets.

A Look at Toyota’s Recall of 6.39 Million Vehicles

Apr 14
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it’s recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various safety defects. The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with multiple recalls - like the Yaris subcompact - are counted for each recall.

Smart Cars Being Tipped Over in San Francisco

Apr 11
Several smart cars have been tipped over in San Francisco. Police say the pranks will be investigated as acts of felony vandalism.

GM to Invest $449M in 2 Detroit-Area Factories

By Tom Krisher | Apr 10
General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives prior to the start of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Hamilton Edges Rosberg to Win Bahrain GP

By Chris Lines | Apr 7
Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

Apr 7
Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senators Accuse GM of Covering Up Defective Switch

By Marcy Gordon, Tom Krisher | Apr 3
Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved.

Mitsubishi Motors Buys Ford Philippine Auto Plant

Apr 2
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it is buying Ford’s shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise.

Calling themselves "GM Recall Survivors," families of victims of a General Motors safety defect in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington during a news conference.

Congress Demands Answers on Delay in GM Recall

By Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher | Apr 1
Members of a House subcommittee demanded answers from new GM CEO Mary Barra about why the automaker used the switch in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion even though it knew the part didn’t meet GM’s own specifications.

Feds Close Investigation of Tesla Battery Fires

Apr 1
The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.