Cars

Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.

Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

Oct 22
When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.

Kyle Busch, Wife Expecting 1st Child in 2015

Oct 21
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife are expecting their first child. They made the announcement Saturday on Twitter with a professionally done photograph. The couple called it: "Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season!"

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

By Frazier Moore | Oct 16
Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

By Justin Pritchard | Oct 14
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

Closed Cockpit Could be an Option in Future

By Nesha Starcevic | Oct 13
Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi's serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds.