Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Ram

Published: October 31, 2014

In case you missed it: Recalls on vehicles from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, 2014. Materials for this recap are copied directly from the www.nhtsa.gov website.

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Why spinning off Ferrari makes so much sense - Published: October 31, 2014

This week's announcement that Ferrari would be split off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and have 10 percent of its shares sold to the public is sure to have come as a shock to many, but here’s a bit of insight into why the move makes so much sense for FCA.

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GM recalls will cut into union workers' bonus checks - Published: October 31, 2014

For General Motors this year’s record recalls—especially its ignition-related recalls—will almost surely end up costing not just the company, but the annual income of many of its hourly workers.

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Tesla Model S dashboard: Teardown analysis reveals tablet-like construction - Published: October 31, 2014

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other automaker.

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Halloween roundup: Automakers get into the spooky spirit - Published: October 30, 2014

Here are a few of the tricks and treats from automakers that have come across our desk this week.

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Car sharing awareness grows: 1 in 5 Americans have used it - Published: October 30, 2014

Particularly in urban areas, car sharing is steadily growing as an alternative to ownership--and apparently at a much faster rate than many previously thought.

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Today's infotainment systems are terrible (especially on American cars) - Published: October 30, 2014

Consumer Reports' 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey proves once again that automakers should get out of the infotainment business. And that goes double for most U.S. brands.

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New Ford monitoring system keeps tabs on cops - Published: October 30, 2014

Ford Motor Company has announced a new telematics system for police cars that will keep tabs on the cops while they drive, tracking their behavior in real time.

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2015 Dodge Charger: Apparently you can have it all [First look] - Published: October 29, 2014

Dodge gives the rear-wheel drive Charger a major refresh with the 2015 model year, which includes the addition of the track-loving, heart-thumping Hellcat model.

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Another study confirms: Hybrids do best in cities, diesels on highways - Published: October 29, 2014

A vehicle's design largely determines its fuel efficiency, but how it's driven--and where--can have a significant impact as well.

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More than 40% of you are worried about your car being stolen right now - Published: October 29, 2014

Between the Halloween B-movies filling cineplexes and "sexy Ebola" costumes littering the internet (real ones this time), the world's a scary place. But according to a recent Gallup poll, ghouls and goblins aren't what's keeping most of you up at night.

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