Corrections

From bicycles to bankruptcy, a Dodge century

This story has been corrected to change the launch date of the Dodge Charger to 1966, and to correctly identify the Dodge 'Slant Six' engine.
View corrected story -- 6/20/2014

Chrysler extends warranty on some 2011-13 V-6s

This story incorrectly characterized the failure experienced by some cylinder heads in 2011-13 model year 3.6-liter Pentastar engines. The failure is caused by excessive wear.
View corrected story -- 6/17/2014

Oil boom fuels battle for service techs

A chart accompanying this article showing the median salary of service technicians should have noted that it included automotive service technicians and mechanics in general.
View corrected story -- 6/17/2014

Members only: How a Japanese Lexus dealer pampers LS owners

This article has been corrected to reflect that alcohol is not served at the LS Owners' Lounge.
View corrected story -- 3/26/2014

Large Ford stores say cost of aluminum body shop will surpass $70,000

This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Ed Jolliffe's name.
View corrected story -- 3/19/2014

Business center is 'heartbeat of the dealership'

This story has been corrected to correctly identify the provider of business development center services used at Henry Brown Buick-GMC in Gilbert, Ariz. It is Traver Technologies of Houston, a business unit of ADP Dealer Services.
View corrected story -- 1/17/2014

LEDs move from outside lot to the showroom

The original article mischaracterized the savings from using light-emitting diodes in high-ceilinged showrooms. In showrooms, LED fixtures can provide ambient lighting at about one-third the energy usage of traditional lighting methods.
View corrected story -- 10/18/2013

Toyota's design overhaul about to bear fruit

An earlier version of this story incorrectly described a newly created job charged with shepherding a vehicle from concept to production at Toyota's design studio. It is project chief designer, not product chief designer.
View corrected story -- 9/26/2013

Ford alleges suppliers already decided who would bid on sedan projects

An early version of this story incorrectly said auto-parts supplier Sumitomo has acknowledged its involvement in bid-rigging via a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Sumitomo has made no such admission. Earlier versions also incorrectly said the Ford lawsuit refers to Sumitomo Corp.; the suit refers to Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
View corrected story -- 8/12/2013

Judge blocks parts seller's suit challenging GM pricing plan

An early version of this story, which also appeared on Page 31 of the June 3 issue, mischaracterized a judge's decision in a lawsuit against General Motors. A federal judge in Louisiana found an aftermarket parts retailer's lawsuit deficient, but gave the plaintiff permission to amend its complaint, which its attorney says it will do.
View corrected story -- 8/8/2013

Record store profits -- and more to come

This article has been corrected to remove an incorrect figure in the second paragraph.
View corrected story -- 7/18/2013

Where are they now?

We incorrectly identified the location of the headquarters of Carpenter Technology Corp., which is Wyomissing, Penn.
View corrected story -- 1/2/2013

Hot-rod mod shop

An earlier version of this story misstated Beau Boeckmann's role at Galpin Ford. He works with his brother, Brad Boeckmann, and his father, Bert Boeckmann, in running the store.
View corrected story -- 11/2/2012

Lincoln gives sneak peeks at MKZ

An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Lincoln's partnership with American Express. Lincoln is teaming with American Express Publishing Corp., a subsidiary, in a rewards venture. Lincoln has no relationship with the American Express Centurion Card.
View corrected story -- 10/11/2012

'Win Small' wins big for Mini

This article has been corrected to note that Miniusa.com web traffic was up 24 percent compared with two weeks prior.
View corrected story -- 8/23/2012

Commercial van sector gets makeover

This story has been corrected to note that most Ford E-series vans would end production in 2014.
View corrected story -- 7/11/2012

Touch pads help industry fight driver distraction

This article has been corrected to note that Alps Automotive Inc. provided the touchpad in the Audi A3. Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc. integrated the touchpad into the car's infotainment system.
View corrected story -- 5/30/2012

Mexico suppliers get program to raise quality

This article has been corrected. AIAG members are not providing any funding for a weeklong training program.
View corrected story -- 3/9/2012

Job 1 for GSFSGroup: Be known nationally

This article has been corrected. GSFSGroup is still known as Gulf States Financial Services.
View corrected story -- 3/9/2012

Subaru promises adequate inventories

This story has been changed to correct the spelling on the Subaru XV Crosstrek.
View corrected story -- 2/7/2012

Swelling Subaru stocks could point to record sales

This story has been changed to correct the spelling on the Subaru XV CrossTrek.
View corrected story -- 2/7/2012

Mazda marketing gets 25% bump in 2012

This story has been changed to correct the spelling of Michael MacDonald.
View corrected story -- 2/7/2012

BMW joins coupe-style sedan race

The photograph in this article has been changed. The original photo showed a coupe, not a sedan.
View corrected story -- 2/7/2012

Antenna-maker Harada seeks more N.A. business with acquisition

This article was corrected to change the global sales figure for Harada Industry Co. in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. The correct figure is $258.96 million.
View corrected story -- 12/22/2011

Dealers

This Dealers column has been changed to correct the spelling of Ken Gensinger Sr.'s name
View corrected story -- 12/5/2011

A subliminal mea culpa from Toyota?

This article and caption have been corrected to correctly identify the driver in a commercial for the 2012 Toyota Camry. He is Kyle Busch.
View corrected story -- 10/25/2011

Elon Musk's gamble

This article has been changed to correct the number of roadsters sold by Tesla. The automaker has sold 1,800 to date.
View corrected story -- 10/18/2011

Dealers fighting to control N.J. Honda store

This article has been corrected to clarify that dealer Don Lia is based in New York, but not Albany.
View corrected story -- 10/6/2011

Dealers clean up, tally losses in Irene's wake

This story has been changed to clarify that the National Automobile Dealers Association's tally on how many new-car dealerships were affected by Hurricane Irene. NADA estimated at the time that 10 percent of the dealerships in the affected states would be unable to operate due to storm-related damage.
View corrected story -- 9/9/2011

Toyota plays it safe with 2012 Camry styling

This story has been updated to correct the spelling on Yukihiro Okane's name.
View corrected story -- 8/26/2011

Chrysler stays with output plan

This article has been corrected to clarify that Chrysler is forecasting industry sales in the United States this year of 12.7 million units, and its own global sales at 2 million.
View corrected story -- 8/9/2011

After 5 owners in 12 years, a former Ford glass plant finally has a stable owner

This story has been corrected to note that Visteon filed for bankruptcy in 2009, not 2005.
View corrected story -- 8/5/2011

AutoNation starts slow, becomes social media star

An earlier version of this Social Brief (which also appeared on Page 3 of the June 6 issue) incorrectly said BMW Financial Services and Mini Financial Services were the first capitives to have a Facebook profile. The capitives were the first to have profiles within BMW and Mini's Facebook brand profiles.
View corrected story -- 6/13/2011

Many car systems shift to electricity to boost fuel economy

The story has been corrected to note that kinetic energy is converted to electricity by regenerative brakes.
View corrected story -- 5/17/2011

Acura's bargain birth

A photograph with this story has been removed. It was not the dealership described in the caption.
View corrected story -- 5/3/2011

$4 gasoline changes the industry

An earlier version of this story misstated the average amount by which Ford Motor Co. raised U.S. vehicle prices on April 1. It was by $117, not $170.
View corrected story -- 4/26/2011

Calif. dealer group: Chrysler store is illegal

This story has been revised. The petition filed by a dealer association in California does not specify a dealer operator by name.
View corrected story -- 3/29/2011

Dealers are cool to cut-rate management systems

This story has been corrected to note that Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is offering a management software promotion to new dealer customers that guarantees no price increase in monthly support fees for as long as the dealer uses the system. The original story said the price guarantee was for 10 years.
View corrected story -- 3/25/2011

Mitsubishi to make Outlander Sport at Illinois plant

This story has been corrected to note that the Outlander Sport has been produced February 2010
View corrected story -- 2/7/2011

Insurers join the fray for F&I business

This story has been corrected to note that Allstate does not sell GAP insurance directly to customers.
View corrected story -- 1/26/2011

Supplier urges trade barriers to revive U.S. manufacturing

The original story misstated the name of the Manufacturing Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce, when it was created and its mission. It was formed in 2004 and re-chartered in July 2010 to promote U.S. manufacturing and manufacturing exports.
View corrected story -- 1/21/2011

Tilton, panelists debate free trade, fair taxation

The original story misstated the name of the Manufacturing Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce, when it was created and its mission. It was formed in 2004 and re-chartered in July 2010 to promote U.S. manufacturing and manufacturing exports.
View corrected story -- 1/21/2011

Tesla: Model S production begins in mid 2012

This story and headline have been changed to clarify that Tesla motors plans on producing the Model S sometime in the middle of 2012.
View corrected story -- 1/18/2011

Detroit's hits and misses

This article has been updated to include a correct photo of the interior of the 2011 Dodge Charger.
View corrected story -- 1/17/2011

Ailing Saab to review U.S. ads, agency

This story has been corrected to clarify the departure of former Saab Cars North America COO Mike Colleran
View corrected story -- 1/14/2011

Lexus seeks sharper global image

An earlier version of this story gave the wrong on-sale date for the Lexus CT 200h hybrid.
View corrected story -- 12/21/2010

Ready for shock? Nissan Leaf is the real deal

An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the company that suppliers the batteries for the Chevrolet Volt. The correct company is LG Chem.
View corrected story -- 12/21/2010

Suppliers to the 2012 Ford Focus

The original version incorrectly included data on the 2011 Ford Focus.
View corrected story -- 12/9/2010

GM will refer Volt buyers to SPX for fast-charge installation

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that SPX is the only source of 240-volt home chargers for the Chevrolet Volt.
View corrected story -- 12/8/2010

The threat to Honda's mojo

An earlier of version of this story inaccurately reported sales of the CR-Z coupe. The article stated the vehicle had been on sale for five months. It went on sale August 24.
View corrected story -- 12/7/2010

Range anxiety? Not on this highway

An earlier version of this story contained incorrect funding figures from the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Green Highway program has $1.32 million in federal stimulus funds, including $1.2 million for installing fast-chargers.
View corrected story -- 12/7/2010

Honda Accord hybrid brake, acceleration claim under U.S. review

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said NHTSA has started a preliminary investigation into whether certain Honda hybrids are prone to unintended acceleration. The agency is only investigating such a claim at this point.
View corrected story -- 11/24/2010

Lincoln goes big-city

A quotation in a caption on the original version of this story was mistakenly attributed to Mark Fields. The quote belongs to Ken Czubay.
View corrected story -- 11/24/2010

Supplier profits boost M&A expectations

This story inadvertently used a dated quote from Federal-Mogul CEO Jose Maria Alapont. The appropriate quote, from Oct. 28, should have read: “We increased our already strong liquidity in the third quarter to $1.6 billion: $1.1 billion in cash and half a billion in an undrawn revolver … Offering excellent flexibility for acquisitions and other strategic action.”
View corrected story -- 11/15/2010

Dodge revives 392 Hemi for 2011 Challenger SRT8

The original version of this story incorrectly characterized the displacement of the 392-cubic-inch Hemi engine in the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. It is 6.4 liters, not 5.4 liters
View corrected story -- 11/11/2010

Savvy dealers manage online image

he original version of this story misspelled the name of the Gillman Automotive Group in Houston.
View corrected story -- 11/11/2010

Coda's top executive departures don't bode well

Although Coda Automotive announced Mike Jackson's resignation on Nov. 2, Jackson says that his actual date of resignation was Oct. 4.
View corrected story -- 11/11/2010

Tesla: The real Government Motors?

The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Tesla builds its sports car in Finland. Tesla does not build any vehicle in Finland.
View corrected story -- 11/6/2010

Merger with sibling could boost Dura's U.S. business

Jeff Stafeil was recently named CEO of Dura Automotive Systems, and Tom Chambers was appointed CEO of Global Automotive Systems and head of Patriarch Partners' automotive portfolio. Chambers' title was incorrectly reported in the original story. Stafeil was not identified.
View corrected story -- 10/25/2010

Shapes of things to come

Story has been corrected. The original version displayed the wrong photo of the Audi quattro concept coupe.
View corrected story -- 10/15/2010

Obama signs bill to lift limits to $5 million on U.S.-backed dealer loans

The original story incorrectly said the legislation would increase the portion of each loan backed by the U.S. government. The portion remains 75 percent.
View corrected story -- 9/30/2010

House to take up bill allowing dealers to receive up to $5M in SBA-backed loans

Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said the legislation would increase the portion of each loan backed by the U.S. government. The portion remains 75 percent.
View corrected story -- 9/30/2010

Saab CEO sees long road ahead to win back U.S. buyers

Earlier versions of this story overstated Saab's U.S. sales figures through August, including its 2010 sales under former owner GM.
View corrected story -- 9/30/2010

Toyota will push safety in ad blitz

The original story incorrectly listed Bill Fay's age. Toyota's group vice president of marketing is 54.
View corrected story -- 9/7/2010

BMW focuses on small crossovers, new EV subbrand

This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that BMW has offered a 7 series with a six-cylinder engine in the past.
View corrected story -- 8/31/2010

Jeep's rugged Wrangler smoothes rough edges with upscale interior

This story originally had the wrong name for the new V-6 engine that the Wrangler will get next year. It is the Pentastar V-6, not Phoenix V-6.
View corrected story -- 8/31/2010

Chrysler says it prevailed in 70 percent of arbitration cases

An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed a victory total to Chrysler that wasn't provided by the automaker. This corrected version of the story reflects changes to the headline and to the first two paragraphs
View corrected story -- 8/3/2010

Chrysler feels vindicated by arbitration results

An earlier version of this story misstated Chrysler's tally of arbitration decisions. A corrected second paragraph is reflected in this updated version.
View corrected story -- 8/3/2010

CarMax rides sed-car prices to profit surge

This story has been corrected to note that close to 40 percent of the used vehicles in CarMax's retail inventory were purchased from consumers through its appraisal program.
View corrected story -- 7/16/2010

Ad blitz for Jaguar's redone XJ targets 3 major markets

The article has been corrected to correctly identify a Jaguar sponsor as Guitar (not Cigar) Aficionado magazine.
View corrected story -- 6/26/2010

Dodge isn't dead in California

This story has been corrected to note that the original Dodge Challenger was first produced in 1970.
View corrected story -- 6/24/2010

GM, Ford lead spike in residuals

This story incorrectly spelled the name of dealer marketing company Level 5 Marketing.
View corrected story -- 6/8/2010

Toyota's top car guy

The original version of this story misspelled Tetsuro Toyoda's name.
View corrected story -- 6/2/2010

Going for 'sporty'

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported one of the mediums (dealer signs) in which the red slash logo would appear.
View corrected story -- 5/25/2010

M-B Financial expands insurance programs

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, the U.S. sales and distribution company, offers the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty, not Mercedes-Benz Financial, the captive finance company.
View corrected story -- 5/21/2010

Automakers get involved; results mixed

An earlier version of this story should have said that Quorum Information Technologies Inc. participates in General Motors' Integrated Dealer Management System program in the United States as well as Canada.
View corrected story -- 5/18/2010

GM said to finish payments this week to U.S., Canada

The amount of government loans to General Motors is $8.1 billion. An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect amount.
View corrected story -- 4/28/2010

At last, auto sales momentum builds in Calif.

The photo caption was corrected to note that the sales figures were for the first quarter, not the month of March.
View corrected story -- 4/27/2010

Here come the heavies

The Ram offers a 6.7-liter, inline 6 Cummins turbodiesel. The original story incorrectly identified the engine as a V-6.
View corrected story -- 4/12/2010

New products spark record year at Openlane

The article was changed to fix a misidentification the number of dealers doing business with Openlane. The correct number is 25,000.
View corrected story -- 3/25/2010

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