Automotive News Breaking News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM11/141029992/toyota-recalls-247000-vehicles-in-u-s-over-takata-airbags Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:02 EST Toyota recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States today because of potentially defective front passenger airbag inflators from Japanese supplier Takata that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to federal safety... Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29 http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM11/141029993/deaths-linked-to-gm-ignition-switch-defect-rise-to-29 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:07 EST The program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing... Tesla's sales limits in Michigan tightened by one word of law http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL/141029995/teslas-sales-limits-in-michigan-tightened-by-one-word-of-law Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:32:56 EST By the removal of a personal pronoun from state law, a bill awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would make it harder for Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to customers in Michigan. 918 Spyder nearly sold out, Porsche says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL01/310209869/918-spyder-nearly-sold-out-porsche-says Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Porsche's limited-run 918 Spyder is nearing sellout status. Jaguar Land Rover is in talks for U.S. plant, report says http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/COPY01/310209806/jaguar-land-rover-is-in-talks-for-u-s-plant-report-says Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:13:56 EST Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with several southern U.S. states about building a factory that would eventually produce 200,000 vehicles a year, a UK newspaper reported. JLR did not confirm or deny the report. CarMax's U-turn: A return to Web leads http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL04/310209830/carmaxs-u-turn-a-return-to-web-leads Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Used-car powerhouse CarMax has begun posting vehicle inventory again on AutoTrader.com and Cars.com after a 16-month hiatus. A terrible wreck, but not a total loss http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209868/a-terrible-wreck-but-not-a-total-loss Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Most dealerships send totaled cars straight to the junkyard. White Bear Mitsubishi put one on display, and it has been reaping the rewards ever since. AutoNation won't up and quit 3rd parties http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL07/310209820/autonation-wont-up-and-quit-3rd-parties Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Mike Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc., said the dealership group intends to proceed cautiously in reducing its reliance on third-party online shopping sites. Are railroads snubbing autos? http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/RETAIL/310209840/are-railroads-snubbing-autos Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Automakers frustrated by expensive delays in transporting vehicles to dealerships are about to learn whether railroads give preferential treatment to other shippers. Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM11/310209850/late-model-vehicles-stretch-gms-recall-rolls Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especially in newer vehicles, are still reaching customers. %]