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Chrysler to Recall Over 200,000 Minivans

Chrysler to Recall Over 200,000 MinivansKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chrysler is recalling more than 280,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.The automaker says the issue is a software problem. The side airbags ...

US Auto Sales Reach Five-Year High

US Auto Sales Reach Five-Year HighKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. auto manufacturers, as it turns out, did quite well in 2012.  Sales climbed 13.4 percent to 14.5 million cars and light trucks sold -- a five-year high.It was a big year for Chrysler -- the company i...

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Vice President Biden launched a stinging critique of Mitt Romney for an Ohio ad suggesting the president allowed Chrysler to move Jeep operations to China, calling Romney’s ad an “outrageo...

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’

Biden Calls Romney Jeep Ad ‘Outrageous Lie’William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Vice President Biden launched a stinging critique of Mitt Romney for an Ohio ad suggesting the president allowed Chrysler to move Jeep operations to China, calling Romney’s ad an “outrageo...

Auto Sales Hit Highest Level Since Early 2008

Auto Sales Hit Highest Level Since Early 2008iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Car and truck sales in the U.S. have hit their highest level since February of 2008, according to Autodata. Of the Detroit three, Chrysler had strong sales, showing a 12-percent increase compared to a year ago. ...

GM, Ford Sales Slip in July; Chrysler, Others Report Strong Month

GM, Ford Sales Slip in July; Chrysler, Others Report Strong MonthiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Any worries Americans have about the economy fail to dissuade them from buying cars.  Chrysler had a banner July, with sales up 13 percent. Volkswagen posted a 27 percent jump. Toyota saw a 26-percent rise. And ...

Obama Challenges China at WTO over Auto Tariffs

Obama Challenges China at WTO over Auto TariffsChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MAUMEE, Ohio) -- As he embarked on a campaign swing across northern Ohio, President Obama announced new action against China in the World Trade Organization, challenging duties imposed last year on U.S. auto exports.&ldquo...

Obama Calls Romney’s Auto Bailout Claim an ‘Etch-a-Sketch Moment’

Obama Calls Romney’s Auto Bailout Claim an ‘Etch-a-Sketch Moment’Richard Ellis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Wednesday roundly dismissed GOP rival Mitt Romney’s claim to credit for the resurgence of the U.S. auto industry as “one of his Etch-A-Sketch moments,” in an exclusive inter...

Chrysler Sales Soar in April While Ford Sales Drop

Chrysler Sales Soar in April While Ford Sales DropKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Chrysler sales soared 20 percent in April compared to the same month in 2011, while Ford sales dropped 5 percent.The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler reported its twenty-fifth consecutive month of year-...

Strong Sales for Detroit’s Big Three Automakers

Strong Sales for Detroit’s Big Three AutomakersHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Detroit's big three carmakers had a strong month of sales in March.The big story is small cars:  High gas prices may be helping boost overall sales with more consumers trading in their old gas guzzlers for more fuel ...

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto Bailout

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto BailoutJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Just days before the Michigan GOP primary, the Obama campaign has taken a swipe at former Gov. Mitt Romney in a new TV ad that contrasts the president’s support for a 2009 bailout of Detroit-based GM and...

Gingrich Praises Clint Eastwood Superbowl Ad

Gingrich Praises Clint Eastwood Superbowl AdNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Karl Rove said he was offended by Chrysler’s Clint Eastwood halftime Super Bowl ad and other Republicans grumbled that the ad subtly promoted the interests of President Obama, who has made the bailout ...

President Obama’s Sedan Available for Auction on eBay

President Obama’s Sedan Available for Auction on eBayCourtesy Lisa Czibor(CHICAGO) -- Before he traveled in limousines and motorcades, President Obama shuttled himself to and from work at the Springfield, Ill., state house in a 2005 grey Chrysler sedan.The owner of the car is now offering the ultimate pi...

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