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Ohio Turnpike pileup leaves 3 dead, officer pinned

Ohio Turnpike pileup leaves 3 dead, officer pinned

March 13 (UPI) -- Three people were killed when a storm caused a pileup of more than 80 cars and trucks on the Ohio turnpike Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy

Energy Department funds vehicle efficiency research

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said it would help advance development of better and cleaner consumer vehicle options with $50 million in funding.

New tests reduce number of auto safety awards

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New criteria in a closely watched auto safety report sharply shrank the number of U.S. and foreign cars earning top honors, the testing group said.
Ford plans 2014 as a growth year

Ford plans 2014 as a growth year

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said Friday it was preparing for a growth spurt in 2014.

EPA publishes 2014 fuel economy guide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The model year 2014 Volkswagen Jetta had the best fuel economy for compact cars while Ford, Chevy and Dodge led for trucks, the EPA and Energy Department said.
Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Results of overlap front crash tests of a dozen small cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were mixed.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Honda Civic fares well in new safety tests

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said only two of 12 compact cars earned the highest rating for small overlap tests, both of them Japanese vehicles.

Man charged in Ireland with killing his young sons

CASTLEBAR, Ireland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A man whose young sons were found dead in the trunk of his car apologized for killing them, an Irish police officer testified Thursday.
Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan is giving the Datsun brand a Go in India.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

There's a new sheriff in town and it wears a blue oval -- or does it?
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
New car affordability tougher than you think

New car affordability tougher than you think

Nearly a year ago I asked the question: "Who is buying all these cars?" The answer not surprisingly was baby boomers, parents and grandparents of today's students who had the money to afford a new car.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Toyota back on top, carmakers cut fuel cell deal

Toyota back on top, carmakers cut fuel cell deal

As expected, Japan's Toyota Motor Co. last week officially regained the No. 1 ranking among global automakers after selling 9.75 million vehicles last year.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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Police bust alleged Captain America bandit

MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Police in California said they arrested a man accused of robbing multiple stores while wearing a Captain America mask.

Ford to close Wayne, Mich., assembly plant

DEARBORN, Mich., March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said it would close its Wayne Assembly Plant in Michigan, where it produces the compact Ford Focus.

Ford-UAW talks move into high gear

WAYNE, Mich., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- United Auto Workers talks with Ford Motor Co., the last of the Detroit automakers without a union agreement, moved into high focus Monday.

Ford battles Pep Boys over name use

DETROIT, July 24 (UPI) -- The Ford Motor Co. wants a Detroit federal judge to set aside the objection of an auto parts chain so it can use the Futura name for its new sedan.

Ford recalls Focus compact again

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has recalled 572,795 Focus compacts because of potential safety problems that include engine fires.

NHTSA probes more Ford Focus problems

DETROIT, June 7 (UPI) -- The Ford Focus is under investigation by federal auto safety regulators for sudden stalling and complaints of the front suspension collapsing.

Ford Focus flaws investigated

DEARBORN, Mich., April 2 (UPI) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating four separate safety defects involving air bags, wheel bearings and engine fires in 2000 and

Ford Focus flaws investigated

DEARBORN, Mich., April 2 (UPI) --

Ford Focus recalled

DETROIT, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Letters are going out to owners of nearly 280,000 2000 and 2001 model Ford Focus compacts because road salt used to melt snow and ice can cause corrosion, damag

Ford Focus recalled

DETROIT, Nov. 27 (UPI) --
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