Ford recalls nearly 617,000 Explorers to inspect, secure roof rail covers
The recall covers the 2016 through 2019 model years. Dealers will install push-pins and replace any damaged rail clips and roof rail covers, as necessary.
Musk boosts his brand on 'Saturday Night Live'
The Tesla CEO, one of the world's richest individuals, opened his monologue by telling an audience in more than 100 countries he is "the first person with Asperger's to host SNL. At least the first to admit it."
Larry Van Tuyl back in dealership game
He sold his dealership empire to Warren Buffett in 2015. Now he’s amassing dealerships once again, including a Honda store in Texas.
FCA employee-discount scheme a mystery
Workers say they have no idea how their information was used at a suburban Detroit dealership to give family discounts to people they don't know. A salesman now faces charges.
Supply chain woes just won't stop mounting
This year has brought so many challenges at once that it has beaten out 2020 in terms of impact on companies, experts say.
GM manages to keep pickup lines, profits rolling
The automaker has lost more production volume than Ford, but it expects a lower financial toll because it has been able to avoid shutting down output of its high-profit trucks.
Ford, VW, Lucid stalk Musk’s ‘SNL’ appearance with EV ads
Lucid Motors and traditional auto brands such as Ford and Volkswagen also seized the moment with ads plugging their new EVs during the show hosted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Carvana makes reconditioning gains
The online used-vehicle retailer's available inventory is still pinched — down 27 percent from the previous quarter.
Despite setbacks, Volkswagen Group brands are ready to robo
The German group's brands are taking steps to catch up with rivals in development of automated driving technology.
Dealerships explore chat options instead of lead forms
Some dealerships are exploring ways to engage with customers while they're actively shopping online instead of following up after they fill out a website form.