Tom Krisher

Business, Equipment, Safety

Kia Recalls SUVS, Vans on Electrical Problem That Can Cause Fires

The Kia recall includes Sorento SUVs from 2007 through 2009 and Sedona minivans from 2006 to 2010. The Kia recall includes Sorento SUVs from 2007 through 2009 and Sedona minivans from 2006 to 2010. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous

Tesla Offers $2B in Added Shares, Stock Goes Up Despite Dilution

The Tesla logo on a 2020 Model X. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Shares of Tesla rose about 1.5% in trading the morning of Feb. 13 after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell over $2 billion worth of additional shares.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

GM Recalls Pickups for Second Time on Software Glitch

A row of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks sit at a dealership in Colorado in July 2019. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GM's most popular U.S. vehicle, is included in this recall. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors is recalling about 162,000 full-size pickup trucks worldwide for a second time because of faulty brake control software that was installed in a recall from last year.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Grants First Approval for Vehicle Without Human Driver

The Nuro R2 is entirely autonomous and is designed to carry goods such as groceries in temperature-controlled compartments. The Nuro R2 is entirely autonomous and is designed to carry goods such as groceries in temperature-controlled compartments. (Nuro via Associated Press)

For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards for human-driven cars and trucks.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 6, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tailgate Problems Prompt Ford F-150 Recall in Canada, but not US

A United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck in Michigan. A United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck in Dearborn, Michigan. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup truck in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches, but identical trucks aren’t being recalled in the U.S.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 29, 2020
Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Recall 6 Million Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags

The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. (Andrew A. Nelles/Associated Press)

The Toyota recall concerns air bags that may not inflate; the Honda recall covers air bags that may hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Administration Signals Compromise on Gas Mileage Rules

Gas Mileage Trucks travel on Interstate 60 in the City of Industry outside Los Angeles. (City of Industry)

The Trump administration is signaling that it could increase fuel economy standards, possibly compromising on its push to freeze them at 2020 levels.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Takata Recall of 10 Million Inflators Could Be Last of Air Bag Saga

Takata building Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Three Crashes, Three Deaths Raise Questions About Tesla’s Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot A Tesla car with the autopilot feature engaged. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News)

DETROIT — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 3, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

US Probes Four Automakers in New Takata Air Bag Recall

Takata Takata fell into bankruptcy after a series of air bag recalls. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 19, 2019

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