Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
The penalty could serve as a precedent for other automakers who violate the Clean Air Act.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
“I want it understood that they day of GM being a polite competitor is over,” Barra tells the Detroit Economic Club.
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.
The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.