automotive

UM study shows why consumers ignore recalls

Apr 5, 2017
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A national survey conducted by the University of Michigan sheds light on why many consumers choose to ignore vehicle safety recalls.

Nearly 51 million vehicles, as well as 34 million vehicle-related pieces of equipment, were recalled in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Despite this, 20-percent of the owners continue to skip the fixes, the NHTSA reports.

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Ford Motor Company is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan manufacturing facilities to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion to an auto and mobility company.

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Courtesy / General Motors

The automotive industry has been and remains one of the main anchors of business in Michigan.  WKAR's Jim Peck takes a look at what the future may hold.


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The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks as it tries to tap into President Donald Trump's efforts to rebuild the country's manufacturing sector.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Kettering's new vehicle and mobility systems development proving ground will open in the spring.


AP

Auto makers look to past for concept car inspiration

Takata's defective air bags have made headlines in recent years.  Now, a plea deal has led to fines and more.

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General Motors is evaluating a year-old car-sharing program. WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with executive director of urban mobility Peter Kosak about Maven.


PublicDomainBlog

More Takata air problems found in Ford products

Chevy Traverse photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

General Motors has taken the wraps off the updated Chevy Traverse. WKAR's Scott Pohl went to the Detroit Auto Show for a look.


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What’s it like to take your first ride in a self-driving car? Detroit reporter Carol Cain recalls her recent white knuckle maiden voyage in a car driven by a computer.


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A prominent Detroit journalist explains the impact he thinks ride-sharing and self-driving cars could have on Michigan’s auto industry. We talk with Daniel Howes of the Detroit News.


Camaro photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

This weekend, General Motors is honoring the Camaro on its 50th anniversary. Current State’s Kevin Lavery gets under the hood to learn more about the venerable muscle car.


2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe
Courtesy photo / © General Motors

Cadillac’s Lansing presence remains strong for 2016. Current State speaks with chief executive engineer Dave Leone from the Detroit Auto  Show.


Camaro convertible photo
Courtesy photo / © General Motors

“Lansing strong” might be the mantra for the 2016 Camaro. Sales have been brisk and it’s built at the capital city’s Grand River Assembly. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with Camaro Executive Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser.


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