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Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company’s emissions cheating scandal, according to a settlement agreement filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.
 
Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors can overheat
(AP, September 30, 2016; 12:51 PM)
 
US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought
(AP, September 30, 2016; 11:30 AM)
 
So mega: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor runs loose with 450 hp
(highgearmedia.com, September 30, 2016; 2:05 AM)
 
Business roundup: Tesla driver blames autopilot for crash
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2016; 5:32 PM)
 
Volvo plans to sell self-driving car in 5 years
(AP, September 29, 2016; 12:07 PM)
 
Volvo recalls 127K vehicles; leak can cause air bag problem
(AP, September 29, 2016; 11:28 AM)
 
Renault-Nissan CEO at Paris auto show: Diesel isn’t dead yet
(AP, September 29, 2016; 6:46 AM)
 
Ford recalls Focus hatchbacks for latch release problem
(AP, September 28, 2016; 11:43 AM)
 
Honda says Takata air bag ruptured in Malaysia crash, 1 dead
(AP, September 28, 2016; 10:35 AM)
 
The new 2017 Jeep Compass manages to actually look like a Jeep
(highgearmedia.com, September 27, 2016; 4:45 PM)
 
New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee
(AP, September 27, 2016; 12:05 PM)
 
Cadillac weeds out smaller dealerships with $120,000 buyout offers
(highgearmedia.com, September 26, 2016; 5:40 PM)
 
The GMC Acadia: Too big for the city, but a joy in the burbs and beyond
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2016; 11:59 PM)
 
Business Digest: Tesla sues Michigan over dealership law
(The Washington Post, September 22, 2016; 8:52 PM)
 
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 2014-2015 Range Rover Evoque recalled for transmission problem
(highgearmedia.com, September 22, 2016; 1:45 PM)
 
Norwegian Tesla owners sue car maker in horsepower dispute
(AP, September 22, 2016; 12:02 PM)
 
The Chevy Bolt aims to dethrone Tesla. Here are our first impressions.
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2016; 4:47 PM)
 
Tesla updates software to improve radar
(AP, September 21, 2016; 4:32 PM)
 
Nissan Titan gets nicer interior, stronger engine for 2017
(AP, September 21, 2016; 3:05 PM)
 
1,400 investor lawsuits seek 8.2 billion euros from VW
(AP, September 21, 2016; 11:14 AM)
 
Researchers remotely hack Tesla Model S
(The Washington Post, September 20, 2016; 4:42 PM)
 
IIHS calls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan Top Safety Pick+
(highgearmedia.com, September 20, 2016; 11:31 AM)
 
Sorry, Lyft drivers: you may be (nearly) out of a job in 5 years
(highgearmedia.com, September 19, 2016; 1:59 PM)
 
The Jaguar XE 20d Premium sedan: Sexy, speedy — and sensible?
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2016; 12:47 PM)
 
Business roundup: Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai recalling vehicles over air-bag defect
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 9:13 PM)
 
Ford ignores Trump’s criticism, confirms plans to expand production in Mexico
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2016; 8:10 PM)
 
Is Apple canning the electric car it never publicly discussed?
(highgearmedia.com, September 13, 2016; 2:59 PM)
 
What's new in Tesla's Autopilot 8.0 upgrade?
(highgearmedia.com, September 12, 2016; 1:55 PM)
 
Tesla is using this familiar technology to make its Autopilot safer
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2016; 3:00 PM)
 
The battle between Tesla and your neighborhood car dealership
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2016; 7:02 PM)
 
Volvo launches autonomous cars in Sweden & autonomous trucks in mines
(highgearmedia.com, September 9, 2016; 2:07 PM)
 
Memo to Audi: ’Tis the gift to be simple, even with a pricey SUV
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2016; 11:38 AM)
 
Mazda, Ford recall millions of vehicles; HP software unit, British firm strike deal
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2016; 7:13 PM)
 
India ditches physical driver's licenses, putting them on smartphones: is that a good thing?
(highgearmedia.com, September 8, 2016; 11:31 AM)
 
RIP, Dodge Dart: Model makes an early exit, no 2017 version to come
(highgearmedia.com, September 6, 2016; 4:27 PM)
 
Even more Takata recalls: 563,000 Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
GM offering gift cards to make up for MPG errors, but do the problems run deeper?
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
Crash-test results mixed for Mustang, Camaro, Challenger
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
Volvo S40, XC40 concepts tease small SUV, EV future
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
Report: Memorial Day weekend accidents & fatalities await drivers
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
Stop talking about 'accidents', start talking about 'collisions'
(highgearmedia.com, September 4, 2016; 11:44 PM)
 
Toyota goes to the ‘well’ a lot with 2016 Lexus GS200t
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2016; 12:06 AM)
 
NHTSA pushes for the electronic recall notices we should've had years ago
(highgearmedia.com, September 2, 2016; 2:35 PM)
 
Tesla Model X falcon door update may have made them worse
(highgearmedia.com, September 1, 2016; 1:55 PM)
 
No surprise: luxury owners more likely to let autonomous cars do the driving
(highgearmedia.com, August 31, 2016; 2:31 PM)
 
GMC updates Canyon lineup with new V-6, additional trim levels
(highgearmedia.com, August 30, 2016; 1:06 PM)
 
Why do traffic deaths fall in recessions? Dangerous drivers drive less
(highgearmedia.com, August 29, 2016; 1:26 PM)
 
2017 Lincoln MKZ earns coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award
(highgearmedia.com, August 26, 2016; 11:20 PM)
 
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