Autos
April 16
An image depicted security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who hacked into a Jeep’s electronic control units in 2015.

Carmakers struggle to stay ahead of hackers

As cars become more computerized, they also become more vulnerable.
Autos
April 16

Motormouth: When in doubt, do it by the book

Q: You have said to follow the guidelines in the vehicle's owner's manual regardless of dealer service recommendations. What if an independent service technician tells…
Autos
April 9

Motormouth: Cleaning the connections revives wiring

Q: I bought a 2012 Ford Escape. About three years later, it would not start. I went to the auto parts store and bought a…
Autos
April 2

Motormouth: Will brake recall problems ever stop?

Q: I got a recall notice for my 2008 Ford Fusion because of an ABS hydraulic brake (HCU valve) problem. I originally received a letter…
Autos
April 2
Full-scale anthropomorphic test devices — aka crash test dummies — representing a family were on display at Ford’s development center.

Crash test dummy gap leaves most women out of the equation

No model represents the average female body in collision tests.
Autos
March 26

Motormouth: Clear all the personal data before selling your car

Q: There is something your readers might fail to do when trading in a late model auto. Those with navigation systems probably have their home…
Autos
March 19

Motormouth: Frozen gas filler lid became a hot topic

Q: You might have gotten a lot of responses to your column three weeks ago on a fuel filler lid that was frozen shut.…