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JD Power: Initial Quality Stalls After 4 Years of Acceleration

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai lead J.D. Power’s Initial Quality rankings for the second straight year, but new-vehicle quality scores are flat overall, driven by a decline among 18 of 31 major U.S. brands.

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Ford Recall Includes 1.2M Explorers

Ford Motor Co. announced four recalls for seven vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada, including 1.2 million Explorers that could be affected by a rear suspension issue dating back to the SUV’s 2010 redesign.

Report: Escalating Inventories Erode Dealer Profits

U.S. manufacturers and dealers are knocking on the door of the all-time record for days’ supply of new vehicles, an issue compounded by higher floorplan expenses, according to the latest figures from Automotive News.

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

Ford Lease Prices Spike in Otherwise Steady April

Wantalease.com reports 75% of auto lease prices have remained largely flat so far in April, but several Ford models became more expensive after an incentive-laden March.

Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2019

Autotrader has released a list of 12 2019-MY vehicles that offer the latest in design, technology, and features and are available to U.S. buyers for $75,000 or less.

KBB: Avg. Transaction Price in June Rises 3%

With cars expected to make up only 31% of July sales, the industry's average transaction price climbed by $985 from a year ago to $35,359.

KBB: SUV/Pickup Demand Drive Up May's Avg. Transaction Price

May's average transaction price for light vehicles rose by a healthy 3%, even as new-vehicle demand is expected to falter in 2018, according to the vehicle information site.

Toyota, Honda Dealers Top Temkin’s 2018 Customer Experience Ratings

Auto dealers tied for 12th out of 20 industries ranked in the eighth edition of Temkin Group’s Customer Experience Ratings. Ford and Mercedes-Benz dealers also earned top rankings.

Ford Mustangs Recalled for Instrument Clusters

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,100 2018 Ford Mustangs so dealers can update the instrument cluster software to address a potential vehicle rollaway risk.