Pushing back on seemingly arbitrary "sales effectiveness" targets is the kind of case that NADA can support — and does with some success.
Ford says faulty transmissions in 2011-13 pickups may be linked to five accidents. The automaker last week issued a recall for 1.5 million F-150 pickups.
Ford, GM and even Tesla are having little success inspiring confidence among an investment community that's only growing more skeptical as a market downturn looms.
It looked like Toyota and Nissan had drawn Honda into a compact-crossover inventive battle. A key question now is how long Nissan can keep up the pace in a softer market.