Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.
Chrysler sales rise 17 percent. GM sales up 13 percent. Ford sales rise 3 percent. Annual sales rate could approach 17 million.
Most car companies post significant April sales gains
Chrysler sales rise 11 percent. GM sales drop 1 percent. Ford sales fall 6 percent.
Chrysler sales up 8 percent. Industry expected to be down 2 percent.
Weak weather hampers December sales, but 2013 still saw all three domestic companies post full year gains.
Chrysler posts a 16 percent sales increase. GM up 14 percent. Ford up 7 percent.
Dow Corning Corp. Friday announced sales of $1.43 billion and net income of $117.4 million for the third quarter of 2013. A year ago, the company posted sales of $1.55 billion and net income of $96.6 million.
Ford sales were up 6 percent in September. Chrysler sales rose 1 percent. Total industry is expected to be down about 5 percent.