Regulatory

Chevy Equinox Diesel Gets 39-mpg Highway Rating

August 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

General Motors Co. says the diesel front-wheel-drive variant of its 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover/SUV has a best-in-class highway fuel efficiency rating of 39 mpg from the U.S.

EPA Launches Public Comment Period for Fuel Economy Rules

August 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM

The U.S. has begun a 45-day period to collect public comments about currently mandated fuel economy averages due by 2025.

Ford Denies Cheating with Mondeo Diesel

August 10, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it is cooperating with German authorities in their investigation into the emission controls for its 2.0-liter diesel-powered Mondeo sport sedan.

VW Offers Up to €10,000 in German Diesel Trade-in Plan

August 08, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Volkswagen AG is offering to pay owners of its oldest diesel cars between €2,000 and €10,000 ($2,400-$11,800) when they trade in their vehicles on new models.

GM Recalls 795,000 Pickup Trucks for Steering Systems Flaw

August 07, 2017 at 12:31 AM

General Motors Co. is preparing to recall 795,000 of its 2014 model Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 fullsize pickup trucks worldwide.

Ford Declares Software Fix for European Diesels “Ineffective”

August 04, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Siding with environmentalists, Ford Motor Co. says a plan to use software updates to reduce emissions from 5 million older diesel in Europe will have "no real impact on air quality."

Ford Broadens Carbon Monoxide Probe of Police Explorer SUVs

August 03, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Ford Motor Co. has stepped up its investigation into reports about carbon monoxide gas leaking into Explorer SUVs used by police departments, The Detroit News reports.

German Carmakers Agree to Update Software in 5.3 Million Diesels

August 02, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Germany’s carmakers—BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen—have agreed to update the pollution control software in some 5.3 million of their vehicles already on the road to help lower oxides of nitrogen emissions.

German Carmakers Claim Software Can Cut Emissions 25%

August 01, 2017 at 5:03 PM

German carmakers say updating pollution control system software will be able to reduce diesel emissions of nitrogen oxides by at least 25%, according to industry group VDA.

Germany Signals Support for Class-Action Lawsuits on Diesel Cheating

July 31, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Germany’s transport ministry says it is open to the principle of class-action lawsuits against carmakers embroiled in government claims of cheating on diesel emissions.

Mazda Repeats Takata Recall to Update Airbag Inflators

July 31, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is again recalling 205,400 vehicles in the U.S., this time to replace passenger-side frontal Takata Corp. airbag inflators with a more advanced design.

Ford to Fix Carbon Monoxide Problem in Police SUVs

July 31, 2017 at 12:29 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will repair an unspecified number of police versions of its Explorer SUV to stop carbon monoxide from seeping into the cabin.