Regulatory

Indian Carmakers Seek to “Correct” High Court’s Vehicle Sales Ban

April 28, 2017 at 2:04 AM

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has asked the country’s Supreme Court to review its ban on the sale of cars that don’t meet the country’s new BS IV emission standards, The Economic Times reports.

Toyota Recalls 228,000 Tacoma Trucks in U.S.

April 27, 2017 at 2:22 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to recall about 228,000 of its 2016-2017 model Tacoma compact pickup trucks with rear axle differentials that could leak oil, seize and cause a crash.

California Asked to Further Ease Rules for Self-Driving Cars

April 26, 2017 at 1:41 AM

Carmakers are urging California to further ease proposed rules for testing autonomous vehicles and let the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handle most of the oversight.

Report: Germany Opposes EU Reforms on Emission Testing

April 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Germany opposes several proposed reforms intended to avoid emission test scandals like the one sparked two years ago by Volkswagen Group, according to a position paper seen by Reuters.

France Initiates Probe into PSA Diesels

April 24, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Prosecutors in France have begun a formal investigation into possible cheating by PSA Group on diesel emissions, sources tell Reuters.

Mercedes Recall Targets Electric Steering Defect

April 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit is recalling 58,300 sedans and crossover vehicles in the U.S. whose electric power steering system could fail.

EC May Link Toll Charges to Vehicle CO2 Emissions

April 21, 2017 at 10:01 AM

The European Commission is preparing a proposal that would index the amount of toll road fees paid by cars, trucks and buses in Europe to how much carbon dioxide the vehicles emit.

Tesla Recalls 53,000 EVs to Fix Parking Brake

April 20, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Tesla Inc. will recall 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars to fix parking brakes that may not release when they should.

Another Driver Maimed by Exploding Takata Airbag Inflator

April 20, 2017 at 1:38 AM

Honda Motor Co. says an 18-year-old driver of a 2002 Honda Accord suffered serious neck injuries last month after the Takata Corp. airbag inflator in her car exploded in a crash in Las Vegas.

Subaru Will Recall Impreza Cars for Engine Stalling Fix

April 18, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Subaru Corp. is preparing to recall 33,100 of its 2017 model Impreza sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel flow problem that could cause the engine to misfire or stop running.

Car Recalls in China Are Rare for Domestic Brands

April 18, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Last year carmakers recalled 11 million vehicles in China, but only 120,000 of them were domestic brands, the Financial Times reports.

U.K. Ponders Diesel Buyback Scheme

April 17, 2017 at 12:37 PM

The U.K. is considering a plan that would pay owners of old dieses £1,000-£2,000 ($1,300-$2,500) to replace their vehicles with a lower-emission model, The Times reports.