U.S. Releases Updated Connected Vehicle Guidelines

June 23, 2017 at 2:34 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office has updated its national reference architecture for connected vehicles.

EPA First Suspected FCA Diesel Cheating in 2015

June 16, 2017 at 4:01 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was aware nearly two years ago that some diesels being sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV appeared to be equipped with illegal software used to evade emission limits.

FCA Recalls 297,000 Minivans for Airbag Flaw

June 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling some 297,000 of its minivans to fix faulty wiring that could cause the driver’s front airbag to deploy when it shouldn’t.

VW May Offer Extended Warranties on Cheater Diesels in Europe

June 15, 2017 at 12:50 AM

Volkswagen AG is willing to extend warranties for two years on the cheater diesels it sold in Europe, but it continues to refuse to pay owners direct compensation, according to EC consumer affair commissioner Vera Jourova.

No U.S. Approval Yet for FCA Diesel Fixes

June 15, 2017 at 12:26 AM

U.S. regulators are still weeks or months away from approving Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s proposed updates to diesel engines that had been fitted with undisclosed emission control software, according to the Dept. of Justice.

Exposers of VW Diesel Cheating Cite Similar Issues for FCA

June 13, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Diesel-powered vehicles marketed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV emit as much as 20 times the legal amount of nitrogen oxides pollution during real-world driving, according to the researchers who uncovered Volkswagen AG’s diesel cheating two years ago.

Germany Targets Porsche in Diesel Emission Probe

June 12, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Germany’s transport ministry has ordered an investigation into whether V-6 diesel engines used by Porsche AG were rigged to evade nitrogen oxide emission tests.

Fuel Leak Prompts Repeated Mazda RX-8 Recall

June 12, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is again recalling 69,400 of its 2004-2008 model RX-8 sports cars in the U.S. because a fuel line could leak and cause a fire.

Senators Urge NHTSA to Speed Takata Recalls

June 12, 2017 at 12:24 AM

Some 30.4 million explosion-prone Takata Corp. airbag inflators have been replaced in the U.S. in the past two years. But nearly 16 million such devices, which are blamed for 11 fatalities, are still in service and remain a threat.

State Coalition Vows to Fight Possible Vehicle Emission Rollback

June 09, 2017 at 1:54 PM

A dozen U.S. state attorneys general and the District of Columbia say they will unite to legally challenge any effort by the Trump administration to roll back planned limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks for 2022-2025.

Report Says Bosch Software Enabled Diesel Cheating

June 09, 2017 at 12:12 PM

A new study claims engine control software developed by Robert Bosch GmbH has been used for years by Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to evade government emission tests, according to researchers at the University of California and Germany’s Ruhr-Universitat Bochum.

Hyundai to Recall 598,500 Cars in U.S. for Brake, Hood Latch Flaws

June 08, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is preparing two U.S. recalls to fix problems with hood latches and parking brake warning lights in nearly 600,000 cars and SUVs.