Regulatory

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

SEC Sues VW, Winterkorn Over Diesel Emissions

March 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Volkswagen AG and former CEO Martin Winterkorn have been charged by the SEC with “massive fraud” for selling securities at the same time their diesels were violating U.S. pollution laws.

FCA Recall Targets Minivan Steering Defect

March 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 47,800 of its Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the U.S. to fix steering components that could fail.

VW Could Face SEC Sanctions Over Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may be sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its diesel emission cheating, which was revealed in September 2015.

JLR Faces Big Recall in Europe for CO2 Emissions

March 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. appears likely to recalls tens of thousands of its vehicles in Europe because their carbon dioxide emissions are greater than reported.

FCA to Recall Nearly 968,000 Vehicles that Flunked U.S. Emission Tests

March 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to recall 967,700 of its gasoline-powered cars and SUV/crossovers in the U.S. and Canada that failed “in-use” emission tests.

Honda Repeats Takata Airbag Recall for 1.1 Million Vehicles

March 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will again recall 1.1 million of its Honda and Acura brand vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.

FCA Recalls Alfa Models to Fix Cruise Control

March 08, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling some 60,000 Alfa Romeo models worldwide to fix adaptive cruise control systems that don’t switch off when the driver taps the brake pedal.

VW Challenges Fine Over Diesel Emissions in India

March 07, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will challenge a $71 million fine in India for selling diesel-powered vehicles that had been rigged to evade emission standards.

UPDATE: U.S. Fleet Fuel Economy at Record High

March 06, 2019 at 4:51 PM

New cars and light trucks in the U.S. climbed to a record-high average of 24.9 mpg in the 2017 model year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump Tells Automakers It’s Us-or-Them on Emissions

March 06, 2019 at 3:41 PM

The Trump administration has told carmakers they must choose between federal and California emission laws after ending talks to find a compromise.

Subaru Recalls 2.3 Million Cars Worldwide

February 28, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Subaru Inc. says it will recall nearly 2.3 million of its Impreza cars and Forester crossover vehicles to replace a switch that can make it impossible to start the engine.