Regulatory

U.S. Okays Probe of Sudden Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

September 13, 2019 at 6:11 PM

The U.S. has opened an investigation into more than 800 owner complaints that Nissan Motor Co.’s Rogue crossover vehicles may suddenly brake for no reason.

Ford Recalls SUVs with Sharp-Edge Seat Frames

September 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 338,300 of its 2017 model Explorer SUVs in North America to fix faulty seat frames that have dangerously sharp edges.

Report: White House Pushes Ahead with Plan to Revoke Calif. Emission Powers

September 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM

The Trump administration reportedly aims to strip California of its right to set its own emission rules before unveiling a scheme to freeze or soften Obama-era federal pollution standards.

Merkel Offers to Help German Carmakers on CO2

September 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to help the country’s carmakers in their “Herculean” effort to meet European Union carbon dioxide emission limits.

U.S. May OK Tougher Emission Limits After All

September 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The Trump administration has signaled that it may not freeze U.S. emission and fuel economy standards at 2020 levels after all.

GM Expands SUV, Truck Recall to 3.8 Million Units

September 11, 2019 at 5:53 PM

General Motors Co. is calling back 3.5 million large pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. to fix power brake boosters that may fail.

U.S. House Will Review Justice Dept. Probe of Calif. Emissions Pact

September 10, 2019 at 3:30 AM

The U.S. House judiciary committee will review a Justice Dept. antitrust probe of an exhaust emission pact between four carmakers and California.

FCA Expands Truck Tailgate Recall to 1.1 Million

September 09, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is more than doubling to 1.1 million units a U.S. recall of Ram pickup trucks whose tailgates may suddenly fall open while being driven.

Carmakers Face Probe Over Calif. Emissions Pact

September 06, 2019 at 1:13 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is determining whether four carmakers broke antitrust laws in July by pledging to adopt modified California emission standards.

U.S. Prepares to Revoke Calif. Emission Powers

September 05, 2019 at 4:14 PM

U.S. regulators are finalizing a long-expected plan that would strip California of the power to set its own limits for greenhouse gas emissions, sources tell Reuters.

Report: 20% of Europe’s Trucks Exceed NOx Limit

September 02, 2019 at 11:13 AM

A study of real-world emissions from diesel-powered commercial trucks in Europe suggests 20% exceed nitrogen oxides emission limits.

VW to Settle U.S. Mileage Claims for $97 Million

August 30, 2019 at 2:54 PM

  Volkswagen AG says it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. over inflated fuel economy ratings for 2013-2017 model cars.