Regulatory

Toyota Recalls Tundra Pickups, Sequoia SUVs

February 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 65,000 trucks and SUVs to fix a software glitch that could disable the vehicle stability control system.

Report: U.S. Finds Suspicious Emission Software in Mercedes Diesels

February 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The U.S. has identified two software programs that appear to enable Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz diesels to exceed legal emission levels by a factor of 10.

FCA Readies Recall Trucks to Fix Rollaway Problem

February 16, 2018 at 11:04 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing a global recall of 228,500 of its Ram trucks to fix a flaw that could allow the transmission to slip out of Park unexpectedly.

Fire Hazard Prompts Toyota, Lexus Recalls

February 15, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching a pair of recalls in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that could cause an underhood fire.

U.S. Motor Vehicle Deaths May Have Dipped in 2017

February 15, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. appear to have dropped to 40,100 last year from 40,300 in 2016, according to a preliminary estimate by the National Safety Council.

Germany Ponders Mercedes Diesel Emissions Hearing

February 14, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Germany’s transport ministry says it will decide whether to hold a formal hearing into the possible use of illegal diesel emission control software in the Mercedes-Benz Vito van.

Honda Readies Recall of 350,000 Vehicles in China

February 13, 2018 at 1:54 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans to call back about 350,000 of its vehicles in China to fix an engine problem that can cause gasoline to collect in the oil pan.

NHTSA Ponders Safety Benefits of Heavier, Less Efficient Vehicles

February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reportedly is considering the safety benefits of heavier but less fuel-efficient vehicles.

Ford Expands “Do-Not-Drive” Warning for Ranger Pickup Trucks

February 12, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Ford Motor Co. has urged the owners of an additional 33,400 Ranger midsize pickup trucks in North America not to drive their vehicles until dealers replace the explosion-prone Takata airbag inflators on board.

Study: Drowsy Driving a Factor in 10% of U.S. Car Crashes

February 08, 2018 at 1:19 AM

Drowsiness is a factor in about 10% of U.S. crashes—about five times as many as federal safety officials estimate, according to a new AAA study.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Bikes with Brakes that Could Fail

February 07, 2018 at 6:11 PM

Next week Harley-Davidson Inc. will begin recalling some 250,000 motorcycles worldwide, including 174,600 in the U.S., because their antilock brakes suddenly fail without warning.

UPDATE: Mitsubishi Recalls 368,100 Vehicles to Fix Brakes, Engine, Sunroofs

February 05, 2018 at 2:42 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling a total of 227,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to repair parking brakes that may jam and sunroofs that could fall off.