Regulatory

FCA Recalls SUVs for Engine Stalling

By: Bill Hampton - November 22, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is calling back 698,000 SUVs worldwide to again fix a fuel pump problem that could cause the engine to stall or refuse to start.

IIHS Readies New Side-Impact Crash Test

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 2:42 PM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is finalizing a new side-impact test intended to more accurately reflect real-world collisions by large SUV/crossover vehicles.

GM Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard

By: Bill Hampton - November 21, 2019 at 1:54 PM

General Motors Co. is recalling 556,400 late-model fullsize pickup trucks in the U.S. whose carpets could catch fire in a crash.

Mazda Launches Second-Round Airbag Recall

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 116,900 vehicles in the U.S. to again replace their passenger-side frontal airbag inflators, this time with units that won’t degrade over time.

Calif. Bans Fleet Cars from Carmakers that Back Emission Rollbacks

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM

California won’t buy new vehicles from carmakers that have supported the Trump administration’s legal battle to rescind the state’s right to set its own emission standard for greenhouse gases.

California to Reduce EV/Hybrid Incentives

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 1:42 PM

California will drop or cut state incentives for electrified vehicles on Dec. 3 and shift remaining funding from luxury models to less expensive vehicles.

Nissan Expands Brake Recall to 394,000 Vehicles

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is calling back 394,000 late-model sedans, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. that could develop a brake system leak that starts a fire.

Calif. Sues EPA Over EV Sales, Emission Rules

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM

California has filed a lawsuit to preserve its permission to mandate electric car sales quotas and set its own standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

Ford Recalls Nearly 388,000 Trucks, SUVs

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Ford Motor Co. is launching three recalls to fix faulty battery connections and headlamp issues on 387,900 pickup trucks and luxury SUVs in North America.

Senate Hearing to Examine Rules for Robo-Cars

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 2:14 AM

A U.S. Senate hearing on Nov. 20 will grapple with rules governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.

Netherlands Will Lower Speed Limit to Cut NOx

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 8:04 AM

The Netherlands is preparing to lower its national speed limit to 100 kph (62 mph) next year in an effort to lower emissions of nitrogen oxides.

F1 Racing Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 1:08 AM

Formula One racing has pledged to eliminate all non-recycled waste by 2025 and become a carbon-neutral sport by 2030.