Regulatory

Nissan Recalls 234,900 Vehicles for Brake Defect

September 20, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to call back 234,900 of its late-model cars and crossovers in the U.S. and Canada to fix an antilock brake system pump flaw that could cause a fire.

Regional Gov’t Challenges Frankfurt’s Diesel Ban

September 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM

The German state government of Hesse plans to appeal a court ruling that empowered Frankfurt to impose a partial ban on older cars, Reuters reports.

EC Opens Emission Collusion Probe Against BMW, Daimler, VW Group

September 18, 2018 at 5:56 PM

The European Commission says it has begun an in-depth investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competing in the development emission control technologies in Europe.

GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs, Pickups to Fix Power Steering

September 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM

General Motors Co. is recalling 1.2 million full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to repair defective electric power steering systems.

EU Committee Backs Tougher CO2 Standards

September 12, 2018 at 2:31 AM

The European Parliament’s environmental committee has endorsed proposals that would lower allowable carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars by 20% in 2025 and 45% by 2030 compared with levels in 1990.

GM Recalls 230,000 Vehicles to Fix Brake Defect

September 12, 2018 at 12:11 AM

General Motors Co. is recalling 230,000 late-model vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to remove hydrogen gas from brake lines that could give the brake pedal a spongy feel.

South Korea Vows Tougher Penalties for Tardy Recalls

September 07, 2018 at 2:18 AM

South Korea proposes to increase its penalties against carmakers that hide defects or delay in fixing them.

Frankfurt to Ban Older Diesels, Gasoline Cars

September 07, 2018 at 12:12 AM

A German administrative court has ruled that Frankfurt’s efforts to improve air quality must include a ban on old diesel and gasoline vehicles in the city center.

Ford Recalls 2 Million Trucks to Fix Seatbelts

September 06, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2 million of its F-Series pickup trucks in North America to fix front-row seatbelt pretensioners that could make sparks and cause a fire in a crash.

Toyota to Recall 1 Million Hybrids Worldwide

September 05, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to recall 1.03 million of its hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars worldwide to repair a wiring problem that could cause a fire, Reuters reports.

Germany Discounts Report on VW Emission-Cheating Gasoline Engines

September 03, 2018 at 12:22 AM

Germany’s transport ministry dismisses a report that certain Volkswagen Group gasoline engines could be rigged to raise their fuel economy ratings.

Korea Launches Its Own Tests on Fire-Prone BMW Cars

August 31, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Experts in South Korea will conduct their own tests to help determine why more than 40 BMW diesels cars have caught fire in the country this year, The Korea Herald reports.