Regulatory

Safety Group Wants Recall Records Kept 20 Years

July 17, 2019 at 12:40 PM

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety advocacy group wants carmakers to retain records about their safety defects for at least 20 years—four times the period currently required.

Senators Urge Probe of Ford Dual-Clutch Transmissions

July 17, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Two U.S. senators are urging a safety probe into allegations that some Ford Motor Co. transmissions jerk and/or drop out of gear.

FCA Recalls Jeeps for Airbag Sensor Failures

July 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 41,200 Jeep Cherokee SUVs in the U.S. to replace airbag sensors that may stop working.

White House Freezes Fuel Economy Penalties

July 15, 2019 at 12:04 AM

U.S. regulators have rejected an Obama administration-era proposal to impose dramatically stiffer penalties on carmakers that fail to meet fuel economy standards.

China Ponders Hike in “Green” Credit for Hybrids

July 12, 2019 at 2:08 PM

China policymakers may reclassify gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to give them more credit in meeting the country’s tougher emission and fuel economy rules.

Engine Stall Issue Prompts Mazda Recall

July 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 262,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a software flaw that could cause the engine to stall without warning.

23 Governors Urge Single Set of U.S. Emission Laws

July 09, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Governors from 23 U.S. states are urging the Trump administration to compromise with California on a single set of emission and fuel economy rules for the entire country.

Ford Recalls Cars Again for Fuel System Defect

July 09, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 58,000 vehicles in North America with a defect that could deform the fuel tank and interfere with engine performance.

New Zealand Plans Fees, Discounts to Drive EV Sales

July 09, 2019 at 1:03 AM

New Zealand’s transport ministry plans to launch a “green car” program in 2021 that offers discounts for electric cars and impose new fees for high-emission vehicles.

Revival Plan for Opel: EVs and PSA Platforms

July 09, 2019 at 12:02 AM

PSA Group figures its Opel brand will be able to meet carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe by building new models on lighter platforms and injecting its lineup with electrified cars.

FCA Recall Targets Jeep Transmission Flaw

July 08, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV is recalling 98,700 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to fix a flaw that could cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift into neutral.

Honda Airbag Recall Targets 1.68 Million U.S. Vehicles

July 08, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.68 million of its vehicles in the U.S. to again replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.