Regulatory

EU Ordered to Restore Tougher Diesel Emission Rules

December 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM

A European high court has reversed a European Union decision two years ago that allowed new diesel vehicles to emit “excessively high” nitrogen oxides.

Toyota to Replace Airbag Inflators in 65,000 Cars, Again

December 12, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.

Still No EU Accord on CO2 Limits for Cars

December 12, 2018 at 1:06 AM

European Union member countries and the European Parliament continue to debate about future limits for carbon dioxide emissions from cars, Reuters reports.

Daimler Will Recall Faulty Airbag Status Displays

December 10, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Daimler AG plans to recall 104,700 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S. to fix a flaw that indicates the passenger-side front airbags are active when they aren’t, or vice versa.

Nissan Issues New Recall in Japan over Improper Inspections

December 07, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will recall another 150,000 vehicles in Japan that were improperly inspected.

Nissan Uncovers More Testing Errors in Japan

December 06, 2018 at 2:05 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has uncovered new cases of errors in the final inspection tests it performs on cars sold in Japan, Reuters reports.

VW Posted False Data on Emissions, Fuel Economy in Japan

December 05, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Volkswagen AG reports that an internal audit turned up dozens of cases in which the company submitted false reports on fuel economy and emissions to authorities in Japan.

Toyota Drops Funding for Germany Anti-Diesel Group

December 05, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has dropped financial support for a German anti-diesel group in response to complaints that it sponsorship helped to promote sales of its own gasoline hybrid cars in Europe.

Report: Carmakers Face New Diesel Recalls in Europe

December 03, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Renault and Suzuki may soon be recalling diesels because of emission concerns in at least three European countries, Bild am Sonntag says.

Volvo Recall Targets Crash Notification Feature

December 03, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is recalling 17,500 late-model cars and crossovers in the U.S. to fix the system that gives emergency responders the vehicle’s location after a crash.

China Tracks Real-Time Whereabouts of EVs

November 29, 2018 at 1:34 AM

The Chinese government is monitoring the movement of all electric cars in the country through the cooperation of the vehicle manufacturers, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. Judge Orders New Talks to Resolve FCA Diesel Settlement

November 29, 2018 at 12:09 AM

A federal court in San Francisco has ordered a new round of talks to resolve charges that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV used illegal emission control software in 104,000 diesels sold in the U.S.