Regulatory

Carmakers Recall Another 1.7 Million Takata Airbag Inflators

February 08, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Seven overseas carmakers are collectively recalling 1.7 million vehicles to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash, the Associated Press reports.

U.K. May Allow Driverless Vehicle Testing This Year

February 06, 2019 at 11:29 AM

The U.K. is developing guidelines that later this year could allow fully autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads without a backup driver.

FCA Recalls Target Loose Steering, Brake Pedals

February 05, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching two global recalls covering 882,000 pickup trucks to fix flaws that could make it impossible for drivers to steer or brake their vehicles.

EPA, California Still Far Apart on Fuel Economy Regs

February 04, 2019 at 6:11 PM

A big gap remains between California and the Trump administration on how to reconcile their emission and fuel economy standards.

European Carmakers Brace for Updates to Vapor Emission Rules

February 04, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Carmakers in Europe face a new wrinkle in the WLTP test for tailpipe emissions that took effect in September: tougher controls on evaporative emissions.

Porsche Warns of New Emission Problems

February 01, 2019 at 2:07 AM

Volkswagen Group’s Porsche unit has advised German regulators that it submitted inaccurate figures about wind resistance values for its 2016-2017 model 911 sports cars.

Dealers Sue Colorado for Adopting Calif. Emission Rules

January 30, 2019 at 12:44 AM

Auto dealers in Colorado have sued the state’s air quality commission for adopting California’s low-emission standards.

SEC Launches Nissan Probe After Ghosn Indictments in Japan

January 28, 2019 at 2:33 PM

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked Nissan Motor Co. for details about charges in Japan that the company falsified reports about compensation paid to ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

FCA Recalls 182,200 Ram Trucks for Power Steering Fix

January 28, 2019 at 12:04 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is calling back 182,200 fullsize pickup trucks to fix a loose electrical connection that could make the power steering cut out intermittently.

Volvo Recalls 219,000 Cars to Fix Cracked Fuel Lines

January 23, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Volvo Car Corp. is recalling 11 models to replace high-pressure fuel lines that could develop cracks and leak.

Tesla to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators in China

January 21, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Tesla Inc. is recalling 14,100 of its Model S electric sedans in China to replace passenger-side frontal airbags whose Takata Corp. inflators could explode, says the country’s Administration of Market Regulation.

Germany Mulls Options to Reduce Emissions

January 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Germany is considering several initiatives to meet European emissions requirements, Reuters reports.