Regulatory

Honda Recalls Odyssey Minivans to Fix Faulty Door Latch

November 21, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Honda Motor Co. is calling back 107,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because their power sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving.

U.S. Investigates Hyundai-Kia Engine Recall

November 21, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Federal prosecutors in New York City are probing whether two U.S. engine recalls by Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate in 2015 and 2017 were conducted quickly enough, Reuters says.

Regulatory Fumble Hurts Bentley Production, Sales

November 20, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury car unit nearly halted operations after failing to certify its cars to meet the European emission standards that took effect on Sept. 1.

S. Korea Ponders Another Digit for License Plates

November 19, 2018 at 6:02 PM

South Korea will decide by year-end whether to add a seventh digit to its six-digit vehicle license plates, the Korea Herald says.

Jeep Drivers Complain of “Death Wobble” Steering Flaw

November 19, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Hundreds of Jeep Wrangler drivers in the U.S. have reported that the steering systems in their SUVs can begin to shake violently after hitting a modest bump at highway speeds.

Colorado Adopts California Air Quality Standards

November 19, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Colorado has become the 13th state to embrace California’s air quality standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles.

Trump Set to Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

November 16, 2018 at 3:34 PM

President Donald Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take over as the group’s permanent administrator.

Ford Recalls 37,800 SUVs to Fix Seat Defect

November 16, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 37,800 large SUVs in North America to check for missing second-row seat reinforcement brackets.

Stuttgart Submits to Diesel Plan Order

November 13, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Stuttgart, Germany, has agreed to enforce a partial ban on older diesels next year after losing an appeal to reject the court order that requires it.

Spain Will Propose a Ban on Petroleum-Burning Cars by 2040

November 13, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Spain is readying a proposal that would ban the sale and registration of all gasoline and diesel cars and light commercial vehicles in 2040.

S. Korea Expands “Lemon Law” for Cars

November 13, 2018 at 1:44 AM

In January South Korea will launch a lemon law that enables owners of new cars with chronic defects to exchange their vehicles or get a refund on the purchase price.

BMW Launches Diesel Recall in U.S.

November 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM

BMW AG has begun recalling 44,400 diesel-powered cars in the U.S. to fix an exhaust gas recirculation system flaw that could cause an engine fire.