Regulatory

Honda Recall Targets Engine Flaw in 93,900 Vehicles

April 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 93,900 cars, SUV/crossovers, minivans and pickup trucks in the U.S. to replace engine timing belts that could shred.

Japan Adds EV Emissions to Fuel Economy Goals

April 24, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Japan plans new emission standards this summer that recognize electric cars don’t directly emit pollutants, but the power plants that charge their batteries do.

U.S. Steps Up Probe of 12.3 Million Faulty Airbag Controllers

April 23, 2019 at 1:25 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded a year-old investigation into an electrical flaw in 12.3 million TRW Automotive airbag controllers linked to eight fatalities.

New York City to Charge Congestion Fees

April 22, 2019 at 12:31 PM

New York City has agreed to institute a “congestion pricing” system that would charge vehicles a usage fee to enter certain sections of the city.

California to Allow Testing of Self-Driving Delivery Trucks

April 22, 2019 at 11:42 AM

The California Dept. of Motor Vehicles this month proposed a rule that would allow self-driving light-duty delivery trucks to be tested on public roads.

Ford Leans on Hybrids to Meet EU Emission Rules

April 22, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will rely on plug-in hybrids, not all-electric cars, to meet the European Union’s tougher carbon dioxide emission rules for 2020-2021.

China Recall Targets Airbag Inflators in 360,000 BMWs

April 22, 2019 at 12:40 AM

MW AG is recalling 360,000 vehicles in China to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode, the Xinhua News Agency reports.

Japan Officials Raid Suzuki HQ in Quality Probe

April 19, 2019 at 4:24 PM

A dozen officials from Japan’s transport ministry swept through Suzuki Motor Corp. headquarters earlier today as they investigate falsified quality inspection reports.

BMW Expands Recall for Engine Fires

April 19, 2019 at 1:49 PM

BMW AG is recalling an additional 184,500 cars in the U.S. to fix an electrical problem that could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

FCA to Recall 323,000 Cars for Rollaway Flaw

April 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing to recall 323,000 Dodge Dart small cars worldwide that could roll away after being parked.

Mazda Recall Targets Faulty Wipers

April 16, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 187,800 of its sporty Mazda3 small sedans in the U.S. to replace a defective relay that could block operation of the windshield wipers.

Report: Mercedes SUVs Targeted in Diesel Emission Probe

April 15, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Germany’s motor vehicle authority is investigating whether Daimler AG used illegal software in some of its SUVs to rig European emission tests, according to Bild am Sonntag.