Regulatory

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.

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.