Regulatory

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.

VW May Broaden Diesel Trade-in Program in Germany

January 18, 2019 at 2:37 PM

Volkswagen AG is studying a plan to broaden trade-in incentives for older diesels and expand them to all of Germany, Reuters says.

Colorado Sets Zero-Emission-Vehicle Sales Targets

January 18, 2019 at 12:28 AM

The state of Colorado is adopting policies similar to those in California that will require carmakers to meet sales quotas for zero-emission vehicles beginning in 2022.

U.S. Indicts 4 Audi Execs in Diesel Cheating Probe

January 18, 2019 at 12:04 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has charged four midlevel Audi AG executives in Germany with doctoring the company’s 3.0-liter diesels to evade emission tests.

Ford Recall Targets Flaw in SUV’s Self-Steering Feature

January 17, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,600 of its 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUVs because their self-steering system may not work.

Hyundai, Kia Calls Back 168,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

January 16, 2019 at 8:15 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are recalling 168,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a high-pressure fuel line that could leak and cause a fire.

Korea Fines Toyota for Deceptive Safety Advertising

January 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Toyota Motor Corp. $729,000 for misrepresenting the safety of its RAV4 crossover vehicles.

VW: Higher Material Costs Will Hike New-Car Prices

January 14, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Volkswagen AG says the cost of materials needed to meet European carbon dioxide emission standards will drive up its new-car prices over the next several years.

FCA Launches Its Final Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

January 11, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 1.6 million vehicles—1.4 million of them in the U.S.—to replace passenger-side front airbag inflators that may explode when triggered by a crash.

Wheeler Nominated to Head EPA

January 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM

President Donald Trump has nominated Andrew Wheeler, who has been serving as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, as its permanent administrator.